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.
Melons and Cucumbers and Humor, oh my!