The Comeback

Season 1 Episode 1

The Comeback

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jun 05, 2005 on HBO
7.5
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The Comeback
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Valerie wants a role in a new sitcom pilot called "Room and Bored", about four hip singles living in a condo, but can only get it if she allows cameras to follow her for a reality show. She lands the part but soon discovers that it's not the one she was expecting.moreless

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  • "The Comeback" is about an actress named Valerie Cherish who used to be on a hit sitcom years ago and is now attempting a big TV comeback. A reality show crew follows Valerie around documenting her attempt at second stardom. It isn't easy for Valerie whmoreless

    10
    Overlooked and underappreciated, "The Comeback" is one of the best comedies of all time. Lisa Kudrow's acting is incredible! "The Comeback" really allows us to see the full scope of her amazing talent. Valerie Cherish one of the most brilliant characters television has ever given us. Watch it now!
  • A old star wants to come back.

    4.0
    I really wanted to like that show, because I love Friends and Lisa Kudrow, but that's so sad, even pathetic, I mean, the caracter is weird: I like her but she's not really good, she's kind of selfish, but watching her getting relected over and over again gets really sad and I sympathised, but I stopped watching this show because it's really sad and I want to believe life is joy...moreless
  • Lisa is making Some progress....

    6.0
    When I watched the first episode I thought it was funny, in that dry humor sort of way, but I don\'t think everyone will get it. There\'s no laugh track like on friends. But I can see where there needs to be some writing improvements, I think it is like arrested development, this show has to grow on you, and you have to want to invest your time in it. Not as over the top as \"Fat actress\" but funny in the same vein.moreless
  • To be honest i must say although i love Friends i never really liked Lisa Kudrow. and as i was afraid of... i couldent laugh during the show its just not funny!moreless

    5.0
    To be honest i must say although i love Friends i never really liked Lisa Kudrow.

    and as i was afraid of... i couldent laugh during the show its just wasnt funny!



    At first i got a little bit confuse... a sitcom about comeback of a women who play in sitcom?

    sound really weird, but i tried to watch it after all.



    the show maker tried to make Lisa as a trouble maker and everytime something goes worng they put a very not funny joke, they put a gay hairdresser and it wasnet funny, and there is the camera guy who keeps falling and bumping into things... sorry guys! its not funny!



    summary:

    silly and not funny and if someone expect to see a Joey\Friends sitcom you got that wrong!moreless
  • A mockumentary that doesn't make me want to kill myself ... finally!

    9.3
    I've read so many forum posts on other websites which have said that they hated the Pilot episode of this show and I just can't see why. I thought that this was a very entertaining pilot.



    After watching the first episode of the absolutely hideous "Fat Actress", I wasn't expecting too much from the show as I wasn't a die hard Friends obsessive like almost everyone else I know.



    Lisa Kudrow. Her expressions are priceless. . . it feels like she is playing the role of Valerie with her whole self, constantly aware of all of all the subtelties that make up a great performance. She is one of the best, and this role lets her show that. I just hope the writers can keep it interesting enough so that I'm not intensely bored by the end of the season.



    It was funny seeing Valerie playing up for the cameras, but I also felt sympathetic for her at points because of her incredibly bad day. Her "It" wall being ruined and her being told that she's just not "it" anymore provided some moving moments.



    And this is only the Pilot.



    But the one part that stood out for me was the husband's bowel movements. I just laughed so hard. And also the bird poop line.



    Just one question presses on my mind at this moment. Will Valerie Cherish turn into one of America's most loved sitcom characters or will we be saying "Valerie who?" in 10 years time.



    I'm sticking with option 1, but only time will tell.moreless
Jim Bentley

Jim Bentley

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Kim Fields

Kim Fields

Herself

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Marilu Henner

Marilu Henner

Herself

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Kellan Lutz

Kellan Lutz

Chris

Recurring Role

Jason Olive

Jason Olive

Jesse

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Kimberly Kevon Williams

Kimberly Kevon Williams

Shayne

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The sound that the personal diary camera makes when it's turned on/off is the actually the sound that a Palm Pilot makes when it performs a "HotSync" with a PC.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Valerie Cherish: *This* is my comeback. All right, let me take that again... So *this* is my come - Jane, I'm sorry, the, um, camera keeps moving in and out.
      Jane: It's always going to be moving, just keep going.
      Valerie Cherish: No, yeah, oh, I know, I know, it's just - I didn't know if I should wait for it to settle or... That's right. Yeah. Oh, right. Yeah. This one's always going to be moving, because that one is stationary. Got it. Okay. Here we go. *This* is my comeback! You know, I want to do another.

    • Valerie Cherish: Well, this is it, this is my It-wall. Used to be bigger, but then I got married and you know, you have to share. So... Um, let me show you this. *This* here is my people's choice award, that I got for I'm It. And it means a lot to me because it's from the people. So... and right here is my Leno. There it is.
      Jane: Talk more about that.
      Valerie Cherish: What is there to say? There was a monkey on my head and he pooed! You know - it was a real water cooler moment, you know, the whole next day everyone was... you know. And you know, this was Leno's first year. So it was a real important show for him too! You know. It was quite an appearance. Classic!

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