History Series / Bizarre

8th Oct '14 9:35:02 AM FordPrefect
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* Bowdlerise: In a rare case of content being censored in it's native country, the Canadian version of Bizarre was censored for CTV airing. (The showtime version contains nudity and coarse language)
** The language was bleeped by a horn honking sound and scenes involving nudity were censored either via by the inclusion of reverse angle scenes originally filmed from behind nude actors (generally women baring their breasts) or scenes that were reshot with the models wearing a bra. Eventually the CTV version made it's way to American syndication but few markets received the showtime versions as late night fare The British version that aired on ITV at 11PM at night was the adult version with one difference: The more extreme language was bleeped the old fashioned way
* BreakoutCharacter: Super Dave
* EpicFail: Super Dave Osborne's stunts failed spectacularly. in one of his most famous stunts, Super Dave attemped to avoid getting hurt by a pile driver by saying "Balloon Ball" over and over again but to no one's surprise the stunt fails and the end result left Super Dave as a head atop two shoes. The skit was so popular that for the following season, Showtime promos for Bizarre featured a cartoon logo of Super Dave's helmeted head and shoes.
* FingerInTheMail: Parodied in a skit featuring a man and woman waiting anxiously for correspondence from their son's kidnapper. After revealing that they'd been sent a few pieces of him already (fingers and toes) they received a new box. When the wife asked what part of him was in it this time, the answer was, "His shit." In an alternate ending, it was instead his foot, to which the parents happily exclaimed, "Now we have enough to put him back together again!"
* NoFourthWall: Byner's interaction with members of the studio audience and/or Bob Einstein (Who was the show's coproducer) demolished the forth wall. Einstein would also halt a sketch.
* RegionalBonus: (overlap with Better on DVD) As mentioned above (See Edited for Syndication) the American showtime version included nudity and coarse language not found in the CTV version
* SelfDeprecation: A staple joke of the show which included Richard Nixon telling host John Byner (who played Nixon in the sketch), not to "make the mistake I did", but instead to "burn the tapes", and an ET parody, where the ET character was the children's grandfather who couldn't even bear to be in the house while they were watching Bizarre.

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* Bowdlerise: In a rare case of content being censored in it's its native country, the Canadian version of Bizarre was censored for CTV airing. (The showtime Showtime version contains nudity and coarse language)
language.)
** The language was bleeped by a horn honking sound sound, and scenes involving nudity were censored either via by the inclusion of reverse angle scenes originally filmed from behind nude actors (generally women baring their breasts) or scenes that were reshot re-shot with the models wearing a bra. Eventually Eventually, the CTV version made it's its way to American syndication syndication, but few markets received the showtime Showtime versions as late night fare fare. The British version that aired on ITV at 11PM at night was the adult version with one difference: The more extreme language was bleeped the old fashioned way
way.
* BreakoutCharacter: Super Dave
Dave.
* EpicFail: Super Dave Osborne's stunts failed spectacularly. in one of his most famous stunts, Super Dave attemped attempted to avoid getting hurt by a pile driver by saying "Balloon Ball" over and over again again, but to no one's surprise the stunt fails and the end result left Super Dave as a head atop two shoes. The skit was so popular that that, for the following season, Showtime promos for Bizarre ''Bizarre'' featured a cartoon logo of Super Dave's helmeted head and shoes.
* FingerInTheMail: Parodied in a skit featuring a man and woman waiting anxiously for correspondence from their son's kidnapper. After revealing that they'd been sent a few pieces of him already (fingers and toes) toes), they received a new box. When the wife asked what part of him was in it this time, the answer was, "His shit." In an alternate ending, it was instead his foot, to which the parents happily exclaimed, "Now we have enough to put him back together again!"
* NoFourthWall: Byner's interaction with members of the studio audience and/or co-producer Bob Einstein (Who was the show's coproducer) demolished the forth fourth wall. Einstein would also halt a sketch.
sketches.
* RegionalBonus: (overlap with Better on DVD) As mentioned above (See (see Edited for Syndication) Syndication), the American showtime Showtime version included nudity and coarse language not found in the CTV version
version.
* SelfDeprecation: A staple joke of the show show, which included Richard Nixon telling host John Byner (who played Nixon in the sketch), sketch) not to "make the mistake I did", did" but instead to "burn the tapes", and an ET parody, parody where the ET character was the children's grandfather who couldn't even bear to be in the house while they were watching Bizarre.''Bizarre''.
8th Oct '14 9:32:33 AM FordPrefect
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Featuring sketches, spoofs of TV shows and appearances by guest stars like Howie Mandel, Steve Allen, Pat Morita (Of Karate Kid fame) Murry "The unknown Comic" Langston and Redd Foxx. Bizarre is also the show that put Super Dave Osborne on the map. Super Dave's popularity as Bizarre's {{Breakout Character}} would lead to the {{Spinoff}} series entitled "The Super Dave Osborne Show"

And by the way, Mike Myers appeared on the Show as Timmy Byner.

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Featuring Featured sketches, spoofs of TV shows shows, and appearances by guest stars like Howie Mandel, Steve Allen, Pat Morita (Of (of Karate Kid fame) fame), Murry "The unknown Unknown Comic" Langston Langston, and Redd Foxx. Bizarre ''Bizarre'' is also the show that put Super Dave Osborne on the map. Super Dave's popularity as Bizarre's {{Breakout Character}} would lead led to the {{Spinoff}} series entitled "The Super Dave Osborne Show"

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And by the way, Mike Myers appeared on the Show show as Timmy Byner.



!!The show provides examples of the following tropes
* BlatantLies: Bizarre has a recurring sketch called "Byner Originals" in which show host John Byner would claim to be introducing some new comedy creation - Boy John, Johnny Jackson - that were blatant ripoffs of actual personalities of the day which would prompt producer Bob Einstein to interrupt the sketch, calmly berate Byner, and then suffer a litany of insults in return. In one episode, they blatantly rip off a skit that the show did only 3 years earlier.

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!!The show provides examples of the following tropes
tropes:
* BlatantLies: Bizarre has a recurring sketch called "Byner Originals" in which show host John Byner would claim to be introducing some new comedy creation - Boy John, Johnny Jackson - that were blatant ripoffs of actual personalities of the day day, which would prompt producer Bob Einstein to interrupt the sketch, calmly berate Byner, and then suffer a litany of insults in return. In one episode, they blatantly rip off a skit that the show did only 3 years earlier.
11th Jul '14 9:55:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Mike Myers appeared on the show as Timmy Byner. Luba Goy who guested on the show would go on to the Royal Canadian Air Farce. Howie Mandel also guested on the show and went on to do St. Elsewhere, Bobby's World and Deal Or No Deal
* HeyItsThatVoice: John Byner voiced the titular characters of {{The Ant and the Aardvark}} and would go on to voice Gurgi in 1985's ''TheBlackCauldron''
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Though the show is on DVD in it's uncensored Showtime version, the best of Bizarre [=DVDs=] are not only missing episodes (Which is no surprise so see missing episodes), but some sketches are missing due to music clearance issues and to top it all off, most episodes are missing their end credits which included plugs for the Royal York Hotel in Toronto and Tilden Rent-A-Car. Some episodes still have the original end credits because they are going on during live-action sketches.
* MissingEpisode: 10 volumes of The Best of Bizarre on DVD sets total 100 episodes so 41 episodes have not seen DVD release yet. Those who brought a defective volume 7 are missing half of the episodes on the DVD.
30th Dec '13 11:29:47 AM BlueGuy
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Added DiffLines:

''Bizarre'' is a sketch comedy show that aired on Showtime and CTV from 1980-86. John Byner served as host and taped at the CFTO Glen-Warren studios.

Featuring sketches, spoofs of TV shows and appearances by guest stars like Howie Mandel, Steve Allen, Pat Morita (Of Karate Kid fame) Murry "The unknown Comic" Langston and Redd Foxx. Bizarre is also the show that put Super Dave Osborne on the map. Super Dave's popularity as Bizarre's {{Breakout Character}} would lead to the {{Spinoff}} series entitled "The Super Dave Osborne Show"

And by the way, Mike Myers appeared on the Show as Timmy Byner.
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!!The show provides examples of the following tropes
* BlatantLies: Bizarre has a recurring sketch called "Byner Originals" in which show host John Byner would claim to be introducing some new comedy creation - Boy John, Johnny Jackson - that were blatant ripoffs of actual personalities of the day which would prompt producer Bob Einstein to interrupt the sketch, calmly berate Byner, and then suffer a litany of insults in return. In one episode, they blatantly rip off a skit that the show did only 3 years earlier.
* Bowdlerise: In a rare case of content being censored in it's native country, the Canadian version of Bizarre was censored for CTV airing. (The showtime version contains nudity and coarse language)
** The language was bleeped by a horn honking sound and scenes involving nudity were censored either via by the inclusion of reverse angle scenes originally filmed from behind nude actors (generally women baring their breasts) or scenes that were reshot with the models wearing a bra. Eventually the CTV version made it's way to American syndication but few markets received the showtime versions as late night fare The British version that aired on ITV at 11PM at night was the adult version with one difference: The more extreme language was bleeped the old fashioned way
* BreakoutCharacter: Super Dave
* EpicFail: Super Dave Osborne's stunts failed spectacularly. in one of his most famous stunts, Super Dave attemped to avoid getting hurt by a pile driver by saying "Balloon Ball" over and over again but to no one's surprise the stunt fails and the end result left Super Dave as a head atop two shoes. The skit was so popular that for the following season, Showtime promos for Bizarre featured a cartoon logo of Super Dave's helmeted head and shoes.
* FingerInTheMail: Parodied in a skit featuring a man and woman waiting anxiously for correspondence from their son's kidnapper. After revealing that they'd been sent a few pieces of him already (fingers and toes) they received a new box. When the wife asked what part of him was in it this time, the answer was, "His shit." In an alternate ending, it was instead his foot, to which the parents happily exclaimed, "Now we have enough to put him back together again!"
* HeyItsThatGuy: Mike Myers appeared on the show as Timmy Byner. Luba Goy who guested on the show would go on to the Royal Canadian Air Farce. Howie Mandel also guested on the show and went on to do St. Elsewhere, Bobby's World and Deal Or No Deal
* HeyItsThatVoice: John Byner voiced the titular characters of {{The Ant and the Aardvark}} and would go on to voice Gurgi in 1985's ''TheBlackCauldron''
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Though the show is on DVD in it's uncensored Showtime version, the best of Bizarre [=DVDs=] are not only missing episodes (Which is no surprise so see missing episodes), but some sketches are missing due to music clearance issues and to top it all off, most episodes are missing their end credits which included plugs for the Royal York Hotel in Toronto and Tilden Rent-A-Car. Some episodes still have the original end credits because they are going on during live-action sketches.
* MissingEpisode: 10 volumes of The Best of Bizarre on DVD sets total 100 episodes so 41 episodes have not seen DVD release yet. Those who brought a defective volume 7 are missing half of the episodes on the DVD.
* NoFourthWall: Byner's interaction with members of the studio audience and/or Bob Einstein (Who was the show's coproducer) demolished the forth wall. Einstein would also halt a sketch.
* RegionalBonus: (overlap with Better on DVD) As mentioned above (See Edited for Syndication) the American showtime version included nudity and coarse language not found in the CTV version
* SelfDeprecation: A staple joke of the show which included Richard Nixon telling host John Byner (who played Nixon in the sketch), not to "make the mistake I did", but instead to "burn the tapes", and an ET parody, where the ET character was the children's grandfather who couldn't even bear to be in the house while they were watching Bizarre.
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