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      Season 1 – The Ben Stiller Show

      1992 Comedy List
      91% 11 Reviews Tomatometer 86% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Ben Stiller hosts, produces, directs and co-writes for this collection of offbeat comedy films that parody or poke fun at popular culture. Popular sketches included The Grungies, Stiller's Wheel of Filler, imitations of U2 singer Bono and Bruce Springsteen, and Foxy the Fox. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Dec 16 Buy Now

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      The short-but-sweetly-lived Ben Stiller Show makes an uproarious impression as a ruthless and genuinely funny satire of Hollywood pretensions.

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 27, 1992 Roseanne and Tom Arnold; Garry Shandling; "U2"; "Cape Munster"; Yakov Smirnoff spoof. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 4, 1992 Bobcat Goldthwait; Norman Fell; Todd Bridges; "Melrose Heights, 90210"; "Cops" goes to the Salem witch trials. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 18, 1992 James Doohan; Amish contestants on "Studs"; Run-D.M.C. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 25, 1992 An ancient version of "Cops"; a romantic singer who uses pig Latin; a sock puppet with a bad attitude. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 1, 1992 Features parodies of "Melrose Place" and "Rescue 911." Guest star: Casey Kasem. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 8, 1992 Sarah Jessica Parker acts as guest host; Ben Stiller portrays director Oliver Stone conducting a tour of a theme park based on his films. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 15, 1992 Rob Morrow and Ben reminisce about their days as struggling actors; parody of the current garage bands. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 6, 1992 Garry Shandling; Gary Coleman; Alex Karras; "Hair Styling With Springsteen"; "Bad Twist Ending Theater." Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 13, 1992 Guest host: Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers. Guest stars: Gary Coleman, Herve Villechaize, David Cassidy. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 20, 1992 Dennis Miller; Danny Bonaduce; Susan Anton; "Three Men and an Old Man"; pig-Latin lover gets a variety show. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 3, 1993 Metallica spoof; sock-puppet Skank faces a Senate hearing. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 17, 1993 Casey Kasem; Marky Mark; "A Few Good Scouts"; medieval "Cops." Details Episode 13 Aired Aug 26, 1995 Dana Gould; Howie Mandel; Sherman Hemsley; "Otto the Anticupid"; "Kreepee Board." Details

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      Rolling Stone Staff Rolling Stone More than its right-place-right-time situation at the center of the early-Nineties comedy universe, what makes Stiller's show stand out in retrospect is the depth of its aesthetics. Sep 13, 2018 Full Review David Bianculli New York Daily News The Ben Stiller Show was about as good as sketch comedy got. Sep 7, 2018 Full Review Tim Grierson Deadspin While it can be pretty funny, The Ben Stiller Show is a mess, Stiller and his cohorts trying a little bit of everything to see if it'll work. Sep 7, 2018 Full Review Michael Roffman Consequence The Ben Stiller Show wasn't just ahead of its time, it was a total anomaly. Sep 7, 2018 Full Review Joanne Weintraub Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The star and co-creator of The Ben Stiller Show is a card, a caution and a hoot. When he's at the top of his form, he's brilliant. When he's not, he's still funnier than those people on that Saturday Night Comedy Show You're Sick of Reading About. Sep 7, 2018 Full Review David Zurawik Baltimore Sun Stiller's got the look -- the Fox TV, youth look. Besides having the look, he also has some talent as a filmmaker, comedian and actor. He especially has a nice feel for video and youth culture. Sep 7, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      StephenPaul C LOL, the funniest 13 episodes for a single season series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Joan Rivers once insulted Ben Stiller's talent as lucky-to-have-his-parents, which is unfair. Joan wanted to be an actress, and could never parlay her comedy into acting except in Lifetime movies, so she was a bit jealous. Ben Stiller is a good actor. Have you seen his skills in "The Meyerowitz Stories"? Even though there's a star-studded cast of non-nepotism players, the nepotism boy steals the show. I'm all for railing on nepotism...of the untalented. While I've heard Stiller is sometimes difficult to work with because he knows exactly what close-ups he wants, he's a gifted actor in both comedy and drama. Leave Anne and Jerry out of this. They can't help if they reproduced well into their chosen field. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

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      Sep 27, 1992