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JOHN MULANEY AND THE SACK LUNCH BUNCH
December 24, 2019  | By David Bianculli

Netflix, 3:00 a.m. ET

 
SPECIAL PREMIERE: This new Netflix comedy special, from John Mulaney, is presented as a sort of modern Mickey Mouse Club, with Mulaney himself as the host. But this is no Pee-wee’s Playhouse, where kids and adults can watch together, each enjoying different elements or taking different things from them. This is like more of a David Letterman approach to the children’s TV genre – so twisted and off-center, in so many ways, that I can’t even recommend it for kids. But for adults? Absolutely. Richard Kind, who interacts delightfully with the young “Sack Lunch Bunch,” is billed as the only guest star. He’d be enough, but there are others, slipped in as surprises… including, just to ruin one small but significant surprise, former Talking Heads front man David Byrne.
 
 
 
 
 
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