Jonathan discusses the current Hollywood labor strike and attempts to contextualize it through a historical lens.
Month: August 2023
This week join Andrew and Jonathan as they give you the hard sell on the history of TV pitchmen. We go a little into the history of salesmanship on television, the self-imposed and government regulations, and each of us discuss our favorite local and infomercial-based pitchmen. Be sure to act now; operators are standing by and supplies ARE limited.
How the heck did a 1950s comedy legend get a shot at usurping Johnny Carson some 23 years AFTER his career peak? Join Jonathan as he discusses the three incarnations of The Jerry Lewis Show and in particular the June 1984 5-episode test-run for the third, and final, incarnation.
This week join Steve as he drags Andrew kicking and screaming into the 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee Special, while Jonathan attempts to deconstruct all the deep thoughts flying around the pianos and gorillas.
Join Jonathan for an infamous TV show from 1969 that really should just be famous for being innovative, clever, surreal, with the good intention of trying to speak some truth to power. It is a short introduction / interpretation of Turn On! Episode 2.