Wednesday, January 31, 2007

What's Good About Dogs - They're Loyal

Larry Sanders Show on Loyalty

I share this YouTube video of Jon Stewart's guest appearance on the fictional Larry Sander's Show. The series was just one more "gold nugget" pick that Dave of The11thhour turned me on to over the years.

For many years now I have wanted the show to return. I realize that this will never happen, but man was it funny!
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Hank Kissing Up To Possible New Show Host - Jon Stewart
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In the scene featured we see side kick "Hank" reacting to his concern that his boss and show host Larry Sanders, played by Gary Shandling. was preparing to leave the show. Hank wanting to impress on Jon Stewart that he could work with him, tries to subtly show that he can be loyal to Jon Stewart, but instead comes off looking like a cad.
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Rip Torn, Gary Shandling, and Jeffrey Tambor
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Hank, played by Jeffrey Tambor, was a never ending victim. He took his life, and role which he played as side kick way too seriously, and looked like a fool for it. He was a cad, but that allowed other characters to be cool. Do we know anyone who feels they have played the fool just to allow someone else to look cool?

"Hey Now!"
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Bob Odenkirk
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Bob Odenkirk
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Back at SIU-C, Dave of The11thhour, introduced me to Bob Odenkirk who was destined years later to play "Stevie" Larry's agent. I've been a fan of Bob Odenkirk ever since. He's an incredibly talented, and an incredibly funny guy.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Ha, the wife and I were just talking about the Larry Sanders Show last night. Actually, we were talking about Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe on “24”) who I misremembered as being a regular on Larry Sanders (she only appeared once).

But yeah, Larry Sanders was a great show. Rip Torn was absolutely hilarious in his role as Arthur. Torn could swear with a conviction few others have. It was too bad the show was sanitized after it into syndication and shown on channels other than its original HBO.

As for Odenkirk, while he’s new quite reached top-tier stardom, he has a huge body of really funny work. I’m glad I got to see him (and work with him) in his comedic formative years at SIU. I always knew he had a lot of talent but never imagined he’s go so far.

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