Posts Tagged ‘sex’

How do you handle a Mad Proctologist?

December 2, 2009

Mr. Rhimer and the Mad Proctologist

The last part of the BYD & Friends show from 1989. Mark and Bill show us the high cost of revenge after 10 years of medical school.

I thought Mark did a great job on this one – using the German Accent to sound more threatening, and singing the German national anthem while plugging his ears gets me every time. We never did get to do a bit with the Ernie and Bert puppets on stage, but the behind the scenes stuff with them were so unPC it was hilarious. If I can edit a version, I’ll have to post that as well.

Pop goes the weasel ’cause the weasel goes pop!

November 26, 2009

Hollywood Weasel pulls the Green Light – Phil’s Filthy Stories – Boffo Yux Dudes & Friends at Syracuse University

Bill’s thoughts on this sketch he did with Mark Haskins…

“I think I wrote this sketch because I was reading “Final Cut” by Steven Bach, about the making of Heaven’s Gate. Also, the joke that most people laugh at in this sketch is the “full scale model of Planet Earth,” which was *ahem* “inspired” by a very similar Steven Wright joke”

I always thought branding ‘failure’ on the child’s forehead because he kept forgetting his lines was a fitting punishment…

Also, The first ‘Phil’s Filthy Stories‘ skit’ is tagged on this video – We shot this in a bathroom at New England Community College one summer. I always liked this bit – we wrote a bunch of them, but only a few made it to video. Somehow, when Tom’s voice goes up an octave, you get the feeling there might be some truth to the stories after all…


Cheezy Beer couple from the 80’s

September 20, 2009

Not quite the couple I'm talking about...

Anyone remember those cheezy Molsen Beer commercials that came out in the mid 80’s. The radio spots were everywhere. The basic premise was a couple on a date, flirting while extolling the virtues of this high quality Canadian beer no one had ever heard of. Very annoying.

We tweaked this out with the help of Lori D. from WHEB-FM – her recent birthday got me off my ass to put it on Bandcamp. Happy Birthday, Lori! More after the break. (more…)

Facebook is sucking my life away and there’s little I can do to stop it…

September 6, 2008

Nuns Playing Basketball – Southern NH 1992


You may have noticed there hasn’t been much new material on the blog lately. I’ve been on vacation, but that’s not the reason. It’s because of Facebook, and the crack addiction that it is.

6 months ago, I decided to start the blog and connect with people I’ve lost touch with the last 25+ years. It’s been a fun and humbling experience, seeing what people have done with their lives, and how some people you can (more…)

Low Tech Commercials in a High Tech World

May 30, 2008


1 900-On Hold commercial


In the 90’s there were a lot of those 976 and 900 numbers playing late at night on TV. Mainly for lonely people to talk to someone, or to find a way to part you with your money. It was a ripe subject for a number of bits – this one was a little more technically difficult for it’s time… I think we used an Amiga 2000 to make the graphics, but did it all live through the switcher. It was blocked out in sections, and pieced together to make the final product.

Pat’s surfer dude still makes me laugh – the double take is a classic.

I did like this genre – we did a bunch of radio bits on this theme.. I’ll have to dig them up. Enjoy.


Never Trust a Plumber Named Phil…

April 26, 2008

Phil’s Filthy Stories #2

It’s very strange that the 2 Phil skits have the most hits out of all the ones posted in the last few months.

It might have something to do with the tags ‘sex’ and ‘filthy’, but who am I to judge…

Strike that – Greg’s ‘How to be a Rock Star’ was mentioned on ‘Greg and the Morning Buzz‘ – so without a blog entry, that one in 2 hours has been seen more than anything else… gotta love the viral power of the Internet.

Speculation Theater – Some bits just don’t come easy

April 2, 2008

    One of the more satisfying bits we worked on was ‘Speculation Theater’ – the format was simple. Thespian Ronald Albacore introduced a ‘what if’ scenario, and we’re re-enact the scene with the original characters. Most of the funny came from the juxtaposition of the characters who would never usually be interacting together, or the historical context which sometimes made the skit use SAT words with multiple syllables.     They were satisfying to do because of the multiple levels. They were a pain in the ass because we had to not only write them, they had to be true to the characters and history or they fell flat. That took a ton of research and time, so after 40 or so, we were exhausted. They also really had 3 parts Ron’s setup, the actual bit with multiple characters, and Ron’s discussion of the skit, and a throwaway line for the next episode, which sometimes morphed into a real episode.     Because of the limitations, we actually only did one of these on video – for the BYD & Friends live show – and I think we tried intos and outros, but never managed to complete those segments for various reasons.      I did master a Speculation Theater Cassette, which I’ll dig out for the masses to ponder later. But here is the one skit I have on hand. ‘What if Early Cavemen had Cable TV’?     Enjoy.

Melons and Cucumbers and Humor, oh my!

March 2, 2008

 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.