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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A series of 5-minute line animations (drawn in the rough style and with the minimalist plots of David Lynch's The Angriest Dog in the World comic strip) featuring an angry and violent Neanderthal, and his family and neighbors.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After her boyfriend ends their relationship, the dreamself of a heartbroken woman floats through the air over an industrial wasteland singing ballads of love.

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Absurda (2007)
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A journey into absurdity.

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A Man approaches a Women in a field.

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A short continuously looping animation of six grotesque human figures vomiting.

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In a nameless city deluged by continuous rain, three rabbits live with a fearful mystery.

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Stars: Catherine E. Coulson, David Lynch, Jack Nance
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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)
Kim McGuire ...
 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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Buddy Morris, dressed as a bellboy and played by Buddy Douglas, is a reference to the classic "Call for Philip Morris!" ad campaign. 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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Rare find
23 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A gem that was too good to make it, just like Twin Peaks. I happen to have all 7 episodes on tape, as they were released briefly in the early 990's to capitalize on Lynch's popularity at the time. I watch them a least once a year, they're a nice antidote to most of the so-called comedies on TV now. Such great performances from Miguel Ferrar, David L Lander, and a hilarious appearance by the old Lynch standby Freddie Jones (Mr. Bytes in "The Elephant Man") as a pompous, over soused Brit from the stage who will remind you of every self-important actor you've ever met. As it goes in the world of TV, it was not meant to be. It is one of those shows that would have been nurtured by HBO or Showtime had they produced it. What makes it so achingly funny is how serious everyone plays it. If you've ever seen "Noises Off", this is as close to a sitcom as that show can ever come.


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