TALKSHOW with Spike Feresten

Season 1 Episode 1

Andy Richter

Aired Saturday 12:00 AM Sep 16, 2006 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Andy Richter
Premiere episode of Spike Feresten's new half hour comedy sketch/talk show. In this episode we see a review of previous failed talk shows on Fox, Spike gives tips on how to properly conduct "Man on the Street" interviews, and we see the inaugural clip of "Idiot Paparazzi". Also, reporter Rick Richards gives a report on finding semen in public places and comedian Andy Richter guest stars in a segment called "The Unfair Target". Also "Electric Lincoln", a tribute to pot smoking Americans everywhere.moreless

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  • An original show that is sure to break the FOX late night curse!

    Loved Rick Richards and Idiot Paparazzi... just hysterical. I found myself laughing out loud for 30 minutes straight. This show does not try to copy what we have been watching for years, but instead is not afraid to bring new ideas to the table. How great to see original comedy out there. It is a great blend of in studio comedy, as well as taped sketch pieces. Electric Lincoln calling Mrs. Lincoln \"Fugly\"... just classic. I have not been a fan of most sketch comedy shows for a while... but I will be tuning in for sure to see what else this new show has in store.moreless
  • I actually really like this guy! He\'s normal yet quirky with some edge. Anyone willing to make a little fool of themselves for good TV is my type of guy!

    I wasn\'t sure I would really like this guy, but I\'m just over SNL. So, when I got home early from work Saturday night and was flipping channels, I was pleasantly surprised that this guy is actually pretty funny. Pilots are usually not very good, but you can tell by watching this that the creators have some really good ideas. Now they just have to put them to work. I think Spike has a lot of potential, he\'s got a great writing background, and he\'s your all around good guy willing to be a little crazy for the good of entertainment. I\'ll watch again...even if it\'s just for Idiot Paparazzi.moreless
  • This show has such great potential. Don't you get the feeling that it could go to places where other shows may not dare to go?

    This show has such great potential. Don't you get the feeling that it could go to places where other shows may not dare to go?

    I can't believe that it was only half an hour, because they put so much comedy into it it seemed to be longer to me.

    The on the street clips are cool and fresh. Mind you similar things have been done on Conan and Letterman, but these were new and really funny. It was funny to see that Andy Richter got to sit at the host's desk when he visited. I also like the line "I left Conan to find my own vehicle but that vehicle turned out to be a 1990 Dodge Omni".

    Looking forward to next week's episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Dennis Rodman has a cameo appearance in the "Idiot Paparazzi" sketch. This occurs as the "Idiot Paparazzi" are seeking celebrities, however they speak to Rodman and they do not recognize him as a celebrity.

    • In the segment where Andy Richter visited with Spike, it is unusual to see that Andy sat at the interviewer's desk and Spike sat on the couch.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Electric Lincoln: Ulysses S. Grant narced on me... I wish I had signed the "emunchification" proclamation... eyowwww!

    • (Signing off at the end of the show)
      Spike Feresten: Now stay tuned for Jessica Simpson and her zit cream infomercial.

    • (Reading a list of insults against him in the "Unfair target" segment)
      Andy Richter: You left Conan O'Brien to find your own vehicle and now that vehicle is a 1990 Dodge Omni. As an actor you're neck and neck with Denise Richards, and your cans are only slightly smaller...

    • Rick Richards: Sir did you know that this street is awash in semen?
      Man on the Street: Gooood!

    • (Referring to the "Idiot Paparazzi" clip)
      Spike Feresten: Heaven forbid you don't look right and we find you on the street.

    • Spike Feresten: If you are watching TV at home right now you're either chronically unemployed or recently dumped. Either way you are my people and I am here to entertain you.

    • (Giving advice on how to conduct man on the street interviews)
      Spike Feresten: Here's an easy one to start off with... find a fat guy and score it with The Pina Colada Song.

    • Electric Lincoln: John Wilkes Booth bogarted my lifespan.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Brian Dunkleman: I am sorry, you are not going to Hollywood.

      Brian Dunkleman was a co-host to Ryan Seacrest in the first season of American Idol.