Given fezzes to wear, and a supply of taffy to eat, the children in the audience were still at a loss for having to watch the sub-Krusty antics of
Zovello the Magic Clown.
"Product placement? What product placement?"
The lowdown from Wikipedia.
A show on space exploration and UFOs,
, when such things seemed very weird indeed.
It's amazing to see what they get right, and what they get wrong. "Space telescope? Nah, never happen!"
Plus, millions of free cigarettes for our hospitalized fighting men!
A UK comedy show from 20 years ago, still offering laughs in this era of THE ONION and Borat. Once non-UK listeners get past a few very local allusions.
Full story here.
More episodes on YouTube.
, one of the TV heroes of my youth.
Any WU-vies want to share memories of their own lesser-known regional TV icons?
We could use such a satirical show today.
Full history here.
Where to begin with this long ad? The surrealism of a Corvette on the
set? The notion that a sexy spy like Napolean Solo would drive a Corvair? The mashup of
characters, including the ultra-campy Agnes Moorehead? It's a commercial that just keeps on giving in the weirdness department.
Of course, it was all a hook to sell toys, as the promo above might hint at.
But if you still doubt, check out a larger segment below.