American Playhouse - Netflix

American Playhouse was an anthology series that aired on PBS from 1982-1993.

American Playhouse - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1982-01-12

American Playhouse - This American Life - Netflix

This American Life (TAL) is an American weekly hour-long radio program produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media and hosted by Ira Glass. It is broadcast on numerous public radio stations in the United States and internationally, and is also available as a free weekly podcast. Primarily a journalistic non-fiction program, it has also featured essays, memoirs, field recordings, short fiction, and found footage. The first episode aired on November 17, 1995, under the show's original title, Your Radio Playhouse. The series was distributed by Public Radio International until June 2014, when the program became self-distributed with Public Radio Exchange delivering new episodes to public radio stations. A television program of the same name ran for two seasons on the Showtime cable network between June 2007 and May 2008.

American Playhouse - In popular culture - Netflix

This American Life was referenced in the television series The O.C., prompting the character Summer to respond, “Is that that show by those hipster know-it-alls who talk about how fascinating ordinary people are?” and, with a dismissive snort, “Gawd!” This reference was itself repeated in a segment of the 2007 Live Tour episode, when Glass, a self-confessed shameless fan of the teen soap opera, described his experience responding to the aforementioned line. The Onion, a parody newspaper, published a satirical story on April 20, 2007, entitled “This American Life Completes Documentation Of Liberal, Upper-Middle-Class Existence”. In 2011, comedy writer Julian Joslin (with Michael Grinspan) released a parody of This American Life entitled “This American Laugh” on YouTube, wherein a fictional Glass makes a sex tape with Fresh Air's Terry Gross. The spoof was viewed over 100,000 times in one week but was met with a cool reception by Glass himself. Fred Armisen parodied Ira Glass for a skit on Saturday Night Live's “Weekend Update” in 2011. The skit was cut from the show on the grounds that Ira Glass was “not famous enough” to be parodied on Saturday Night Live. Glass then invited Armisen to impersonate him as a guest co-host for an episode of This American Life in January 2013. In 2012, in Season 6, Episode 12 of “30 Rock”: “St. Patrick's Day”, Ira Glass's voice appears on the radio, apparently presenting TAL, with his studio having been overrun by drunken thugs. In 2013, Stanley Chase III, Mickey Dwyer, Ken Fletcher, and Matt Gifford launched the parody podcast That American Life on iTunes, which is hosted by “Ira Class”. In two episodes of Season 1 of Orange Is the New Black, Robert Stanton portrays a radio personality, Maury Kind who hosts an NPR show called Urban Tales, a fictional portrayal of This American Life. The 2014 motion picture Veronica Mars depicts the character of Stosh “Piz” Piznarski working at This American Life. Host Ira Glass appears in a cameo role as himself, and many This American Life staffers appear in background roles.

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