"Fridays" was a sketch comedy program that ran on ABC for two seasons. It was the ABC brand of Saturday Night Live, but with a different twist. Just like SNL, there was a gust host, and a musical guest star, but this show was produced and ran live from the West Coast. There were some great skits, and memorable characters on this show.
Mark Blankfield played a pharmacist who was hooked on any medication, Michael Richards as the little boy with all the green army men, and Meliene Chartoff as the cute news anchor. John Roarke was a great impressionist, and did the best Reagan on any network. Rich Hall had a great segment about his sniglets, and Bruce Mahler was pretty good too. You could see a younger Larry David do skit comedy, before he stared producing Seinfeld and his own HBO show. Friday’s is a show you must sample just so you know what was happening back in 1980 America. This show would be great on late night Comedy Central.