Created bySpike Feresten Country of originUnited States No. of seasons3 Final episode date16 May 2009 Executive producerSpike Feresten
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Talkshow with Spike Feresten was an American late-night talk show television program on Fox starring Spike Feresten that aired from September 16, 2006 to May 16, 2009. It was the longest-running late night talk show in Fox's history, with three seasons. Unlike most late-night talk shows in the United States, it only aired on Saturday nights.
The show debuted on September 16, 2006 with guests Andy Richter and Arctic Monkeys. On May 7, 2007 the show was renewed for a second season, making it the longest-running talk show on Fox.
Beginning on December 13, 2008 Talkshow began to be broadcast in HD. From January 17 to February 21, 2009, the show swapped timeslots with MADtv for six weeks and expanded to an hour.
In May 2009, Talkshow was cancelled after three seasons. Repeats aired until the start of The Wanda Sykes Show on November 7, 2009.
Writers included Joe Furey, Jeff Cesario and Adam Felber.
Some of the regular sketches on the show included "Idiot Paparazzi", where photographers hit the streets and take photos of people who vaguely look like famous people; "Comedy for Stoners", comedy visuals specially designed for someone who might be stoned; "Tomorrow's Headlines Today", when Spike reads fictional headlines ("Ford Lays Itself Off", "Al Gore Melts", "NBC Pre-cancels Fall '07 Lineup" The release of "Tyler Perry's, Why Do I Even Bother Naming The Movies As Long As It Says "Tyler Perry's" In Front of It", etc.) from Sunday's paper from various newspapers; sponsors for the show (such as Pitters beer, a very flammable beer sold in a breakaway bottle, with an AIDS test on the label, etc.), and "Backfat Sponsorship", where Spike uses one of his writer's (seemingly Felber, although not identified) backfat to advertise Fortune 500 companies (Red Bull, PS3, and Ign.com).
Lil' Bill O'Reilly
Idiot Paparazzi - Spike and some friends pretend to be Paparazzi and shout the names of celebrities while snapping photos of passing everyday people who have a resemblance to the celebrity being shouted.
Hollywood Douchebag - Spike would go around Hollywood interviewing people and at the end of every interview, a card or graphic would come on with "Hollywood Douchebag" or a variation of it, accompanied by a chorus singing whatever was on the graphic. The graphic would normally be stylized to the person's look or the joke intended by the show.
Rick Richards reports
Tomorrow's News Yesterday Today - Spike reads "news from the future".
Tomorrow's Headlines Today
Payday Advance Lenders
The Donny Riffle Show
Priest in a Yellow Ferrari
Bam! Problem Solved
Fox News Guy
NPR Morning Zoo
30 Second Trading Spaces
The Heckler Whisperer
EPPT (Early Pregnancy & Paternity Test)
Aaron Sorkin's Key Shop
Transcripts of Books on Tape
Girl's Fathers Gone Wild - What happens when fathers catch their girls being videotaped
Senior Citizen Trannie Lingerie Party
Dr. Phil's Fan Mail - Spike reads mail intended for Dr. Phil, for voice overs were done by the show's staff, including Executive Producer Michele Armour, Associate Producer of Music Blaire Reinhard, and writing assistant Meghan Gambling.
Ye Olde Adult Video Shoppe - What porn would have been like during the American Revolution.
Shoe Store Predictions
Backfat Sponsorship -
Discount Puppies and Cats
Celebrity Space Shuttle
Clinica de Medico
What's Nuts Now? - in the episode with Jerry Seinfeld
Chinese Product Recall
Comedy for Stoners - a series of sketches that should only be considered funny to stoners.
Pitters Beer - an ad for a beer that makes you wince when you drink it.
How to do a Nerdy Intern Segment - starring actual nerdy staffer, DJ Lubel, the show's researcher.
The Unfair Target
Extreme Hitlers - Teenagers dressed in Hitler clothing skateboarding in a music video
Shaolin Cats - Cats that "do battle" in a Mortal Kombat style
Electric Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln, under the influence of drugs, states some historical "facts". (The actor portraying Lincoln is one of the show's editors, Neil Grieve)
Horrifyingly Sexy Larry King - Larry King's head placed over the body of a dancer dressed in a bikini and suspenders
Fat Albert Gore - Fat Albert dressed in a suit sings about the environment in the way Al Gore would make a speech about the environment
Strobe Light Monkeys - Monkeys dance around to the song "99 Luftballons", while strobe lights flash in the background
Electric Lincoln Par II - Lincoln gets shot this time around
Mexican Space Lizard - A lizard in a sombrero with space scenes in the background
Slow-Mo Humanimal Races - Two people dressed as animals race through a hallway in slow motion. (The panda humanimal is one of the show's writers, Adam Felber, and the tiger humanimal is the show's Associate Producer of Music, Blaire Reinhard)
Cheeto Dogfights - Two fighter planes made of Cheetos fight in the sky
Martin Scorsese's Exploding Squirrel - A squirrel explodes
Vincent Gallo Underwear Parade - A parade of guys in their underwear
Morbidly Obese Aquarium - Underwater view of morbidly obese men swimming in their underwear
Bigfoot Opera - an Opera where Bigfoot rides a unicorn
Senior Citizen Trannie Lingerie Party - Old men dress in lingerie and dance
Horrifyingly Sexy Hannity and Colmes - Same as with "Sexy Larry King"
Smooth Jazz Rectal Exams - People getting rectal exams as jazz music plays
Emo Baby VS. Goth Baby Smackdown - Two babies, one a goth and one emo, fighting each other
Mr. Happy Handshake - A man who farts when you shake his hand meets a guy who shakes people's hands when they fart
Nightvision Elvis - Three Elvises shown in Nightvision
Racist Nose Party - A black finger tries to pick a white nose
Techno Turtle - A Turtle dances to techno music
The Narcoleptic skydiver - A skydiver prone to fall asleep
Comedy for stoners live - A live guest creates his own comedy for stoners
Rainbows - The hidden truth about rainbows
S.M.A.P. - A shy mooner's solution to mooning
Australia, on The Comedy Channel
South Africa, the program airs on the Mnet Series channel on digital satellite service provider DSTV.
Canada, the program airs on Global or E!, depending on the market.
Ireland, the program used to air on TV3. But was dropped after only 2 shows.