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
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 »
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....
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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