The 10 Best Short-Lived FOX Shows
From 'Firefly' to 'Wonderfalls' to 'Method & Red,' FOX has canceled some classics
No. 8 - 'The Ben Stiller Show'
Just as we remember the early years of "Saturday Night Live" as halcyon episodes packed only with flawless and iconic sketches (ignoring the duds and filler that have been edited out by history), "The Ben Stiller Show" is fondly remembered for smart, uncanny parodies and marvelously absurd skits.
Watching full episodes a year or two ago, I was reminded of the long, laggy patches and the total misfires, which may explain how FOX came to cancel "The Ben Stiller Show" after only 12 episodes between 1992 and 1993.
But that Emmy in 1993 for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Series wasn't a fluke and sketches like "Die Hard 12: Die Hungry" and "Mohican Master 2000" and "A Few Good Scouts" still slay, while "Yakov Smirnoff's Last Stand" is a sketch I find myself randomly referencing pretty much constantly.
"I just want freedom to go away... I am cold... I am frightened... What will the New World Order bring for Yakov?"
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