The Larry Sanders Show

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.