It's Garry Shandling's Show

Showtime (ended 1990)



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It's Garry Shandling's Show is one of the first original programs created by the fledgling Showtime network in the mid-80's to compete with original HBO comedies like Not Necessarily the News. It lasted about 70 episodes. Slightly racier and self-effacing interpretation of several traditional comedy formats including sitcom and talk show, the program was the first to star stand-up comedian Garry Shandling. The show introduced much of the country to Shandling and paved the way for his more successful run as late-night talk show host Larry Sanders on HBO's, The Larry Sanders Show. Awards 1989: CableACE: Best Comedy Series 1989: CableACE: Best Writing in a Comedy Series, award shared with Tom Gamill, Max Pross and Alan Zweibel 1990: CableACE: Best Comedy Series 1990: CableACE: Best Actor in a Comedy Series ----------------------- Theme Song Title: "It's Garry Shandling's Theme" By: Joey Carbone, Garry Shandling, and Alan Zweibel This is the theme to Garry's show, The theme to Garry's show. Garry called me up and asked if I would right his theme song. I'm almost halfway finished, How do you like it so far, How do you like the theme to Garry's show? This is the theme to Garry's show, The opening theme to Garry's show. This is the music that you hear as you watch the credits. We're almost to the part of where I start to whistle. Then we'll watch It's Garry Shandling's Show. This was the theme to Garry Shandling's show. --------------------- FOX reran the Showtime episodes for new installments until 1990. FOX Broadcast History March 1988-July 1989...Sunday 9:00-9:30 July 1989...Sunday 9:30-10:00 July 1989-August 1989...Sun 10:00-10:30 August 1989-March 1990...Sun 10:30-11:00moreless
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    • A personal favourite and solely missed.

      This very original comedy, which originated on Showtime, then relocated to Fox, was a joy to watch. Garry Shandling may not be everybody's cup of tea, but to those who enjoyed his neurotic, self-effacing yet vain and confused humor would find this show a joy to watch.

      It simply was a show that surrounded the "life" of Mr. Shandling, his inability to keep a relationship with a woman, his duplex neighbours, the platonic friend who was once his girlfriend. And while it seemed to conduct this business in the ordinary type of TV studio, a la every other sitcom that was taped live in front of a studio audience, this show had one distinguishing trait, the third wall or the viewer who was frequently referenced and addressed to the point that the audience, both in the studio and at home, were a part of the show! Even the show's theme song was inspired--simple and direct ("This is the theme to Garry's show/the theme to Garry's show/Garry called me up and asked if I'd write this theme for him/...)!

      I realize that it was Mr. Shandling's later project, “The Larry Sanders Show" is more the critically darling of the two shows Garry has so far done, and while I was overall quite pleased with "Larry Sanders", this show I watched more loyally and still remember fondly. Can anyone tell me if this show has made it to DVD yet?moreless
    • This is the review to Garry's show. My review of Garry's show.

      I couldn't resist in the summary, but that theme song set the theme of the show. It was funny. I used to love this show, in my opinion it set the stage for shows like Seinfeld. It was a fun show, it was on a long time ago so I can't remember the specifics but I really do remember everyone sitting around in the living room laughing over it, and I most definitely remember Randy Newman's theme song.moreless

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