Garry Shandling: 10 Best TV Moments

From his first 'Tonight Show' appearance to talking about his funeral with Jerry Seinfeld

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'It's Garry Shandling's Show' (1986)

Shandling will be remembered for The Larry Sanders Show, but It’s Garry Shandling's Show is every bit as funny, and perhaps even harder to forget — and not just because Bill Lynch's fittingly self-reflexive theme song ("This is the theme/to Garry's show/I'm almost halfway finished ... ") is one of the most insidious ear worms of all time. Airing from 1986 to 1990, the comedian's first sitcom obliterated the fourth wall as it followed a neurotic stand-up named Garry Shandling across 72 episodes of peerlessly surreal meta-adventures. Paving the way for Seinfeld, Louie, and the age of modernist comedy, the show didn’t just break the rules — it completely changed the game. DE

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