The Larry Sanders Show: Season 1 (1992)


Season 1
The Larry Sanders Show

Critics Consensus

The genre-bending satire of The Larry Sanders Show gave viewers a surreal look at the inner workings of late night television.



Critic Ratings: 20

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User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Aug 15, 1992
Air date: Aug 22, 1992
Air date: Aug 29, 1992
Air date: Sep 5, 1992
Air date: Sep 12, 1992
Air date: Sep 19, 1992
Air date: Sep 26, 1992
Air date: Oct 3, 1992
Air date: Oct 10, 1992
Air date: Oct 17, 1992
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Critic Reviews for The Larry Sanders Show Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (13)

The show is very close indeed to comic perfection.

Jun 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…
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For adult viewers who can appreciate the joke, it's a well-conceived classic that deserves a second look.

Jun 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite its inside showbiz setup and caustic humor, its characters were fully-formed, believable people. It was a very smart and human show.

Jun 5, 2018 | Full Review…

This is a powerhouse cast, though most episodes offer guest stars.

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Shandling's laid-back comic style dovetails with the dry writing, creating a series that's the clear victor in the talk show wars.

May 30, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Larry Sanders worked so well thanks to the wonderful interaction between the three leads, and the other people they come into contact with.

Jan 26, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Its most extraordinary invention is in having US celebrities basically playing themselves.

Jun 7, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

That was The Larry Sanders Show. A series that, though overlooked by audiences of its era, took root in the souls of Hollywood's creatives and changed the very face of television as we know it.

Jun 5, 2018 | Full Review…

"What Have You Done For Me Lately?" is definitely the right episode to start the series, because it establishes the show's core relationship and conflicts within five minutes.

Jun 5, 2018 | Full Review…
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