The Ben Stiller Show by Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick, Bob Odenkirk | 85392425723 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Ben Stiller Show

The Ben Stiller Show

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Cast: Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick, Bob Odenkirk

     
 
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

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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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/02/2003
UPC:
0085392425723
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
4:59:00
Sales rank:
61,026

Special Features

Closed Caption; Unaired sketches with commentary by Ben, Janeane, co-creator Judd Apatow and writers Brent Forrester and Rob Cohen; A Brief History of The Ben Stiller Show, including alternate versions of the pilot and two early parodies made for MTV's version of The Ben Stiller Show (1990); Outtakes; E! Behind the Scenes Special; Interactive menus; Subtitles: English, Français & Español

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