The Larry Sanders Show

HBO (ended 1998)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 11


    Aired 5/31/98

  • S 6 : Ep 10

    Putting the "Gay" Back in Litigation

    Aired 5/17/98

  • S 6 : Ep 9

    Just the Perfect Blendship

    Aired 5/10/98

  • S 6 : Ep 8

    I Buried Sid

    Aired 5/3/98

  • S 6 : Ep 7

    Beverly's Secret

    Aired 4/26/98

  • Cast & Crew
  • Garry Shandling

    Larry Sanders

  • Jeffrey Tambor

    Hank Kingsley

  • Wallace Langham


  • Penny Johnson Jerald


  • Janeane Garofalo

    Paula (seasons 1-5)

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  • show Description
  • Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late-night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious television sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective producer Artie, allows Garry Shandling and his talented writers to look behind the scenes and to show us a convincing slice of behind-the-camera life. Emmy Awards Nominations Outstanding Comedy Series 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series 1993 - Garry Shandling 1995 - Garry Shandling 1996 - Garry Shandling 1997 - Garry Shandling 1998 - Garry Shandling Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series 1993 - Rip Torn 1993 - Jeffrey Tambor 1994 - Rip Torn 1995 - Rip Torn 1996 - Rip Torn (winner) 1996 - Jeffrey Tambor 1997 - Jeffrey Tambor 1997 - Rip Torn 1998 - Jeffrey Tambor 1998 - Rip Torn Outstanding Supporting Actress For A Comedy Series 1996 - Janeane Garofalo Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series 1997 - Janeane Garofalo Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series 1993 - Dana Carvey 1997 - David Duchovny Outstanding Guest Actor For A Comedy Series 1996 - Mandy Patinkin Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series 1993 - Carol Burnett 1997 - Ellen Degeneres Outstanding Guest Actress For A Comedy Series 1996 - Rosie O'Donnell Outstanding Individual Achievement In Writing In A Comedy Series 1993 - Garry Shandling, Rosie Shuster, Paul Simms, Peter Tolan 1993 - Dennis Klein, Garry Shandling 1994 - Maya Forbes, Victor Levin, Drake Sather, Garry Shandling, Paul Simms 1995 - Peter Tolan 1995 - Peter Tolan, Garry Shandling Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series 1996 - Jon Vitti 1996 - Maya Forbes, Steve Levitan, Garry Shandling 1996 - Peter Tolan 1997 - Peter Tolan 1997 - Jon Vitti 1997 - Judd Apatow, John Markus, Garry Shandling 1998 - Garry Shandling, Peter Tolan (winner) 1998 - Richard Day, Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck Outstanding Individual Achievement In Directing In A Comedy Series 1994 - Todd Holland 1995 - Todd Holland Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series 1996 - Michael Lehmann 1996 - Todd Holland 1997 - Todd Holland 1997 - Alan Myerson 1998 - Todd Holland (winner) Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Series Or A Special 1997 - John Bickelhaupt, Ed Golya, Edward L. Moskowitz 1998 - John Bickelhaupt, Ed Golya, Edward L. Moskowitz Outstanding Multi-camera Picture Editing For A Series 1997 - Sean Lambert, Leslie Tolan 1997 - Paul Anderson, Leslie Tolan 1998 - Paul Anderson, Sean Lambert, Leslie Tolan Outstanding Lighting Direction (electronic) For A Comedy Series 1997 - Peter Smokler 1998 - Peter Smokler (source: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) Golden Globe Awards Nominations Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical 1997 Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical 1995 - Garry Shandling 1996 - Garry Shandling (source: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association)moreless

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  • Quotes (15)

    • Hank: That one Green Giant spot has been a real monkey on my back. I'll tell you one thing: If they ever ask you to put on a pair of green tights, no matter how much they offer you, you just walk away. Walk away. Larry: I'll remember that.

    • Artie: Fine, you just go home. I'll come over there later; stick a red hot poker up your ass. We'll call it even. Larry: Okay. You have my address, right?

    • Artie: That was a very funny show. Larry: I thought so, too. Artie: I didn't know Harrison Ford did impressions? His Carol Channing was terrific!

    • Larry: The only reason I'm not running for president this year, I swear to God, is I am afraid no woman would come forward to say she had sex with me.

    • Larry: Did you like that joke, Hank? Hank: I liked it very much. Larry: Well, you're mistaken.

    • Larry: Sonny Bono did not get elected to a Senate seat here in California. That's when you know you live in California, when you look on the ballot and Sonny Bono is running for a senate seat. I was really towards running for the Captain of Captain and Tennille, because evidently, he at least has some military experience.

    • Larry: Actually, I'm a little frustrated because we had Jerry Brown on this show. He didn't actually play a number with the band, but he did score them some great coke.

    • Larry: So how many of you saw Bill Clinton on Arsenio Hall when he played the sax? Well, good to know you're watching my competition.

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    Notes (10)

    • The closing theme has a different sax part in this episode.

    • Larry's introduction: "And now, because I'm daffy about this guy and I don't care who knows it, Larry Sanders!"

    • This episode is based on comedian Bill Hicks' final appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman." Hicks' stand-up routine was removed from the show allegedly because Letterman and his producer were nervous about Hicks' religious jokes.

    • The character of Maya on the series Just Shoot Me gets her name from the co-writer of the teleplay for this episode, Maya Forbes. The executive producer of that series is the other co-writer of this teleplay, Steve Levitan.

    • This episode was voted #39 in TV Guide's "100 Greatest Episodes of All Time" (June 28, 1997).

    • In real life Jon Stewart joined the show as creative consultant.

    • This episode is 54 minutes in length. It was split into two episodes for syndication.

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    Trivia (7)

    • During Larry's second time doing the commercial, Artie watches on a monitor where Larry is seen to be holding a Garden Weasel. Uninterrupted, the camera angle shifts to directly on Larry, where he's simply standing there without a Garden Weasel in hand.

    • In the scene where Hank lay on the couch telling Larry the network did not meet his contract demands, a boom microphone is visible in the reflection of the mirror behind Larry.

    • While Danny DeVito is taping a Juvenille Diabetes commercial the Clapper/Slate has Larry Sanders written on it. (Perhaps the commercial is using the LS crew).

    • Amy Aquino is credited as "Rabbi Marcy Klein," but her character's name in the actual episode is "Susan."

    • During the scene where Larry and Sally Field are having dinner, Larry's champagne glass switches from full to empty several times during camera cuts.

    • Bruce Greenwood is mistakenly credited as "Howard Bingham" when it should be "Roger Bingham."

    • Phil is seen removing the Styrofoam "Y" from the set, but, later, it is back in place while Larry says his final goodbye.

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  • Fan Reviews (2)

    By joeydak1111, Jan 22, 2013

  • Original, clever and just hilarious!

    By 8eighty8, Sep 15, 2005

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