The Larry Sanders Show: Season 2
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Season Two of the comedy series about the twisted inner workings of a late-night talk show, and its host, comes to DVD.
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 attention-thirsty 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 at its finest.
Also starring Linda Doucett, Janeane Garofalo, Penny Johnson, Wallace Langham , Bob Odenkirk, Jeremy Piven and written and produced by Garry Shandling, Peter Tolan and Judd Apatow, The Larry Sanders Show was the hippest TV show . . . probably ever.
Guest stars include Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin, Phil Hartman, David Letterman and Kevin Nealon, just to name a few.
Personal Visit With Alec Baldwin
Personal Visit With Jerry Seinfeld
Interview With Bob Odenkirk
Top Customer Reviews
Now that we've finally made it over the (almost 10 year) hump from the season 1 release to season 2, season's 3-6 must be inevitable.
I'll leave others to describe this season in detail but I'll simply state that The Larry Sanders Show was seminal and groundbreaking and has lost none of its potency in the years since it originally aired. It is solidly one of the best TV shows of all time. It was THE show that put HBO Television firmly on the map and paved the way for future groundbreaking HBO and cable shows such as The Sopranos and The Wire as well as countless network television offerings. With its semi-verite eye on an offbeat, creative and dryly humorous environment, The Larry Sanders Show changed the face and format of television comedy and paved the way for reality TV and faux reality TV shows such as The Office. While comedy for sure, the L.S.S. provides many dramatic arcs to follow as well, some very intense and serious- all played to perfection by one of the greatest ensemble casts ever assembled, including career defining performances for Jeffrey Tambour and Rip Torn.
Every season of Larry Sanders is as good as described above with only the last (6th) season showing slight signs of creative decline, during which the series was wisely wrapped up!
This is one of those shows that should be recommended to everybody, unconditionally. It was my favorite show when it was originally running while I was in high school in the early 90's. At the same time, it was my dad's and my grandparent's favorite show. My girlfriend and my friends followed it as well as my dad's friends and almost everybody I knew at the time.
That says a lot.
(See season 1 first of course.)
The Larry Sanders Show was the best comedy ever.
His friends said that he had intimacy issues - to which he replied that they didn't really know him.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would say the only problem with the Larry Sanders show is it could still be on .. they stopped making them.Published 24 months ago by Robert Badger Jr.
I always loved watching the Larry Sanders show when it was running in TV and still love seeing it on video! Read morePublished 24 months ago by Djduane
I watched it every week when the new episodes came on. Just as funny and fresh now in 2014. Hey Now!Published on February 3, 2014 by Bill Lower
I didn't realize how brilliant this show really was when it first aired. I am loving getting to watch the whole series without interruption with my Kindle & Amszon PrimePublished on January 9, 2014 by Diva1106
Thought the episodes I watched had some funny moments and plots had a few interesting twists. In general though, the humor and plot lines seemed pretty contrived. Read morePublished on December 31, 2013 by Amazon Customer
funny show, sanders is a lovable character with that self deprecating personality that holds the audience towards him. Very well done.Published on December 3, 2013 by Philip Wheeler
The Larry Sanders Show was one of the most consistently funny TV shows ever. Part spoof of the Tonight Show, part homage to Johnny Carson and his well-known idiosyncrasies... Read morePublished on October 10, 2013 by George Waters
AR BETTER THAN 90% OF COMEDY SHOWS OF TODAY! REALLY FUNNY, ADULT, ACCURATE AND FAR MORE INTELLIGENT THAN TODAY'S SHOWS.Published on October 4, 2013 by Walter J. Boyne