Melons and Cucumbers and Humor, oh my!

 Here’s a glimpse at one of the hidden segments we never quite knew what to do with – Phil’s Filthy Stories. This one started in radio – I think we did 2 or 3 – then we shot 2 in a bathroom at Northern Essex Community College one day, where we also did a bunch of Speculation Theater opens and closes, and a few more skits… my memory is foggy on just what we shot that day. Phil, our host and local plumber, somehow has a show in the bathroom where he accosts people to tell them their filthy, sex starved stories to an unmanned camera.  Humor ensues. A couple notes – the opening bumper was Pat and Mark Haskins doing yet another Bert and Ernie skit, which usually involved various implements  being used on Bert.  Mark had a hard time keeping a straight face with the deadpan rude stuff coming out of the Ernie puppet. I’ll have to dig up the outtakes… damn funny. Pat and I introduced that show from the set of ‘The Movie Loft‘ on WSBK-TV-38 in Boston.  We had a cool gig there for years doing Voice Overs and tags for all their children show promos .. ‘GhostBusterrrrrrrrs! Today at 4 on TV-38!’ It was cool my mom could hear us in Syracuse, thanks to TV-38’s ‘Superstation’ status, they were actually on cable channels in NY and New England…We’re sitting near the desk and the spiral staircase. 

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3 Responses to “Melons and Cucumbers and Humor, oh my!”

  1. scottmercer Says:

    I always thought this really had potential, and could have blown up into something huge. It’s got that SNL easily repeatable around the water cooler quality.

    That said, the audio is soooo echoey in that bathroom and it’s hard to understand what he’s saying. Maybe it’s time to give it a reshoot?

  2. boffoyuxdudes Says:

    There was something about the line “… he grabs her melons, she grabs his cucumber, and he gives it to her… right in the old produce section!”, that makes me laugh every time.

    Maybe it is time for a redo – I remember that day we had little time, and no microphone – I think it was just the internal mic on the camcorder working for some reason. We were supposed to go back to NECC and do more bits, but we never got back there, and ran out of time that day to finish much of the shoot.

  3. Innuendo and out the other | 365 Comedy Bits for 2011 Says:

    […] also did a few videos of ths skits for our ‘BENT!’ show. I blogged about them earlier here and here,  but we cranked them out with a bunch of things one day at the NECC drama building […]

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