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Primetime Glick - anyone going to watch it?

Old 06-19-01, 09:57 AM
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Martin Short's new show Primetime Glick is premiering Wednesday night after South Park. I know I'll be tuning in. I like Short a lot, but his movies for the most part just aren't funny. But when he does characters in small doses, he can be hilarious.

The write-ups on the show have been favorable.

Who else is going to watch this show?
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Old 06-19-01, 10:31 AM
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Nope. The commericals already scream "CRAP!"

Impersonating an obese loudmouth doesn't equal belly-laughs in my book.
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Old 06-19-01, 10:56 AM
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No. I give it at most, 5 episodes before it's canned.
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Old 06-19-01, 11:00 AM
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I will watch it as often as they show it. Anyone who watched his afternoon talk show knows that this is his best character, and it usually works very well. It reminds me of 'This and That With Rusty' from Mad TV and 'The Chris Farley Show' on SNL, both of which entertain me.

On that note, I really hope they do an episode where he interviews his Tony Bennett ... that would be worth watching.

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Old 06-20-01, 10:05 PM
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Originally posted by nizzo
No. I give it at most, 5 episodes before it's canned.
They've already shot 10, so I think it'll make it at least that far.

I admit I had high hopes for this, but it could've been better. If it were up to me to "retool" this show, I'd 86 the skits (which didn't work), the laugh track/studio audience, the house band (it was funny at first) and keep it in the format like the interview with Steve Martin. A half hour of that would improve the show, for me at least.

I'll still give it another chance.
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Old 06-20-01, 11:45 PM
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i thought the show was completely UN-funny.

it was the antithesis of funny in fact.

ugh..just bad bad bad
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Old 06-21-01, 01:05 AM
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The scripted parts are only so-so, but the interviews themselves are some of the funniest improv work on TV right now. He can get other celebs to play along with just about anything when he's in that fat-suit, and the verbal sparring was terrific in the first show, anyway...

[Edited by adamblast on 06-21-01 at 10:02 AM]
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Old 06-21-01, 03:34 AM
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I agree with the last comment. His rapport with the celebrities as this character is TOO FUNNY.

I have the show TIVO'd. Whether the show has any legs, probably not. It may not appeal to the masses.
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