The Ben Stiller Show

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Overview

Ben Stiller's short lived television comedy series, which drew lousy ratings despite rave reviews and Emmy Awards, finally gets some well-deserved respect in this DVD set, which contains the entire 13-episode run of the show. The episodes from The Ben Stiller Show have been transferred to disc in their original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, while the audio is mastered in Dolby Digital Surround Stereo. The shows are performed in English, with optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish. Bonus materials ...
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Overview

Ben Stiller's short lived television comedy series, which drew lousy ratings despite rave reviews and Emmy Awards, finally gets some well-deserved respect in this DVD set, which contains the entire 13-episode run of the show. The episodes from The Ben Stiller Show have been transferred to disc in their original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, while the audio is mastered in Dolby Digital Surround Stereo. The shows are performed in English, with optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish. Bonus materials include audio commentaries on seven episodes, outtakes and unaired sketches, a short documentary on the making of the series, an E! network feature on the show, and more.
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Special Features

Commentaries by Ben Stiller, the entire cast, and writers for seven episodes; "A Brief History of The Ben Stiller Show, including alternate versions of the pilot and two early parodies made for MTV; five unaired sketches with optional commentary; outtakes; an E! "Behind the Scenes" special; an Easter Egg with "Melrose Heights" commentary by Ben Stiller and Bob Odenkirk.
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Editorial Reviews

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Among the most critically acclaimed and criminally short-lived ventures in television history, The Ben Stiller Show debuted on Fox in 1992 and barely made it into 1993, despite the uproar from its small but vocal fan base. Bursting with energetic savagery, the show comprised a series of sketches, generally sending up other programs, often those from its own network -- perhaps reflecting its peculiar pedigree, as it was one of the first shows produced for network telecast by cable giant HBO. Created by Ben Stiller and Judd Apatow, the series featured '90s all-star hipster comics Janeane Garofalo, Bob Odenkirk, and Andy Dick in advance of their big breaks. The team managed to take home the Emmy for its writing, edging such competitors as Saturday Night Live and Fox's more established In Living Color. Guest stars ran the gamut from Bobcat Goldthwait and Sarah Jessica Parker to Flea, Rob Morrow, and James Doohan. This DVD collection offers the 12 episodes that aired on Fox, as well as the 13th (or "lost") episode, which eventually saw the light of day on Comedy Central.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/2003
  • UPC: 085392425723
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 4:59:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 72,226

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Side #1 -- Disc 1
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   Episodes
      Episode 1
      Episode 1 Commentary
      Episode 2
      Episode 3
      Episode 4
      Episode 5
      Episode 5 Commentary
      Episode 6
      Episode 7
      Episode 8
      Episode 8 Commentary
   Special Features
      Episode 1 Commentary by Ben Stiller and Judd Apatow
      Episodes 5 and 8 Commentaries by Ben Stiller, Judd Apatow, John O'Donohue, Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo, Rob Cohen, Brent Forrester
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #2 -- Disc 2
   Play
   Episodes
      Episode 9
      Episode 9 Commentary
      Episode 10
      Episode 10 Commentary
      Episode 11
      Episode 12
      Episode 12 Commentary
      Episode 13
      Episode 13 Commentary
   Special Features
      Episode 9 Commentary by Ben Stiller, John O'Donohue, Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo, Rob Cohen, Brent Forrester
      Episodes 10, 12 and 13 Commentaries by Ben Stiller, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Rob Cohen, Jeff Kohn
      Unaired Sketches
         Play All With Commentary by Ben Stiller, Judd Apatow, Brent Forrester, Janeane Garofalo, Rob Cohen
         Let There Be Wrestling
         Teen Mascot Competition
         Hard Edition
         Fredrick's 1-Minute Workout
         Conspiracy Theory: Adult Diaper Cartel
      Outtakes
         Agent Pheret
         Bride of Frankenstein
         411-Janeane
         Manson
         Tony Bobbins
         411-Andy
         Hillbillies
         No, No, No Guy
         Die Hard
      "A Brief History of The Ben Stiller Show"
         MTV Ben Stiller Show
      E! Behind-the-Scenes Special
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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