Archive for the ‘Women Talk’ Category

Woman Talk – Outtakes of the Rich and Brainless

December 31, 2009

A New Year’s present for BYD friends – Greg, Pat and Tom outtakes from our attempts at doing a studio video version of ‘Woman Talk’.      I don’t believe these have seen the light of day in 15 years.

You can see a full episode from the series here and here, as well as the BYD YouTube site.


Women Talk : Unfaithful Men and the Bucky Lewis Connection

March 28, 2008

 Those 3 guys who know women, Bill, Joe, and Eddie, are back with another tome of wisdom – Why men are unfaithful, and what to do to keep them from straying. I’ll post a few of these a month to keep you on your toes… A little history on the video Women Talk versions — we cut about 11 or so in one afternoon with the help of our friends in Needham at the access channel. They ended up as segments in our comedy video show, BENT!, which won a few awards in the mid 90’s. But they also were part of a reel that we sent to ‘The Bucky Lewis Show‘ on WNDS-TV 50 in NH. That show was a segment unto itself… Bucky was a local comedian who would do club shows.. the act was similar to a catskills comedian from ‘Dirty Dancing’, complete with ethnic humor that you’d think wouldn’t fly in today’s crowds… In any case, the reel of commercial parodies and skits made it into the producer of that show’s hands, and they wanted to use them… but there was one issue with the Women Talk skits… the beer cans.We didn’t realize the empties were Budweiser cans… and Coors was a sponsor of the show. So we couldn’t use those version of the videos so we wouldn’t tweak the sponsor. But it was a bitch organizing the first shoot, so while we were game to do it again, we just couldn’t get everyone in one place.. so Women Talk never graced the Bucky Lewis airwaves.  Another learning experience. We didn’t get paid cash… they had a trade deal with a local ‘Rent a Center’, and we had to pick from their inflated selection of fine high priced merchandise for recompense for our bits… in the end, the hugh cash we thought we’d be getting, instead ended up as ‘The microwave comedy bought for Pat, and the Dining Room Starter set that comedy bought for me. To add to the fun – when they delivered the set, it was the wrong one. I had to haul it up and back, then wait weeks and get it again when it came in.  Word of advice. Get the cash upfront. Don’t take the trade. 

Advice from those who know better

February 20, 2008

Bill, Joe and Eddie like to give advice. Especially to Women. Their ‘Woman Talk’ segments on WHEB-FM proved so popular we did them for several years, had them syndicated on the comedy nets, and eventually did a video version for BENT! that has been hidden all these years. Until now. You are either very lucky or unlucky. Aside – we did 11 of these in one sitting at the Needham Studios in the early 90’s… a handful of friends helped us crew, with my wife running the prompter for us…                 I don’t believe we were married at the time we started the show, but we were all hitched by the time the series ended a few years later.  Some people thought the genesis was a 1976 SNL skit with Dan Ackroyd with the same title. The concept is similar, but I thought we had come up with the idea ourselves and looking at it later,  thought we took it in a different direction. We also ended up producing over 40 radio segments – so I say there’s something original in there. Greg Kretschmar from WHEB played Eddie with us… quite the performer and we had a lot of fun working with him over the years. He’s still doing radio in NH at our old station.