On the Air (1992– )

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In the 1950s, a group of television performers attempt to put together a live variety program and often find disastrous results.

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Series cast summary:
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 Lester Guy (7 episodes, 1992)
Nancye Ferguson ...
 Ruth Trueworthy (7 episodes, 1992)
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 Bud Budwaller (7 episodes, 1992)
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 Bert Schein (7 episodes, 1992)
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 Mickey (7 episodes, 1992)
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 Dwight McGonigle (7 episodes, 1992)
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 Valdja Gochktch (7 episodes, 1992)
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 Nicole Thorne (7 episodes, 1992)
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 Betty Hudson (7 episodes, 1992)
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 'Blinky' Watts (7 episodes, 1992)
Raleigh Friend ...
 Hurry Up Twin (7 episodes, 1992)
Buddy Douglas ...
 Buddy Morris / ... (7 episodes, 1992)
Raymond Friend ...
 Hurry Up Twin (7 episodes, 1992)
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 Shorty the Stagehand (7 episodes, 1992)
Everett Greenbaum ...
 ZBC Announcer / ... (7 episodes, 1992)
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 Ethel Thissle (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Mr. Zoblotnick (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Dr. Winky (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Professor R. Answer (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Executive (2 episodes, 1992)
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The year is 1957. The cast and crew of the Lester Guy Show are extremely apprehensive about their upcoming live television broadcast on the Zoblotnick Broadcasting Co. network. Lester Guy despises fellow cast member Betty Hudson for unknowingly becoming more popular than him and schemes to destroy her career. Only two of the seven episodes were written by David Lynch. Written by Jennifer Harrison

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20 June 1992 (USA)  »

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On the Air - Voll auf Sendung  »

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1.33 : 1
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This series was a mid-season replacement in 1992. Seven episodes were made, but only 2 episodes were shown as scheduled, the 3rd episode was pre-empted in most of the US. See more »

Quotes

Lester Guy: Yes, well, what do they know in South Dakota?
Buddy Budwaller: They know what they like.
Lester Guy: If they knew what they liked, they wouldn't be in South Dakota.
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16 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have a fading copy of all three episodes of On the Air. I watch them about every 2 years. I love them all and was upset when the show was canceled so soon. I was a great blend of David's strangeness and some wonderful attempt at hummer that ABC just didn't get. I don't know if there are other copies out there. If any one has it on DVD I would love a better copy. I can never see Ian Buckanen with out thinking of Lester Guy. I can never watch Lavern and Sherrly with out thinking of the Director. I quote lines from the show like it was a movie and no one knows what I am talking about other than my wife and kids. This is a must see for any David Lynch fan. Good Luck finding a copy of your own.


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