The Larry Sanders Show

Guest Host

  • Season 1
  • , Episode 4  | 
  • Aired: 9/5/1992
    • Length: 28:33
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

When Larry asks a comedian and good friend Dana Carvey to host the show during his vacation, Hank is upset about having been passed over for the guest spot once again. Turning to Arthur, Hank insists on being given a chance to audition for the guest host job right then and there, as Larry gives Dana a run down on the show while discussing their fishing trip together later that week. Told to use Larry's office while he is away, Dana is surprised when Hank suddenly appears to remind him that he is there to help during the show whenever necessary. Much to Larry's dismay, Dana's first show goes superbly for the guest host. However, told that Dana has been offered to host a competing late-night program and afraid of giving the potential competition any exposure, Larry agrees to tell Dana that he will not be guest hosting anymore. But, after fending off Hank's request that he be allowed to fill in, Larry cannot bring himself to tell Dana that he can no longer do the show. Although he tries not to watch the next show, Larry is chided by Jeannie about letting his competition with Dana get the best of him. When he decides to come back from vacation to host the show, Larry is told it would look like an admission that Dana is a genuine threat. Pressing him for a decision about the other offer, Larry and Arthur discover Dana has actually accepted a prime-time spot on another network. Finally, after Carvey cancels their fishing trip, Larry invites him to be his announcer that night, leaving Arthur to break the news to Hank.

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