Thursday, July 17, 2008

Public Access Heroes

Grainy video feed, fake plants on a set with a drop cloth background, and ugly middle-aged people having round table discussions about UFOs? Welcome to public access television. It's not all horri-billy bob thornton, but a lot of it is. I present to you what's good and what's bad about public access television...

David Liebe Hart, puppeteer
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Here he is, in action on a Christian public access show. It stars puppet "Chip, The Black Boy". You know, just a black kid named Chip singin' bout forbidden love. That's happens, right?



Another rising star. Play both at the same time for an echoed failure effect.



This actually looks like a fun show
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Let's Paint TV is mad bonkers, yo. It features host John Kilduff talking, painting and blending drinks while he walks on a treadmill. He is my new father figure, replacing Forest Whitaker.



On the other hand, there's crap like this. The title of the program is called Tampa Bay Skeptics. Yeah. Old men calling bullshit on stuff. Wait, that sounds kind of cool...
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A crappy alien drawing, an American flag, and a glass podium is a recipe for a not getting laid ever.
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What the fuck is this show about? Masturbating after gym class, probably.
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"Gather round and let old Uncle Ernie tell you how to wear sweatpants with dignity."
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Jeff Wheeler: UFO Experiencer and Gem Expert
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Oy vey!
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1 comment:

Pancake Master said...

What would your Public Access TV show be like, if you had one?

I am willing to bet it's a show I'd watch, in any case. I wish you had clips of some of the ones listed here that are just pictures.