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Reading Jack Handey's Lost Screenplay 'Harv the Barbarian'

"The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.

Called "the envy of every comedy writer in America" by The New York Times, Jack Handey spent over a decade writing for Saturday Night Live and creating memorable sketches and segments like "Deep Thoughts," "Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car," and "Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer." Handey was part of a cluster of revered writers who joined SNL in the mid-'80s and went on to dominate the comedy world in the '90s and '00s, along with Conan O'Brien, Robert [...]

Saturday Night's Children: Rob Schneider (1990-1994)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 36 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

For every famous catchphrase and Sandler movie scene-stealing bit part he's enjoyed, Rob Schneider has always paid back tenfold in critically failed shows, films, and PR disasters ranging from the bizarre morning radio show confrontation in 2009 to buying multiple full-page ads to scathe his own critics. While Schneider hasn't found complete success outside of the Happy Madison umbrella, he's always excelled as [...]

CBS Gives in and Changes ¡Rob! to Rob

Everyone breathe out. CBS has given in to popular demand and common sense and changed the title of Rob Schneider's new show from ¡Rob! to Rob. ¡Thank god!

Rob Schneider's New Sitcom: Now With More Cheech Marin

Like sands through the hour glass, so has Cheech Marin joined Rob Schneider's sitcom. Marin will play Schneider's father-in-law Fernando, and I'm going to just put this out there: I predict that Fernando will immediately find Rob lacking as both a son-in-law and human being in general.

Adam Sandler Rewarded His Grown Ups Costars With $800k Worth of Cars

Adam Sandler bought all four of his Grown Ups costars $200,000 Maseratis, just because. Seems like a reasonable thing to do! After all, those guys really could use 'em. Last I checked, Rob Schneider was stuck driving around Hollywood in a hand-me-down Ford Fiesta, so this should really be a boost to his famously low confidence.

Jesus Christ, what a world. [via]

Rob Schneider: Makin' Movies

This week, I decided to write about Rob Schneider after listening to him on Marc Maron’s WTF. The man who starred in dreck like The Animal, The Hot Chick, and Big Stan was on the show and he was laid back, interesting, and funny! He also had some fascinating insight into stand-up comedy. For example when talking about a venerated San Francisco comic, Schneider points out that while funny, the comic lacked the discipline to put together an act, which Schneider feels kept him from breaking nationally. Which is a pretty damned astute and reasonable advice for any comedian.

The Lost Roles of Norm Macdonald

While not the most versatile SNL cast member ever, Norm Macdonald is certainly one of the most beloved in the show’s storied history, having achieved cult hero status with comedy fans for his blunt, aloof style and his razor-sharp wit. Since he was ousted from the Weekend Update desk and subsequently left Saturday Night Live, Macdonald has struggled to find the proper vehicle for his comedy in the world of TV and films. His sitcoms (The Norm Show, A Minute with Stan Hooper) and Sports Show didn’t last long, while his movies (Dirty Work, Screwed) both flopped. Still, Norm Macdonald’s one of the funniest guys around, whether it be [...]

Trade Roundup: ¡Rob!, Chelsea Handler

- Rob Schneider's midseason sitcom has been given an inverted exclamation point and a start date. ¡Rob! will premiere on January 12. Lord help us, every one.

- Chelsea Handler signed a deal with E! that says she'll continue hosting Chelsea Lately till 2014 and also develop and produce new shows for E! and NBCUniversal. So, even if Are You There, Chelsea? fails to captivate us all in its post-Whitney Wednesday timeslot, we'll still see plenty more sitcoms with brassy Chelsea Handler-ish heroines. Hurrah.

CBS Orders Rob Schneider Pilot For Mid-Season

Scratching that itch you've had since Surf Ninjas, CBS has ordered a pilot of Rob Schneider's new sitcom, most likely for mid-season release. Based on Schneider's life, the show centers around Rob's marriage into his wife's Mexican-American family. The family will be comprised entirely of monstrous women with appetites that only Schneider can satisfy. I'm only kidding about that last part. IF ONLY.

Rob Scheider Bringing an Autobiographical Sitcom to CBS

Rob Schneider is coming back to TV. To CBS, specifically, in a show that is "based on Schneider's life and centers on a solitary guy who marries into a huge Mexican-American family." Can it possibly be as good as Men Behaving Badly?!

Nick Swardson Is Taking Rob Schneider's Place in 'Grown Ups 2'

It looks like one of the stars of Grown Ups will be missing when the inevitable sequel comes out this summer. Rob Schneider is the only one of the central five characters who isn't returning for Grown Ups 2, and he's been replaced by his fellow Adam Sandler regular Nick Swardson. Swardson will play an alcoholic school bus driver who's the brother of Rob Schneider's character from the original and sports a similar hairstyle.

The reasons for Schneider not being included in the film are unclear. In a radio interview last year, Schneider cited money issues and a scheduling conflict with his CBS sitcom Rob, explaining, "They're doing [...]

These Twenty Seconds of Rob Will Make You Bleed From the Ears

Rob may have lost its upside-down exclamation point, but it hasn't lost its feisty Spanish-inflected spirit! Because people of different ethnicities speak with different inflections. In case you didn't get the joke in this promo. The show premieres Jan. 12, which gives you a little over a month to buy a Spanish-English dictionary (or throw out your television).

Is Adam Sandler Birthing A Three Men And A Baby Remake?

Hold onto your butts, because child abandonment just got a whole lot wackier! Rumors of an Adam Sandler Three Men And A Baby remake emerged today, along with claims that the new film would update the main characters, portrayed by Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson in the original, into three gay men tending to an errant infant. MovieWeb even claims Sandler's man-trio would be involved in a polyamorous relationship, a bold choice which seems extremely, extremely unlikely. If true, however, I will see you all in the front row on opening night, right? Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider are allegedly interested in [...]

The Lost Roles of NewsRadio

Casting is one of the most important processes in television. Placing the right actors in the right roles can determine whether or not an entire show rings true. Thus, casting directors and showrunners consider a variety of possibilities before going into production. In “Lost Roles,” we’ll be examining the missed opportunities — the roles that could have been — and exploring how some casting choices that almost happened would have changed the TV industry and the comedy world, at large.

NewsRadio was NBC's critically-acclaimed but ratings-challenged offbeat ensemble workplace sitcom a decade before the network's current Thursday night block. Although not as influential as The Larry Sanders Show, [...]