The Best of Primetime Glick (2001) USA
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Director:John Blanchard, Paul Flaherty
Studio:Comedy Central
Writer:Jeremy Thacker
Rating:4.5 (17 votes)
Date Added:2007-10-19
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
John Blanchard, Paul Flaherty  ...  (Director)
Jeremy Thacker  ...  (Writer)
Finola Hughes  ...  Host
Adam Cagley  ...  
Jeff Sanders  ...  
Mo Collins  ...  
Lex Lang  ...  
Jacob Price  ...  
Summary: Martin Short's Jiminy Glick character is what television needs in our age of celebrity worship. A sweaty, gluttonous, oblivious, clumsy, clueless interviewer who backhands his guests so deftly that I think they even miss out on the diss.

My favorite interview is with Jerry Seinfeld, another brilliant comedian who can think fast on his feet and keeps up with Short. That segment is gold.
(Although it's not on this DVD, one of my favorite Jiminy questions was put to Mel Brooks on another show, "So what's your beef with the Nazis?").

I also find Mrs. Gathercole (Short made up as Jiminy's ancient, crotchety fan) hilarious, whether she's soiling herself and throwing her bloomers at her abused nurse or shouting out "FORNICATE!"

Like all sketch comedy, some of it can be hit and miss depending on your tastes. But when Jiminy hits, it's a homerun.