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Saturday Matinee: The Monkees (The Frodis Caper)

“The Frodis Caper” (aka Mijacogeo) was the final episode of the music/comedy series The Monkees, and originally aired on March 25th, 1968. Directed and co-written by Mickey Dolenz, the plot focuses on the Monkees’ efforts to thwart a conspiracy by … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Andy Kaufman Show

SAVE PBS! AFTER ALL, IT RAN ANDY KAUFMAN’S BRILLIANT, DEMENTED ‘TALK SHOW’ IN 1983 By Martin Schneider Source: Dangerous Minds Holy moly! In 1983, just a year before his death of lung cancer—an event some people dispute ever happened—Andy Kaufman was … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Hardware Wars/TROOPS

From Open Culture: Hardware Wars: The Mother of All Star Wars Fan Films (and the Most Profitable Short Film Ever Made) Back in 1977, San Francisco filmmaker Ernie Fosselius had the brainwave to make a spoof of a movie that … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Attack the Block

“Attack the Block” (2011) is a British  sci-fi/horror/comedy written and directed by Joe Cornish. The plot takes place in London on Guy Fawkes night following a teenage street gang who, with the help of neighbors, drug dealers, a nurse and … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Jammin’ in New York

“Jammin’ in New York” (1992) was Carlin’s 8th HBO special and was a performance he considered a career-best. The constant stream of jokes and wordplay are kept at a rapid pace throughout the show but the true highlights are his … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Tere Bin Laden

“Tere Bin Laden” (2010) is a Bollywood comedy written and directed by Abhishek Sharma. Pakistani pop star Ali Zafar stars as Ali Hassan, a TV reporter for a low budget news station in Karachi. Determined to find success in America … Continue reading

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Happy April 1st

Rather than post a prank (which can all too easily be mistaken for “news” in today’s increasingly absurd media landscape) here’s a random assortment of intentionally funny clips: The hypothesis behind The Walk of Life Project is that “Walk of … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Short Film Double Feature

An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his creator/best friend starts to grow up.   The members of a fourth-grade class pull an innocent April Fool’s Day prank on their teacher that accidentally kills her. Fearing jail time, … Continue reading

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