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26th Apr '16 12:45:24 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy -- Backstage Edition: Composers [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Zimmer Hans Zimmer]] (instrumental theme) and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf_Clausen Alf Clausen]] (background music). Also, some of the ''Simpsons'' executive producers (James L. Brooks, Al Jean, and Mike Reiss) worked on this show.
* HeyItsThatVoice: For those of you who remember ''SNL'' in the mid-to-late 1980s (when Lorne Michaels came back, nearly had his show canceled, and replaced his failing 1985 all-star cast with a newer, better, funnier cast featuring the likes of Dana Carvey and Phil Hartman, among others), that's pathological liar Tommy Flanagan (or The Master Thespian)[[note]]Jon Lovitz[[/note]] as Jay Sherman.
** The late Doris Grau was the voice of Jay's make-up lady Doris Grossman. On ''The Simpsons'', she also played a character named Doris (the lunchlady-cum-LethalChef at Springfield Elementary).
** [[Series/{{Cheers}} Carla Tortelli]] was the [[TheOtherDarrin replacement voice]] for Jay Sherman's miserable, unfaithful ex-wife Ardeth during season two.
** Margo is voiced by [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]], Ralph Wiggum, Maggie (when she coos or cries), Todd Flanders, Nelson Muntz, and Kearney Zzyzwicz.[[note]] the bully who looks like he could be 16 or 17, but is really in his late 20s into his 30s, given that he was around when the Watergate scandal and America's 1976 Bicentennial happened[[/note]]
** Park Overall (best known as wise-cracking nurse Laverne from ''Empty Nest'') voiced Alice.
** ManOfAThousandVoices MauriceLaMarche as Jeremy Hawke (his voice of which he would later use for [[WesternAnimation/PepperAnn Chuck Pearson]]) and many celebrities.
23rd Mar '16 4:50:14 PM nombretomado
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* ChannelHop: After the show's first season on ABC, it then moved to FOX for the second season. Then it reran on ComedyCentral until the rights ran out and it appeared on IFC (the Independent Film Channel, a.k.a "the channel that airs ''{{Portlandia}}''") and Reelz Channel. It's now on DVD and does air on some overseas channels.

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* ChannelHop: After the show's first season on ABC, it then moved to FOX for the second season. Then it reran on ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral until the rights ran out and it appeared on IFC (the Independent Film Channel, a.k.a "the channel that airs ''{{Portlandia}}''") ''Series/{{Portlandia}}''") and Reelz Channel. It's now on DVD and does air on some overseas channels.



* {{Rerun}}: The show was in reruns on ComedyCentral back in the early 2000s, but the show has since vanished from the airwaves (at least in America). The entire series (including the webisodes) have been released on DVD.

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* {{Rerun}}: The show was in reruns on ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral back in the early 2000s, but the show has since vanished from the airwaves (at least in America). The entire series (including the webisodes) have been released on DVD.
18th Mar '16 10:40:42 PM Hossmeister
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25th Feb '16 7:50:47 AM dangerdan97
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** Then there's the "topical" political references. Jokes about Malcolm Forbes and Admiral James Stockdale do ''not'' age well.

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** Then there's the "topical" political references. Jokes about Malcolm Forbes and Admiral James Stockdale do ''not'' age well. On the other hand, the Reverend Al Sharpton has actually gained ''more'' national recognition since the show.
6th Feb '16 9:01:56 PM nombretomado
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** [[{{Cheers}} Carla Tortelli]] was the [[TheOtherDarrin replacement voice]] for Jay Sherman's miserable, unfaithful ex-wife Ardeth during season two.
** Margo is voiced by [[TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]], Ralph Wiggum, Maggie (when she coos or cries), Todd Flanders, Nelson Muntz, and Kearney Zzyzwicz.[[note]] the bully who looks like he could be 16 or 17, but is really in his late 20s into his 30s, given that he was around when the Watergate scandal and America's 1976 Bicentennial happened[[/note]]

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** [[{{Cheers}} [[Series/{{Cheers}} Carla Tortelli]] was the [[TheOtherDarrin replacement voice]] for Jay Sherman's miserable, unfaithful ex-wife Ardeth during season two.
** Margo is voiced by [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]], Ralph Wiggum, Maggie (when she coos or cries), Todd Flanders, Nelson Muntz, and Kearney Zzyzwicz.[[note]] the bully who looks like he could be 16 or 17, but is really in his late 20s into his 30s, given that he was around when the Watergate scandal and America's 1976 Bicentennial happened[[/note]]



** ManOfAThousandVoices MauriceLaMarche as Jeremy Hawke (his voice of which he would later use for [[PepperAnn Chuck Pearson]]) and many celebrities.
* TheOtherDarrin: Rhea Perlman (best known as Carla Tortelli from ''{{Cheers}}'') replaced Brenda Vaccaro as the voice of Ardeth in the second season for two episodes.

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** ManOfAThousandVoices MauriceLaMarche as Jeremy Hawke (his voice of which he would later use for [[PepperAnn [[WesternAnimation/PepperAnn Chuck Pearson]]) and many celebrities.
* TheOtherDarrin: Rhea Perlman (best known as Carla Tortelli from ''{{Cheers}}'') ''Series/{{Cheers}}'') replaced Brenda Vaccaro as the voice of Ardeth in the second season for two episodes.
2nd Dec '15 2:14:12 AM Morgenthaler
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** About nine scripts were written for a possible Season 3. One story idea was a parody of ''SingleWhiteFemale'', with Jay meeting his biggest fan, who promptly models himself more and more on him. The fan would've been voiced by MauriceLaMarche, who would increasingly impersonate Lovitz as the episode went on.

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** About nine scripts were written for a possible Season 3. One story idea was a parody of ''SingleWhiteFemale'', ''Film/SingleWhiteFemale'', with Jay meeting his biggest fan, who promptly models himself more and more on him. The fan would've been voiced by MauriceLaMarche, who would increasingly impersonate Lovitz as the episode went on.
12th May '15 8:21:13 AM NWolfman
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** There's also Jay's singing, alluding to Jon Lovitz's operatic abilities.
4th May '15 7:48:37 PM Wartzanall
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* ChannelHop: After the show's first season on ABC, it then moved to FOX for the second season. Then it reran on ComedyCentral until the rights ran out and it appeared on IFC (the Independent Film Channel, a.k.a "the channel that airs ''{{Portlandia}}''"). It's now on DVD and does air on some overseas channels.

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* ChannelHop: After the show's first season on ABC, it then moved to FOX for the second season. Then it reran on ComedyCentral until the rights ran out and it appeared on IFC (the Independent Film Channel, a.k.a "the channel that airs ''{{Portlandia}}''").''{{Portlandia}}''") and Reelz Channel. It's now on DVD and does air on some overseas channels.



* HeyItsThatGuy -- Backstage Edition: Composers [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Zimmer Hans Zimmer]] (instrumental theme) and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf_Clausen Alf Clausen]] (background music).

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* HeyItsThatGuy -- Backstage Edition: Composers [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Zimmer Hans Zimmer]] (instrumental theme) and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf_Clausen Alf Clausen]] (background music). Also, some of the ''Simpsons'' executive producers (James L. Brooks, Al Jean, and Mike Reiss) worked on this show.



** The show can still be viewed on Reelz channel. But good luck finding that (here's a hint, it's usually in the high-200s)

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** The show can still be viewed on Reelz channel. But good luck finding that (here's a hint, it's usually in the high-200s)high-200s and it might not be available on most cable packages)



** FOX was noted to have been far worse than ABC. While the series suffered in the ratings in Season 1, Season 2 was actually successful -- retaining much of ''TheSimpsons'' lead-in. However, after FOX first picked up the series, new executives took over and didn't want it. Al Jean has also suggested that because FOX didn't own the series, they were far less inclined to keep it going. Worst of all, FOX purposefully didn't officially cancel the series like ABC did - all just to prevent UPN (or anyone else for that matter) from picking it up.
* TropeNamer: NoCelebritiesWereHarmed.

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** FOX was noted to have been far worse than ABC. While the series suffered in the ratings in Season 1, Season 2 was actually successful -- retaining much of ''TheSimpsons'' lead-in. However, after FOX first picked up the series, new executives took over and didn't want it. Al Jean has also suggested that because FOX didn't own the series, they were far less inclined to keep it going. Worst of all, FOX purposefully didn't officially cancel the series like ABC did - all just to prevent UPN (or anyone else for that matter) other channels from picking it up.
* TropeNamer: NoCelebritiesWereHarmed.NoCelebritiesWereHarmed, heard during the end credits when Jay announces "Celebrity voices are impersonated. No celebrities were harmed during the making of this episode."



** Cyrus was going to make a second appearance if the series continued.

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** Cyrus (Alice's cheating husband who left her after he cut an album that blatantly revealed that he was unfaithful to her) was going to make a second appearance if the series continued.
14th Apr '15 1:32:06 PM Qicetrini
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--> '''Lovitz''': Benjamin, don't go! I know you want me.
--> '''Jay''': Wow! Everything's big on him, except his ''ego''!

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--> '''Lovitz''': '''Lovitz:''' Benjamin, don't go! I know you want me.
--> '''Jay''': '''Jay:''' Wow! Everything's big on him, except his ''ego''!
9th Apr '15 11:12:48 AM Qicetrini
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* {{Cancellation}}: First by ABC, then by FOX.
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