If there's one thing that we've grown to love about TV Land's comedy series "Hot in Cleveland," it's the show's ability to bring together some of the finest comedic talent in Hollywood. Among these talents are the many fine comedic actresses that have appeared the series, particularly during Season 3.
If there's one thing that's sure to get a laugh, it's the sassiness that is such an essential part of Rhea Perlman's comedic persona. In this series, she's back with gusto as the lazy housekeeper for the four women which, of course, greatly annoys Victoria. The comedic chemistry between Wendie Malick and Perlman is spot on, and just goes to show that when you bring together two of the funniest comedienne's in the history of sitcoms, the result is nothing less than uproariously funny.
Joan Rivers has made a reputation for herself by being able to make fun of herself. In "Hot in Cleveland," we see her appear as Elka's twin sister, and again the show's strength is in being able to use the larger-than-life talents of these two women to the greatest effect, allowing them to work well together without one overshadowing the other. If you don't find yourself laughing at the antics of these two venerable giants of comedy, then you don't know what comedy is.
Finally, we come to Kristin Chenoweth, who has consistently proven herself to be one of the most flexible and delightful TV actresses in a long time. Whether it's belting out a musical number or being just plain funny, Chenoweth has proven time and again that she has what it takes to be one of the most talented actresses of her generation. Here we see her as one of the women's friends from Los Angeles and, as expected, Chenoweth continues to deliver funny lines and her ever-present and ever-cheerful personality.
Clearly, if there is one thing that "Hot in Cleveland" excels at, it is in bringing together the sitcom talents of the past and present to produce some very funny comedy. In this day and age, when there seem to be so few bona fide comedy series left (let alone any that are actually funny), this show from TV Land continues to offer up the pleasures that we have come to expect from this particular type of television programming.
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- Rhea Perlman
- Kristin Chenoweth