Watch This First: Michael Richards & Larry David on Fridays, 1981

by Jason Toon

Today's dig into the Seinfeld sediment yields a double treasure: Larry David and Michael Richards on ABC's briefly hip Saturday Night Live knockoff, Fridays, in 1981. Let's just say the show - including Richards' signature character, Battle Boy, a creepy little kid playing with army men - hasn't aged well. Was it shot on a speeding bus that would explode if the performers failed to deliver a pandering weed reference every thirty seconds? This two-minute excerpt has its share of cheap "ah-woo!"s, but both David and Richards get in a decent moment or two.
 


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