Hulu, the free TV and movie streaming website owned by NBC and Fox that sounds as if it should be smothered in grilled pineapple, is 80 percent filler shows (How does it feel knowing that nine whole episodes of Decision House are floating in the universe right now, waiting for you to watch them? About the same? Good to know.), 5 percent Law & Order: SVU clips, and at least 5 percent random sporting events and/or auto shows. (FYI: If you're planning on watching, The 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show didn't hit its stride until Clip 3.)
The remaining 10 percent of Hulu is made up of worthwhile (on some level) shows and movies that you actually wouldn't mind watching. Finding one of these shows on Hulu feels like finding a Rembrandt while dumpster-diving, because you have to sift through a lot of garbage (The Munsters Today, Rob And Amber: Against The Odds) before you discover something worth a second look.
One of these garbage-splattered Rembrandts, metaphorically speaking, is The Dana Carvey Show, the legendary sketch comedy show written by Louis CK, Robert Smigel, Charlie Kaufman and others that aired on ABC for 7 whole episodes. Now, through the magic of the Internet, and NBC's desire to squeeze as much money from advertisers as possible, you can watch seven whole episodes of the show for free (with slight interruptions from Chili's) online. Here are some clips to get you started.
Every episode of the show, which all look like they were made for about $35 each, was sponsored by a product, which was then openly mocked throughout the show, sometimes hilariously:
Following Dana Carvey's (usually dull) audience Q & A peppered with random impressions, there were sketches, and while some were lackluster, some were very, very good.
Oddly enough, the one Dana Carvey Show sketch you can't see on Hulu is the infamous "Bill Clinton breastfeeding puppies" sketch that got the show in so much trouble in 1996. Finding that sketch on Hulu would be like finding an intact Faberge egg underneath a pile of thousands of rusty hubcaps and squashed steering columns at a junkyard. In other words: impossible.