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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Nancye Ferguson ...
 Ruth Trueworthy 7 episodes, 1992
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 Bert Schein 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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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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Fantastic Lynch-madness
12 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

What would it be like if David Lynch made a sitcom? A comedy?

On The Air explains it. Fantastic. I've seen all seven episodes and I some of it is exactly about that unique thing we like about David Lynch. This show didn't get much of a chance, because it was aired daytime in summertime(worst time for a program to be aired) because ABC according to Lynch hated it. I feel that it was a great show having seen the whole thing, but its not flawless. The main error here is that David Lynch(and Mark Frost) wasn't involved enough in it.. They were busy with Twin Peaks at the time probably. Of course, the characters and plot for the series is pure Lynch.. the first episode is amazing. The characters are crazy, stereotyped and full of absurd depth.

The following episodes are quite good in themselves too, but for some reason there's a different writer for each episode here, so the series seems to change direction from episode to episode.. Some of the later episodes I found even a bit too silly.

But David Lynch came back on the last episode and wrote it, and EVERYTHING is right again. Lynch manages to throw some mystery into it again and its so amazing! All the episodes has its charm though.. Its a lovely show.. and if you like David Lynch and you like funny and absurd stuff, this is a safe shot. 8 out of 10 overall. The first two and number seven where Lynch is more directly involved

deserves a 9 out of 10.


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