The Larry Sanders Show: Season 1


# Air Date Title
1 Aug 15

The Garden Weasel (a.k.a. What Have You Done For Me Lately?)

Larry finds himself in opposition to a network executive who wants him to do live commercials during the show for ““The Garden Weasel.”“

2 Aug 22

The Promise

Larry is annoyed that David Spade is booked on another show and Hank’s fan club visits.

3 Aug 29

The Spider Episode

Larry battles his reluctance when real live spiders are scheduled for the show, and tries to find a sketch to do with guest Carol Burnett.

4 Sep 05

Guest Host

The success of Dana Carvey as a guest host on his show makes Larry very, very nervous.

5 Sep 12

The New Producer

A friend of Larry’s temporarily replaces Artie as producer but schemes to make the job permanent.

6 Sep 19

The Flirt Episode

Jeannie becomes very jealous and accuses Larry of flirting with a playful Mimi Rogers on the show.

7 Sep 26

Hank's Contract

It’s contract negotiation time for Hank and he’s going for a raise … and a golf cart.

8 Oct 03

Out of the Loop

Larry feels out of touch when he’s the last to know that his headwriter is having a torrid office affair.

9 Oct 10

Talk Show

An argument at home with Jeannie causes Larry to lose his concentration during the show that night.

10 Oct 17


Larry’s little dinner at home with Arthur, initiated by Jeannie, escalates into a full-blown party and causes Larry to become extremely paranoid.

11 Oct 24

The Warmth Episode

Worried about his ratings, Larry hires a focus group to help him tighten up the show.

12 Oct 31

A Brush with the Elbow of Greatness

Larry makes the tabloids when a woman claims he knocked her into a magazine rack and neglected to apologize.

13 Nov 07

Hey Now

Hank falls asleep during the show, which is just the last straw for a fed-up Larry.

About The Larry Sanders Show

Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective producer Artie, allows Garry Shandling and his talented writers to look behind the scenes and to show us a convincing slice of behind the camera life.