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Episode Guide

    • Hank's Night in the Sun
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      7/27/94
      9.4
      Hank gets his shot at the big chair when Larry gets food poisoning just before a taping.
    • L.A. or N.Y.?
      L.A. or N.Y.?
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      9/29/93
      9.2
      Larry seriously considers either quitting the biz or moving his show to New York after the network's new owner begins to meddle with the format.
    • Off Camera
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      9/15/93
      9.0
      Artie has a terrible day backstage with an Entertainment Weekly writer prowling around, John Ritter and Gene Siskel nearly coming to blows, and a stray dog nipping at everyone.
    • Arthur's Crisis
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      9.0
      In episode 16 of The Larry Sanders Show's third season, "Arthur's Crisis", Larry is concerned that a rival network executive is courting Artie to jump ship and join their show. Larry's ensuing investigation lead to the realization that Artie was having an affair, not meeting with the rival executive. Larry and Artie made ammends and moved on from the misunderstanding.moreless
    • The Beginning of the End
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      3/22/98
      9.0
      Kenny Mitchell joins the show as creative consultant and makes major changes to the format. Larry battles with the network and his agent over his contract.
    • Larry's Agent
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      6/23/93
      8.9
      Larry decides he needs a new high-power agent to negotiate his new deal with the network.
    • You're Having My Baby
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      6/29/94
      8.9
      Larry's chances with Mimi Rogers drop dramatically when a woman from Montana turns up with the claim that she's carrying Larry's baby.
    • Hank's Wedding
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      9/8/93
      8.9
      Larry tries to decide about warning an elated Hank about his new bride when the "Hey now!" guy announces he's going to marry a younger woman he has just recently met.
    • Next Stop Bottom
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      9/28/94
      8.9
      A depressed and unhappy Hank hits on all the female guests before retreating to a hotel room for a boozy marathon with a series of prostitutes.
    • Office Romance
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      8/3/94
      8.8
      The office suffers when Larry and Darlene tentatively begin a romance, prompting a domino effect of hurt feelings and jealousy.
    • Guest Host
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      9/5/92
      8.8
      The success of Dana Carvey as a guest host on his show makes Larry very, very nervous.
    • Broadcast Nudes
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      8/4/93
      8.8
      Hank manipulates Darlene into agreeing to do a Playboy spread and Larry worries about appearing in Architectural Digest.
    • Conflict of Interest
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      9/27/95
      8.8
      Paula's dating Larry's agent, but Larry fears he's just using her to book his clients on the show. The network objects to Larry's ethnic guest spots. Hank tries to stiff Phil on a $20 loan.
    • Artie's Gone
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      7/14/93
      8.8
      Artie gets stuck on the highway during torrential rains and mud-slides leaving Paula the booker to function as the producer for the show.
    • People's Choice
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      7/20/94
      8.8
      Artie is chosen to produce the People's Choice Awards, prompting both Larry and Hank to try for a role in the show.
    • The Hankerciser
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      8.8
      Hank debuts his new exercise machine, the Hankerciser 200, and he needs Francine to give him some free publicity for the machine. Unfortunately, the machine proves to be defective (possibly) and injures Francine. Larry has to convince Hank not to endorse every product that comes his way while preparing for a behind-the-scenes tour of his show for a television class.moreless
    • Hank's Contract
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      9/26/92
      8.7
      It's contract negotiation time for Hank and he's going for a raise ... and a golf cart.
    • The Hankerciser 200
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      6/30/93
      8.7
      Hank’s propensity to endorse products without consideration for the consumer’s best interest gets him into hot water with Jeannie when she injures herself using one of his products.
    • Larry's Big Idea
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      10/25/95
      8.7
      Larry goes against Artie's better judgement and introduces a new bit showcasing characters based on the production staff.
    • Eight
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      11/15/95
      8.7
      Chaos reigns as the eighth anniversary show tapes and Larry tries repeatedly to sneak in a bathroom visit during a commercial break.
    • I Buried Sid
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      5/3/98
      8.7
      Everyone takes Sid's death hard, especially Hank who thinks he may have pushed Sid over the edge.
    • Adolf Hankler
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      4/19/98
      8.7
      Larry spends his vacation with his brother who has a business proposition. Guest host Jon Stewart tests the network's censors by booking the Wu-Tang Clan.
    • Larry Loses a Friend
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      8/31/94
      8.7
      Jon Lovitz makes a strong play for a reluctant Darlene.
    • The Spider Episode
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      8/29/92
      8.7
      Larry battles his reluctance when real live spiders are scheduled for the show, and tries to find a sketch to do with guest Carol Burnett.
    • The Mr. Sharon Stone Show
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      8/10/94
      8.6
      Larry hits it off with guest Sharon Stone, but finds he can't cope with her greater celebrity status.
    • Headwriter (a.k.a. Headwriter Phil)
      8/17/94
      8.6
      Phil whines and pleads to be made headwriter for the show, then finds it isn't what he thought it would be.
    • Larry's Partner
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      7/28/93
      8.6
      Larry reluctantly agrees to hire his former comedy partner as a show writer.
    • Out of the Loop
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      10/3/92
      8.6
      Larry feels out of touch when he's the last to know that his headwriter is having a torrid office affair.
    • Flip
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      5/31/98
      8.6
      Larry tapes his last show.
    • The Promise
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      8/22/92
      8.6
      Larry is annoyed that David Spade is booked on another show and Hank's fan club visits.
    • The Prank
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      1/29/97
      8.6
      Larry becomes convinced that his new paramour Lori Loughlin has taken money from his wallet. Hank tries to impress a woman by putting her precocious son on the show as an expert in geography. Phil arranges for phony auditions so he can meet some beautiful actresses.
    • Like No Business I Know
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      8/24/94
      8.5
      Regis Philbin causes some major unrest when he intimates to Hank that there might be place for him on Regis' new show. Larry and Artie worry about what guest Bobcat Goldthwait might do to top his chair-burning incident on The Tonight Show.
    • Larry's Birthday
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      8/11/93
      8.5
      Larry celebrates his birthday and the gang all struggle to top each other with their birthday gifts to him. Meanwhile the celebration is darkened by the firing of one of the writers.
    • The Grand Opening
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      9/22/93
      8.5
      Larry goes on vacation, but the problems follow him as Hank alienates a series of co-hosts as he anxiously awaits the opening night of Hank's Lookaround Restaurant.
    • The Hey Now Episode
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      11/7/92
      8.5
      Hank falls asleep during the show, which is just the last straw for a fed-up Larry.
    • Another List
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      3/15/98
      8.5
      Larry's ratings are slipping and the suits are looking to replace him with regular guest host Jon Stewart. Hank tries to trade for a fan's "Hey Now" license plates.
    • The Book
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      2/5/97
      8.5
      Larry insists on writing a book about his life, just like Jay, Brett, Ellen and Paul, leaving Hank worrying about "the incident" and Artie to finish off his own memoirs. Beverly receives flowers from a secret admirer and jumps to conclusions.
    • Life Behind Larry
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      7/7/93
      8.5
      Everybody has their own ideas about who should host the show being readied to follow Larry, while Larry worries over not winning a major award again.
    • Larry Loses Interest
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      7/21/93
      8.5
      As the show's traditional anniversary show approaches, Larry finds it all boring and tedious, so he plays with the idea of writing a book while rumors spread about a film role.
    • Pain Equals Funny
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      2/12/97
      8.5
      Paula tells Larry that she's leaving to produce the Caryl and Marilyn show, so he impulsively promotes her to producer without consulting Artie. The quality of Phil's work goes up and down as his new girlfriend plays with his affections.
    • New York or LA
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      8.5
      In the episode New York or LA, from HBO's original series The Larry Sanders Shows, a network buyout causes Larry to consider his future. The new owner, played by David Warner, wants the show moved to New York and moved to a later time. How will Larry convince the crew without telling them that there has been a network buyout?moreless
    • The Performance Artist
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      8/25/93
      8.5
      Episode 14 of the Larry Sanders Show's second season, "The Performance Artist" features Larry calling for a staff meeting which starts a rumor that another firing is in the works. While rumors run rampant that more firings are on tap, it turns out that Larry is more concerned with the show's guest lineups. A controversial guest is booked and the fallout puts Larry into a media circus.moreless
    • The New Producer
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      9/12/92
      8.5
      A friend of Larry's temporarily replaces Artie as producer but schemes to make the job permanent.
    • The Stalker
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      6/16/93
      8.5
      Larry gets a little paranoid when he learns he's being stalked by an obsessed fan.
    • Arthur's Crises (a.k.a. Artie's Crisis)
      10/5/94
      8.5
      Larry fears that Artie's intimate relationship with a CBS network executive spells the end of their relationship. Darlene longs to sing with Clint Black.
    • Hank's Divorce
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      9/14/94
      8.5
      It looks like Hank's marriage is over, despite everyone's efforts to patch it up.
    • Beverly's Secret
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      4/26/98
      8.4
      Hank does a remote from Wisconsin. The staff tries to guess the father of Beverly's baby.
    • The Gift Episode
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      7/13/94
      8.4
      Paula worries about her job when Larry gets angry with her over guests canceling, and really goes all out to convince a reluctant Danny DeVito not to cancel too. Larry and Artie try to decide what to choose as the guest gift.
    • My Name Is Asher Kingsley
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      11/20/96
      8.4
      Hank's decision to re-embrace Judaism throws the office and the network into a tizzy. Larry worries that someone has been sitting in his new massaging recliner.
    • The Warmth Episode
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      10/24/92
      8.4
      Worried about his ratings, Larry hires a focus group to help him tighten up the show.
    • The Interview
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      4/12/98
      8.4
      Mary Lou dents Hank's car but is terrified to tell him. Larry is interviewed for Extra.
    • Doubt of the Benefit
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      9/7/94
      8.3
      Larry becomes convinced that Rob Reiner is snubbing him and the show, and retaliates by canceling out of a benefit.
    • Artie and Angie and Hank and Hercules
      1/22/97
      8.3
      Artie falls off the wagon with his second addiction, Angie Dickinson, and flies to Venice with her. Larry's affair with Laura Leighton stumbles over their obsessions with watching their own TV shows. Hank auditions for a voice part in the new Disney movie, Hercules.
    • The Bump
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      8/9/95
      8.3
      Larry promises not to bump comic Jeff Cesario again, then finds the show overbooked and Hank needing four minutes for a tribute to his late father.
    • Hank's New Assistant
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      7/26/95
      8.3
      When Darlene quits while on vacation, Hank hires the temp who was filling in for her. Larry's reluctant to tell Dana Carvey he doesn't like Carvey's Larry Sanders impersonation.
    • What Have You Done for Me Lately?
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      8/15/92
      8.3
      Larry finds himself in opposition to a network executive who wants him to do live commercials during the show for the Garden Weasel.
    • Pilots and Pens Lost
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      4/5/98
      8.3
      Phil leaves the show to write a pilot. Larry gives Artie a special gift.
    • Hank's Sex Tape
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      8/30/95
      8.3
      Hank fears for his career after Phil sets a scandalous sex tape circulating among the entertainment community.
    • The Fourteenth Floor
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      9/21/94
      8.3
      Larry gets into a feud with the network when he makes fun of their new fall schedule on the air.
    • Ellen, or Isn't She?
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      12/11/96
      8.3
      Artie pushes Larry to get Ellen Degeneres to come out of the closet on their show, but Larry pursues some personal research first. Beverly spoils Artie's birthday by circulating the show's budget, with everyone's salary, amongst the staff.
    • Jeannie's Visit
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      8/16/95
      8.3
      A surprise visit by Larry's ex-wife causes an unusual triangle between her, Larry and Hank. Larry offers a cappuccino machine as a substitute for the daily office run to Starbucks.
    • Would You Do Me a Favor?
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      7/6/94
      8.3
      Larry's dad pays a visit to California, but Larry doesn't want to see him, so he adds that little chore to the things an already fed-up Beverly has to cope with.
    • Arthur After Hours
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      8/2/95
      8.3
      After a particularly trying day at work, Arthur spends the night at the studio with two new friends, Nicolae the janitor and Hank's karaoke machine, and one old bottle of booze.
    • Everybody Loves Larry
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      11/13/96
      8.3
      Larry, worried about the implications of a permanent guest host, sabotages temporary host Jon Stewart at every turn. Hank buys a less-than-perfect used car from Elvis Costello. David Duchovny's friendliness makes Larry wonder about his sexual orientation.
    • As My Career Lay Dying
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      3/29/98
      8.3
      Larry's staff prepares for the end by secretly looking for new jobs.
    • I Was a Teenage Lesbian
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      10/11/95
      8.3
      While awaiting the results of a breast biopsy, a tense Paula angers Brett Butler who offers Larry some tips on his weekly massage. Hank interviews possible new agents while his beloved Sid lies gravely ill in the hospital.
    • 9/20/95
      8.3
      Larry scrambles to make some money after his accountant admits he's lost all of Larry's funds. Artie and Hank set out to teach the guy a lesson.
    • Artie, Angie, Hank and Hercules
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      8.3
      When Arthur (Rip Torn) finds out that Angie Dickinson will be appearing as a guest on the show it becomes apparent that he has an unhealthy obsession with the actress, which goes back many years. Hank Kingsley (Jeffrey Tambor) tries to get a role in the Disney production of Hercules.
    • Matchmaker
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      8.3
      Larry (Garry Shandling) has to fire a member of staff who has proven themselves to be incapable of doing their job properly, however he finds himself unable to do so. When Hank (Jeffrey Tambor) does something nice for his personal assistant a rumor quickly spreads around the studio that he is gay.moreless
    • The List
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      6/9/93
      8.2
      A chance remark by Francine leads Larry to ask for a list of all her sexual partners since their divorce.
    • Nothing Personal
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      9/13/95
      8.2
      Paula has trouble booking guests for sweeps week, so she leans on Larry to ask his friend Jeff Goldblum, who in turn offers to help Larry get a date with a network publicist.
    • 10/31/92
      8.2
      Larry makes the tabloids when a woman claims he knocked her into a magazine rack and neglected to apologize.
    • 0.409
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      11/8/95
      8.2
      Larry begins an affair with a much younger show intern which causes resentment among the staff and places him in the awkward position of meeting her parents. Hank insists on a buying a race horse for himself, Larry and Artie in honor of the show's eighth anniversary.
    • The Roast
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      2/19/97
      8.2
      Artie works hard to make sure all of Larry's "friends" attend a celebrity roast in his honor while Hank tries to learn how to handle hecklers so he can be the roastmaster.
    • Being There
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      8/18/93
      8.2
      Larry and Francine quarrel over her commitment to their renewed relationship.
    • Montana
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      6/22/94
      8.2
      Larry's going out of his mind with boredom up in Montana when Artie appears with a scheme to resurrect the show.
    • The Matchmaker
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      1/8/97
      8.2
      Paula's new assistant, Marylou, manages to upset everyone, even the affable Tim Conway, with her ineffective pre-interview techniques and celebrity research. Hank's effort to cheer up a despondent Brian with a night on the town at several gay bars earns him a prominent mention in Army Archerd's column.
    • The P.A.
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      8/23/95
      8.2
      Family ties are stretched to the limit when Artie hires his delinquent son as a production assistant. Larry worries about his diet.
    • Larry's Sitcom
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      10/18/95
      8.2
      Larry accepts a script from Chris Elliott for a new sitcom to be produced under Larry's deal with the network, then gives it to Phil for some "fine tuning." Hank honors his oldest fan.
    • Party
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      10/17/92
      8.1
      Larry's little dinner at home with Arthur, initiated by Jeannie, escalates into a full-blown party and causes Larry to become extremely paranoid.
    • The Breakdown (2)
      The Breakdown (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      6/2/93
      8.1
      Larry is a wreck as he faces sinking ratings, no Emmy nominations, and a divorce suit from Jeannie. So Hank and Artie try to fix him up with attractive women. But the only one he really connects with is Francine, his first wife.
    • Larry's New Love
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      2/26/97
      8.1
      Larry's relationship with his new girlfriend is threatened when she takes on the "mermaid" role in a show skit, and wants to use it as a springboard for her career.
    • The Flirt Episode
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      9/19/92
      8.1
      Jeannie becomes very jealous and accuses Larry of flirting with a playful Mimi Rogers on the show.
    • Roseanne's Return
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      7/19/95
      8.1
      Larry is apprehensive over a guest appearance by former girl friend Roseanne and decides to see a psychiatrist. The office follows the O.J. trial.
    • Where Is the Love?
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      11/27/96
      8.1
      Larry gets upset over a review from television critic Tom Shales prompting him to fire off a fax in retaliation and to seek sympathy from show guest Sally Field.
    • The New Writer
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      12/18/96
      8.1
      Hank suffers paranoid agonies when he fears that Kevin Nealon is hanging around trying to get his job. Phil has trouble adjusting to the woman Larry has hired as a new writer.
    • End of the Season
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      10/12/94
      8.1
      Roseanne spots Larry's drug dependence and offers herself as his friend and keeper as he kicks the habit.
    • Talk Show
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      10/10/92
      8.1
      An argument at home with Jeannie causes Larry to lose his concentration during the show that night.
    • Performance Artist
      Performance Artist
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      8/25/93
      8.1
      In an effort to freshen up the guest list, Larry agrees to have a controversial performance on, then chickens out when he sees the guy's routine.
    • The Breakdown (1)
      The Breakdown (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      6/2/93
      8.0
      Larry is a wreck as he faces sinking ratings, no Emmy nominations, and a divorce suit from Jeannie. So Hank and Artie try to fix him up with attractive women. But the only one he really connects with is Francine, his first wife.
    • Just the Perfect Blendship
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      5/10/98
      8.0
      Larry hits on a guest. Hank hits on his doctor. Mary Lou considers letting her best friend be on the show.
    • Warmth
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      10/24/92
      8.0
      Larry worries about being liked by his audience.
    • 5/17/98
      7.9
      Tired of Phil's gay jokes, Brian sues the show for sexual harrassment.
    • Larry's on Vacation
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      11/22/95
      7.9
      Larry takes a vacation to recover from plastic surgery leaving Sandra Bernhard to fill in as the show host. But her manager sends shock waves through the office with her pushy ways.
    • Make a Wish
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      1/15/97
      7.6
      Larry wants to be on People's Ten Sexiest Men list, even if it means bumping off guest Ben Stiller. Beverly gets stuck taking care of their "One Wish" Foundation child when he comes to meet Larry. Hank distributes his illegally obtained Cuban cigars.
    • Beverly and the Prop Job
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      11/1/95
      7.5
      Beverly quits when Larry and Artie refuse to seriously consider her request that a job in the props department be given to a black person. Hank considers replacing Scott with a woman.
    • Flirt
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      9/19/92
      7.5
      Larry worries after flirting with a guest on his show.
    • Promise
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      8/22/92
      7.5
      Larry is upset when a young comedian appears on a rival late night talk show.
    • Adolph Hankler
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      0.0
      Jon Stewart stars as a guest host; however he upsets studio bosses by writing a sketch in which Hank (Jeffrey Tambor) plays the role of Hitler. Stewart also books rap band The Wu-Tang Clan to perform on the show, again much to the disappointment of the management. Larry (Garry Shandling) receives a visit from his brother Stan (Wayne Federman).moreless