The Sarah Silverman Program

Thursday 10:30 PM on Comedy Central
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  • The Sarah Silverman Program is a musical/comedy that journeys into a world where daily life is anything but routine. Silverman plays a character named Sarah Silverman and is joined by her real-life sister Laura Silverman who plays the character of Laura. Rounding out the cast of characters are the geeky gay neighbors Steve (Steve Agee) and Brian (Brian Posehn), and Officer Jay (Jay Johnston).

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  • S 3 : Ep 7

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  • S 3 : Ep 6

    A Fairly Attractive Mind

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  • Cast & Crew
  • Sarah Silverman

    Sarah Silverman

  • Laura Silverman

    Laura Silverman

  • Brian Posehn

    Brian Spukowski

  • Steve Agee

    Steve Myron

  • Jay Johnston

    Officer Jay McPherson

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (106)

    • (To Laura) Sarah: You are replacing me. Guess what, it doesn’t matter, sissy. Cause I’ll replace you...with THE NIGHT!

    • Sarah: Thank you so much old, black-woman, puppy!

    • (Mocking Officer Jay) Sarah: Hi I’m a cop and my face is a toilet!

    • Officer Jay: Listen, I don't know who put a nickel in you, but it's time to make change!

    • Officer Jay: M'am do you know why I'm standing here? Sarah: You got all C's in high school?

    • Loch-ness Monster: Hey Sarah! You look really thin! You should eat something! Sarah: Loch-ness Monster, you’re the best! Loch-ness Monster: I am!

    • Sarah: My favorite person is my sister, Laura. It used to be Jared from the Sub Way commercials, but I thought he got too preachy.

    • Sarah: I learned so much today, Doug. I learned that orange cough syrup can make your car fly. And I learned that Laura needs a man in her life to feel good about herself. It's sad. Also I learned, whether you're gay, bisexual, it doesn't matter, you know? Because, at the end of the day they're both gross. But mostly I learned that elderly black women are wise beyond their years. But that younger black women are prostitutes. (long pause) Good Night?

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    Notes (14)

    • Brian Posehn was originally unaware that his character Brian was actually gay until halfway through shooting the second episode. He presumed that Brian and Steve were just roommates.

    • This was intended to be the second episode of the series, but was bumped to the first episode due to the original opening episode "Batteries" containing what the execs felt was too much for the shows first run.

    • This episode pulled in 1.5 million viewers making The Sarah Silverman Program the most popular primetime program on "Comedy Central" in the past two years.

    • The picture on the old woman's purse in the "Fan-Tasti-Mart" is of Sarah Silverman's real nephew. He is the son of her sister Susan.

    • After another week of impressive ratings, The Sarah Silverman Program was picked up for a second season.

    • Jimmy Kimmel (who plays Joan the dispatcher in this episode) was Sarah Silverman's boyfriend at the time.

    • On the October 9, 2007 broadcast of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Sarah stated that the "Poop Song" was written by Eric Falconer and Chris Romano, both of whom were credited as consultants for this episode.

    • This episode was originally intended to be the pilot, but it switched to become the finale due to some of the episode's content.

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    Trivia (20)

    • Posters on Brian and Steve's wall: Homestar Runner - A flash animated internet cartoon by brothers Mike and Matt Chapman. Robot Bastard - A short film written and directed by Rob Schrab. He is also one of the creators of The Sarah Silverman Program.

    • The video game Steve is playing in this episode is Halo 2. This is a poplar game developed by Bungie and can be played on a Xbox, Xbox 360 or PC.

    • Writer/director/creator Rob Schrab provided the voice of the Loch Ness Monster in the animation sequence.

    • We learn in the opening sequence that Sarah found her dog in the trash.

    • In the opening sequence Sarah states that her parents are dead. Their tombstones in this sequence reads “Max” and “Rose” Silverman.

    • Brian Posehn is seen wearing a Titannica shirt in this episode. This is a reference to the Mr. Show with Bob and David episode "The Return of the Curse of the Creature's Ghost," where Brian appears in a sketch about the fictional band. He and Jay Johnston were co-writers of that episode, and Sarah Silverman appeared with them in the episode.

    • The video game that Steve is playing in this episode is Mortal Kombat:Shaolin Monks. This is one of the many popular games from the fighting franchise Mortal Kombat developed by Midway.

    • Posters on Brian and Steve's wall: Kameo: Elements of Power - An action adventure game developed by Rare Ltd. for the Xbox 360.

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    Allusions (10)

    • WWE The line from Cookie Party ("Let's get ready to crumble!") is a reference to Vince McMahon's line when he begins a World Wrestling Entertainment match with "Let's get ready to rumble!"

    • Sarah: My name is Sarah, and I’m going to pump (handclap) you up, with AIDS awareness. Sarah says this at her AIDS awareness rally. It is a reference to the sketch "Pumping Up with Hans & Franz" from Saturday Night Live, a show for which Sarah was once a writer and featured player.

    • Intercom Announcement: Doctor O'Malley your labs are back. This announcement was made when Sarah goes to get her AIDS test results. This is a reference to Dr. George O'Malley from Grey's Anatomy. Actor T.R. Knight who plays O'Malley was outed in 2006 and is now openly gay.

    • Evita Sarah is dressed like and standing in front of a picture where she looks like Evita Peron during her rally and even changes some of the lyrics to the song Don't Cry for Me Argentina to fit her situation.

    • Not Without My Daughter The episode title is also the name of a film based on the true story of Betty Mahmoody starring Sally Field.

    • Harriet Tubman An escaped slave who returned frequently to help other slaves navigate to freedom through what is now known as the Underground Railroad

    • In Living Color A 90's sketch comedy series created by Keenen Ivory Wayans. The cast included comedians such as Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier.

    • Episode Title: Bored of the Rings The title of the episode is a reference to the Lord of the Rings books by JRR Tolkien, which influenced Dungeons & Dragons, another plot element in this episode.

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  • Fan Reviews (57)
  • The Big S ! The most,awesomeness of the highest.

    By jdjamesdigiulio, Nov 14, 2014

  • A terrible, unfunny show.

    By LukeJames525, Jan 19, 2010

  • Epically unfunny

    By speedracertng, Mar 05, 2010

  • The Sarah Silverman Show is horrible. It's crass, nasty and makes fun of terrible horrific events like the Holocaust. The whole thing is awful.

    By BurtonBG, Mar 10, 2010

  • this was a dam shame it got canceled.

    By NathanRoth, Oct 08, 2010