OUCH! by MR.E.

OUCH! by MR.E.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

NEW YEAR'S EVE FULL CONCERTS: JAMES BROWN! FRANK SINATRA! TOM JONES! THE PRETENDERS! RUN-DMC! FISHBONE!

A song for the old, while its knell is tolled,
And its parting moments fly!
But a song and a cheer for the glad New Year,
While we watch the old year die!


JAMES BROWN in Boston 1968 (Boston Garden; 96 minutes)



FRANK SINATRA in New York City 1974 (Madison Square Garden; 53 minutes)



TOM JONES in Edmonton 1975 (48 minutes)



THE PRETENDERS in Germany 1981 (Rockpalast Festival; 78 minutes)



RUN-DMC in New York 1985 (The Ritz June 12; 29 minutes)




FISHBONE in Tokyo 1992 (Club Citta Feb. 16; 86 minutes




Robert Burns' AULD LANG SYNE with lyrics (sung by Dougie MacLean from the album Tribute)






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Monday, December 30, 2013

FIVE SIGNS OF A BAD NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY























01. things start breaking up around 9:30pm


02. a goat is sacrificed and its blood added to the punch


03. the party pooper craps on the carpet


04. the fireworks go off before midnight (and in the kitchen)


05. there's no clock


























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Friday, December 27, 2013

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE: THE AMAZING MR. NO LEGS (1979)






RARE EXPLOITATION starring TED VOLLRATH, RICHARD JAECKEL, JOHN AGAR, and LLOYD BOCHNER; director RICOU BROWNING (who played the Creature from the Black Lagoon).




Lou (the late Ted Vollrath, real life Karate 'black belt' amputee) is a Mob enforcer with a difference! And the difference is…he has no legs! But he can still get the job done by trundling around in a steel wheelchair, equipped with throwing stars on the wheel hubs and two shotguns in the armrests, ruthlessly wiping out anyone in the Mob's way. Lou works for Mr D'Angelo (Lloyd Bochner) an 'Organization' Boss who is shipping drugs hidden in cigars. But Lou does not get on with D'Angelo and is waiting for the right moment to take over.  Two Cops, Chuck (Richard Jaeckel) and his partner Andy (with bowl haircut and porn mustache) are on the Mob's trail, but things turn personal when Andy's Sister and her drug dealing boyfriend are murdered.



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Saturday, December 21, 2013

SATURDAY STAND-UP: ALBERT BROOKS

ALBERT BROOKS (born Albert Lawrence Einstein; July 22, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, writer, comedian, and director.  Brooks attended Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, but dropped out after one year to focus on his comedy career. He changed his surname from Einstein (to avoid confusion with the famous physicist) and began a comedy career that quickly made him a regular on variety and talk shows during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Brooks led a new generation of self-reflective baby-boomer comics appearing on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. His onstage persona, that of an egotistical, narcissistic, nervous comic, an ironic showbiz insider who punctured himself before an audience by disassembling his mastery of comedic stagecraft, influenced other '70s post-modern comedians, including Steve Martin, Martin Mull and Andy Kaufman.
After two successful comedy albums, Comedy Minus One (1973) and the Grammy Award-nominated A Star Is Bought (1975), Brooks left the stand-up circuit to try his hand as a filmmaker; his first film, The Famous Comedians School, was a satiric short that appeared on PBS and was an early example of the mockumentary sub-genre.

School for Comedians


December 5, 1972 on The Flip Wilson Show




1973 on The Tonight Show


with Johnny Carson May 17,1983





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Friday, December 20, 2013

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE: Cheech y Chong NICE DREAMS (1981) Stacy Keach


Cheech and Chong have a new business driving an ice cream truck selling "Happy Herb's Nice Dreams." However, it is not ice cream they sell, but it is marijuana, stolen from their friend Weird Jimmy whose plantation is under their beach house camouflaged as a pool. The two eventually make a fortune. They blissfully plan on becoming "Sun Kings in Paradise" which involves buying an island, guitars, and enjoying lots of women.

The police are on Cheech and Chong's tails from the start, as they trick the stoners into selling them some of their "ice cream." Sgt. Stedanko (Stacy Keach), now himself a stoner, tests the marijuana and slowly turns into a lizard. Just as the police storm their house, Cheech and Chong pack up the marijuana in their truck and drive off, leaving Weird Jimmy to be arrested. While Sgt. Stedanko continues smoking their product, becoming stranger and more lizard-like, his two deputies Det. Drooler and Noodles tail the stoners.

Cheech and Chong dine at a chinese restaurant to celebrate their wealth. There they accosted by an annoying record agent who bothers Chong, followed by Cheech's ex-girlfriend Donna (Guerrero, reprising her role from and a cocaine-snorting mental patient, Howie "Hamburger Dude" (Paul Reubens aka Pee Wee Herman). The four of them snort cocaine under the table, prompting Chong to sign away all their money to Howie for a useless check, which they are unable to cash due to none of them having an ID.


Cheech takes a drunk Donna out to her truck to have sex, but she passes out. A pair of incompetent CHIPS show up, almost busting Cheech when Chong abruptly shows up in their ice cream truck. However, not wanting to deal with the impending long procedure of the arrest, the cops let Cheech and Chong go.

The two head back to Donna's apartment. While attempting a 3-some, Chong leaves to get ice. At this point, Donna's crazed biker husband Animal shows up, having broken out of prison. Cheech tries to escape out the window and ends up climbing the hotel naked. Chong then returns to the room and hides under the bed. Eventually, Animal has sex with Donna and they fall asleep. Cheech gets back into the hotel and returns to the room.

Cheech then realizes Chong has signed away all their money to Howie. After getting a lift from Drooler and Noodles (disguised as women), the stoners find and break into the address on the check: a mental institution. They spend the night and in the morning they find Howie among the inmates. Cheech tries to grab Howie to get their money but the doctors believe Cheech to be another patient and lock him in a straitjacket and chained up in a padded room. Chong finds a doctor (Timothy Leary) to help, and Cheech and Chong are offered "the key to the universe" (acid; LSD).
Chong simply passes out but Cheech endures a bizarre trip that finally ends the next morning when the head nurse awakens them. She has realized what has happened and apologizes to them, returns their money and sets them free. At this point, Stedanko's cops show up and arrest the head nurse and Howie instead, the stoners having escaped prior.

With Weird Jimmy's marijuana plantation busted, Cheech and Chong resort to becoming male strippers at Club Paradise where they are billed as "The Sun Kings."









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Monday, December 16, 2013

USUALLY PRETTY GIRLS LIKE HAVING THEIR PICTURE TAKEN

but not for a mug shot

but not in a bathroom stall snorting coke with Lindsay Lohan

but not while straddling her stepfather's lap

but not from below when she's wearing a skirt and going up the escalator at the mall

but not while she's shaving her bush for charity

but not through the gap in her bedroom window's curtains while she's sleeping

but not from behind a two-way mirror in the changing booth at Chico's

but not with a mini spy camera hidden in the eye of a teddy bear

but not when she's experimenting with her best girlfriend at a pajama party

but not while she's painting her vibrator black





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Friday, December 13, 2013

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE: EDGAR KENNEDY two-reelers

EDGAR KENNEDY (April 26, 1890 – November 9, 1948)

was a classic comic actor, known for the "slow burn"- an exasperated facial expression, performed very deliberately; Kennedy embellished this by rubbing his hand over his bald head and across his face, in an attempt to hold his temper.  Making his film debut in 1911, Kennedy appeared in about 500 films, working with some of the biggest film comedians in the United States, including Fatty Arbuckle, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, Our Gang, The Marx Brothers, Charlie Chase, Wheeler & Woolsey; and was also one of Mack Sennett's original Keystone Kops.  

Kennedy's burly frame originally suited him for villainous or threatening roles in silent pictures. By the 1920s Kennedy was working for producer Hal Roach, who kept the actor busy playing supporting roles in short comedies. Roach also used Kennedy as a director on half a dozen two-reeler comedies.  

In 1930, Edgar Kennedy was featured by RKO-Pathe in a pair of short-subject comedies, Next Door Neighbors and Help Wanted, Female. Kennedy's characterization of a short-tempered householder was so effective that RKO built a series around it. The "Average Man" comedies starred Kennedy as a blustery, stubborn guy determined to accomplish a household project or get ahead professionally, despite the meddling of his featherbrained wife (usually Florence Lake), her freeloading brother (originally William Eugene, then Jack Rice) and his dubious mother-in-law (Dot Farley). Kennedy pioneered the kind of domestic situation comedy that later became familiar on television. Each installment would end with Edgar embarrassed, humbled or defeated, looking at the camera and doing his patented slow burn. The Edgar Kennedy Series, with its theme song "Chopsticks", became a standard part of the movie-going experience: 103 short subjects in all. 



#53 MUTINY IN THE COUNTY (5-3-1940 RKO Radio Pictures) co-starring Vivian Oakland, Charlie Hall, directed by Harry D'Arcy


#60 AN APPLE IN HIS EYE (6-6-1941 RKO Radio Pictures) co-starring Vivian Oakland, Charlie Hall, directed by Harry D'Arcy

#26 IN LOVE AT 40 (8-30-1935 RKO Radio Pictures) Florence Lake, Dot Farley, Jack Rice, director Arthur Ripley

#20 A BLASTED EVENT (9-7-1934 RKO Radio Pictures) Florence Lake, Dot Farley, Jack Rice, director Alf Goulding




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Monday, December 9, 2013

YOUR NEW ROOMMATE MAY BE SECRETLY GAY IF...


there's a photo of him in the newspaper marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade shirtless

the Canadian girlfriend he made up has relocated to San Francisco

for a few days after returning from "visiting his sick, out-of-town aunt"- he walks funny and "prefers to stand"
ALAN SUES

there's an empty gerbil cage stashed under his bed

after ordering Dominoes, he can't resist making double-entendres about the Pizza Boy delivering his "hot and spicy pepperoni"

pipe-dreaming about sex with movie starlets, his fantasy is an orgy involving Judy, Liza, and Lorna Luft

when talking baseball, he refers to Alex "A Rod" Rodriguez as "scrumptious"

he loves having a blood-engorged penis rammed repeatedly into his @sshole
PAUL LYNDE





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Saturday, November 30, 2013

SATURDAY STAND-UP: RICHARD PRYOR

TV APPEARANCES











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Friday, November 29, 2013

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE: Woody Allen Diane Keaton SLEEPER (1973) and More!

WOODY ALLEN (born Allen Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician whose career spans more than 50 years.  While still in High School was hired as a full-time writer for humorist Herb Shriner, initially earning $25 a week. At 19, he began writing scripts for The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, specials for Sid Caesar post-Caesar's Hour (1954–1957), and other television shows. By the time he was working for Caesar, he was earning $1,500 a week; with Caesar, he worked alongside Danny Simon, whom Allen credits for helping form his writing style.

In 1961, he began working as a comedian, debuting in a Greenwich Village club, the Duplex. He released three LP albums of live nightclub recordings: the self-titled Woody Allen (Colpix 518; 1964), Volume 2 (Colpix 488, 1965), and The Third Woody Allen Album (Capitol 2986; 1968) recorded at a fund-raiser for Eugene McCarthy's presidential run. Together with his managers, Allen developed a neurotic, nervous, and intellectual persona for his stand-up routine, a successful move that secured regular gigs for him in nightclubs and on television.





THE ORIGINAL TRAILER



FULL MOVIE


SLEEPER is a 1973 futuristic science fiction comedy film, written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman, and directed by Allen. The plot involves the adventures of the owner (played by Woody Allen) of a health food store who is cryogenically frozen in 1973 and defrosted 200 years later in an ineptly-led police state. The film contains many elements which parody notable works of science fiction.

Miles Monroe (Woody Allen), a jazz musician and owner of the 'Happy Carrot' Health-Food store in 1973, is subjected to cryopreservation without his consent, and not revived for 200 years.  The scientists who revive him are members of a rebellion: 22nd-century America seems to be a police state ruled by a dictator about to implement a secret plan known as the "Aries Project". The rebels hope to use Miles as a spy to infiltrate the Aries Project, because he is the only member of this society without a known biometric identity.

The authorities discover the scientists' project, and arrest them. Miles escapes by disguising himself as a robot, and goes to work as a butler in the house of socialite Luna Schlosser (Diane Keaton). When Luna decides to have his head replaced with something more "aesthetically pleasing," Miles reveals his true identity to her; whereupon Luna threatens to give Miles to the authorities. In response, he kidnaps her and goes on the run, searching for the Aries Project.

Miles and Luna fall in love; but Miles is captured and brainwashed into a complacent member of the society, while Luna joins the rebellion. The rebels kidnap Miles and force reverse-brainwashing, whereupon he remembers his past and joins their efforts. Miles becomes jealous when he catches Luna kissing the rebel leader, Erno Windt (John Beck), and she tells him that she believes in free love.

Miles and Luna infiltrate the Aries Project, wherein they quickly learn that the national leader had been killed by a rebel bomb ten months previously. All that survives is his nose. Other members of the Aries Project, mistaking Miles and Luna for doctors, expect them to clone the leader from this single remaining part. Miles steals the nose and "assassinates" it by dropping it in the path of a steamroller.

After escaping, Miles and Luna debate their future together. He tells her that Erno will inevitably become as corrupt as the Leader. Miles and Luna confess their love for one another, but she claims that science has proven men and women cannot have meaningful relationships due to chemical incompatibilities. Miles dismisses this, saying that he does not believe in science, and Luna points out that he does not believe in God or political systems either. Luna asks Miles if there is anything he does believe in, and he responds with the famous line, "Sex and death. Two things that come once in a lifetime. But at least after death you're not nauseous.  The film ends as the two embrace.



RANDOM SCENES IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER








ADDED BONUS!!!
ORIGINAL TRAILERS

CASINO ROYALE (1967)


BANANAS (1971)

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX (1972)

LOVE AND DEATH (1975)


ANNIE HALL (1977)



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Monday, November 25, 2013

MALADIES MEDICINAL MARIJUANA IS KNOWN TO CURE


























                          
rock concert claustrophobia


big screen movie eyestrain


amusement park ride anxiety


cable channel surfing wipeout


frisbee wrist sprain


video game controller finger cramp


road trip ennui


shoppers exhaustion


junk food distaste


the heebie-jeebies


comedy writer's block



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ADDED BONUS:  CUTE GIRLS SMOKING BONGS!






Saturday, November 23, 2013

SATURDAY STAND-UP: BILL HICKS


William Melvin "Bill" Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues as well as religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy. He criticized consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity, and banality within the media and popular culture, which he characterized as oppressive tools of the ruling class that "keep people stupid and apathetic.”

At age 16, while still in high school, he began performing at the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas. During the 1980s he toured the United States extensively and made a number of high-profile television appearances; but it was in the UK that he amassed a significant fan base, filling large venues during his 1991 tour. He also achieved a modicum of recognition as a guitarist and songwriter.

Hicks was associated with the Texas Outlaw Comics group developed at the Comedy Workshop in Houston in the 1980s. Once Hicks gained some underground success in night clubs and universities, he quit drinking. However, Hicks continued to smoke cigarettes. His nicotine addiction, love of smoking, and occasional attempts to quit became a recurring theme in his act throughout his later years.

By January 1986, Hicks was using recreational drugs and his financial resources were badly dwindled.  His career received another upturn in 1987, however, when he appeared on Rodney Dangerfield's Young Comedians Special. The same year, he moved to New York City, and for the next five years performed about 300 times a year. On the album Relentless, he jokes that he quit using drugs because "once you've been taken aboard a UFO, it's kind of hard to top that", although in his performances, he continued to extol the virtues of LSD, marijuana, and psychedelic mushrooms. He fell back to chain-smoking, a theme that would figure heavily in his performances from then on.

In 1988, Hicks signed on with his first professional business manager, Jack Mondrus. Throughout 1989, Mondrus worked to convince many clubs to book Hicks, promising that the wild drug- and alcohol-induced behavior was behind him. Among the club managers hiring the newly sober Hicks was Colleen McGarr, who would become his girlfriend and fiancĂ©e in later years. Hicks died of pancreatic cancer in 1994 at the age of 32. In subsequent years — in particular after a series of posthumous album releases — his body of work gained a significant measure of acclaim in creative circles, and he developed a substantial "cult" following.


(1985)


In 1984, Hicks was invited to appear on Late Night with David Letterman for the first time. He had a joke that he used frequently in comedy clubs about how he caused a serious accident that left a classmate using a wheelchair. NBC had a policy that no handicapped jokes could be aired on the show, making his stand-up routine difficult to perform without mentioning words such as "wheelchair."

On October 1, 1993, Hicks was scheduled to appear on Late Show with David Letterman, his 12th appearance on a Letterman late-night show, but his entire performance was removed from the broadcast—then the only occasion where a comedian's entire routine was cut after taping. Hicks's stand-up routine was removed from the show allegedly because Letterman and his producer were nervous about a religious joke ("If Jesus came back he might not want to see so many crosses"). Hicks said he believed it was due to a pro-life commercial aired during a commercial break. Both the show's producers and CBS denied responsibility. Hicks expressed his feelings of betrayal in a letter to John Lahr of The New Yorker. Although Letterman later expressed regret at the way Hicks had been handled, Hicks did not appear on the show again.

Letterman finally aired the censored routine in its entirety on January 30, 2009. Hicks's mother, Mary, was present in the studio and appeared on-camera as a guest. Letterman took full responsibility for the original decision to remove Hicks's set from the 1993 show. "It says more about me as a guy than it says about Bill," he said, "because there was absolutely nothing wrong with that."


RELENTLESS (1991) Centaur Theatre  Montreal, Canada



Hicks's style was a play on his audience's emotions. He expressed anger, disgust, and apathy while addressing the audience in a casual and personal manner, which he likened to merely conversing with his friends. He would invite his audiences to challenge authority and the existential nature of "accepted truth." One such message, which he often used in his shows, was delivered in the style of a news report (in order to draw attention to the negative slant news organizations give to any story about drugs): Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration—that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we're the imagination of ourselves. And now, here's Tom with the weather.

Another of Hicks's most famous quotes was delivered during a gig in Chicago in 1989 (later released as the bootleg I'm Sorry, Folks). After a heckler repeatedly shouted "Free Bird", Hicks screamed that "Hitler had the right idea; he was just an underachiever!" Hicks followed this remark with a misanthropic tirade calling for unbiased genocide against the whole of humanity.

(1987)



Much of Hicks's routine involved direct attacks on mainstream society, religion, politics, and consumerism. Asked in a BBC interview why he cannot do a routine that appeals "to everyone", he said that such an act was impossible. He responded by repeating a comment that an audience member once made to him, "We don't come to comedy to think!", to which he replied, "Gee! Where do you go to think? I'll meet you there!" In the same interview, he also said: "My way is half-way between: this is a night-club, and these are adults."

Hicks often discussed conspiracy theories in his performances, most notably the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He mocked the Warren Report and the official version of Lee Harvey Oswald as a "lone nut assassin." He also questioned the guilt of David Koresh and the Branch Davidian compound during the Waco Siege. Hicks would end some of his shows, especially those being recorded in front of larger audiences as albums, with a mock "assassination" of himself on stage, making gunshot sound effects into the microphone while falling to the ground.

(1984)



On June 16, 1993, Hicks was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that had spread to his liver. He started receiving weekly chemotherapy, while still touring and also recording his album, Arizona Bay, with Kevin Booth. He was also working with comedian Fallon Woodland on a pilot episode of a new talk show, titled Counts of the Netherworld for Channel 4 at the time of his death. The budget and concept had been approved, and a pilot was filmed. The Counts of the Netherworld pilot was shown at the various Tenth Anniversary Tribute Night events around the world on February 26, 2004.

After being diagnosed with cancer, Hicks would often joke that any given performance would be his last. The public, however, was unaware of Hicks's condition. Only a few close friends and family members knew of his disease. Hicks performed the final show of his career at Caroline's in New York on January 6, 1994. He moved back to his parents' house in Little Rock, Arkansas, shortly thereafter. He called his friends to say goodbye, before he stopped speaking on February 14. He died of pancreatic cancer on February 26, 1994, at age 32. Hicks was buried in the family plot in Leakesville, Mississippi.


INTERVIEW: AUSTIN PUBLIC ACCESS (10-24-1993 1:30am)



LAST SHOW: IGBY'S (Nov. 17, 1993) L.A., CA.



On February 7, 1994, a verse Hicks had authored, on his perspective, wishes, and thanks of his life, to be released after his death as his "last word", ended with the words: "I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit."






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Friday, November 22, 2013

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE: THE GROOVE TUBE (1974) Ken Shapiro Chevy Chase and VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED (1998)



THE GROOVE TUBE (1974), written, directed and produced by Ken Shapiro, is a low-budget comedy film that satirizes television and the counterculture of the early 1970s. The film was originally produced to be shown at the Channel One Theater on East 60th St. in New York, a venue that featured R-rated video recordings shown on three television sets, which was a novelty to the audiences of the time. The film stars Shapiro, Richard Belzer and Chevy Chase, and features "Move On Up" by Curtis Mayfield in its opening scene. The news desk satire, including the signature line "Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow" was later used by Chase for his signature Weekend Update piece on Saturday Night Live, although in the film he does not appear in this segment.

Among the skits are:
"The Dealers," a lengthy feature about a pair of urban drug dealers (Shapiro and Belzer) introduced by a wildly overdone, hip title segment."

Koko the Clown," a mock children's television show in which Shapiro, as the show's Bozo-esque host, reads erotica (specifically a page from Fanny Hill, with promises of Marquis de Sade the next day) on air during "Make Believe Time."

A public service announcement for venereal disease that covertly (though more and more obviously as the camera zooms in, to humorous and/or shocking effect) used a real penis.

A parody of sponsored television cooking shows in which Shapiro, as a female baker seen from the shoulders down, mixes and bakes a special 4th of July "Heritage Loaf" while repeatedly using handfuls of the fictitious "Kramp Easy Lube" brand of shortening, a spoof of the "Kraft" name.

Several spoof TV commercials are featured, including a few for the fictional Uranus Corporation (pronounced with the stress on the second and third syllables). One Uranus commercial touts the amazing properties of its space-age polymer product "Brown 25" (which looks suspiciously like human feces): "It has the strength of steel, the flexibility of rubber, and the nutritional value of beef stew."

The Groove Tube was originally released with an X rating.

KOKO THE CLOWN
KRAMP TV KITCHEN
JUST YOU JUST ME
TV NEWS
BUTZ BEER
FOUR LEAF CLOVER


and a FULL MOVIE in a similar vein:
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED (1998)
Ted Smith is a young man with multiple personalities who goes to his psychiatrist as a completely new person for each visit. He mentions that he sometimes views his life as a scene in a TV show, which leads to a series of movie and TV spoofs between each of the psychiatry segments. In addition to the obligatory horror movie parody, there are also riffs on game shows, cable news channels and commercials.






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Monday, November 18, 2013

WHAT YOU DON'T WANT TO HEAR WHEN YOU CALL 9-1-1



"Hola, nueve uno uno, que paso?"


"Hey, I got my own problems!"


"You sound cute for a victim."


"How did you get this number?"


"Help! Please send help!"


"Can't you stop the bleeding yourself?"


"Dave's not here, man."


"How's Tuesday?"


"What's it worth to you?"


"If they're already dead, then there's really no need to 'hurry.'"


"Sorry, wrong number- this is 9-1-2."


"I can't talk now."




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Saturday, November 16, 2013

SATURDAY STAND-UP: STEVE MARTIN

on The Midnight Special










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Friday, November 15, 2013

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE: MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 Zombie Nightmare MST3K Adam West


Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. The show premiered on KTMA in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 24, 1988. It later aired on The Comedy Channel/Comedy Central for another six seasons until its cancellation in 1997. The show was then picked up by the Sci-Fi Channel and aired for another three seasons until its final cancellation in August 1999.

The show mainly features a man and his robot sidekicks who are imprisoned on a space station by an evil scientist and forced to watch a selection of bad movies, as part of a psychological experiment, and frequently preceded by short public-domain non-educational films. To stay sane, the man and his robots provide a running commentary on each film, making fun of its flaws, and wisecracking their way through each reel in the style of a movie-theater peanut gallery. Each film is presented with a superimposition of the man and robots' silhouettes along the bottom of the screen. The film is interspersed with skits tied into the theme of the film being watched or the episode as a whole.


Hodgson originally played the stranded man, Joel Robinson, for four and a half seasons. When Hodgson left in 1993, series head writer Michael J. Nelson replaced him as new victim Mike Nelson and continued in the role for the rest of the show's run. The robots, Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo, and Gypsy, are puppets created from a variety of household objects, manipulated and voiced by other cast members who rotated over the course of the show's run.






Zombie Nightmare is a 1986 zombie film directed by Jack Bravman. This movie was filmed in the suburbs of Montreal, Canada.  In the beginning of the film a little boy named Tony Washington (Jesse D'Angelo) watches his father William Washington (John Fasano) play in a baseball game. On the way home Tony, William and Tony's mother Louise (Francesca Bonacorsa) see a young girl (Tracy Biddle) about to be raped by two teenagers. William saves the young girl from being raped but is killed when one of the rapists stabs him.

Years pass, and Tony (Jon Mikl Thor) is now grown up. When Tony comes back home, Louise reminds him about the groceries. Tony leaves to get groceries.  Meanwhile, a group of teenagers Bob (Allan Fisler), Amy (Tia Carrere), Jim, Peter, and Susie are at a bar. They are soon kicked out because they are underage. Bob suggests they try to find some sleazy chicks and they take off in a car, driving recklessly down the street.

Tony, now a musclebound teenage baseball player, is leaving a small grocery store where he had helped disrupt an attempted robbery. As he steps out of the store and into the road, he is run over by the gang of teenagers. Tony’s mother contacts one of her neighbors, a voodoo priestess, who happens to be the young girl who was saved by Tony's father earlier in the film when Tony was a child. She resurrects Tony as a zombie. Zombie-Tony goes on a killing spree, hunting down and killing the teenagers responsible for his death.



The police captain, played by Adam West, turns out to be corrupt, and is one of the original attackers from the attempted rape of the young voodoo priestess. He follows Tony to the cemetery where he shoots and kills the priestess and her zombie, only to be pulled down into Hell by Tony's father.


Michael J. Nelson as Mike Nelson
Kevin Murphy as Tom Servo
Trace Beaulieu  as Crow T. Robot and Dr. Clayton Forrester
Frank Conniff as TV's Frank
Jim Mallon as Gypsy
Mary Jo Pehl as Magic Voice and Cokie Roberts






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