THE ALAN BRADY SHOW, THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW
It’s amazing to think that throughout 150-plus episodes of this classic sitcom, we barely saw the comedy show that Rob Petrie, Buddy and Sally wrote for more than once. We know that Carl Reiner played the show-within-a-show’s eponymous, egotistical, toupee-wearing star, and there was a Christmas episode in which Alan Brady had his writing staff (and Rob’s wife Laura) perform. But having seen Rob, Sally and Buddy winningly riff in the writers’ room, it’d be great to see how their jokes actually landed.
Legal Custodians on Scrubs. The Janitor and Tedbecome guardians to a little boy together. I would watch the hell out of that.
Thanks, theme song for that is now stuck in my head. :-D
I was just thinking on Monday how I wish we could watch “The Big Leap” show they are filming!
Bombshell on SMASH (The book plus all the songs)
You left out “The Manny” – Kevin’s sit-com on “This Is Us”.
My absolute favorite show within a show without a doubt (even though it’s reality TV based) is “Kris Kelly’s Secret guide to successful mining”. I’ve laughed more at watching this guy (and by extension his family) trying to make sense of things he barely understands himself more than anyone else. He’s a lovable schlub.
Forgot to mention the show being Bering Sea Gold.
Not a tv show, but a movie – “Christina Comes Home for Christmas” from One Life To Live
How about Fraternity Row from OLTL? Enjoyed how they made that show a way for the cast to talk about OLTL’s cancellation.
Custodians of the Chronology, Sirens of Space-Time, and I’d definitely watch the Puppets of Tomorrow!!
We kind of did see Terence & Phillip, with the S2 premiere episode whose title I can’t type here.
On South Park though, I’d rather have seen more of Fat Abbott (from S2’s Clubhouses) or Fightin’ Around the World with Russell Crowe (from S6E05 The New Terence and Phillip Movie Trailer)
I literally shouted OMG YES about the Crowe reference. All time bit.
Sports Night is so underrated and doesn’t get enough respect.
Also, I would watch Seattle Medical – the documentary-style show on the aftermath of the mass shooting on Grey’s Anatomy (S7 E6 These Arms of Mine).
again had a great cast and the storylines they had looking back were kind of ahead of there time like female reporter’s being harrassed and in context it was suitable for the show
Also there is the Back to You news broadcast from Back to You.
I don’t think it is meant as some all inclusive list,n ut just their picks.
You forgot Ted Lasso’s “Lust Conquers All,” the “Love Island” like show that Jamie Tartt was on.
I always like it when there is a show within a show, where the creators seem to have put a lot of thought thought into the faux-show (with some production values) and seem to have fun in creating it. Insecure does this exceptionally well with ‘Due North’ and ‘Looking For LaToya’ being the high points. We the viewers actually get to see scenes from the shows and see actual plot progressions as the season of the real show goes on. And the characters are engaged in their show like we get IRL.
I will always love Lawrence watching ‘Looking for Latoya’ and saying disgustedly “Man, they NEVER find us.”
I don’t remember the name but there was a dark cop drama inside The Good Wife.
Not sure I would want to watch that but I remember the show having fun with it.
It was a parody of AMC’s real-life “Low Winter Sun”
What about TGS from 30 Rock?
As noted above, that is a whole list in and of itself. As such, we limited ourselves to one (1) pick from 30 Rock for the purposes of this all-time list. –Mgmt.
How I Met Your Mother – Robin starred in a show called Space Teens as Robin Sparkles.
That’s given me another earworm, “2 Beavers are better than 1” although better that than “Let’s go to the mall”
American Duos and Homicidio from Psych (Chad didn’t die in that well!!).
The actual name of the fictional soap opera was “Explosión Gigantesca de Romance.” “Lights, Camera… Homicidio” was the name of the episode.
“Jules and Mimi” from Sex and the City, please. Miranda was obsessed with Tivo’ing this U.K. show about a black man from Brixton and a white woman from Hampstead Heath.
The Office: An American Workplace :P
Certainly it didn’t include every scene that we saw. What would the edited down version include?
The entire Office series was a series inside a fake series!!
I want to watch full episodes of Invitation to Love, the soap opera that the good folks of Twin Peaks would watch across several episodes of the series, so badly…
Jerry from Seinfeld should have made the list.
Exposé from Lost
Psycho Dad from Married With Children
I always envisioned “Psycho Dad” as The Rifleman as made by HBO
Red Planet Diaries, from Girl Meets World episode “Girl Meets Her Monster. The whole thing was silly, but I want to see that series finale!
The Valley from The O.C.
The Good Wife’s gritty moody cop drama, Darkness at Noon and One Life to Live’s soap within a soap Fraternity Row!