Live on Tape episode logs
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Live on Tape (Show #17)
Airdate: November 7th 1987
SYNOPSIS - Once again, Guy and Arnie deliver a series of stupid news stories ripped from the pages of the nearest tabloids.  Guy unwittingly smashes Arnie’s radio when he mistakenly thinks its haunted with the ghost of Elvis.  Arnie seeks revenge and gives Guy a stack of exploding pancakes that leaves Guy in tatters.  Ooooo, this is almost too wacky for words.
“Whoops!  Ho, how’d that happen?  Hey, you never can tell when one of these suckers is gonna light, catch!”
                    - Arnie Upshoe, just before incinerating Guy
“LIVE ON TAPE FIRSTS - This show contains the first trade-marked “person being blown up on the show” bit...there are many more to follow.
Between the Lines - Arnie gives Guy a batch of exploding pancakes...Oh!  That’s gotta hurt!
Nose Nuts Commercial - They’re crunchy, they’re chewy, they’re disgusting and they’re now a part of your complete breakfast.  
Sport of the Week “Alpine Tree Lurching #1” (second showing)  The Svengrodin Tree Lurching Team demonstrates their “lurching” technique, oh lucky us.
Arnie’s Gripe of the Week #3 - Mr. Upshoe’s fed-up with TV advertisers portraying happy people in the morning.
        (Written by: Denise Hollmer)
E.J. Crackerhorn Presents (Free Beer) - E.J. shows a short silent film that was made by some local film-makers.
        (Produced by: John Behnke, Rob Humphrey and Jim Peterson)
- What the heck is goin’ on with the SET?!  Last week we had the old news set, this week we’ve got something different!  Greg Baldwin, one of the show’s directors, and I decided that going with a simple news set was what we should do.  It just made everything easier,  but you never may all change again.
- I was starting to recycle major skits on the show now.  With the new format and time-change for “Live on Tape” I decided to re-run the Sport of the Week segments, figuring that the first episodes had been seen by a different audience than these shows, so hopefully it was all new to some people...but not to us.
- The “E.J. Presents” bit was sort of a come-back for E.J. Crackerhorn.  Except for still shots at the ends of episodes, he hadn’t been in a show since #4.  When we taped the show, I didn’t have any grease to put in my hair so I just wetted it down, it didn’t work very well - that’s why E.J. here looks like some sort of odd insect.  Be afraid, be very afraid.  This was also another plea to get viewers to send in stuff, but as usual no one listened, or wanted to be on TV.
- “FREE BEER” was made by some college friends of mine.  They produced three silent comedies, two of which I showed on “Live on Tape”.  Their second film took up an entire episode, it’s show #30.  Their third film “The Yuppie” won the Student Academy Award for Best Narrative Film 1988.
Costumes Provided By: Circa 21 and The Showbusiness
Producer - Thomas Hart
Directors - Greg Baldwin, Thomas Hart
Writer - Thomas Hart
Arnie’s Gripe Written By: Denise Hollmer
“Free Beer” by: John H. Behnke, Rob Humphrey, James Peterson
Greg Baldwin
Don Bargmann Jr.
Patti Flaherty
Jennifer Hanson
Thomas Hart
John Horvath
Brandon Lovested
Merlin Nelson Jr.
David Wooten
Steve Elliott
The Voice
Trudy the sheep
Studio Camera Operators - Steve Elliott, Kori Skinner
Audio - Denise Hollmer
Prompter - Sue Passe
Stop bothering your sister and go to bed!
©Copyright 1987, 2006 Thomas Hart