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Old 06-17-2018, 08:21 AM
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I found this (from Darren Garrison's link) to be interesting:

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The Season 7 M*A*S*H episode "Our Finest Hour" has reporter Clete Roberts, previously used in the acclaimed Season 4 episode "The Interview", returning to the 4077th to interview the doctors and nurses for a black-and-white TV documentary. However, whereas the earlier episode featured all-new material and never broke from its concept, "Our Finest Hour" awkwardly inserts a large number of (color) clips from earlier episodes in a manner that destroys any kind of narrative flow in the Roberts segments. All of this goes a long way toward explaining why "Our Finest Hour" is regarded by many M*A*S*H fans as one of the weakest episodes in the show's run, making its title more than a little ironic.

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Hell, WKRP did a clip show for their 9th episode!
Some band ought to release a debut album titled, "Greatest Hits"......
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:13 AM
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Colbert often does them on Friday nights. He films a new monologue in front of the Thursday night audience and does the scene where he runs out of the studio at the end. He usually includes a joke about how this is a great Friday night crowd, unlike that Thursday crowd.

Between the two, he typically just runs repeats of guests mostly from the current week, but occasionally from previous weeks. You can tell because his tie changes color.

He used to do this every Friday, but now it's not so consistent. Sometimes the clips might include stuff that was edited out of the previous show.


Incidentally, this is one of the reasons the guests on late night shows don't remain on the couch after their segment is over. It's easier to do clips.
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Letterman taped his Friday show on Thursday so maybe that's where he got the idea.
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:04 AM
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Letterman taped his Friday show on Thursday so maybe that's where he got the idea.
Colbert has generally done this. But the "clip show Friday" thing is a summer thing, for the most part. Letterman just did a rerun on Fridays during the summer in the last years of the show.

Note: Friday is considered a dead night for talk shows. Letterman's old show was initially only M-Th. NBC ran some video garbage on Friday nights. It was a while before they gave him the Friday slot.

Conan still only does M-Th. And he does double episode tapings quite a lot. Sometimes weeks in advance. Many band performances and such are taped separately and inserted in.
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:19 PM
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A rerun of In the Heat of the Night is on right now, and it is a clip show. The framing device is a reporter interviewing the cops.
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Bewitched not only had episodes that reused whole scenes out of earlier episodes, it also recycled entire scripts.
I actually marathoned the show. They even would recycle jokes, setup and punchline, from the previous episode!
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So did Seinfeld. They refused to help a guy getting mugged and then were put on trial with clips showing their previous bad character AND that was after a tribute clip show celebrating it. That's what pissed ME off about the finale. I just watched a clip show to get me ready for it and then it's just ANOTHER clip show?
at least for me, this was extra annoying because Seinfeld clips don't really work out of the context of the full show. So, if you were a fan and had seen all of the episodes already you could maybe think back to how funny it was originally but if you weren't much of a fan the clip show was practically nonsensical.

ETA: Back in the day when a typical season was 24+ episodes, a clip show was probably a great way to give the writers a break. Nowadays, with shorter seasons, the need to pad out your show is probably reduced?

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ETA: Back in the day when a typical season was 24+ episodes, a clip show was probably a great way to give the writers a break. Nowadays, with shorter seasons, the need to pad out your show is probably reduced?
I think part of it, too, was that prior to DVDs being common for tv shows, this was, for many people, the only chance to re-see favorite scenes, especially from prior seasons. Now, we not only have DVDs at the end of each season, but streaming, and people can see the old content anytime they want, and so are less tolerant of it during the weekly broadcast, instead wanting new content.

And I have no idea when the standard network tv season went to 22 episodes per season. Though certainly cable series often have shorter seasons. But I don't remember weekly network tv series habitually being >22 episodes per season since I was old enough to pay attention to that. The latest clip shows I can think of for series that I watched were probably 2002 or 2003.
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at least for me, this was extra annoying because Seinfeld clips don't really work out of the context of the full show. So, if you were a fan and had seen all of the episodes already you could maybe think back to how funny it was originally but if you weren't much of a fan the clip show was practically nonsensical.
A lot of them do work, IMHO. E.g., "He took ... it ... out." is great as a standalone bit.
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