Best in Show

Best in Show

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  • Christopher Guest


  • Fred Willard
  • Eugene Levy
  • Catherine O'Hara
  • Parker Posey
  • Michael Hitchcock
  • Christopher Guest
  • John Michael Higgins
  • Michael McKean

A colorful array of characters competes at a national dog show.

A "behind-the-scenes" look into the highly competitive and cut-throat world of dog shows through the eyes of a group of ruthless dog owners including: yuppies Hamilton (Michael Hitchcock) and Meg Swan (Parker Posey) and their neurotic weimaraner "Beatrice"; mild-mannered menswear salesman Gerry (Eugene Levy) and Cookie Fleck (Catherine O'Hara), whose Norwich terrier's registered name is "Champion Thank You Neil Sedaka"; fly-fishing shop owner Harlan Pepper (Christopher Guest) and his beloved bloodhound "Hubert"; New Yorker Scott Donlon (John Michael Higgins) and his longtime hairdresser partner, Stefan Vanderhoof (Michael McKean), who anticipate the crown for their pampered shih tzus "Miss Agnes" and "Tyrone"; and the champion poodle "Rhapsody in White" who might just snare the title for the third year running. Director Christopher Guest popularized the mockumentary format in the 1980s, co-writing a number of popular films with frequent co-star Eugene Levy.

Past Programs


Dog Behavior and Intelligence

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA


The Social and Emotional Lives of Dogs

The Dairy Arts Center, Boulder, CO