-This is one of the worst, if not the worst episode of "Live on Tape".  However, the script, for being one of the early shows, is actually pretty good, everyone is giving it their all--- it's just didn’t quite all come together.  But man!  We were sure getting our money’s worth outta’ that fog machine!
- Judge Lewis is played by Josie Poppen, she was the wife of one our studio engineers and she worked at Circa ’21 (the local dinner theatre) in the costume shop. She was great at getting us any and every type of costume or prop we could possibly need.  When I wanted a suit of armor for the Halloween show (#16) Josie had one for me!
- This was another show that was real claustrophobic.  Except for showing some clips from the previous week’s show, we never leave the black draped court set.  Nothing like feeling like a prisoner in your own show.
Costumes Provided By: Circa 21 & The Showbusiness
Producer - Thomas Hart
Directors - Greg Baldwin, Thomas Hart
Writers - Thomas Hart, Brandon Lovested
Photographers - Greg Baldwin, Thomas Hart,
Don Bargmann Jr.
Jennifer Hanson
Thomas Hart
John Horvath
Brandon Lovested
Josie Poppen
Filmed on location in the beautiful state of Hawaii.
©Copyright 1987, 2006 Thomas Hart
Live on Tape (Show #7)
Airdate: August 15th 1987
MOVIE - “The Day the Earth Caught Fire”
SYNOPSIS - Believe it or not, this is a continuation of the previous two week's show - what is this, a soap opera?  Anyway, Guy and Arnie get dragged into court to face charges concerning their bogus BTU Telethon and the sudden disappearance of Gareth Van Oester.  Judge Grinnel Lewis presides.  Arnie acts as Guy's attorney and the two work in tandem to confuse the proceedings.
When things look bad for our heroes, Arnie makes a last ditch effort to stall the hearing by telling a series of really awful jokes as a filibuster.  Fortunately Arnie runs out of jokes and air.  He collapses in Guy's arms and as his last moments tick away he gives a rousing speech that almost ends the trial in an acquittal.  Suddenly, Gareth makes a surprise appearance from the "neither world" and dispatches the Judge.  Guy and Arnie are free to go, so they all go to a bar.
“Why is it you never see skinny people ridin' mopeds?  It’s always these fat things that oughta' be on a Harley!”
                                  -Arnie K. Upshoe
Taco Hutch commercial (2nd showing)
Judge Grinnel Lewis shows the “Taco Hutch” commercial as evidence against Guy and Arnie--- it really has no bearing on the actual case, but she doesn’t care.  Ah, any chance to see cleavage on the show I guess-- because, Taco Hutch is giving away jugs!  And everyone loves jugs!
Arnie as Guy’s attorney--
He runs out of jokes--
--but just tells bad jokes.
He attempts a filibuster--
Arnie and Guy get their day in court.
--and dies... as a comedian.
Judge Lewis is not amused and is ready to hang ‘em!
Gareth Van Oester makes a surprise appearance and--
--causes Judge Lewis to meet with an unseemly and very gassy demise.
Court Recorder Buffy is stunned by the events, and amazed by her own long-lasting hairspray.
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