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The Larry Sanders Show: Season 1 (1992)

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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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Classic satire about late-night TV host Larry Sanders, a neurotic (when he's not being self-obsessive) performer. The show boasted celebrity guests unafraid of poking fun at themselves; hilarious behind-the-scenes bits skewering the bloated egos (and insecurities) of the rich and famous; and delicious love-hate business involving Larry, producer Artie and sidekick Hank (`Hey now!'). Its memorable finale featured Jerry Seinfeld, Sean Penn, Carol Burnett, Warren Beatty and David Duchovny.

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Critic Reviews for The Larry Sanders Show: Season 1

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The show is very close indeed to comic perfection.

June 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…

For adult viewers who can appreciate the joke, it's a well-conceived classic that deserves a second look.

June 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.

June 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.

June 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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