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Oral Histories

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    The True Origins of Monty Python’s Spamalot MusicalThe best stories from the updated Monty Python oral history, including how Mel Brooks helped give birth to Spamalot.
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    An Oral History of The Dark Knight’s Pencil TrickNo CGI, but a few bouts of unconsciousness.
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    ‘The Sketch That Always Plays Hot’An oral history of Saturday Night Live’s “Black Jeopardy.”
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    ‘Splat!’: The Oral History of Sex and the City’s Most Shocking EpisodeThe episode where Lexi Featherston committed the ultimate party foul.
  5. An Oral History of The Americans Series FinaleBehind “START,” one of the finest series-enders of the modern TV era.
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    Jersey Shore: An Oral History“It was like zebras in the Serengeti. We wanted to see this in action. Where does that happen? The Jersey Shore.”
  7. The Inside Story of How Timeless Was Canceled and Uncanceled in Just Three Days“I’d seen shows get canceled and then picked up by other networks, but I’d never seen a network do this.”
  8. The Disaster Artist: An Oral HistoryHow James Franco and friends brought the story behind the 21st century’s biggest cult film to life.
  9. ‘It Has Provided Me with So Much Joy": Read This Oral History of ‘Comedy […]To celebrate today’s release of the 500th episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Daily Beast posted a great new oral history of the show and its […]
  10. An Oral History of ‘The State’ Is Out in MayIf you always wanted a book-length oral history of The State, your prayers have been answered, because today David Wain announced that a State […]
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    The State to Release a Complete Oral HistorySo much more than Reno 911!, though oh man, also Reno 911!
  12. Check Out ‘Vanity Fair’s Oral History of the Comedy CellarVanity Fair has a great new oral history out today of the Comedy Cellar, and it’s full of fun looks back on the legendary New York comedy club […]
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    The Oral History of Six Feet Under’s Final SceneAlan Ball, Lauren Ambrose, Michael C. Hall, and others reminisce about one of TV’s best finishes.
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    Party of Five Season 1 Oral HistoryAs part of our look back at the 1994–95 season, the creators and cast members of the intense Fox drama discuss its debut.
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    Kim vs. the Cougar: The Oral History of 24’s Most Infamous SceneVulture communes with Jack Bauer’s daughter as she has a mountain-lion moment and concludes our Micro Oral History Week, fittingly, with Happy Endings
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    Oral History: 90210’s Donna Loses Her VirginityTori Spelling, Jason Priestley, and writer Larry Mollin explain why it took her seven seasons to give it up.
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    ‘Uh-oh, Here Comes Trouble’: The Oral History of Anchorman’s Battle SceneWill Ferrell, Adam McKay, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and others reflect on the iconic scene that “escalated quickly” and “really got out of hand, fast.”
  18. Read an Oral History of The Kids in the Hall“When the five of us are together, we become the Kids in the Hall. It becomes something that is apart from any one of us. That’s why we keep […]
  19. The Oral History of ‘Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn’Revisiting one of the purest forms of comedy on television, and a show that captured the brutal beauty of comics off-stage.
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    How to Kick Back Like the Cast of The WireIdris Elba knows how to party.