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As the Dana Carvey Show nears its 20th anniversary, it has somehow become more celebrated for the careers that it may have launched then the career it almost ended. The Dana Carvey Show only lasted eight episodes, with only seven of them airing on network television.

Dana Carvey was of course the star of the show, coming fresh off a very successful stint on Saturday Night Live. The Dana Carvey Show was to be something similar to Saturday Night Live, with Carvey as the star. The show crashed and burned, thanks in no small part to some of the bizarre sketches that made the final cut.

One of the more famous bizarre sketches included Carvey as Bill Clinton. Emboldened by high approval ratings, Carvey's Clinton dared to share with America the fact that he had genetically engineered teats with which he could nurse a baby, three puppies and a cat. Absurd indeed.

Co-starring with Carvey were some names that went on to have careers that you could argue have eclipsed Carvey's. Names like Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell appeared with Carvey in sketches, and the writing staff consisted of Louis CK, Robert Smigel and Bob Odenkirk.

The Dana Carvey Show is a Comedy series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on March 12, 1996. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

The Dana Carvey Show is available for streaming on the Sony website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Dana Carvey Show on demand at Crackle , Crackle online.

1 Season, 8 Episodes
March 12, 1996
Cast: Steve Carell, Dana Carvey, Stephen Colbert, Elon Gold, Robert Smigel
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The Dana Carvey Show Full Episode Guide

  • Sketch comedy features include Charles Grodin on celebrity talk shows, Bob Dole Undercover, This Week with David Brinkley and the Stupid Prankster's biggest mistake of all.

  • This episode of THE DANA CARVEY SHOW opens with Congressman Newt Gingrich proposing some innovative ways to make Washington D.C. pay its own way. Included are reducing the size of Congress to one, converting the White House into a riverboat casino and putting the homeless in zoos. Following his impression of special guest audience member Regis Philbin, Dana portrays a cynical, mocking auctioneer at the Kennedy memorabilia auction. The Cutting Room Floor host Gene Shalit looks at a little-known character who was left out of the final version of the movie Wizard of Oz and his song, If I Only Had An Ass. Following a news break with Peter Jennings, the cast takes a look at famous first ladies as dogs. Then, after a look at the Chicago Bulls quest for the NBA championship, the president of Streyhound Bus Lines graphically demonstrates that the bus is safer than flying. Finally, World Leaders and Their Baths looks in on Jordan's King Hussein and his favorite bathtub game.

  • Featured sketches include a look at the future, the Unabomber on MTV, and skinheads from Maine.

  • Spoofs include ``Richard Nixon,'' ``Rich Little,'' waiters and sponsor Pepsi.

  • Regis and Kathie Lee, Geraldo Rivera with Kato Kaelin, and President Bill Clinton defends his record against Howard Stern.

  • Larry King interviews Ross Perot, The 11 O'Clock News That's Easy To Take, a look at Bob Dole's elderly running mate and Grandma the Clown.

  • Entertainment Headlines looks at the celebrities of the O.J. Simpson trial, Comedy Central's Under 5, Charles Grodin and Celebrity Bloopers and Dark Sides.

  • Comic Dana Carvey begins his new series with portrayals of President Bill Clinton, the Beatles, Pat Buchannan, Ted Koppel and The Church Lady.

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