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The Diet Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show 

On Regis and Kathie Lee, Regis goes to extremes so he can dress up like mashed potatoes and jump in gravy on Letterman. Geraldo interviews Kato Kaelin and O.J. shows up. Germans Who Say Nice Things and Howard Stern roasts Bill Clinton.

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John Fortenberry
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Episode credited cast:
Dana Carvey ... Himself - Host / Various Characters
Jan Hooks ... Kathie Lee Gifford
Steve Carell ... Various Characters
Bill Chott ... Various Characters
Stephen Colbert ... Various Characters
Elon Gold ... Howard Stern
Chris McKinney ... O.J. Simpson
Heather Morgan Heather Morgan ... Hillary Clinton
Robert Smigel ... Various Characters
Carol Channing ... Herself
David Letterman ... Himself
Tony Randall ... Himself
Donna Cantara Donna Cantara
Jim Fagan Jim Fagan ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Stephen Holland ... Thin Diet Mug Root Beer Guy
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On Regis and Kathie Lee, Regis goes to extremes so he can dress up like mashed potatoes and jump in gravy on Letterman. Geraldo interviews Kato Kaelin and O.J. shows up. Germans Who Say Nice Things and Howard Stern roasts Bill Clinton.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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25 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Dana Carvey Show

Usually, I mention the creators of a show or a film at first, but this is a special case. The rarity of this show is that it doesn't just stay within the boundaries of Dana Carvey and Robert Smigel, the creators. Not that they haven't done a good job, in fact they have done an excellent work. But their premise is based on the fact that the boundaries lie on the horizon that you obviously will never catch. As a result, this outrageous satirical sketch show has to and does go out of boundary. And adding to that, the sensitivity is on a whole new level when these writers go unapologetically after politically incorrect substance- often consider as offensive comedy- and more importantly going consistently against the president of the country along with racial comments, government policies, headline of the news and musical parodies.

Stamping its doom within the first act of the pilot, the show never got an unbiased chance to be checked beyond its absurdity. And is probably the reason why more than two decades later, the show holds up and has grown as one of the raunchiest and smartest sketch shows of its time. The amalgamation of wittiest writers, that later went on excelled at their own field, like Louis CK, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrell, Charlie Kauffman, Bob Odenkirk, Robert Carlock and Steve O'Donnell, each of their polishing the sketches in first, second and the last act, serves the purpose of jaw dropping humour that fills the room with long gasps as much as it does with rioting laughter.

Another reason why it communicated so powerfully with the audience is the performance of the cast which was of Saturday Night Live scale; of course, because most of them came from that very show. There came a lot of sketch shows besides SNL but one of the main reasons none worked to that scale is the cast and their commitment. And this cast going to this length is why The Dana Carvey Show remains this unique entity that floats in its own space, it is a universe worth exploring.

The Diet Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show

The Regis Philbin sketch is way too long but it completely worked for. To be honest, it is a sort of character that any comedian would love to explore and exaggerate and since it is his personality of being hyper, it is simply funny to watch someone go to that extent for Letterman and lose the temper so easily. P.S. the germans are back.


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