The second season version of "Fernwood 2Nite". The small time talk show from Fernwood, Ohio has moved to Alta Coma, California, where it has taken on a more national flavor. This satire of ... See full summary »
Set in fictional Fernwood, Ohio, this deliriously demented serial focused on the beleaguered heroine Mary Hartman, an average American housewife. In the first year, Mary suffered the ... See full summary »
Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepard, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small carribean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by... See full summary »
Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an ... See full summary »
George Roy Hill
Mary Beth Hurt,
Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even ... See full summary »
Random was an angel out to earn his wings by doing good deeds. He went to work as a high-school teacher, and moved in with Marion and her five nephews and nieces, who were frequently ... See full summary »
Barth Gimble and Jerry Hubbard are the host of a talk show produced in the fictitious town of Fernwood, Ohio (also the setting of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"). The show featured parodies ... See full summary »
The second season version of "Fernwood 2Nite". The small time talk show from Fernwood, Ohio has moved to Alta Coma, California, where it has taken on a more national flavor. This satire of Merv Griffin, Johnny Carson, and all the other big names in 70's Talk TV promised each week that it would offend some, if not many, with its unusual brand of humor. In this newer version of the show, many well-known TV and movie stars came on as guests, where they often joined the cast in making fun of themselves and their media images. Written by
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I fully expected to see this come back as reruns - was that really 1978? Martin Mull, has always been one of my favourites.
One of my favourites was Episode 11 which featured Anne Murray, but they said because of contractual obligations she couldn't do "Snowbird" live, she had to lip sync it. I believe this was not true, but it just added to the ironic humour that was part of the show. She never did get to do it, although they made numerous tries, errors and miscues (including putting a Jerry Vale version in). At the end she gives up.
It was this sort of making fun of themselves and the industry that made this show a must-watch for me.
There was also one episode (not sure which) that had a contortionist. This young lady came out on stage balancing a glass of water on her head, then drank it - without touching it AND without spilling it. It was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen one person do.
Frank DeVol, as Happy Kyne, I did not realize how much other work he has done. Played in numerous other programs and movies, as well as doing other theme music. But his general neutral expression and deadpan delivery gave the name "Happy Kyne And The Mirth Makers" almost an ironic twist.
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