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Primetime Glick 

Talk-show parody featuring obese host Jiminy Glick, who usually knows nothing about his guests and hurls veiled insults at them during his interviews.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Martin Short ...  Jiminy Glick / ... 30 episodes, 2001-2003
Michael McKean ...  Adrien Van Voorhees 30 episodes, 2001-2003
Brett Gilbert ...  Ladislof 30 episodes, 2001-2003
Jackie Stevens Jackie Stevens ...  Ronette 30 episodes, 2001-2003
David Lee McLain ...  Zoltan 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Alex Baker ...  Carole - Guitarist / ... 17 episodes, 2001-2003
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Storyline

Jiminy Glick, a character first introduced on the The Martin Short Show now has his own show. His gross incompetence and clueless confidence shine in conversations with various celebrities. There's also an opening monologue with Glick that usually involves his bandleader Adrien VanVoorhees (Michael McKean), plus commercial and movie parodies featuring other characters. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

If you think you know Hollywood... You don't know GLICK!

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Official Sites:

Comedy Central | Comedy Central

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Глик в прямом эфире See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Comedy Central See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(30 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jan Hooks , who plays Jiminy Glick's wife Dixie, previously guest starred on Martin Short's short running series The Martin Short Show (1994) See more »

Quotes

[repeated lines]
Adrien Van Voorhees: I'm Adrien Van Voorhees, and am I the only one who needs a Glick fix?
Audience: No! We do!
Adrien Van Voorhees: Damn straight!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of every episode before the credits roll, Jiminy Glick is always in a steam room with his first guest he had on that show. See more »


Soundtracks

Joy Ride
(uncredited)
Music by Jack Coles
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C'mon, we all know Glick is Merv Griffin.
25 April 2005 | by DamienWasHereSee all my reviews

When I was a kid, a broadcast of SCTV would only get my attention if Martin Short was the guy on the screen. Even today my tastes have not wavered. The only reason I am thinking of getting TEVO is so that I can punch in Martin's name and take in a month's worth of his talent when nobody is there to bother me.

Martin Short is without a doubt the funniest human being who has ever lived. His Jiminy Glick character is especially funny, and obviously so "inside" most people don't even get it...or do they?

Martin Short is the only heterosexual man who can make Bette Davis and Katherine Hepburn impersonations funny for us straight men. Please don't take this as a homophobic view, rather, it is testament to Short's incredible talent. He's just funnier than a conventional drag queen or a female impersonator. He does what he does, and his straight audience laughs because it's funny, while his gay audience falls off their chairs because it's so hilariously campy and cruel.

Today I watched an episode of Primetime Jiminy and watched Short do a reenactment of Sal Mineo's murder with marionettes. Imagine that...a famous gay murder played out with cheap puppets -- it was so patently gay, yet only a small percent of those watching (and laughing) would understand how horribly and morbidly funny it really was.

C'mon, we all know Jiminy Glick is Merv Griffin -- it's so beyond funny because Martin Short is essentially a straight drag queen.

Thanks, Damien


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