Night Stand with Dick Dietrick

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Night Stand with Dick Dietrick
Also known asNight Stand
FormatTalk show, comedy, satire
Created byPaul Abeyta
Peter Kaikko
Timothy Stack
Presented byTimothy Stack (as Dick Dietrick)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes48 (divided into 2 shows per episode)
Production
Location(s)Sunset Gower Studios, Hollywood
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)RC Entertainment
Big Ticket Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelFirst-run syndication
E!
Original run1995 – 1997
 
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Night Stand with Dick Dietrick
Also known asNight Stand
FormatTalk show, comedy, satire
Created byPaul Abeyta
Peter Kaikko
Timothy Stack
Presented byTimothy Stack (as Dick Dietrick)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes48 (divided into 2 shows per episode)
Production
Location(s)Sunset Gower Studios, Hollywood
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)RC Entertainment
Big Ticket Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelFirst-run syndication
E!
Original run1995 – 1997

Night Stand with Dick Dietrick is an American television comedy show that satirized American tabloid talk shows such as The Jerry Springer Show and The Jenny Jones Show. The series was originally broadcast in first-run syndication from 1995 to 1997, as well as on the E! Entertainment Television network. Night Stand was co-created by Paul Abeyta, Peter Kaikko and actor/writer Timothy Stack, who also starred as the show's host Dick Dietrick.

History[edit]

Night Stand premiered 16 September 1995 in syndication, running in over 87% of the US markets, mainly as a Saturday evening program airing against, or if carried by an NBC station, after Saturday Night Live. It also aired on E! Monday-Thursday at 10:30 p.m. (between Talk Soup and Howard Stern) and was distributed internationally. The partnership with E! led to a follow up second season.

Unlike other shows, each hour long syndicated episode was actually divided into two separate half hour programs which yielded 96 episodes for E! reruns. (E! kept the show for several years but only in reruns.)

The Night Stand production team went on to work with Howard Stern on Son of the Beach, with some of their "guests" also making appearances.

A well-received parody of tabloid talk shows, Night Stand had plenty of funny scenes, but one scene unexpectedly went too far when Dietrick (Timothy Stack) tore the clothes off a male model named Kal (played by Kevin Light) to see if he could impress a seemingly uninterested young woman guest, Gloria Holt (played by Beth Tegarden) looking for dates in the episode "Love on the Internet," produced in 1995.[1] After ripping off his shirt, the model's trousers were next, but Stack accidentally pulled Kal's underwear down as well; as a result, there was a brief (and unscripted) glimpse of male genitalia, much to the shared shock of the audience and the performers. This scene has sometimes turned up on outtake and blooper programs such as It'll be Alright on the Night.

The show's original slogan "If you don't have Nightstand, you don't have Dick" and The Comedy That Makes Up Talk was later changed to The Comedy That Makes Fun of Talk.

Produced: 1995-1997 (48 episodes, 2 shows per syndicated episode)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Love on the Internet,IMDB Page
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0802742/filmoseries#tt0112097

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