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"The Garden Weasel (a.k.a. What Have You Done For Me Lately?)," "Promise," "Spiders," "The Guest Host," "The New Producer," "The Flirt," "Hank's Contract," "Out of the Loop," "The Talk Show," "The Party," "Warmth," "A Brush with the Elbow of Greatness," "Hey Now"
by Bill Chambers TV was born puritanical and never really took the stick out of its ass. We don't even think of cable as TV--one asks, "What's on TV?" vs. "What's on cable?" It's a television medium, a bastard offspring, and what I love--one of the things I love--about "The Larry Sanders Show" is that it revolves around TV but could only be a cable show. You'll wish, after a couple of episodes, that network sitcoms weren't still so reined-in by standards and practices and beholden to children up past their bedtimes, as "The Larry Sanders Show" makes poetry of profanity and has a sadistic, altering worldview, particularly on business relationships and the entertainment industry. One whiff of it wipes the Stepford smile off TV's face.
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