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Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz (1988)

Unrated | | Comedy | TV Special 16 August 1988
Fictional character, Heidi Abromowitz, is the butt of everyone's jokes.


Alan Smithee


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Joan Rivers ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shuko Akune ... Herself
Elizabeth Ashley ... Herself
Bobby Berosini Bobby Berosini ... Himself
Erma Bombeck Erma Bombeck ... Herself
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Joan Rivers throws a ceremony to 'honor' the "tramp of the century", Heidi Abromowitz, in Las Vegas, but Heidi is no where to be found. While the "guest of [dis]honor" is searched for, Joan has her celebrity friends do skits and tributes to pass the time. Written by Marcus Lomeli <MLome@aol.com>

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Release Date:

16 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joan Rivers y sus amigos saludan a Heidi Abramovitz See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first and only showing on basic cable TV (USA Network) was Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1988 from 9:00 to 10:00 PM DST. See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell (2002) See more »

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Joan Rivers is sooooo not funny.
13 August 2002 | by VideoPokerAddictSee all my reviews

You know what the whole point of this TV special was? To roast the fictional Heidi Abromowitz. Joan Rivers and her friends spent 50 minutes thinking up different ways of calling Heidi a tramp. ..... .....

I'm sorry. Were you looking for more? Really...what I stated above was the whole TV special. Talk about dreadfully dull. 1/10

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