A hysterical re-enactment of (one would assume) the actual dilemma faced by the Hercules production team: How do you keep making a weekly tv series when your star is "missing" (the problem created by series star Kevin Sorbo's illness)? The often-maligned Hercules season 4 is how the actual production team dealt with the question; Yes, Virginia, There is a Hercules is how the fictional team did it.
This is a clip show where you barely notice the clips. Not only were they well-chosen and well-integrated into what was going on, but also the original material was so funny, it didn't matter that some of it wasn't new.
The caricatures of the production staff provides interesting (but far-fetched) glimpses into the actual personalities of the people behind the scenes, and it's such fun watching the actors doing them! The "porcelain chorus" scene has to be one of the funniest in television, with the final fight scene close behind. I love the frozen moment when Ares stops time in order to talk to Hercules, rearranging the people in the scene to cause the most damage when time resumes. This episode marks Sorbo's return to the series following his illness, and in the dvd episode commentaries, they talk about what an emotional moment it was for everybody that he was back and able to appear, at least briefly.