With HBO Downtown Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Pootie Tang (2001)

PG-13 | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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"The Man" is baffled by a chill hero's invincible weapon: gibberish.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, J.B. Smoove, Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 12,871 | Gross: $3.29M

2. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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A divorced father, he has custody of his 23-year-old slacker son Ben, who dreams of wealth and freedom but is too lazy to find a real job. Dr. Katz's receptionist is the acerbic Laura. He ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Will Le Bow

Votes: 4,812

3. Politically Incorrect (1993–2002)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.7
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Four guests from the worlds of politics and entertainment join host Bill Maher for a free-wheeling and humorous discussion of current events.

Stars: Bill Maher, Christine O'Donnell, Lisa Ann Walter, Michael McKean

Votes: 1,043

4. Exit 57 (1995–1996)

23 min | Comedy

7.6
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30 minute sketch comedy featuring Stephen Colbert that aired on Comedy Central in 1995.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Jodi Lennon, Mitch Rouse

Votes: 157

5. Short Attention Span Theater (1989–1994)

Comedy

7.3
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A variety clip show in which the hosts showcased stand-up comedy and scenes from different films.

Stars: Mary Dimino, Jon Stewart, Patty Rosborough, Brian Regan

Votes: 29

6. Women Aloud (1992–1993)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.9
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A daily women's theme-oriented comedy series. Host Mo Gaffney is joined by a panel of two or three female comedy performers who discuss the day's topic and field questions from audience members.

Stars: Mo Gaffney, Beth Lapides, Mary Dimino, Susie Essman

Votes: 7

7. Onion World with Rich Hall (1990)

60 min | Comedy

7.2
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Onion World was a show starring Rich Hall on the Comedy Channel (1990-1991). It was a skewed look at the news, taken through the lens of headlines torn from real-life trade journals like ... See full summary »

Stars: Donick Cary, Rich Hall

Votes: 10

8. Jon Stewart: Unleavened (1996 TV Special)

52 min | Comedy

7.8
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Before he became a household name with The Daily Show, Jon Stewart taped this special in Miami, Florida and jokes about a wide range of material.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Star: Jon Stewart

Votes: 125

9. Night After Night (1989–1992)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.0
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Stars: Beth Laufer, Allan Havey, Steve Bannos, Robert Goodman

Votes: 45

10. Stand-Up Stand-Up (1992–1995)

30 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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Stars: Rick D'Elia, Mary Dimino, Janeane Garofalo, Ian Gelfand

Votes: 12

11. Best of the Chris Rock Show (1999 TV Special)

Comedy

6.6
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A compilation of some of the best segments from The Chris Rock Show (1997). Including spoofs of TV shows and movies, and pokes fun at lots of somewhat raw material.

Stars: Mario Joyner, Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes

Votes: 257

12. Who Spiked the Eggnog? (1999 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Director: Paul Koebele | Stars: Mike Bocchetti, Mary Dimino, Kevin Meaney

13. Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind (1991– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.0
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Stars: Buddy Hackett, Alan King, Dennis Miller, Joan Rivers

Votes: 19

14. Ruby (1999– )

30 min | Reality-TV

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Talk-reality hybrid in which Ruby Wax grilled celebrities and also set out to connect with ordinary people across America.

Stars: Ruby Wax, Pamela Anderson, Lady Chablis, Sheryl Crow

15. Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 2 (2001 TV Special)

59 min | Comedy

7.3
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Second compilation of some of the best segments from The Chris Rock Show (1997). Including spoofs of TV shows and movies, and pokes fun at lots of somewhat raw material.

Stars: Jaime Walls, Dominic Bogart, Vernon Campbell, Stacy Renae

Votes: 70

16. Sports Monster (1990–1991)

Comedy

7.2
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Stars: Nick Bakay, Joe Bolster, Jon Hayman, Steve Skrovan

Votes: 8

17. Tommy Sledge P.I. (1989–1990)

Comedy

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Stars: Rebecca Kyler Downs, Tommy Sledge

18. Election Night Live 1992 (1992 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

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Stars: Will Durst, Bill Maher, Rob Warren Thomas

19. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Metaphors (1998)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.6
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Dr. Katz and Ben begin drinking more coffee than usual. The side effects eventually catch up with Ben, as he doubles over in stomach pain.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Will Le Bow

Votes: 20

20. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: A Journey for the Betterment of People (1996)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

7.8
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Ben runs into a prostitute on the street. He doesn't take advantage her services, but after a conversation with her, he realizes that many people need help, and wants to be the one to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 26

21. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Alibi (1997)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.0
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A story appears on the news about a balding man in his late forties breaking somebody's mailbox. Ben jumps to conclusions and thinks Dr. Katz performed the crime, and continues to think that, even after the real culprit was arrested.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 20

22. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Anniversary (1998)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

7.6
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Dr. Katz tells Ben that his 25th wedding anniversary is coming up. Ben realizes that he's 25 himself, and concludes he must've been born out of wedlock. Dr. Katz reassures him that he meant it was his 26th anniversary.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 16

23. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Bakery Ben (2002)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.4
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During a morning trip to the local bakery, Steve, the owner of the business, offers Ben a job as his assistant. Not only did his previous assistant quit, but he sees potential in him and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Dave Attell

Votes: 17

24. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Bees and SIDS (1996)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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Ben gets into Dr. Katz's medical books and convinces himself he has all sorts of medical illnesses including, of all things, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (S.I.D.S.). Meanwhile, Dr. Katz is ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 28

25. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Ben Treats (1997)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.3
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Ben wins $500 in a lottery scratch-off game and uses the money on an expensive dinner at a five star restaurant, with Dr. Katz and Laura as his guests. In the end, the restaurant bill ends ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Jim Gaffigan

Votes: 20

26. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Ben-Centennial (1997)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.4
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Ben turns 25. Meanwhile, Laura rescues a baby bird and nurtures it in the office, eventually enlisting Ben's help when Dr. Katz doesn't want it disrupting himself or the patients.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Will Le Bow

Votes: 17

27. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Big Fat Slug (1997)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.4
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Dr. Katz wants Ben to cut down on the amount of TV he watches.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 23

28. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Blind Date (1996)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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Julie sets Dr. Katz up on a blind date with Beth, a woman from the Midwest. Eventually, Beth cancels through Julie. Meanwhile, Ben wants to have a tenth anniversary dinner with Dr. Katz, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 21

29. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Broadcaster Ben (1997)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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Ben sees an ad for a broadcasting school audition and decides to try out, especially after Dr. Katz says he has a natural voice for radio. It's revealed that the school is a scam, however.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 19

30. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Bully (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.0
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Ben is offended when Dr. Katz throws out "Bully", a prized stuffed animal of his, without asking. Later, while Dr. Katz plays guitar, Ben suggests he try out at a nearby club's open mic ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Will Le Bow

Votes: 35

31. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Bystander Ben (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

7.9
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Ben is in the newspapers for witnessing a crime. Dr. Katz and Laura both remark that it's odd that he used his real name instead of choosing to remain anonymous. Ben thinks he's on the road... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Will Le Bow

Votes: 36

32. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Cholesterol (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.1
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Dr. Katz is informed by his doctor that his chances are good for having a massive heart attack. He strives to get in shape, with Julie's help: In exchange for fitness sessions, Julie wants ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Will Le Bow

Votes: 30

33. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Chopper (1997)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.1
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Ben is runner-up in a contest to ride in a traffic helicopter. He hopes something will happen to the winner so he can take their place, and he even practices how he'll behave in the helicopter. But things go according to plan.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 18

34. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Closets (1997)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

7.6
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Dr. Katz enlists Ben's help in reorganizing Katz's bedroom closet space. Ben schedules appointments for various closet companies. However, the company that Ben chose actually makes Katz's closet worse.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 19

35. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Day Planner (1997)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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Dr. Katz loses his day planner, and enlists Ben's help to find it while he's at work. Katz confides in Ben that the day planner contained chapters of a self help book he was writing. It ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 25

36. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Drinky the Drunk Guy (1996)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

7.8
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Ben is convinced that Dr. Katz has a drinking problem and tries to have a one-man intervention for him. In reality, though, Dr. Katz isn't even close to an alcoholic and Ben is overreacting, as usual.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 29

37. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: ESP (1996)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

7.7
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Ben is convinced he has ESP after watching a program about it on TV, especially after a couple of lucky guesses. He warns Dr. Katz to stay away from the bar, though Katz disregards that and nothing bad happens to him.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Tom Agna

Votes: 23

38. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Earring (1996)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

7.8
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Ben wants to change his image. He ultimately decides on an earring, though he starts with a tacky-looking "tape-on" earring before going for the real thing. Dr. Katz doesn't approve. ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 21

39. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Electric Bike (1997)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.3
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Dr. Katz orders an electric bike in the mail, but Ben proceeds to break it upon using it.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 19

40. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Everybody's Got a Tushy (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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Dr. Katz is concerned about Ben's lack of social life. Ben eventually goes on a date with someone he knew as a kid.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Will Le Bow

Votes: 31

41. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Family Car (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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Ben asks Dr. Katz if he can borrow the car. While at Katz's office, the car is towed because Ben parked in a "No Parking Anytime" space.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Will Le Bow

Votes: 31

42. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Fructose (1996)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

7.9
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Dr. Katz brings a bowl of fruit to the office and sets it on Laura's desk. They eventually get rid of it, because it's going rotten and attracting flies. Meanwhile, Ben gets ideas for new ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 27

43. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Garden (1999)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.4
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Dr. Katz begins to take an interest in gardening, though as Ben discovers, it's not so much the gardening itself that has his fancy, but a woman his age named Greta who is also into gardening.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Mitch Hedberg

Votes: 22

44. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Glasses (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

7.9
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Dr. Katz buys a pair of glasses. Everyone thinks they look awkward. Ben tries to have some fun with what he believes is Katz getting older by playing some pranks on him, including hiding ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Dom Irrera

Votes: 32

45. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Guess Who (1997)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

7.6
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Dr. Katz gets the sudden urge to play the board game "Guess Who" with Ben. During the game, Katz sees the reflection of Ben's pieces in the TV screen and guesses correctly, annoying an ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 21

46. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Henna (1996)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

7.8
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Dr. Katz and Ben use a hair product "Ultra Henna Bouquet", which turns their hair bright orange/red. They call the company to try to fix the problem.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 26

47. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: It Takes Some Getting Used To (1996)

TV-PG | 20 min | Animation, Comedy

7.8
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Ben is uncomfortable with the idea of Dr. Katz sleeping with a woman he just met. The title refers to the strong smell that Katz's new cologne gives off.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 29

48. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Koppleman and Katz (1996)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

7.8
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While looking for his birth certificate, Ben discovers that Dr. Katz was a hippie back in the '60s, and had an old flame named Sharon Koppleman. This makes Katz nostalgic, and takes his ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, David Feldman

Votes: 24

49. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Lil' Helper (1997)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.0
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Dr. Katz throws out his back and enlists Ben's help while he's recovering. Ben too, however, throws out his back while talking to Laura.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 22

50. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: London Broil (1998)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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Dr. Katz and Ben become addicted to making clue games, where one person writes clues and the other person has to decipher them, step-by-step, to find a particular item.

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 17


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