The Larry Sanders Show: Larry's Big Idea (1995)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Media Satire, Showbiz Comedy, Sitcom [TV], Workplace Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Inspired to include his crew in comic sketches after witnessing a David Letterman skit in which the host cracked wise with the cue-card holder, Larry (Garry Shandling) proposes the idea to a less-than-enthusiastic Artie (Rip Torn). Despite Artie's initial reservations (as well as some malicious meddling by a jealous Hank [Jeffrey Tambor]), the skits seem to work until the staff becomes more concerned with auditioning than performing their jobs. When guest Courteney Cox suggests that Larry and herself perform a skit together, Larry begins to have second thoughts about the idea.