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Old 01-01-03, 10:34 PM
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Was "The Ben Stiller Show" any good?

My Tivo snagged four episodes of The Ben Stiller Show that Comedy Central aired early in the AM around Christmas. Was this show any good?
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Watch them and decide for yourself. Personally, I thought it had some of the funniest moments on television. Not for all tastes, but worth checking out.
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IMHO
Daily Show w/Jonny Boy > Bernie Mac Show > SNL > Dana Carvey Show > Ben Stiller Show > Cedric the Entertainer Presents > Chevy Chase Show
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Hilarious show! Too bad it only lasted for 13 episodes.
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I remember it
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Loved this show but I think it was a bit too much for a standard audience.
Another show that was good around the same time was The Edge (with Jennifer Aniston)
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Bob & David started on the Ben Stiller Show before they moved on to Mr.Show and Tenacious D.
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The Ben Stiller Show was a definitive show for me. When it was on, I knew that it was without a doubt the funniest show on TV. Then I remember being in a dentist's office and picking up a copy of EW and seeing that the Ben Stiller Show was in the bottom 5 in the Nielson ratings. That was the day I realized that this world is made up of idiots.
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The Ben Stiller Show also had what had to be the funniest commercial for a TV show I've ever seen (at least i'm 95% sure it was for the BSS).

It aired after the show had been on for a few weeks and consisted of the cast sitting around outdoors while the song "I Started a Joke (That had the Whole World Crying)" played in the background and every bad review of the show flashed on the screen. Basically it was 30 seconds of the song and the quotes like "The Worst TV Show I've Ever Seen", "0 Stars!", "Absolutely Unwatchable", "I couldn't sit through 30 minutes of this show", etc. It had me rolling... but sadly I only ever saw one episode.

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Dang I missed the reruns! Oh well, I think it's supposed to be coming out on DVD anyway. Several great bits I remember.

Lucky Clovers (Lucky Charms) commercial done like the U2 video for "One"

Cape Fear starring Eddie Munster
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Loved the "Manson" skits. Also the 90210 spoof with the "Headache" was hilarious.
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Skank (SHUT YOUR STINKIN TRAP!) and My U2 Dads were two of the greatest sketches ever.

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Originally posted by cooper2000
Loved this show but I think it was a bit too much for a standard audience.
Another show that was good around the same time was The Edge (with Jennifer Aniston)
Agreed. And YES The Edge was SWEET! I loved when Jennifer Aniston and Julie Brown played Guns N Roses groupies "...Then we can have SEX with them" and Tom Kenny! (aka SpongeBob)

Oh yeah back to the topic, how about Ben Stiller doing the Devil DJ? or the U2 song 'One' where Ben dressed as Bono eating Cheerios.
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Ah, yes. "Skank" and "Ask Manson."

The Manson skits were funny.
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The one where he did Pacino was great.

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