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On the Air 

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
Raleigh Friend Raleigh Friend ...  Hurry Up Twin 7 episodes, 1992
Buddy Douglas Buddy Douglas ...  Buddy Morris / ... 7 episodes, 1992
Raymond Friend Raymond Friend ...  Hurry Up Twin 7 episodes, 1992
Irwin Keyes ...  Shorty the Stagehand 7 episodes, 1992
Everett Greenbaum Everett Greenbaum ...  ZBC Announcer / ... 7 episodes, 1992
Diana Bellamy ...  Ethel Thissle 2 episodes, 1992
Sydney Lassick ...  Mr. Zoblotnick 2 episodes, 1992
Richard Riehle ...  Dr. Winky 2 episodes, 1992
Charles Tyner ...  Professor R. Answer 2 episodes, 1992
Loren Janes ...  Executive 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Na antenie See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lynch/Frost Productions 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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Did You Know?

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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16 March 2005 | by ChristopherTracySee 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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