First seen in many segments for The Martin Short (Talk) Show, Jiminy Glick is one of Hollywood's most acclaimed entertainment reporters and insiders. His show Primetime Glick aired on Comedy Central for three series, featuring bandleader and second banana Adrien Van Voorhees and Executive Producer Irving Cohen. The show featured interviews with a range of Hollywood celebrities, along with regular segments such as Jiminy's Home Movies, featuring candid scenes at home with his wife Dixie and four strapping boys, and La La Wood Fables, chronicling some of Hollywood's most legendary scandals. New characters included the irascible Miss Gathercole, along with impressions of John Malkovitch and Al Pacino. Every show ended with Jiminy relaxing in the steam room with that week's guest.
The show featured several SCTV connections - Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas and Catherine O'Hara all guested, while Irving Cohen appeared as a semi-regular. The show was produced by Paul Flaherty and Mike Short, and directed by Paul Flaherty. Staff announcer is Lex Lang.
In 2003, Comedy Central released a Best of DVD featuring shows 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 1-7, and 1-9, along with some outtakes.
Glick page at Comedy Central.
Interview: Martin Short talks to IGN about Glick
Jiminy Glick In Lalawood (2004)
Primetime Glick was followed by the prequel movie, Jiminy Glick in Lalawood, which chronicles Jiminy's unlikely rise from nobody entertainment reporter from Butte, Montana to celebrity interviewer to the stars. Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival September 18 2004.
Directed by Vadim Jean. Written by Martin Short, Mike Short and Paul Flaherty.
Jiminy Glick In Lalawood
Jiminy and family arrive in Toronto for the film festival. Things start badly when they book into a seedy hotel where the only other guest appears to be David Lynch, and their rookie publicist can't get Jiminy any interviews. But after sleeping through the premiere of superstar Ben Dicarlos' new film, Jiminy gives it (uniquely) a positive review, thereby bagging an exclusive interview with the reclusive star. His fortunes are instantly reversed, and everyone wants a piece of Glick. He paints the town red and schmoozes, waking the next morning having dreamt that he murdered Miranda Coolidge, fading star in town to promote her movie. When his publicist arrives, she has a full schedule, except Miranda Coolidge, who has cancelled...
Jiminy Glick - Short; Dixie Glick - Jan Hooks; David Lynch - Short; Miranda Coolidge - Elizabeth Perkins; Dee Dee - Janeane Garofalo; Linda Cardellini - Natalie Coolidge; Andre Devine - John Michael Higgins; Ben DiCarlo - Corey Pearson; Matthew Glick - Landon Hansen; Modine Glick - Jake Hoffman; Sharon the publicist - Mo Collins