Critic Consensus: The genre-bending satire of The Larry Sanders Show gave viewers a surreal look at the inner workings of late night television.
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Is it possible to use the words "genius" and "sitcom" in the same sentence and still keep a straight face? It is if you're Jerry Seinfeld's accountant. The best excuse for the rest of us is The Larry Sanders Show.
Like most good satire, the show's humor comes from its ability to mimic the real thing (the network talk show) while showing its utter falsity.
For adult viewers who can appreciate the joke, it's a well-conceived classic that deserves a second look.
One of the first great successes in original programming for HBO, it remains the standard by which many comedy series on premium TV networks are judged.
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