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14th May '16 11:03:59 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* ''Series/{{Switch}}'' -- [[GermanMedia German show]] spoofing various other TV programs.

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* ''Series/{{Switch}}'' ''Series/Switch1975'' -- [[GermanMedia German show]] spoofing various other TV programs.
11th May '16 2:27:36 AM 59Efra
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* ''Series/HomoZapping''
2nd May '16 6:04:29 AM Mdumas43073
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22nd Apr '16 8:20:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Hype'', a WB sketch comedy show featuring sketches that made fun of celebrities and pop culture. Lasted one season. [[HeyItsThatGuy Included then-future]] ''Series/MADtv'' [[HeyItsThatGuy cast members Frank Caliendo and Daniele Gaither]] -- and featured writing by former ''SNL'' writer and cast member Terry Sweeney [[note]]no relation to Julia Sweeney; Terry was a writer for Jean Doumanian's abysmal 1980-1981 season, was cast member during ''SNL'''s 11th season in 1985 [which almost got the show canceled due to falling ratings and audiences getting sick of the show], and is the first -- and, so far, only -- male ''SNL'' cast member who was openly gay (and had a gay lover who also worked with him as his comedy writing partner, Lanier Laney)[[/note]]

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* ''Hype'', a WB sketch comedy show featuring sketches that made fun of celebrities and pop culture. Lasted one season. [[HeyItsThatGuy Included then-future]] then-future ''Series/MADtv'' [[HeyItsThatGuy cast members Frank Caliendo and Daniele Gaither]] Gaither -- and featured writing by former ''SNL'' writer and cast member Terry Sweeney [[note]]no relation to Julia Sweeney; Terry was a writer for Jean Doumanian's abysmal 1980-1981 season, was cast member during ''SNL'''s 11th season in 1985 [which almost got the show canceled due to falling ratings and audiences getting sick of the show], and is the first -- and, so far, only -- male ''SNL'' cast member who was openly gay (and had a gay lover who also worked with him as his comedy writing partner, Lanier Laney)[[/note]]
22nd Apr '16 8:19:06 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Fridays'', an early 1980s sketch show that aired on ABC on [[CaptainObvious Friday nights]] at 11:30pm (later moved to midnight [[ExecutiveMeddling thanks to ABC giving "Nightline" an extra day]]). Played out like ''Saturday Night Live'' with stronger writing, more pointed sociopolitical satire, a louder studio audience, and longer sketches[[note]]their magnum opus, ''The Ronnie Horror Picture Show'', clocks in at 17 minutes[[/note]]. The show had Michael Richards [[note]]([[HeyItsThatGuy yes, the same Michael Richards who played Kramer on]] ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''...and later got in trouble for using the n-word during his stand-up act at the Laugh Factory)[[/note]], Larry David [[note]](the creator of ''Seinfeld'' and ''Curb Your Enthusiasm'')[[/note]], Rich Hall [[note]](an ''SNL'' cast member who was on the show during the tenth season and was the inspiration behind ''Simpsons'' character Moe Szyslak)[[/note]], and Melanie Chartoff [[note]](the voice of Didi Pickles and her mom, Minka, on ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and its {{Spinoff}} ''All Grown Up''; on ''Fridays'', she was [[MsFanservice the hot chick]] of the cast and the anchor for ''Friday Night News'')[[/note]] as cast members. Despite being considered the ''Cracked'' to ''Saturday Night Live'''s ''MAD'' magazine, at one point, ''Fridays'' was considered better than ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (which, in the early 1980s, was floundering thanks to Jean Doumanian's ineptitude as show runner). ''Fridays'' lasted until 1982 after ABC failed at making ''Fridays'' a primetime sketch show instead of a late-night one, as it suffered a time change in 1981 when ABC wanted ''Nightline'' to air five days a week instead of four, due to the popularity of primetime soap opera ''Dallas''. The sequence in the movie, ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'' where Andy Kaufman (Creator/JimCarrey) fights with Michael Richards (NormMacDonald) over a sketch about covert marijuana smokers dining out at a restaurant (which turns out to be a trick cooked up by executives as a prank and to test the limits of live TV, as ''Fridays'' always did) was based on an actual moment from that show.

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* ''Fridays'', an early 1980s sketch show that aired on ABC on [[CaptainObvious Friday nights]] at 11:30pm (later moved to midnight [[ExecutiveMeddling thanks to ABC giving "Nightline" an extra day]]). Played out like ''Saturday Night Live'' with stronger writing, more pointed sociopolitical satire, a louder studio audience, and longer sketches[[note]]their magnum opus, ''The Ronnie Horror Picture Show'', clocks in at 17 minutes[[/note]]. The show had Michael Richards [[note]]([[HeyItsThatGuy yes, [[note]](yes, the same Michael Richards who played Kramer on]] on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''...and later got in trouble for using the n-word during his stand-up act at the Laugh Factory)[[/note]], Larry David [[note]](the creator of ''Seinfeld'' and ''Curb Your Enthusiasm'')[[/note]], Rich Hall [[note]](an ''SNL'' cast member who was on the show during the tenth season and was the inspiration behind ''Simpsons'' character Moe Szyslak)[[/note]], and Melanie Chartoff [[note]](the voice of Didi Pickles and her mom, Minka, on ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and its {{Spinoff}} ''All Grown Up''; on ''Fridays'', she was [[MsFanservice the hot chick]] of the cast and the anchor for ''Friday Night News'')[[/note]] as cast members. Despite being considered the ''Cracked'' to ''Saturday Night Live'''s ''MAD'' magazine, at one point, ''Fridays'' was considered better than ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (which, in the early 1980s, was floundering thanks to Jean Doumanian's ineptitude as show runner). ''Fridays'' lasted until 1982 after ABC failed at making ''Fridays'' a primetime sketch show instead of a late-night one, as it suffered a time change in 1981 when ABC wanted ''Nightline'' to air five days a week instead of four, due to the popularity of primetime soap opera ''Dallas''. The sequence in the movie, ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'' where Andy Kaufman (Creator/JimCarrey) fights with Michael Richards (NormMacDonald) over a sketch about covert marijuana smokers dining out at a restaurant (which turns out to be a trick cooked up by executives as a prank and to test the limits of live TV, as ''Fridays'' always did) was based on an actual moment from that show.
12th Apr '16 11:57:10 AM konkarne
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* ''Series/LennysShow''

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* ''Series/LennysShow''''Series/LimmysShow''
12th Apr '16 11:56:19 AM konkarne
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* ''Series/LennysShow''
10th Dec '15 11:11:54 AM FF32
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Particularly successful sketches may be spun-off into a {{Sitcom}} or a [[TheMovie movie]] (such is the case of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', ''KidsInTheHall'', and ''Series/{{SCTV}}'').

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Particularly successful sketches may be spun-off into a {{Sitcom}} or a [[TheMovie movie]] (such is the case of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', ''KidsInTheHall'', ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'', and ''Series/{{SCTV}}'').
27th Nov '15 3:53:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheAmandaShow'', All That!'s {{Spinoff}}. Featured Taran Killam, who, like Kenan Thompson, was a Nickelodeon child star who is now a cast member on ''SaturdayNightLive'' and was born after ''SNL'' premiered in 1975. Unlike Thompson, however, Killam was born in 1982 and appeared on ''SNL'''s rival sketch show, ''Series/MADtv'' [[note]] becoming the youngest cast member on that show at only 19 years old[[/note]] before moving on to ''SNL''.

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* ''TheAmandaShow'', All That!'s {{Spinoff}}. Featured Taran Killam, who, like Kenan Thompson, was a Nickelodeon child star who is now a cast member on ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and was born after ''SNL'' premiered in 1975. Unlike Thompson, however, Killam was born in 1982 and appeared on ''SNL'''s rival sketch show, ''Series/MADtv'' [[note]] becoming the youngest cast member on that show at only 19 years old[[/note]] before moving on to ''SNL''.
27th Nov '15 7:19:49 AM mrnickname
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* ''Series/VaranTV''
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