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TV Shows - Fridays

A late night sketch comedy show (ala SNL) that ran on ABC from 1980-1982. Notable actors who were introduced/featured on this show were Michael Richards, Larry David and Melanie Chartoff. This show was ABC's answer to NBC's SNL (which at the time was not doing well in the ratings due to show leadership and cast changes). It was very similar in format to SNL yet relied more heavily on drug and sex related humor.

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1 The Andy Kaufman Incident An on camera fight staged to look real
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2 Time Change (Part 2) The final time change to Primetime
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 Time change (Part 1) the first move to the later time slot
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5 Never Boned Still rocks.
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1 In 1980 SNL was hitting rock bottom. The new cast was boning it big time- and then came 'Fridays.' I remember seeing the promos for this new sketch comedy show, and it looked pretty funny. I watched it's debut and became an instant fan. I was a young teenager at the time and a pretty straight-laced kid at that, so I'm sure if my parents knew there was so much drug and sex themed humor on this show- they'd have locked me in my room after the 10:00 news. The humor on this show was pretty cutting edge and, compared to SNL, the production value was much slicker. Also, like SCTV, they were not afraid to do longer, more drawn out sketches (ie The Ronny Horror Picture show, featuring Ronald Regan as the Sweet Transvestite'). Also, we were introduced to the sheer bizarreness of a pre-Kramer Michael Richards (may his career Rest In Peace) and his work was certainly some of the funnier stuff on this show. This show, IMO was poised to take the crown of Late Night Sketch Comedy but then the network suits had to go and mess it up. First they pushed it back later after Nightline then, in a desperate attempt to save the show, they deposited it in a Prime time slot (this was definitely not a Primetime friendly show). I keep hoping that one day they'll actually release some or all of this stuff on DVD. I would definitely be interested. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on January 21, 2010, 4:48 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote

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