Episode 15 — Late 70's TV
Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:01 AM
Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:04 AM
In interviews they would talk about their career in a rather old-school way that gave you the impression they thought of themselves as Entertainers (with a capital E). Being an Entertainer means accepting a serious responsibility. You have to be ready at any moment to cobble together a one hour special for the networks, to slide down a gold-plated fire pole and make something happen-- be that guesting on The Love Boat
or jumping over a shallow puddle in very tight shorts for Battle of the Network Stars.
I think that's why the Carpenters specials make so much sense. Of course, they would be paired with Charlie Callas for extreme mugging resulting in canned laughter. Of course, they would be talking to aliens who look a lot like a That's Incredible host and one third of Three's Company. That's what an Entertainer does.
PS: Also, as everyone knows, muscle rock is a horse in transition.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:51 AM
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:00 AM
Jake posts all of the show's clips at YouTube.com/TheFogelnestFiles. Here's the playlist from today's episode!
P.S. This was the third time this week I heard someone bring up Get High On Yourself. It's a goddamn nightmare.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:27 PM
Not only was he a bodybuilder, rocker and actor (a must see is Zombie Nightmare with Adam West and Tia Carrere), he had his own comic book he created...utter shit.
Hell, when he was scoring Zombie Nightmare, it was called the Thorkestra!
Triuly an awesome clip!
The show kicks so much ass, Jake!