The Larry Sanders Show: Season 5

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Nov 13
1996

Everybody Loves Larry

Larry, worried about the implications of a permanent guest host, sabotages temporary host Jon Stewart at every turn. Hank buys a less-than-perfect used car from Elvis Costello.…

2 Nov 20
1996

My Name is Asher Kingsley

Hank’s decison to re-embrace Judaism throws the office and the network into a tizzy. Larry worries that someone has been sitting in his new massaging recliner.

3 Nov 27
1996

Where is the Love?

Larry gets upset over a review from TV critic Tom Shales, prompting him to fire off a fax in retaliation and to seek sympathy from show guest Sally Field.

4 Dec 11
1996

Ellen, or Isn't She?

Artie pushes Larry to get Ellen Degeneres to come out of the closet on their show, but Larry pursues some personal research first. Beverly spoils Artie’s birthday by circ…

5 Dec 18
1996

The New Writer

Hank suffers paranoid agonies when he fears that Kevin Nealon is hanging around trying to get his job. Phil has trouble adjusting to the woman Larry has hired as a new writer.<…

6 Jan 08
1997

The Matchmaker

Paula’s new assistant, Marylou, manages to upset everyone, even the affable Tim Conway, with her ineffective pre-interview techniques and celebrity research. Hank’s…

7 Jan 15
1997

Make a Wish

Larry wants to be on People’s Ten Sexiest Men list, even if it means bumping off guest Ben Stiller. Beverly gets stuck taking care of their ““One Wish”&…

8 Jan 22
1997

Artie and Angie and Hank and Hercules

Artie falls off the wagon with his second addiction, Angie Dickinson, and flies to Venice with her. Larry’s affair with Laura Leighton stumbles over their obsessions with…

9 Jan 29
1997

The Prank

Larry becomes convinced that his new paramour Lori Loughlin has taken money from his wallet. Hank tries to impress a woman by putting her precocious son on the show as an exper…

10 Feb 05
1997

The Book

Larry insists on writng a book about his life, just like Jay, Brett, Ellen and Paul, leaving Hank worrying about ““the incident”“ and Artie to finish of…

11 Feb 12
1997

Pain Equals Funny

Paula tells Larry that she’s leaving to produce the Caryl and Marilyn show, so he impulsively promotes her to producer without consulting Artie. The quality of Phil’…

12 Feb 19
1997

The Roast

Artie works hard to make sure all of Larry’s ““friends”“ attend a celebrity roast in his honor while Hank tries to learn how to handle hecklers so…

13 Feb 26
1997

Larry's New Love

Larry’s relationship with his new girlfriend is threatened when she takes on the ““mermaid”“ role in a show skit, and wants to use it as a springb…

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.

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