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The Best of Primetime Glick (2001)

Martin Short , Michael McKean , John Blanchard  |  NR |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Martin Short, Michael McKean, Brett Gilbert, Jackie Stevens, David Lee McLain
  • Directors: John Blanchard
  • Producers: Kimber Rickabaugh, Robin Gottschall, Victor Bank
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Comedy Central
  • DVD Release Date: May 6, 2003
  • Run Time: 140 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008XRYS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,861 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Best of Primetime Glick" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

In this collection of interviews, Jiminy Glick (Martin Short) asks the hard hitting questions to Janeane Garafalo, Kathie Lee Gifford, Eugene Levy, Bill Maher, Steve Martin, Dennis Miller, Conan O' Brien, John Salley and Jerry Seinfeld.

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77 of 79 people found the following review helpful
"Primetime Glick" has got to be one of the stranger spin-off ideas in television history: a character rescued from the short-lived "Martin Short Show" gets a late-night-style interview show on Comedy Central and makes it big. In it, Martin Short plays the title character, an overweight, hyperactive, half-fawning, half-obtuse interviewer that sits down with one or two of Hollywood's biggest comedic talents every week for interviews that are played as real - as long as the interviewees can keep from laughing.
In this collection, we get five episodes from the first season (2001) of "Primetime Glick" which actually amounts to half the season. Why they couldn't just give us the first five episodes of the season instead is beyond me - maybe they're using the release to gauge consumer interest. Anyway, along with four really funny episodes featuring Bill Maher, Steve Martin, Dennis Miller, Jerry Seinfeld, Janeane Garofalo, basketball star John Salley, Conan O'Brien, Eugene Levy - and a surprisingly bad episode featuring Kathy Lee Gifford and Darrell Hammond doing his "SNL" Dick Cheney - the disc also includes added material from the Seinfeld, Martin, Gifford, O'Brien and Garofalo interviews (in some cases longer and funnier than the stuff that was put in the episode) and a few other goodies from Comedy Central - a "Glick" segment featuring Julia-Louis Dreyfus, a "South Park" segment and a "Crank Yankers" segment.
In all, this show has been a pleasant surprise treat for me, and I was pleased at how good the DVD was given the rather low price. I hope that Comedy Central will get around to releasing full seasons at some point, but until they do, this is a surprisingly good "Best of" collection.
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short is finally Funny May 1, 2003
By rawk
I had always found Martin Short's over-expressive antics and routine comedies rather annoying and far from humorous. When Primetime Glick first came on Comedy Central, I had no desire to watch it. But then I kept seeing commercials where Glick (Short in a hideous fat suit) ripped into real celebrities during interviews. The clips were hilarious and I found myself tuning in.
How glad I was when I did.
Primetime Glick makes constant fun of Hollywood and the simple-minded morons who worship everything Hollywood does. The entire Entertainment industry is shredded by this mock talk show, and Short, as Glick, is the wonderfully obnoxious center of it all.
The interviews are the best part of this underrated show, where huge stars get insulted, interupted and even assulted by Glick who half the time doesn't know who the guest is nor does he care about them.
It's as if Glick speaks for the cynical at-home-viewer who always rolls their eyes in disgust when someone like Julia Roberst comes on TV and starts babbling about her latest movie. Glick simultaniously makes fun of Hollywood phonies (himself being one) and points out other Hollywood phonies for the insipid blowhards they are. And when he has a good guest on he still rips into them, all in good fun.
This DVD comes out right alongside the joyously surpirsing release of a third Season on Comedy Central. Just when everyone thought this show was dead and buried, it comes back with guests like Steven Spielberg, Ice Cube, Mel Brooks and Brandon Frasier.
Guests of this show have to have a good sense of humor and be a little masochistic, because Glick is ... relentless ...; fans of this show have to be a little hostile towards celebrity worship to truly get the humor of this.
For a great look at what makes the show so original and so excellent, pick up this reasonably priced collection. I'll get it as soon as possible, but I'll also be hoping for season sets.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Skewering What Needs to be Skewered December 27, 2005
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Martin Short's Jiminy Glick character is what television needs in our age of celebrity worship. A sweaty, gluttonous, oblivious, clumsy, clueless interviewer who backhands his guests so deftly that I think they even miss out on the diss.

My favorite interview is with Jerry Seinfeld, another brilliant comedian who can think fast on his feet and keeps up with Short. That segment is gold.

(Although it's not on this DVD, one of my favorite Jiminy questions was put to Mel Brooks on another show, "So what's your beef with the Nazis?").

I also find Mrs. Gathercole (Short made up as Jiminy's ancient, crotchety fan) hilarious, whether she's soiling herself and throwing her bloomers at her abused nurse or shouting out "FORNICATE!"

Like all sketch comedy, some of it can be hit and miss depending on your tastes. But when Jiminy hits, it's a homerun.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Great Martin Short ! July 6, 2004
By Joe
Those SCTV fanatics finally got something to cheer about when Martin Short was given this incredible show. He brought back the tradition of that crazy show. Moreover, he brought back the members of it. Levy, Thomas and Flaherty all appeared on season one of Glick. This show is just so intelligent, so many little subplots with Adrian VanVoorhees, Dixie, Mason, Morgan, Matthew and Modine. I have never laughed harder at a show. I cannot get enough of Jiminy and his pathetic nature. Sadly, this DVD is rather brief. It is a best of and not a collection of the whole season. However, the deleted scene with Julia Louise Dryfuss is INCREDIBLE! Here is hoping that Comedy Central will bring this show back and release an entire first season DVD. Great great stuff.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love Short, love the character, etc. this DVD, however, was woefully anemic when there are so many Primetime Glick moments that could have rounded out this very brief video. Read more
Published 17 days ago by JCM
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Funny as I remember
Published 25 days ago by Joshua Charperrin Woodard
4.0 out of 5 stars funny but odd
a funny show to watch once or twice but not sure about more than that. its a very strange show but if you like snl you will prolly like it
Published 5 months ago by katie h
4.0 out of 5 stars morgan mason mathew and modean!! lmfao
If uve seen this on tv before then u already know how hilarious this man is!! If u haven't seen this before in my opinion it is utterly tear jerking knee slappingly HILARIOUS! !!
Published 7 months ago by Danielle Z
5.0 out of 5 stars Prime Time Glick is definitely prime-time entertainment!
I'm a huge Martin Short fan and his Jiminy Glick character is hilarious. You will enjoy it and have a laugh-a-minute.
Published 11 months ago by Diana C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This DVD is absolutely hilarious. Martin Short is so funny as Jiminy Glick, and the celebrity interview as roll on the floor hysterical!
Published 13 months ago by Kitty
4.0 out of 5 stars I leave out one star because there is a lot more they left out.
There are 5 interviews on this DVD. So this means there are two full seasons left out. I have them all on VHS. Read more
Published 21 months ago by josh
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun glimpses of that short-lived show
Giminy is an acquired taste. At times this one seems to overstay its welcome, but seeing this short-lived show again is great. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Ian Daemon
5.0 out of 5 stars Glick is so funny.
My cousin posted a Glick episode on her website and I forgot how funny he was. I bought the dvd and it was good quality n it had maybe 5-6 episodes. It was great n funny.
Published on July 11, 2012 by Happy Mom
1.0 out of 5 stars A Short Disappointment
I've been a huge fan of Martin Short over the years and always tune in whenever he guests on a late night talk show. Read more
Published on May 21, 2012 by sayrock
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More Glick on the horizon (I hope!)?
I can't believe there isn't a DVD or a set with all the Primetime Glick shows. "Best of" seems better than nothing, but someone else's idea of 'Best' may not be mine.

It's disappointing.
Mar 28, 2014 by B. Branch |  See all 5 posts
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