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The Edge
Genre Variety
Comedy
Created by David Mirkin
Written by Julie Brown
Jasper Cole
David Mirkin
Charlie Kaufman
Nancy Neufeld Callaway
Directed by Peter Baldwin
Steve Klayman
David Mirkin
Rob Schiller
Starring Julie Brown
Tom Kenny
Jennifer Aniston
Wayne Knight
Jill Talley
Carol Rosenthal
James Stephens III
Narrated by Edd Hall
Theme music composer Steve Hampton
Composer(s) Stephen Graziano
B.C. Smith
Christopher Tyng
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18
Production
Executive producer(s) David Mirkin
Producer(s) Julie Brown
Charlie Singer
Running time 22 mins.
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run September 19, 1992 – April 11, 1993

The Edge is an American sketch comedy television series created by David Mirkin which ran on the Fox Network from 1992 to 1993.

Synopsis

The series featured an ensemble cast headed by comedienne Julie Brown. Other cast members included Tom Kenny, Jennifer Aniston, Wayne Knight and Carol Rosenthal. Other regulars of the series included James Stephens III, Jill Talley, Rick Overton, Paul Feig, and Alan Ruck.

The show featured sketches that would revolve around original characters such as gun-toting All-American family and a cowboy known as Cracklin' Crotch. But the series would also skewer pop culture. One notable episode spoofed TV sweeps by promising ratings-grabbing events such as a birth, a wedding and a death.

The series also featured a running gag in which the entire cast would get killed off in various ways in each episode before the first commercial break. One episode featured the cast getting hit by a bus; another had the set falling apart and crushing them; others involved explosions, decapitations, immolation, hangings, and impalement by arrows; one episode had the troupe being sucked into a vortex. In addition to sketches, Bill Plympton cartoons were used as bumpers between the sketches.

The series was canceled after 18 episodes.

Production notes

Music was provided by Steve Hampton (theme song composer), Stephen Graziano, B.C. Smith, and Christopher Tyng among others.

Edd Hall provided the show's voiceovers.

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