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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.

Creators:

Mark Frost, David Lynch
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ian Buchanan ...  Lester Guy 7 episodes, 1992
Nancye Ferguson Nancye Ferguson ...  Ruth Trueworthy 7 episodes, 1992
Miguel Ferrer ...  Bud Budwaller 7 episodes, 1992
Gary Grossman ...  Bert Schein 7 episodes, 1992
Mel Johnson Jr. ...  Mickey 7 episodes, 1992
Marvin Kaplan ...  Dwight McGonigle 7 episodes, 1992
David L. Lander ...  Valdja Gochktch 7 episodes, 1992
Kim McGuire ...  Nicole Thorne 7 episodes, 1992
Marla Rubinoff ...  Betty Hudson 7 episodes, 1992
Tracey Walter ...  'Blinky' Watts 7 episodes, 1992
Irwin Keyes ...  Shorty the Stagehand 7 episodes, 1992
Buddy Douglas Buddy Douglas ...  Buddy Morris / ... 7 episodes, 1992
Raleigh Friend Raleigh Friend ...  Hurry Up Twin 7 episodes, 1992
Raymond Friend Raymond Friend ...  Hurry Up Twin 7 episodes, 1992
Everett Greenbaum Everett Greenbaum ...  Announcer / ... 6 episodes, 1992
Sydney Lassick ...  Mr. Zoblotnick 2 episodes, 1992
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Trivia

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

Buddy Budwaller: Betty Hudson is a mistake. She's not an actress. She's not the star of the show. She's a receptionist waiting to happen.
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Lynch at his most f-ed up, that's for sure....
14 September 2004 | by iblis_kuklSee all my reviews

I caught at least 2 episodes of this one back in 1992 when it originally aired, then it was gone. Maybe it was just that I was coming down from some of the good stuff when I saw the pilot, but at the time I thought it made Twin Peaks look like Petticoat Junction. (The Hurry-up Twins are worth tuning in for all by themselves.)

Thankfully there are still some copies of this available online, and it's absolutely the next thing on my pickup list (along with the Slacker DVD, which took way too damn long to come out). As it is, it's yet another one of those short-lived but cool shows that quickly fell through the cracks, and a forgotten curio in the David Lynch oeuvre.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Na antenie See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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