Friday, November 19, 2010
In response to a request from Hundreds (Joe Hundreds, who lived down the hall from me, Sophomore year), I'm posting another one of the shows we produced at KTP at Rutgers University.
This one is Hello Reality, the brainchild of the late Bill-Dale Marcinko. Bill was kind of a mad genius. When he approached the programming knuckleheads at KTP way back in 1979 (me, Larry and Jerry), we knew we wanted a comedy show. We already had created a game show, a news show, a music show and a magazine show.
Comedy was going to take a bit more to put together.
Bill already had come up with scripts for four half-hour episodes. So, knowing a gift horse when it looked us in the mouth, we immediately said YES!
The show was edgy, even in those pre-historic days. Got Jerry called on the carpet in front of the administration for a little sketch called "The College Suicide Game Show".
These were in the pre-politically correct days. National Lampoon and early SNL were setting the tone for humor. An anything goes environment - irreverence overlaid with putting out four full-length episodes.
Bill is, sadly, no longer with us.
But thankfully we have these incredibly weird glimpses into his head to remember him by.