The Larry Sanders Show

Season 1 Episode 1

What Have You Done for Me Lately?

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Aug 15, 1992 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Larry finds himself in opposition to a network executive who wants him to do live commercials during the show for the Garden Weasel.

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James Karen

James Karen

Sheldon Davidoff

Guest Star

Rif Hutton

Rif Hutton

Network Executive

Guest Star

Harley Venton

Harley Venton

Man in Commercial

Guest Star

Deborah May

Deborah May

Melanie Parrish

Recurring Role

Sam Whipple

Sam Whipple

Makeup Artist

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • During Larry's second time doing the commercial, Artie watches on a monitor where Larry is seen to be holding a Garden Weasel. Uninterrupted, the camera angle shifts to directly on Larry, where he's simply standing there without a Garden Weasel in hand.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Hank: That one Green Giant spot has been a real monkey on my back. I'll tell you one thing: If they ever ask you to put on a pair of green tights, no matter how much they offer you, you just walk away. Walk away.
      Larry: I'll remember that.

    • Artie: Fine, you just go home. I'll come over there later; stick a red hot poker up your ass. We'll call it even.
      Larry: Okay. You have my address, right?

    • Artie: That was a very funny show.
      Larry: I thought so, too.
      Artie: I didn't know Harrison Ford did impressions? His Carol Channing was terrific!

    • Larry: The only reason I'm not running for president this year, I swear to God, is I am afraid no woman would come forward to say she had sex with me.

    • Larry: Did you like that joke, Hank?
      Hank: I liked it very much.
      Larry: Well, you're mistaken.

    • Larry: Sonny Bono did not get elected to a Senate seat here in California. That's when you know you live in California, when you look on the ballot and Sonny Bono is running for a senate seat. I was really towards running for the Captain of Captain and Tennille, because evidently, he at least has some military experience.

    • Larry: Actually, I'm a little frustrated because we had Jerry Brown on this show. He didn't actually play a number with the band, but he did score them some great coke.

    • Larry: So how many of you saw Bill Clinton on Arsenio Hall when he played the sax? Well, good to know you're watching my competition.

    • Hank: And now, because he brings out the natural luster of the wood… Larry Sanders!

    • Hank: You see this gentlemen? He's giving me this sign and it says, "We're on in ten seconds." So get ready to have a good time. All right, here we go. This is exciting, isn't it?

    • Hank: You folks see that flashing sign up there? Now, that sign says "applesauce." No, no, I'm kidding. It says "applause." Ray, do me a favor. Could you flick that once? (Crowd Applauds) All right. Now remember. You're all a big part of the show, so the better you are, the better Larry is.

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