Cheap Seats

ESPN Classic (ended 2006)



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Cheap Seats

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In a day where everyone is focused on special effects and cashing in on following popular trends, it is nice to see a comedy that focuses on one thing - being funny. Randy and Jason Sklar bring their form of off-brand humor and satirical comedy to a show that they were destined to be a part of. Randy and Jason took the format made popular by Mystery Science Theater 3000 to make fun of something we love even more than bad science fiction movies, and that's gimmick sporting events. The guys sit back in the "cheap seats" and rag on everything from the rodeos to bowling, poker to putt-putt golf, and they do it in a way that keeps us laughing with their slick wit and obscure references. I mean, where else can you expect to hear about Hannibal Lecter at a Spelling Bee or Rick Fox at a Cheerleading Competition? The only thing holding this show back is its limited exposure. Being on ESPN Classic (which is usually only available by satellite or digital cable) certainly shrinks what would be a huge audience for such an enjoyable show like this one. However, Randy and Jason continue to be original and showcase their tremendous talents on such a great show that some would call vintage, Pam Minick.moreless
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  • I don't know how people think these guys are funny they try to hard and their attempt at comdey is a failed one.

    I'm not sure how knowledgable they are at sports but if they are it looks like the jokes are trying to hide a lack of knowledge about sports. This is just one more things howing how ESPN may be slipping a little bit. People must be entertained easy to find these guys the slightest bit funny it's like Mystery Science Theatre 3000 except MST3K was actually funny. I think they should just stick to sports if they have sports knowledge or do something else while they ride out their 15 minutes of fame. Sorry to be so harsh but they are just horrible.moreless
  • Cheap Seats is one of the funniest shows on TV. It's on ESPN classic, but just because it's on a sports channel doesn't mean it can't be for everybody!

    When I first found Cheap Seats, I knew it was a great show (and funny too). You get to see sports you've never seen before. And Jason and Randy Skylar add their hilarious commentary for every episode. They also have great segments just as funny as the rest of the show.

    What I want to say is that this show is not just for sports nuts like me. It's for all people. People who don't really pay attention to sports world, will still love this show because of the way Randy and Jason host it. They are truly great at what they do.

    They have great guests and great storylines also.

    This show is for anyone who wants a good laugh from something a little different.moreless
  • Stupid goofy sports, mixed with biting, satirical comments of the action? What could be better?

    I grew up with MST3K, and it was (and still is) one of my all time favorite shows. I had never heard of Cheap Seats until they did a commercial for the Wayne Gretzky episode during a hockey game. So I tuned in that night not knowing what to expect. I think I was rolling on the floor half way through. Ever since, I've tried to record as many of these as possible. I completely love this show.

    If you tune in to try and actually watch the sport, forget it. Everything else would get you annoyed. But of course, the sport in itself isn't the point of the show. It's the wisecracks the Sklar brothers make about said sport, like spelling bees, Scottish pole throwing, and cross country drivng circa 1940, you know, all the great and lasting sports.moreless
  • Very solid show with some real good laughs.

    I first caught this show by accident in its first season and have made a point to watch ever sense. Clearly based on the classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 it gives that same treatment to old sporting events. The show is at its best when they are disecting more obscure "sports" like Spelling Bees and Scrabble Tournaments. It does not fair as well with "legit" events like football and baseball.

    Overall this is a very solid show. It isnt consistantly funny like MST3K but nothing else is either. One downer for me is when they cut the show from a hour to a 1/2 hour in the second season. IMO, it isnt as good at 1/2 hour. I think it forces them to cut too lose a feel for the event.moreless
  • This is a great show....Were the Sklars dropped on there heads as a baby

    A Great Show that ESPN should be proud of yet they need it on ethier ESPN or ESPN2 cause this is gold. (Favorite Episode) 1979 Roller Derby & ESPN picked a good twosome to do this show cause you need a comedy like these two have to get this show off the ground.

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