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* ''Series/WorldPeace''
12th Feb '18 1:42:55 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/TheJewsAreComing''
28th Jan '18 1:38:29 PM Twentington
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* ''Series/KDOCFirstNight'' -- a one time sketch show meant to ring in the new year for a local independent TV station, but one which gained infamy for the wrong reasons
21st Jan '18 11:15:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/InLivingColor'' -- FOX's urban (read: black) answer to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. Featured Creator/JimCarrey (who originally was supposed to be a ''Saturday Night Live'' cast member), Jamie Foxx [[note]] before he became famous for more dramatic roles[[/note]], Music/JenniferLopez [[note]] as a member of the dance troupe, The Fly Girls[[/note]], and Damon Wayans [[note]] who was on ''SNL'' for a season in 1985, but got fired after playing a heterosexual character as a CampGay character, of which LorneMichaels didn't approve.[[/note]].

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* ''Series/InLivingColor'' -- FOX's urban (read: black) answer to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. Featured Creator/JimCarrey (who originally was supposed to be a ''Saturday Night Live'' cast member), Jamie Foxx [[note]] before he became famous for more dramatic roles[[/note]], Music/JenniferLopez [[note]] as a member of the dance troupe, The Fly Girls[[/note]], and Damon Wayans [[note]] who was on ''SNL'' for a season in 1985, but got fired after playing a heterosexual character as a CampGay character, of which LorneMichaels Creator/LorneMichaels didn't approve.[[/note]].



* ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'' a chaotic late-1960s sketch show that, very much like ''SNL'', aired on NBC and was considered edgy and shocking in its day (unlike ''SNL'', however, ''Laugh-In'' didn't last as long). LorneMichaels wrote for ''Laugh-In'' before he created ''Saturday Night Live''. It had a one-episode {{Spinoff}} on ABC called ''Turn-On'' that was so bad, [[ShortRunner it got cancelled as quickly as it premiered]] on some affilates (other affiliates either [[MissingEpisode didn't air the show at all]] or [[OneEpisodeWonder aired the entire thing before deciding to can it]]). A second episode of ''Turn-On'' was produced but never broadcast (though some museums dedicated to TV history have shown it, often as part of exhibits dedicated to TV shows that were either really bad/bizarre, very short-lived, or practically unknown to modern audiences). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zny4LxAC0C8 Here's a clip of the sketches that would have aired had the show continued.]]

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* ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'' a chaotic late-1960s sketch show that, very much like ''SNL'', aired on NBC and was considered edgy and shocking in its day (unlike ''SNL'', however, ''Laugh-In'' didn't last as long). LorneMichaels Creator/LorneMichaels wrote for ''Laugh-In'' before he created ''Saturday Night Live''. It had a one-episode {{Spinoff}} on ABC called ''Turn-On'' that was so bad, [[ShortRunner it got cancelled as quickly as it premiered]] on some affilates (other affiliates either [[MissingEpisode didn't air the show at all]] or [[OneEpisodeWonder aired the entire thing before deciding to can it]]). A second episode of ''Turn-On'' was produced but never broadcast (though some museums dedicated to TV history have shown it, often as part of exhibits dedicated to TV shows that were either really bad/bizarre, very short-lived, or practically unknown to modern audiences). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zny4LxAC0C8 Here's a clip of the sketches that would have aired had the show continued.]]
13th Jan '18 7:08:15 PM Ninamarie124
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* ''Manga/PopTeamEpic'' - The Anime Adaptation.
12th Oct '17 4:46:43 PM bfoot
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* ''[[WebVideo/GuaranteedVideo Guaranteed* Video]]'': Creators of New Kids on the Rock, an AffectionateParody of 90s KidCom tropes, as well as assorted other comedic shorts hosted on YouTube.
19th Jun '17 1:05:03 PM Piterpicher
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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]](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]](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) (Creator/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.
31st May '17 1:53:04 PM quasarsky
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* The work of Creator/FoilArmsAndHog , an Irish Comedy trio
23rd May '17 4:48:31 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''
16th Apr '17 9:01:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheState'': An Creator/{{MTV}} sketch show/hidden camera prank show. Plays out like an early, more [[RefugeInAudacity outrageous]], yet less gross version of ''Jackass''.

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* ''TheState'': ''Series/TheState'': An Creator/{{MTV}} sketch show/hidden camera prank show. Plays out like an early, more [[RefugeInAudacity outrageous]], yet less gross version of ''Jackass''.
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