The BEST Episodes of The Larry Sanders Show
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 23, 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 - Flip (2)
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired May 31, 1998
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.
#2 - Flip
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired May 31, 1998
Larry tapes his last show.
#3 - Eight
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 15, 1995
Chaos reigns as the eighth anniversary show tapes and Larry tries repeatedly to sneak in a bathroom visit during a commercial break.
#4 - Like No Business I Know
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 24, 1994
Regis Philbin causes some major unrest when he intimates to Hank that there might be place for him on Regis' new show. Larry and Artie worry about what guest Bobcat Goldthwait might do to top his chair-burning incident on The Tonight Show.
#5 - You're Having My Baby
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 29, 1994
Larry's chances with Mimi Rogers drop dramatically when a woman from Montana turns up with the claim that she's carrying Larry's baby.
#6 - Artie's Gone
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 14, 1993
Artie gets stuck on the highway during torrential rains and mud-slides leaving Paula the booker to function as the producer for the show.
#7 - Hank's Divorce
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 14, 1994
It looks like Hank's marriage is over, despite everyone's efforts to patch it up.
#8 - The Fourteenth Floor
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 21, 1994
Larry gets into a feud with the network when he makes fun of their new fall schedule on the air.
#9 - Putting the Gay Back in Litigation
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired May 17, 1998
Tired of Phil's gay jokes, Brian sues the show for sexual harrassment.
#10 - Just the Perfect Blendship
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired May 10, 1998
Larry hits on a guest. Hank hits on his doctor. Mary Lou considers letting her best friend be on the show.
#12 - Adolf Hankler
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 19, 1998
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 - Montana
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 22, 1994
Larry's going out of his mind with boredom up in Montana when Artie appears with a scheme to resurrect the show.
#14 - Jeannie's Visit
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 16, 1995
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.
#15 - Off Camera
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 15, 1993
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.
#16 - Office Romance
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 3, 1994
The office suffers when Larry and Darlene tentatively begin a romance, prompting a domino effect of hurt feelings and jealousy.
#17 - The Gift
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 13, 1994
Paula worries about her job when Larry gets angry with her over guests canceling, and really goes all out to convince a reluctant Danny DeVito not to cancel too. Larry and Artie try to decide what to choose as the guest gift.
#18 - The Grand Opening
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 22, 1993
Larry goes on vacation, but the problems follow him as Hank alienates a series of co-hosts as he anxiously awaits the opening night of Hank's Lookaround Restaurant.
#19 - Would You Do Me a Favor?
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 6, 1994
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.
#20 - Next Stop... Bottom
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 28, 1994
A depressed and unhappy Hank hits on all the female guests before retreating to a hotel room for a boozy marathon with a series of prostitutes.
#21 - Doubt of the Benefit
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 7, 1994
Larry becomes convinced that Rob Reiner is snubbing him and the show, and retaliates by canceling out of a benefit.
#22 - New York or L.A.
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 29, 1993
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.
#23 - Larry Loses a Friend
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 31, 1994
Jon Lovitz makes a strong play for a reluctant Darlene.
#24 - I Was a Teenage Lesbian
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 11, 1995
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.