Save Big On Open-Box & Used Products: Buy "The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series” from Amazon Open-Box & Used and save 46% off the $149.99 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all offers from Amazon Open-Box & Used.
The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
The Complete Series: 89 Original Episodes on 17 Discs
At long last, Garry Shandling s comedy series about the twisted inner workings of a late-night talk show, and its host, comes to DVD. All of it.
Larry Sanders (Garry Shandling) is a neurotic late-night talk show host flanked by Artie (Rip Torn), his caustic, foul-mouthed producer, and Hey Now Hank Kingsley (Jeffrey Tambor), his hopelessly insecure, ethically inept sidekick. Off-air it is all train wrecks and egos, but when the lights go down and the theme music kicks in, you get late-night Entertainment Inc. at its finest.
The Larry Sanders Show raised the bar for fearless, acerbic Hollywood satire. The innovative use of both video and film to distinguish on-air events from real-life happenings, displaying the jarring dynamic between the on-camera poise of Larry and his backstage neurosis, was brutally fascinating. And in the company of a patronizing, combative staff and a parade of A-list guests, more than game for putting their own celebrity in the crosshairs, you had a backstage pass to a Hollywood that was shockingly raw and hilarious.
Also starring Linda Doucett, Janeane Garofalo (24), Penny Johnson (24), Wallace Langham (CSI), Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show, Breaking Bad), Jeremy Piven (Entourage), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program), Scott Thompson (Kids In The Hall), and written and produced by Garry Shandling, Peter Tolan (Rescue Me) and Judd Apatow (Knocked Up), The Larry Sanders Show was the hippest TV show . . . probably ever. Late-night would never be the same again.
Top Customer Reviews
Comparisons with 'Curb' have always baffled me,the Larry Sanders show is so far out on its own as to defy comparison with anything subsequently produced.Garry Shandling continues to provide laughs,as he appears to have been pre-embalmed to save time post mortem.
The Complete Introduction With Garry Shandling
All-New Deleted Scenes
Garry Lectures At USC
60-Page Collector's Book
The Making Of The Larry Sanders Show: Feature-Length Documentary
Garry Shandling And Judd Apatow On "The Writer's Process"
Extended Interviews With Cast
Garry Shandling's Personal Visits With Guest Stars Alec Baldwin, Sharon Stone, David Duchovny, Tom Petty, Jon Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Seinfeld And Carol Burnett
And Much More!
The reason any of this matters is because I just watched the entire series, every single show, in one long marathon. The box set arrived on Friday and I watched each episode in order over a four-day marathon. Last night was the final episode and what a killer. I'd forgotten how good this series was - and how Shandling walked away from it while it was still at the top. Yes, Seinfeld owes a great deal to Garry Shandling.
After seeing all of the episodes again, what really grabs me (aside from the great writing) is the list of MEGA stars who were willing to play the worst possible cartoon version of themselves. It's amazing that they would do that, but I think it speaks volumes about the trust they had in Garry Shandling. Another reason to buy this package is for all the talented guest stars who have left us far too soon. Phil Hartman. John Ritter. Gene Siskel. Chris Farley. Bruno Kirby. Warren Zevon.
The Larry Sanders Show box set is filled with terrific extras such as new interviews, fly on the wall conversations, audio commentaries and revealing self-analysis Post-it notes from Garry Shandling himself. If you're a fan of The Larry Sanders Show, this is a must-have. If you're a fan of the inside-the-show genre, this is a must-see. If you're a fan of intelligent humour - which means you're as desperate as I am for something watchable on TV, then by all means, introduce yourself to The Larry Sanders Show. (You're welcome.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A bit slight (each show is only about 20 mins) and you have to get the central joke but it passes the timePublished 15 days ago by Dr. Cj Parsons
This is one do the best shows ever presented on television, hands down. But that goes without saying. I'm glad just to have the episodes disc, period. Read morePublished 19 days ago by D. Williams
What can you say? One of the funniest programs ever at a bargain price.Published 1 month ago by D. Dartsch
It's a 5 star show but the packaging can only be described as lazy so that's a point deducted. The video quality is no different than how it looked when the show was on Netflix... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ItsIvanYu
This was a much better price and it was made before HD I found the quality just fine and for home viewing Perfect glad to have this in my collectionPublished 2 months ago by roxanne
|Topic||From this Discussion|
Oct 30, 2010 by Sluster House | See all 3 posts
|Possible disc fault - season 4, disc 2||
I've got the same problem on the same disc. Returning for refund. Don't wanna get another bad one.
Jan 4, 2011 by Michael Priggen | See all 7 posts
|Why didn't HBO release this set?||
From what I've read elsewhere, Shandling was very impressed with how Shout! Factory handled the It's Gary Shandling's Show DVD release and was happy for them to do this set. I also suspect it's because Shout! Factory ponied up the dough for the music clearances, which Sony seemed reluctant to do... Read More
Nov 28, 2010 by Sean Brady | See all 3 posts
|What about individual series?||
I suspect they'll stagger the individual series releases.
Nov 26, 2010 by Sean Brady | See all 2 posts
|How long before we get a Gold Box deal on this?||
I knew it would happen! $59.99!
Finally snagged it!
Dec 19, 2010 by J. Miller | See all 4 posts
|Captioned???||Be the first to reply|