Live on Tape episode logs
(click on a number above to read facts & trivia about the episodes... I’m adding them as fast as I can... yeah, I’m workin’ on puttin’ in graphics too.)
Live on Tape (Show #23)
Airdate: January 6th 1988
SYNOPSIS - E.J. and family show us how they spend the holidays, while Guy and Arnie broadcast from the news desk.  It’s merriment and mayhem for all!  Arnie surprises Guy when he personally deliver’s Guy’s holiday gift - a “Banana Cream Stopper”... it’s not pretty.
    By the end of the show Guy and Arnie play a tape that their illustrious leader, E.J. Crackerhorn has prepared for them and then they receive their Holiday bonuses!  Unfortunately what they get is brown and sticky, and not legal tender... at least not in United States.  Oooo, this is comedy at its finest!
        “I’m too embarrassed... I can’t read anymore.”
                                                                             - Donny Bargmann Jr, while doing a mic check
Holiday Greetings From the Crackerhorns - E.J. torment’s his little daughter, T.J. by burning her gifts one by one while playing trivial pursuit.  When Mrs. Crackerhorn, the lovely B.J., joins the family it’s time for E.J.’s personal home movies of Christmas morning.  Luckily Julio is on hand to ruin it for everyone so we can get on with the show.
Special Presentation - Behind the Scenes at Live on Tape - Here we discover the true origins and personalities of Guy and Arnie as well as that staple “Live on Tape” actor, Greg Baldwin.  It’s packed full of wacky out-takes and never-before seen footage... Three cheers for this one!  Gag!  Barf...
Uncle Joey #3 (The Last New Year)  Joey plans to play a little trick on his sock-headed pal, Nosey, but the plan back-fires and Joey ends up covered in snow.  Watch for a special appearance by the Happy New Bear!
- After taking a couple of weeks off, we came back with a really strong show.  You can tell that I have a lot more energy just by watching the episode!  This is still one of my favorite shows.
- The Special Presentation - Behind the Scenes at Live on Tape was actually a video piece I put together for KLJB’s Christmas party.  Several of the departments at the station produced short tapes of station out-takes etc. for the party.  Mine was the only fully produced piece out of all the pieces.  Since the sales people at KLJB never watched “Live on Tape”, they had no idea what “Live on Tape” was about and were profoundly confused.  In fact, I think in some ways it made them angry.  At least I was able to use it on my show and killed an easy five minutes.
Costumes Provided By: Circa ‘21 and the Show Business
Holiday Greetings from the Crackerhorns taped at:
Indian Trails Resort, RR2 Colona, IL
Producer - Thomas Hart
Directors - Greg Baldwin, Thomas Hart
Writer - Thomas Hart
“People Who Don’t Give a Damn” Written By: Brandon Lovested
Greg Baldwin    
Steve Elliott    
Jennifer Hanson    
Janet Hayes        
John Horvath    
Brandon Lovested    
Merlin Nelson Jr.    
Jim Peterson
Don Bargmann Jr.
Barb Engstrom
Thomas Hart
Denise Hollmer
Lora Kopriva-Adams
Lloyd Nelson
Mark McLaughlin
Geraldo Rivera
Video-Tape Editor - Thomas Hart
Field Crew: Camera - Greg Baldwin
Field Audio - Scott Hoyt
Studio Camera Operators - Steve Elliott, Kori Skinner
Audio - Denise Hollmer
Prompter - Sue Passe
“Get your feet off the coffee table!!!”
©Copyright 1988, 2006 Thomas Hart
OUT TAKE #4    (John practices hitting Tom in the face with the pie-tin)
    Arnie: “Ha, ha... now I’m goin’ back to...  oh, Sorry Tom.”
    Guy: “Uh... That’s Okay.”