Fridays (1980–1982)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Comedy, Music


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Live late-night comedy sketch show similar to "Saturday Night Live."


7.6/10
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Creators:

Bill Lee, John Moffitt

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29 December 1999 | johnedit-2
Despite reputation as a second-rate rate ripoff of Saturday Night Live, it usually was much better.
Created in early 1980s by ABC as an imitation of "Saturday Night Live," it was more extreme, crazier and funnier than "SNL." Besides Andy Kauffman, it featured Larry David and Michael Richards (both later of "Seinfeld").

Richard's violent, war-mongering and ultimately self-destructive boy in the sandbox was a brilliant creation. It broke the rules of physical comedy, going far beyond the predictable smart-alek jokes of "SNL." Richards was the genius of the show, not Kauffman, who by then was sadly running out of ideas.

By the way, the Kauffman episode of "Fridays" depicted in the movie "Man in the Moon" was not a spontaneous outburst. It was planned ahead of time, according to B.K. Momchilov, who runs the Andy Kauffman Home Page.

The Comedy Channel should play "Fridays" re-runs to offset "SNL's" stale re-runs.

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