The BEST Episodes of The Larry Sanders Show
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2019
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.
#1 - Artie's Gone
Season 2 - Episode 8
Artie gets stuck on the highway during torrential rains and mud-slides leaving Paula the booker to function as the producer for the show.
#2 - Flip
Season 6 - Episode 11
Larry tapes his last show.
#3 - Off Camera
Season 2 - Episode 16
Artie has a terrible day backstage with an Entertainment Weekly writer prowling around, John Ritter and Gene Siskel nearly coming to blows, and a stray dog nipping at everyone.
#4 - New York or L.A.
Season 2 - Episode 18
Larry seriously considers either quitting the biz or moving his show to New York after the network's new owner begins to meddle with the format.
#5 - Would You Do Me a Favor?
Season 3 - Episode 3
Larry's dad pays a visit to California, but Larry doesn't want to see him, so he adds that little chore to the things an already fed-up Beverly has to cope with.
#6 - Office Romance
Season 3 - Episode 7
The office suffers when Larry and Darlene tentatively begin a romance, prompting a domino effect of hurt feelings and jealousy.
#9 - Jeannie's Visit
Season 4 - Episode 5
A surprise visit by Larry's ex-wife causes an unusual triangle between her, Larry and Hank. Larry offers a cappuccino machine as a substitute for the daily office run to Starbucks.
#10 - I Was a Teenage Lesbian
Season 4 - Episode 11
While awaiting the results of a breast biopsy, a tense Paula angers Brett Butler who offers Larry some tips on his weekly massage. Hank interviews possible new agents while his beloved Sid lies gravely ill in the hospital.
#11 - Adolf Hankler
Season 6 - Episode 6
Larry spends his vacation with his brother who has a business proposition. Guest host Jon Stewart tests the network's censors by booking the Wu-Tang Clan.
#13 - Eight
Season 4 - Episode 16
Chaos reigns as the eighth anniversary show tapes and Larry tries repeatedly to sneak in a bathroom visit during a commercial break.
#14 - What Have You Done For Me Lately? (AKA The Garden Weasel)
Season 1 - Episode 1
Larry finds himself in opposition to a network executive who wants him to do live commercials during the show for ""The Garden Weasel.""
#15 - Flip (2)
Season 6 - Episode 12
Part 2 of the final ever show. Larry is in hot water with Carol Burnet when he tells her she was the first person he chose to be on his final show. This doesn't appear to be the case as Ellen confirms. Bruno Kirby is bumped again. Clint Black sings goodbye to Larry.
#17 - Party
Season 1 - Episode 10
Larry's little dinner at home with Arthur, initiated by Jeannie, escalates into a full-blown party and causes Larry to become extremely paranoid.
#18 - Hank's Night in the Sun
Season 3 - Episode 6
Hank gets his shot at the big chair when Larry gets food poisoning just before a taping.
#19 - Ellen, or Isn't She?
Season 5 - Episode 4
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 circulating the show's budget, with everyone's salary, amongst the staff.
#20 - Putting the Gay Back in Litigation
Season 6 - Episode 10
Tired of Phil's gay jokes, Brian sues the show for sexual harrassment.
#21 - Montana
Season 3 - Episode 1
Larry's going out of his mind with boredom up in Montana when Artie appears with a scheme to resurrect the show.
#22 - Arthur and Angie and Hank and Hercules
Season 5 - Episode 8
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 watching their own TV shows. Hank auditions for a voice part in the new Disney movie, Hercules.
#23 - The Spiders Episode
Season 1 - Episode 3
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.
#24 - Out of the Loop
Season 1 - Episode 8
Larry feels out of touch when he's the last to know that his headwriter is having a torrid office affair.
#25 - The Stalker
Season 2 - Episode 4
Larry gets a little paranoid when he learns he's being stalked by an obsessed fan.