History Series / CheapSeats

9th Apr '17 8:02:23 PM Freezer
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* HighHopesZeroTalent: From Ep. S2 E9 (1980 MLB All-Star Game): Hideki Ichimo, a Japanese man who moved to America in hopes of becoming a baseball announcer. Except he didn't speak a word of English (Outside of Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews lyrics) and refused to learn. And when his calls were translated to English, they made no sense anyway.
7th Feb '17 4:48:13 PM MarkLungo
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The 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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The 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, the Sklar brothers, 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''.
19th Nov '16 11:27:37 PM Freezer
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* RunningGag: In season 4, the Sklars "gained" a long-lost older brother named David, whom Randy has never met.

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
** "Helobious" - one of the words from "Spelling Bee"/Episode 0105. Either used as a synonym for "hilarious" or menacingly pronounced [[Film/SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter style]].
** "SLOWER! SLOWER!"
** Singing a version of the first line of [[Music/SimonAndGarfunkel "The Sounds of Silence"]] adopted to the current scene.
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In season 4, the Sklars "gained" a long-lost older brother named David, whom Randy has never met.
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.


golf.
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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[[caption-width-right:200:Jason and Randy Sklar. Or is it the other way around?]]


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