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The Larry Sanders Show Season 5 Episodes

13 Episodes 1996 - 1997

Episode 1

Everybody Loves Larry

Wed, Nov 13, 1996 30 mins

As Jon Stewart prepares to guest host for a week, Larry's puzzled by the affection he's been getting from David Duchovny. Meanwhile, Hank buys a lemon from Elvis Costello. Charles Nelson Reilly also appears. Arthur: Rip Torn.

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Episode 2

My Name is Asher Kingsley

Wed, Nov 20, 1996 30 mins

Hank has a spiritual awakening and, among other things, decides to wear a yarmulke on the show. Rabbi Klein: Amy Aquino. Also appearing: Tom Poston and They Might Be Giants.

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Episode 3

Where Is the Love?

Wed, Nov 27, 1996 30 mins

Larry is hurt when he and the show get a bad review. Sting, TV critic Tom Shales, Sally Field and Jake Johannsen.

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Episode 4

Ellen, or Isn't She?

Wed, Dec 11, 1996 30 mins

Larry tries to persuade Ellen DeGeneres to "come out" on the air; and there are internal rumblings after the staff sees copies of the show's budget. With Ellen DeGeneres, Bob Odenkirk.

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Episode 5

The New Writer

Wed, Dec 18, 1996 30 mins

Larry hires a new female writer, which unnerves Phil; and Hank thinks Kevin Nealon is gunning for his job. With Nealon and Shawn Colvin.

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Episode 6

The Matchmaker

Wed, Jan 8, 1997 30 mins

After Brian (Scott Thompson) breaks up with his boyfriend, Hank tries to fix him up, but ends up starting rumors about himself. Guests include Harvey Fierstein, Nicollette Sheridan and Tim Conway.

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Episode 7

Make a Wish

Wed, Jan 15, 1997 30 mins

Larry's more interested in being named to the "Sexiest Men" list of People magazine than he is in meeting a child from a charitable foundation. Meanwhile, Hank tries to impress celebrities with Cuban cigars. With Ben Stiller, James Belushi.

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Episode 8

Arthur and Angie and Hank and Hercules

Wed, Jan 22, 1997 30 mins

Arthur runs off to Italy with old flame Angie Dickinson and Larry hopes to date Laura Leighton. Meanwhile, Hank auditions for an animated Disney movie but gets a role he didn't expect. With Angie Dickinson, Don Rickles.

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Episode 9

The Prank

Wed, Jan 29, 1997 30 mins

Larry suspects Lori Loughlin of being a thief; and Hank alienates a woman he likes after her son appears on the show. Guests include John Stamos, the Butthole Surfers and Lori Loughlin.

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Episode 10

The Book

Wed, Feb 5, 1997 30 mins

Larry's enthusiasm about having his memoirs published wanes after he reads his own writing. Guests include Marlee Matlin, Brooke Shields, Bruno Kirby and Dana Delany.

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Episode 11

Pain Equals Funny

Wed, Feb 12, 1997 30 mins

Phil (Wallace Langham) is depressed, but it seems the unhappier he gets, the funnier his writing becomes. Garry Shandling, Rip Torn, Jeffrey Tambor.

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Episode 12

The Roast

Wed, Feb 19, 1997 30 mins

Larry's hurt by the jokes told at a roast in his honor, and Hank resents not being selected as master of ceremonies. With Bill Maher, Dana Carvey, Jon Stewart, David Paymer, Norm Crosby, Al Franken, Carl Reiner.

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Episode 13

Larry's New Love

Wed, Feb 26, 1997 30 mins

Larry's latest girlfriend (Melinda McGraw) is more interested in her own success than in her relationship with Larry. Guests include Bruce Greenwood, Daisy Fuentes, Jeff Foxworthy, Warren Littlefield and Paul Westerberg.

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