On the Air (1992– )
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Episode #1.5 

Betty (Marla Rubinoff) is intimidated by the presence of guest star Sylvia Hudson (Anne Bloom), former Queen of Hollywood and the original female television superstar, also Betty's sister. ... See full summary »

Writers:

Mark Frost (creator), David Lynch (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Buchanan ... Lester Guy
Nancye Ferguson Nancye Ferguson ... Ruth Trueworthy
Miguel Ferrer ... Bud Budwaller
Gary Grossman ... Bert Schein
Mel Johnson Jr. ... Mickey
Marvin Kaplan ... Dwight McGonigle
David L. Lander ... Valdja Gochktch
Kim McGuire ... Nicole Thorne
Marla Rubinoff ... Betty Hudson
Tracey Walter ... 'Blinky' Watts
Raleigh Friend Raleigh Friend ... Hurry Up Twin
Raymond Friend Raymond Friend ... Hurry Up Twin
Buddy Douglas Buddy Douglas ... Buddy Morri
Irwin Keyes ... Shorty the Stagehand
Everett Greenbaum Everett Greenbaum ... ZBC Announcer
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Storyline

Betty (Marla Rubinoff) is intimidated by the presence of guest star Sylvia Hudson (Anne Bloom), former Queen of Hollywood and the original female television superstar, also Betty's sister. A successful guest spot with her would bring the cream of Hollywood lining up to appear on the show. Also guest starring this week, Mister Peanuts, the puppet star of ZBC's morning show voiced by Wally Walters (Chuck McCann). A mishap with Sylvia's entrance leaves the star dazed from a head injury and unable to play her love scene with Lester, so Mister Peanuts pinch hits in a tiny dress and wig. Sylvia's head clears and she unleashes a vicious verbal assault on Mister Peanuts, leaving the puppet suicidal. Betty rallies the cast and crew and then the nation behind Mister Peanuts, exhorting everyone to sing along with her "The Mister Peanuts Song". Even Bud Budwaller (Miguel Ferrer) is moved, slamming a set of prop doors on Sylvia.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1992 (USA) See more »

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Lynch/Frost Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sylvia Hudson's entrance, twirling through a set of swinging doors, is an homage to how Loretta Young entered the set of The Loretta Young Show. See more »

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