The Paula Poundstone Show

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The Paula Poundstone Show
Starring Paula Poundstone
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 3 (1 unaired) (list of episodes)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Warner Bros. Television
Original network ABC
Original release October 30 – November 6, 1993

The Paula Poundstone Show is an American variety show that aired on Saturday night from October 30, 1993 to November 6, 1993. The premiere episode aired at 10:00 pm before moving to 9:00 pm for its second and last episode.[1]


The show was a mix of topical comedy, music and audience participation.[2]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Episode One" Art Wolff Ken LaZebnik October 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)
Lily Tomlin is the guest. Paula uses Oreo cookies to explain TV ratings. She sends out a camera crew to find one of the Nielsen families.
2 "Episode Two" TBA TBA November 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)
Carl Lewis, Sam Donaldson and Paul Simon are the guests. Paula travels to Boise, Idaho to talk to a movie theatre goer, and she asks a group of economists questions while spinning in a teacup ride. Sam Donaldson reads Where the Wild Things Are in its entirety.
3 "Episode Three" TBA TBA UNAIRED
Paula receives tips on auto maintenance, and she observes a group of penguins.


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 919. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 
  2. ^ TV Guide. "The Paula Poundstone Show Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 

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