Sunday, March 14, 2021

Sunday Fun: It's Garry Shandling's Show (Opening) Repeat

Yes, it was indeed Garry Shandling's show (1986 - 1990). And it was brilliant. In late 1987 I would be sure to catch It's Garry Shandling's Show on Sunday evenings on Toronto station CITY-TV.

The series with a broken fourth wall was entertaining in its conceit: Gary Shandling is a television sitcom character, and he knows it. He would pop out of character (or was it into character?) and address the audience, sometimes making them part of the story. (This hater of sitcoms likes a sitcom that pokes fun at the form; or tries to improve on it.)

The theme song too was different, and memorable. Its title will come as no surprise: "This is the Theme to Garry's Show."

I'm going to take the present tense of the title, It's Garry Shandling's Show, and make it present again: Track it down....

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