Short Attention Span Theater, which ran on Comedy Central from 1989–1994, is a pastiche of various comedians and clips from movies airing on HBO and Cinemax that month along with entertainment news and commentary from the show's host. The original hosts were Jon Stewart and Patty Rosborough. The last two live seasons were hosted by Mark S. Allen. During its run Janet Decker, Joe Bolster, Marc Maron, Laura Kightlinger, Sue Murphy, Brian Regan and brother Dennis Regan were celebrity hosts on occasion. When SAST originally aired, it was on The Comedy Channel. The only trademark behavior established by the show's original hosts was the "chair dance". The show is also the first to air Marc Weiner's "head puppets," in a series of short skits. In 2002, Comedy Central began airing Comic Remix, something of a spiritual successor. The show followed a similar format, and even used many clips which had previously been used on SAST'.
Best Friends follows the life of a group of friends at their high school ‘Spangalis College’. Inside and outside of school exciting and challenging experiences take place. Growing up is never easy; every character has its own, unique story of love, friendship, loneliness, sorrow, discovery. There is drama and joy in school, family, teachers, parents, divorce, bullying, and always dreams for the future.
The eccentric but highly acclaimed British Chef Keith Floyd goes in search of the true flavour of Spain. Floyd celebrates the food and drink of regional Spain in restaurants and bars, mountain tops and the length and breadth of this rich and diverse country.
Spanish Archer was a talent show hosted by Rhodri Williams and occasionally Ruth Madoc. It was produced by L!VE TV and filmed at the station's headquarters at Canary Wharf in London. The title for the show derives from the phrase meaning rejection, where "Spanish Archer" would be said to translate to "El Bow", hence "Given the elbow". The TV show deliberately took this in a very literal manner, and expanded the joke as far as it possibly could.
Midnight Spank was the former name of a late-night block shown on G4. This block was originally based on G4's recent venture to Williams Street Studios, pioneers of the Adult Swim block on Cartoon Network. G4 Late Nights was made originally to offer the similar content like that of Adult Swim. The block now offers syndicated content targeted towards the 18-25 male demographic. Midnight Spank aired mostly acquired programming, with occasional original programming. Midnight Spank premiered on May 8, 2006 at 12am on G4. The block was discontinued by mid-2008, and currently encore's of G4's primetime schedule air in the timeslot.
Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the course of the show, she and her family become increasingly entangled in illegal activities.
Dick Spanner, P.I. is a 1986 British stop-motion animated comedy series which parodied Chandleresque detective shows. The title character and main protagonist was Dick Spanner, voiced by Shane Rimmer, a robotic private detective who works cases in a futuristic urban setting. The show made frequent use of puns and visual gags. The series consisted of 22 six-minute episodes, covering two story arcs of equal length: "The Case Of The Human Cannonball" and "The Case Of The Maltese Parrot". The programme was originally broadcast in the United Kingdom as a segment of the Sunday morning show Network 7 on Channel 4, and was later repeated on the same channel in a late night spot. Produced by Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson, the series was created and written by Terry Adlam, who had previously worked on effects for Anderson's Terrahawks. It was also the basis for the Anderson-created Tennants Pilsner advertising campaign using the Lou Tennant character.
A Star Spangled Salute is live coverage of the EQT Flashes of Freedom Fireworks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This special is shown on WPXI, an NBC affiliate. Before July 4, 1994, Pittsburgh held its fireworks special on July 3 instead of July 4. From July 4, 1990 to July 4, 2003, WDVE played the music for the Pittsburgh fireworks until Wish 99.7 took over in 2004.
Morimura Aiko is a junior high school student who is short for her age. Her father went on a yacht ten years ago and his whereabouts remained in obscurity. Her mother, a designer for hats, left for Paris, leaving Aiko in the care of her uncle, Mr Fujinami. Aiko had a pet dog, Papi, but it died in a car accident. Around the same time, another dog, Spank, appears before her. Having gone through so many unfortunate events in her life, Spank's presence begins to brighten up Aiko's life and put a smile on her face.
British sketch show starring Harry Enfield.
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish, also known simply as Destinos, is an educational television program created by Bill VanPatten, who was, at the time, Professor of Spanish and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The show, designed to introduce viewers to the basics of Spanish, had two seasons, beginning in 1992. Its 52 episodes are often used for educational purposes in schools and are still broadcast regularly on many PBS stations, as well as many local channels. Destinos was produced by WGBH Boston and funded by the Annenberg/CPB Project, with additional funding by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.