Monday, June 02, 2014
How did you come up with your unique style of entertainment?
In the 1990's, I was something of a fan, reading the first three volumes of his Unreliable Memoirs, and his television work, through which he made having no social life on Saturday nights slightly more bearable. His various series showcased bad television from around the world. Amongst other things, he introduced me to inept stuntman, Super Dave, kitschy instructional films such as Shy Guy (1947), and Beginning to Date (1953), in which a teenage boy asks out a girl who is a foot taller than him, the infamous Japanese game show, Endurance, bad American children's show, Nubeluz, and of course the inexplicably popular Cuban songstress Margarita Pracatan.
Part of the fun of watching him was his interviews. He was very skilled at making fun of his guests without them realizing it. The studio audience was in on the joke, as were more astute viewers. Television has never been the same since he stopped doing it. He doesn't have long to live, and will be sadly missed.