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* ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''
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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''.
4th Apr '17 4:52:25 PM CorahsUncle
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* ''Series/MadTv'' -- ''Saturday Night Live'''s rival sketch show from 1995-2009. Is considered the longest-running sketch show on FOX and the longest-running [[DuelingShows dueling show]] to ''SNL''. Has a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of the Creator/CartoonNetwork sketch show ''MAD'' and Comedy Central's ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' and two cast members who have jumped ship from ''Series/MadTv'' to be on ''SNL'' ([[http://snl.jt.org/cast.php?i=JeRi Jeff Richards]] -- who lasted on ''SNL'' from 2001 to mid-2004 -- and [[http://snl.jt.org/cast.php?i=TaKi Taran Killam]] -- who joined the ''SNL'' cast in 2010 and is still on the show). It should be noted that the premise of a sketch comedy show based on ''MAD Magazine'' (be it animated, like ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'', or live-action, like this show) is [[OlderThanTheyThink not exactly a new idea]]: in the early 1970s, a pilot was made for an animated sketch show based on ''MAD Magazine'', using all the artwork for their movie and TV show parodies (the pilot had parodies of ''The Godfather'' and ''Columbo''), along with their satirical pieces, like "The Parent Awards." The pilot has never aired on TV (as executives thought it wouldn't appeal to anyone) and now exists as a rare treasure that's [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes somewhere out on the Internet]].
* ''Series/ManStrokeWoman'' is a British Sketch Comedy show starring Amanda Abbington, Ben Crompton, Daisy Haggard, Meredith MacNeill, Nicholas Burns and Nick Frost. Many of the sketches have to do with interactions with men and women, but that isn't all there is. There are many recurring characters throughout the show, such as a man who refuses to read instructions with terrible results, a father who keeps accidentally switching his baby son with objects, and a husband whose wife keeps bringing in bizarre objects she bought and is upset when he doesn't like them. "You can never just say I look nice, can you?"

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* ''Series/MadTv'' -- ''Saturday Night Live'''s rival sketch show from 1995-2009.1995 to 2009. Is considered the longest-running sketch show on FOX and the longest-running [[DuelingShows dueling show]] to ''SNL''. Has a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of the Creator/CartoonNetwork sketch show ''MAD'' and Comedy Central's ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' and two cast members who have jumped ship from ''Series/MadTv'' to be on ''SNL'' ([[http://snl.jt.org/cast.php?i=JeRi Jeff Richards]] -- who lasted on ''SNL'' from 2001 to mid-2004 -- and [[http://snl.jt.org/cast.php?i=TaKi Taran Killam]] -- who joined the ''SNL'' cast in 2010 and is still on the show). It should be noted that the premise of a sketch comedy show based on ''MAD Magazine'' (be it animated, like ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'', or live-action, like this show) is [[OlderThanTheyThink not exactly a new idea]]: in the early 1970s, a pilot was made for an animated sketch show based on ''MAD Magazine'', using all the artwork for their movie and TV show parodies (the pilot had parodies of ''The Godfather'' and ''Columbo''), along with their satirical pieces, like "The Parent Awards." The pilot has never aired on TV (as executives thought it wouldn't appeal to anyone) and now exists as a rare treasure that's [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes somewhere out on the Internet]].
* ''Series/ManStrokeWoman'' is a British Sketch Comedy show starring Amanda Abbington, Ben Crompton, Daisy Haggard, Meredith MacNeill, [=MacNeill=], Nicholas Burns and Nick Frost. Many of the sketches have to do with interactions with men and women, but that isn't all there is. There are many recurring characters throughout the show, such as a man who refuses to read instructions with terrible results, a father who keeps accidentally switching his baby son with objects, and a husband whose wife keeps bringing in bizarre objects she bought and is upset when he doesn't like them. "You can never just say I look nice, can you?"



* ''{{Series/Mosquito}}'': Of the more surreal variety.

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* ''{{Series/Mosquito}}'': ''Series/{{Mosquito}}'': Of the more surreal variety.
4th Apr '17 4:44:17 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* ''Series/TheAmandaShow'', All That!'s {{Spinoff}}. Featured Taran Killam, who, like Kenan Thompson, was a Nickelodeon child star who is now a cast member on ''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''.

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* ''Series/TheAmandaShow'', All That!'s {{Spinoff}}. Featured Taran Killam, who, like Kenan Thompson, was a Nickelodeon child star who is now a cast member on ''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'' ''Series/MadTv'' [[note]] becoming the youngest cast member on that show at only 19 years old[[/note]] before moving on to ''SNL''.



* '' The Big Gay Sketch Show'': A sketch show on Logo that can best be described as ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' + ''Series/MADtv'' + a lot of jokes about the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning sexuality lifestyle (some of which are, according to critics, a little more well-written and not as reliant on stereotypes than what other sketch shows have done). Erica Ash and Kate [=McKinnon=] stand out as the only two cast members from this show who have moved on to others; Erica Ash was on the final season [[note]] before being remade and channel-hopping to Creator/CartoonNetwork[[/note]] of "Series/MADtv" while Kate [=McKinnon=] is now a cast member on ''SNL''.

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* '' The Big Gay Sketch Show'': A sketch show on Logo that can best be described as ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' + ''Series/MADtv'' ''Series/MadTv'' + a lot of jokes about the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning sexuality lifestyle (some of which are, according to critics, a little more well-written and not as reliant on stereotypes than what other sketch shows have done). Erica Ash and Kate [=McKinnon=] stand out as the only two cast members from this show who have moved on to others; Erica Ash was on the final season [[note]] before being remade and channel-hopping to Creator/CartoonNetwork[[/note]] of "Series/MADtv" "Series/MadTv" while Kate [=McKinnon=] is now a cast member on ''SNL''.



* ''[[Series/BlueCollarComedy Blue Collar TV]]'': Made by the same producers who created ''Series/MADtv''

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* ''[[Series/BlueCollarComedy Blue Collar TV]]'': Made by the same producers who created ''Series/MADtv''''Series/MadTv''



* ''Hype'', a WB sketch comedy show featuring sketches that made fun of celebrities and pop culture. Lasted one season. Included then-future ''Series/MADtv'' 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. Included then-future ''Series/MADtv'' ''Series/MadTv'' 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]]



* ''Series/KeyAndPeele'': Creator/ComedyCentral's latest sketch show, featuring ''Series/MADtv'''s Creator/KeeganMichaelKey and Creator/JordanPeele. This show, along with the Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'', can be considered a SpiritualSuccessor of ''Series/MADtv''.

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* ''Series/KeyAndPeele'': Creator/ComedyCentral's latest sketch show, featuring ''Series/MADtv'''s ''Series/MadTv'''s Creator/KeeganMichaelKey and Creator/JordanPeele. This show, along with the Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'', can be considered a SpiritualSuccessor of ''Series/MADtv''.''Series/MadTv''.



* ''Series/MADtv'' -- ''Saturday Night Live'''s rival sketch show from 1995-2009. Is considered the longest-running sketch show on FOX and the longest-running [[DuelingShows dueling show]] to ''SNL''. Has a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of the Creator/CartoonNetwork sketch show ''MAD'' and Comedy Central's ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' and two cast members who have jumped ship from ''Series/MADtv'' to be on ''SNL'' ([[http://snl.jt.org/cast.php?i=JeRi Jeff Richards]] -- who lasted on ''SNL'' from 2001 to mid-2004 -- and [[http://snl.jt.org/cast.php?i=TaKi Taran Killam]] -- who joined the ''SNL'' cast in 2010 and is still on the show). It should be noted that the premise of a sketch comedy show based on ''MAD Magazine'' (be it animated, like ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'', or live-action, like this show) is [[OlderThanTheyThink not exactly a new idea]]: in the early 1970s, a pilot was made for an animated sketch show based on ''MAD Magazine'', using all the artwork for their movie and TV show parodies (the pilot had parodies of ''The Godfather'' and ''Columbo''), along with their satirical pieces, like "The Parent Awards." The pilot has never aired on TV (as executives thought it wouldn't appeal to anyone) and now exists as a rare treasure that's [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes somewhere out on the Internet]].

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* ''Series/MADtv'' ''Series/MadTv'' -- ''Saturday Night Live'''s rival sketch show from 1995-2009. Is considered the longest-running sketch show on FOX and the longest-running [[DuelingShows dueling show]] to ''SNL''. Has a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of the Creator/CartoonNetwork sketch show ''MAD'' and Comedy Central's ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' and two cast members who have jumped ship from ''Series/MADtv'' ''Series/MadTv'' to be on ''SNL'' ([[http://snl.jt.org/cast.php?i=JeRi Jeff Richards]] -- who lasted on ''SNL'' from 2001 to mid-2004 -- and [[http://snl.jt.org/cast.php?i=TaKi Taran Killam]] -- who joined the ''SNL'' cast in 2010 and is still on the show). It should be noted that the premise of a sketch comedy show based on ''MAD Magazine'' (be it animated, like ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'', or live-action, like this show) is [[OlderThanTheyThink not exactly a new idea]]: in the early 1970s, a pilot was made for an animated sketch show based on ''MAD Magazine'', using all the artwork for their movie and TV show parodies (the pilot had parodies of ''The Godfather'' and ''Columbo''), along with their satirical pieces, like "The Parent Awards." The pilot has never aired on TV (as executives thought it wouldn't appeal to anyone) and now exists as a rare treasure that's [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes somewhere out on the Internet]].



* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' longest-running sketch show on NBC and American television in general (is now in its 40th season); has survived everything from national crises to fluctuating pop culture trends to rival sketch shows seeking to take its place (with varying levels of success) to SeasonalRot in the form of [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks cast and crew turnover]], threats of cancellation, criticism over not hiring more minority cast members and treating their minority cast members unfairly, and fickle audiences who embrace the show one minute, then trash it the next. Is considered ''the'' place for young sketch and improv comedians and comedy writers to gain fame.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' longest-running sketch show on NBC and American television in general (is now in its 40th 42nd season); has survived everything from national crises to fluctuating pop culture trends to rival sketch shows seeking to take its place (with varying levels of success) to SeasonalRot in the form of [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks cast and crew turnover]], threats of cancellation, criticism over not hiring more minority cast members and treating their minority cast members unfairly, and fickle audiences who embrace the show one minute, then trash it the next. Is considered ''the'' place for young sketch and improv comedians and comedy writers to gain fame.
24th Feb '17 12:31:26 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/KeyAndPeele'': Creator/ComedyCentral's latest sketch show, featuring ''Series/MADtv'''s Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. This show, along with the Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'', can be considered a SpiritualSuccessor of ''MADtv''.

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* ''Series/KeyAndPeele'': Creator/ComedyCentral's latest sketch show, featuring ''Series/MADtv'''s Keegan-Michael Key Creator/KeeganMichaelKey and Jordan Peele. Creator/JordanPeele. This show, along with the Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'', can be considered a SpiritualSuccessor of ''MADtv''.''Series/MADtv''.



* ''Series/MADtv'' -- ''Saturday Night Live'''s rival sketch show from 1995-2009. Is considered the longest-running sketch show on FOX and the longest-running [[DuelingShows dueling show]] to ''SNL''. Has a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of the Creator/CartoonNetwork sketch show ''MAD'' and Comedy Central's ''Key & Peele'' and two cast members who have jumped ship from ''Series/MADtv'' to be on ''SNL'' ([[http://snl.jt.org/cast.php?i=JeRi Jeff Richards]] -- who lasted on ''SNL'' from 2001 to mid-2004 -- and [[http://snl.jt.org/cast.php?i=TaKi Taran Killam]] -- who joined the ''SNL'' cast in 2010 and is still on the show). It should be noted that the premise of a sketch comedy show based on ''MAD Magazine'' (be it animated, like ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'', or live-action, like this show) is [[OlderThanTheyThink not exactly a new idea]]: in the early 1970s, a pilot was made for an animated sketch show based on ''MAD Magazine'', using all the artwork for their movie and TV show parodies (the pilot had parodies of ''The Godfather'' and ''Columbo''), along with their satirical pieces, like "The Parent Awards." The pilot has never aired on TV (as executives thought it wouldn't appeal to anyone) and now exists as a rare treasure that's [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes somewhere out on the Internet]].

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* ''Series/MADtv'' -- ''Saturday Night Live'''s rival sketch show from 1995-2009. Is considered the longest-running sketch show on FOX and the longest-running [[DuelingShows dueling show]] to ''SNL''. Has a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of the Creator/CartoonNetwork sketch show ''MAD'' and Comedy Central's ''Key & Peele'' ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' and two cast members who have jumped ship from ''Series/MADtv'' to be on ''SNL'' ([[http://snl.jt.org/cast.php?i=JeRi Jeff Richards]] -- who lasted on ''SNL'' from 2001 to mid-2004 -- and [[http://snl.jt.org/cast.php?i=TaKi Taran Killam]] -- who joined the ''SNL'' cast in 2010 and is still on the show). It should be noted that the premise of a sketch comedy show based on ''MAD Magazine'' (be it animated, like ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'', or live-action, like this show) is [[OlderThanTheyThink not exactly a new idea]]: in the early 1970s, a pilot was made for an animated sketch show based on ''MAD Magazine'', using all the artwork for their movie and TV show parodies (the pilot had parodies of ''The Godfather'' and ''Columbo''), along with their satirical pieces, like "The Parent Awards." The pilot has never aired on TV (as executives thought it wouldn't appeal to anyone) and now exists as a rare treasure that's [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes somewhere out on the Internet]].



* ''Series/{{Q}}'', a series of anarchic freeform sketch comedy shows created by and starring {{Creator/Spike Milligan}}.

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* ''Series/{{Q}}'', a series of anarchic freeform sketch comedy shows created by and starring {{Creator/Spike Milligan}}.Creator/SpikeMilligan.
12th Feb '17 3:14:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheFrantics''

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* ''TheFrantics''''Radio/TheFrantics''
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* ''Series/Switch1975'' -- [[GermanMedia German show]] spoofing various other TV programs.

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* ''Series/Switch1975'' ''Series/Switch1997'' -- [[GermanMedia German show]] spoofing various other TV programs.
15th Jan '17 7:45:01 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'' -- Written by the ZAZ team and directed by Creator/JohnLandis. Basically a sketch comedy movie rather than AnthologyFilm, with one long segment ("A Fistful of Yen", which runs a half-hour and takes up over a third of the film), and a whole bunch of other segments that are all less than ten minutes and mostly less than five minutes.

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* ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'' -- Written by the ZAZ team and directed by Creator/JohnLandis. Basically a sketch comedy movie rather than AnthologyFilm, with one long segment ("A Fistful of Yen", which runs a half-hour and takes up over a third of the film), and a whole bunch of other segments that are all less which aren't any longer than ten six minutes and mostly less than five minutes.apiece.
15th Jan '17 7:42:59 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'' -- Written by the ZAZ team and directed by Creator/JohnLandis. Basically a sketch comedy movie rather than AnthologyFilm, with one long segment ("A Fistful of Yen", which runs a half-hour and takes up over a third of the film), and a whole bunch of other segments that are all less than ten minutes and mostly less than five minutes.
28th Dec '16 10:28:03 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/IncredibleCrew'': CartoonNetwork's last live-action original show. Features Jeremy Shada (the voice of Finn the Human on ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'') as a cast member.

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* ''Series/IncredibleCrew'': CartoonNetwork's Creator/CartoonNetwork's last live-action original show. Features Jeremy Shada (the voice of Finn the Human on ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'') as a cast member.
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