History Series / CheapSeats

16th Aug '15 11:56:04 AM bwburke94
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Guest segments were also common, either with recurring characters like The Answer Dog or The Score Settler, or with characters tangent to the action (as portrayed by comedians). Other segments took more of a documentary approach, but were still ficitious and played for laughs, like the history of a labor strike in the world of professional miniature golf, or a profile of Caitlyn Jenner's less-talented nephew.



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Guest segments were also common, either with recurring characters like The Answer Dog or The Score Settler, or with characters tangent to the action (as portrayed by comedians). Other segments took more of a documentary approach, but were still ficitious and played for laughs, like the history of a labor strike in the world of professional miniature golf, or a profile of Caitlyn Jenner's less-talented nephew.


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14th Aug '15 2:42:35 AM lizaphile
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Guest segments were also common, either with recurring characters like The Answer Dog or The Score Settler, or with characters tangent to the action (as portrayed by comedians). Other segments took more of a documentary approach, but were still ficitious and played for laughs, like the history of a labor strike in the world of professional miniature golf, or a profile of Bruce Jenner's less-talented nephew.



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Guest segments were also common, either with recurring characters like The Answer Dog or The Score Settler, or with characters tangent to the action (as portrayed by comedians). Other segments took more of a documentary approach, but were still ficitious and played for laughs, like the history of a labor strike in the world of professional miniature golf, or a profile of Bruce Caitlyn Jenner's less-talented nephew.


29th Aug '14 9:45:29 AM Freezer
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ESPN indicated no plans for a DVD set, so the only official outlet as of late 2010 is a ten-episode set on iTunes and whatever random time late at night ESPN Classic decides to put reruns on.
1st Nov '13 10:47:30 AM MarkLungo
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* TheCavalry: In "Steve Garvey Celebrity Skiing", the Sklars run out of money and are reduced to broadcasting by flashlight in an empty studio. Michael Floorwax rides in to save the day. Seems like a DeusExMachina, but is actually [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] in the hour-long version of Floorwax's first episode, "Steve Garvey Fishing/Bobby Bonilla Bowling". The earlier episode ends with the Sklars talking about Floorwax, noting that he's now a radio DJ in Denver and earns more money than they'll ever see.

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* TheCavalry: In "Steve Garvey Celebrity Skiing", the Sklars run out of money and are reduced to broadcasting by flashlight in an empty studio. Michael Floorwax rides in to save the day. Seems like a DeusExMachina, but is actually [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] in the hour-long version of Floorwax's first episode, "Steve Garvey Fishing/Bobby Bonilla Bowling". The earlier episode ends with the Sklars talking about Floorwax, noting that he's now a radio DJ in Denver UsefulNotes/{{Denver}} and earns more money than they'll ever see.
20th Sep '13 1:39:54 PM Viira
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* XMeetsY: ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' meets {{ESPN}} Classic.
10th Apr '13 4:08:37 PM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:230:Jason and Randy Sklar. Or is it the other way around?]]]]

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10th Apr '13 4:08:16 PM MarkLungo
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30th Aug '12 9:25:13 PM mlsmithca
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* DidNotDoTheResearch: [[invoked]] In the first episode, Ron gets pretty much everything wrong about the wrestling show they're about to broadcast (It's from the "Mid-South Region", not the "Southeastern Conference." The Iron Shiek is from Iran, not Iraq)
27th Aug '12 11:32:45 AM MarkLungo
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The show itself ran for 77 episodes and the finale aired on November 19, 2006. The first ten episodes were an hour long, with the remaining running 30 minutes. The hour-long episodes were edited down, with some scenes reshot, to allow reruns in the shorter time slot. Occasionally, this leads to orphaned jokes or other discontinuity [[hottip:*: See season 1, episode 2, "Cal vs. Stanford", where the Cheapies show two shots of Elway tripping immediately after the snap, while only one appeared in the half-hour show, or season 1, episode 8, "Superdogs! Superjocks!", where "What 2 Look 4" warns of an obscene number of dog puns, but most were cut from the shorter episode]].

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The show itself ran for 77 episodes and the finale aired on November 19, 2006. The first ten episodes were an hour long, with the remaining running 30 minutes. The hour-long episodes were edited down, with some scenes reshot, to allow reruns in the shorter time slot. Occasionally, this leads to orphaned jokes or other discontinuity [[hottip:*: See [[note]]See season 1, episode 2, "Cal vs. Stanford", where the Cheapies show two shots of Elway tripping immediately after the snap, while only one appeared in the half-hour show, or season 1, episode 8, "Superdogs! Superjocks!", where "What 2 Look 4" warns of an obscene number of dog puns, but most were cut from the shorter episode]].
episode[[/note]].



* SpiritualSuccessor: This show owes much to ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. Made explicit when Mike and The Bots did an extended cameo in the Season 2 premiere.[[hottip:*:Technically the second episode, but the first proper one. The actual S2 premiere was a ClipShow parody of ESPN's ''Sportscentury'' series.]]

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* SpiritualSuccessor: This show owes much to ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. Made explicit when Mike and The Bots did an extended cameo in the Season 2 premiere.[[hottip:*:Technically [[note]]Technically the second episode, but the first proper one. The actual S2 premiere was a ClipShow parody of ESPN's ''Sportscentury'' series.]][[/note]]
27th Aug '12 11:31:54 AM MarkLungo
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''Cheap Seats'' is a show on {{ESPN}} Classic that is hosted by twin stand-up comedians Randy and Jason Sklar. The two watch old campy sports and make funny comments about them. The story goes that a long time ago (on February 4, 2004) a man named Ron Parker (Michael Showalter), "an anchor with attitude", was filming the first episode of ''Cheap Seats with Ron Parker''. The show was slated to go big. However, moments into filming, he was buried under a stack of tapes and his loyal but poorly treated assistants, Randy and Jason Sklar, had to fill in for him (like [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Gehrig for Pipp]] or [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Brady for Bledsoe]]) as they were the next people in line before Ryan Leaf. Thus the show became ''Cheap Seats Without Ron Parker''.

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''Cheap Seats'' is a show on {{ESPN}} Classic that is hosted by twin stand-up comedians Randy and Jason Sklar. The two watch old campy sports and make funny comments about them.

The story BackStory goes that a long time ago (on February 4, 2004) a man named Ron Parker (Michael Showalter), "an anchor with attitude", was filming the first episode of ''Cheap Seats with Ron Parker''. The show was slated to go big. However, moments into filming, he was buried under a stack of tapes and his loyal but poorly treated assistants, Randy and Jason Sklar, had to fill in for him (like [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Gehrig for Pipp]] or [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Brady for Bledsoe]]) as they were the next people in line before Ryan Leaf. Thus the show became ''Cheap Seats Without Ron Parker''.
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