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VARIETY SHOWS

2000-2015

Seamus - He's Not Comin' Home (2015) - Musical variety show starring international music star Seamus and a cast of improv comedy actors from the Upright Citizens Brigade. Seamus is the ultimate triple threat!

Apache Chef (2013) - Manka Food & Drink Channel. Live cooking show stars Slicing Onions - an Apache Indian chef with his live band - The Abduction and his sidekick - American Joe.

Monday Night Manka! (2012) - Hosted by Travis Leonardo. Comedy! Music! Dramatic sketches! Weekly themes are based on recent Manka Bros. film releases.

Awedville (2007) - The Best of Vaudeville Tonight!

America Is Whack! (2005) - Average Americans tape each other doing sketch comedy, impromptu stunts and dramatic readings and then we bring them to you.

The Cameron Manka Talent Extravaganza (2005) - America sings, dances, juggles - you name it! At the end of the season, only one performer will win a contract to appear in a Manka Bros. blockbuster motion picture. Hosted by "alleged" nephew of Khan Manka, Jr. - Cameron Manka.

Manka Bros. Late Night Horror Show from "Your Parents Basement" (2003) - Scary movie night hosted by various creepy people FROM YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD introducing horror movies from "Your Parent's Basement."

The Best Of Manka Bros. SILENT Bloopers (2002) - From the archives. Compilation of the best silent film bloopers from Manka Bros. vast silent film fault. [Includes real life shooting death of western movie bit player Slap Happy Farnsworth.]

 

1990-1999

Live From Palace Station (1999) - Every Friday night at midnight watch your favorite musical artists Live from Las Vegas.

Fish & Chirps (1996) - Manka Food & Drink Channel show focusing on talented fish and birds. The least talented are prepared by a world-renowned chef and eaten at the end of show by the studio audience.

Jazzthmatic (1995) - A Manka Legends Channel mainstay - variety show combining jazz music and comedy sketches.

Mackee Truck (1994) - Need a make-over? Fashion designer Bob Mackee is coming to your neighborhood with a truckload of his latest fashions.

Manka Bros.: 80 Years Young (1993) - Hosted by Rue McClanahan. Classic clips from Manka Bros.' illustrious 80 year history.

Fishin' With Joe Pesci (1993) - A new kind of fishing show - a fishing show that don't take no shit.

Ranford's Follies (1993) - Canadian variety show starring hockey goalie Bill Ranford featuring a cast of Canadian comedians and hockey players.

That's Compilation! (1992) - The best of the "That's Entertainment" movies.

Hit Creek (1991) - Country music show that takes place on the bank of the Chatahoochie Creek.

Wishbones (1990) - A retooling of the 1960s late night show "Fred Halbert's Dream Orgy." Starring Fred Halbert, Jr. with guest celebrities all talking about who they have and who they'd like to 'bone.'

 

1980-1989

Manka Bros. Stupid Skit Show (1987-2008) - The comedy sketch show that started it all! [With the exception of "Your Show Of Shows," "Saturday Night Live," "Fridays," "SCTV," and a few others.]

Rock Bottom (1984) - The workout show for the most out-of-shape people on the planet.

Wang Chung Presents... (1983) - Comedy-variety show starring Wang Chung and featuring regulars the Puppet-tyme Players, Judy Slavik, and The Hilltoppers.

XXX Tonight! (1982) - Clip show featuring dialogue-only scenes from pornographic films. [A definitive low point in the studio's history.]

England Dan & John Ford Cooley's Open Mike Night (1981) - Featured some of the top unsigned bands and poets - hosted by England Dan & John Ford Cooley.

Brimley! (1980) - Short-lived variety show starring Wilford Brimley.

 

1970-1979

MBS Circus Of The Stars (1979) - The top talent from the top shows on MBS compete under the Big Top for charity. [The show was canceled after one season when ten B-level celebrities died during the live finale when they fell off a high wire without a net. Among the dead was Manka Bros. legendary actor Hap Kearney.]

The Best Of Manka Bloopers (1978) - Nothing was left to chance int his hilarious collection fo "bloopers" written by Hollywood's finest scribes.

Isaac Asimov's Confusion Depot (1977) - A discussion of things he just doesn't understand.

Wow, Is It Windy! (1976) - Shields & Yarnell's short-lived hour of music and mime. (Which followed another short-lived hour of music and mime they did on ABC.)

Friends And Nabors (1975) - Jim Nabors' brother - Harold - hosts an hour of music and mayhem.

G. Gordon Liddy's Monster Gate (1974) - G. Gordon Liddy hosts horror movie night (and comedy sketches) from inside the Manka Bros. Film Vault.

The Coco-Clock (1974) - Variety show hosted by James Coco.

Sammy Shore's Vaudeville To-Nite! (1971) - Featured the last comedians to honor the dead art of Vaudeville.

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