Thursday, September 13, 2007


On the season finale for 'The Closer' this week, Larry King hosted Representative Loretta Sanchez to discuss the murder trial of Dr. Jonathan Schafer. Although Congresswoman Sanchez was making her "tele-version" debut, Larry King has a well-established presence in the fictional universe of Toobworld, as well as in a few of its alternate dimensions.

Here's a list, courtesy of the

- Wayne's World 2: Revenge of the Shark (2007) TV Episode

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
- Weeping Willow (2006) TV Episode

"Boston Legal"
- Truly, Madly, Deeply (2005) TV Episode (uncredited)

"Law & Order: Trial by Jury"
- Day (2005) TV Episode

"Fat Actress"
- Crack for Good (2005) TV Episode

- Standards and Practices (2002) TV Episode
- The Real Thing (1997) TV Episode

"The Practice"
- The Verdict (2002) TV Episode

"Everybody Loves Raymond"
- The First Six Years (2002) TV Episode

- My Fair Frasier (1997) TV Episode

"Murphy Brown"
- Phil's Dead - Long Live Phil's (1996) TV Episode
- Rootless People (1990) TV Episode

"The Bonnie Hunt Show"
- Better Offer (1996) TV Episode

"Murder One"
- Chapter Twenty-One (1996) TV Episode (uncredited)

"Muppets Tonight"
- Episode #1.3 (1996) TV Episode

- Is It Hot in Here, or Is It Me?: Part 2 (1995) TV Episode

"The Larry Sanders Show"
- The P.A. (1995) TV Episode

Over in the Tooniverse, Larry has shown up (or in the case of "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish", been heard on a "Books on Tape") in the following shows:

- Elwood City Turns 100! (2002) TV Episode

"The Simpsons"
- Sideshow Bob Roberts (1994) TV Episode (voice)
- One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish (1991) TV Episode

But it could be argued that the "Larry King" as seen in 'Arthur' is an anthropomorphic animal who shares enough similarities with the human Larry King to raise suspicions about their parentage.....

"Spin City"
- An Affair to Remember (1997) TV Episode

'Spin City' was jettisoned to an alternate dimension because Randall Winston was the mayor at the same time Rudy Giuliani was establishing his tele-version as the New York City mayor in such shows as 'Seinfeld' and 'Law & Order'. If it had never come up, then we might have been able to turn a blind eye to such a major change from the Real World.

And now we can add 'The Closer' to the mix, thanks to Larry King's League of Themselves appearance.

Toby OB

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