The Dana Carvey Show

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ABC (ended 1996)

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The Dana Carvey Show

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Former Saturday Night Live castmember Dana Carvey returned to television as the host and star of this sketch comedy series. From his days at SNL, Carvey brought some of his impressions and characters to the show. Each week, the show would usually be sponsored by a product of PepsiCo, Inc.
The cast and writers included Robert Smigel, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Elon Gould, and Spike Feresten. The future SNL animated sketch, the Ambiguously Guy Duo, first appeared on this show.
Though the show had a popular lead-in (Home-Improvement), the show was doomed from the beginning. Also, the first sketch was depicting President Clinton breast-feeding puppies.
The show was a launching pad for Dave Chapelle, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell in their comedy careers.
Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert

Various Characters

Steve Carell

Steve Carell

Various Characters

Robert Smigel

Robert Smigel

Various Characters

Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey

Himself/Various Characters

Elon Gold

Elon Gold

Various Characters

Bill Chott

Bill Chott

Various Characters

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • This show was ahead of its time too. It's too bad nobody really gave it enough of a chance.

    9.6
    This show was great, it was neat with the advertisements like taco bell, and Moutain Dew, dancing on the stage, like a show in my parents era would do. I liked that it was different from the TV on at the time, yet it was still a sketch comedy. That's amazing because those are usually the same, which is fine but the old time sketch show look really made this different. The jokes were definitely new and edgy and that made the show good for everyone. I have no idea how this didn't work, I just don't think it was really given a chance as I said before.moreless
  • She returns home and she is bringing her mum with her. Everyone is pleased to see they gives her a big hug.

    8.8
    She returns home and she is bringing her mum with her. Everyone is pleased to see they gives her a big hug. She asks himif she can ever forgive her for lying and he tells her the only way she can is if she tells the truth about the baby. But She tells her she can not do that because then he will never forgive her for lying to him.

  • When Dana Carvey's show first aired, I had to watch because the man is just plan funny. This show was not made for network television. The skits were often crude, but hillarious. Had this show been on HBO at the time, it might have run for years. Outrageomoreless

    9.4
    I recall the skit from the Wizard of OZ, were Carvey runs into Dorothy and company on the yellow brick road. They of course are on to see the Wizard for their various needs. They tell Carvey's character that he can get what he needs as well. What does Carvey need? An ASS! I kid you not! He goes on to sing the song, " If I only had an ASS "! Absolutely a scream, one of the funniest bits I have ever seen! But you see , way to risky for ABC in 1996.

    A great cast of players, many you know from the Daily Show, Steve Carrell etc.moreless
  • TV VAULT

    A Look Back at the Wonderfully Weird Dana Carvey Show

    Seven episodes isn't really enough time to evaluate a budding sketch show, though that's all The Dana Carvey Show got when it premiered and was swiftly canceled in 1996.

    • Coming to DVD - May 12, 2009
      http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Dana-Carvey-Box-Art/11311 Lookin' forward to it!
      01/27/11
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    • Skit from the show
      Even though I wasn't that old when this show was on, I remember loving it. There is one skit in particular that I remember, and I ...
      04/03/08
      5
    • Great show!
      I remember watching this in the mid 90s while in high school. My favorite former-SNL cast member had his own show! Almost all of...
      12/25/05
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    90s, social commentary, for nerds, rabid fan base, saturday night live alums