Sunday, April 14, 2019

Catalog Post #046

Classic Collection

  Close to Home S2x03 "Truly, Madly, Deeply"
  NUMB3RS S3x03 "Provenance"
  The All American Rejects "It Ends Tonight"
  Comedy Central presents Shakespeer for Complete Idiots, the great Romeo-Mercutio fistfight and 
   exchange of insults from "Romeo & Juliet"
  Paris Hilton "Nothing In This World"
  Dixie Chicks "Not Ready to Make Nice"
  Fergie "London Bridge"

  Desperate Housewives S3x03 "A Weekend in the Country"
  Lady Sovereign "Love Me or Hate Me"
  Jet "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is"
  The Killers "When You Were Young"
  Heroes S1x03 "Chapter Three: One Giant Leap"
  Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip S1x04 "The West Coast Delay"

  Doctor Who S4x09 "Forest of the Dead"
  Fear Itself S1x04 "In Sickness and in Health"

  In Plain Sight S1x04 "Trojan Horst"
  Robin Hood S2x09 "Lardner's Ring"
  MPFC: High-speed "It's" • Opening credits • Llama • And now: A man with a tape recorder up his nose
      • The Office of Sir George Head, OBE: Recruiting for a mountaineering expedition • Double exposure •
      A man with a tape recorder up his brother's nose • Animations: Selling encyclopedias with a side piece
      • Paranoid barber • Lumberjack sketch • Animations: Letters of objection • Prof. Gumby on television • 
      Fawning intro • Ken Buddha and his Inflatable Knees • Animation: Ken Islam and Brucie • Hunting 
      Lodge • A Knight Redundant • A Quiet Evening at Home … Interrupted • Closing credits • Cuidado,
  MPFC: Cold storage "It's" • Opening credits • Taking a walk-on role • Hold-up at the lingerie shop • 
      David Unction presents • It's A Tree • Animations: Writing desk impersonations, many curtains •
      Vocational Guidance Counselor • The Dangers of Chartered Accountancy • David Unction tosses
      some shade at a viking • Mr. Ron Obvious and his various feats • Pet shop negotiations • more
      shade • a gorilla interviews for librarian • Animation: Letters "Old Codgers" • Conducting affairs •
      Animation: Animals discuss comedy • Closing credits
  MPFC: The Montgolfier Brothers • Animation: The brothers have a wash • The Golden Age of Ballooning
      promo • Mrs. Montgolfier • Meeting Louis the XIV • commercial: M&Ms - Addams Family • Host of a talk 
      program about fiscal policy in an aside updates the disposition of the plans for the Montgolfier Brothers'
      hot air balloon

  MPFC: The Court of George III • Meanwhile, Back in France • Closing credits • BBC Announcements •
      A Party Political Broadcast on Behalf of the Norwegian Party • Golden Age of Ballooning: Zeppelin •
      Tossing from airship • Onto a quiet night at home • So many important people in our drawing room
      • tracing tenuous connections • The Golden Age of Colonic Irrigation • Part 1: Ballooning
  MPFC: Opening credits • Closing credits • Department Store: Michael Ellis sequence
  MPFC: Up Your Pavement • Floating references • Flight banter 1944 • No wartime silliness • Wartime 
      silliness • wartime sexual peccadillos • It's • Opening credits • Watching Up Your Pavement • Proving
      the general public are idiots • airing motorways • television producers • Animation: reacting to military
      silliness • 1942 England afternoon tea and discussion of WORDS • more flight banter • channel
      surfing • Equestrian show jumping • World War II enters a sentimental stage • Closing credits
  The Middleman S1x03 "The Sino-Mexican Revelation"

  Rescue Me Minisode "Breaking a Fast"
  Rescue Me Minisode "Weird Dreams"
  Commander in Chief S1x09 "The Mom Who Came to Dinner"
  Commander in Chief S1x10 "Sub Enchanted Evening"

  Boston Legal S3x01 "Can't We All Get A Lung?"
  MPFC: Royal Philharmonic goes to the loo • Letters of objection • Animation: Acme Toilets • The World of
      History • Undertaker interruptions • Murder sketch • Highbrow football commentary • Murder sketch • 
      Animation: Undertakers, Catty women • Interesting People • Four tired undertakers • Graveside service
      • Animation: Naughty coffins • World of History Blue • Popular views of the Battle of Trafalgar • The
      Batley Townswomen's Guild Reenactment of the Battle of Pearl Harbor • Graveside service • Groovy
      Hearse • Prof. R. J. Canning • "It's" crossing a street • Closing credits
  MPFC: "It's" pinball in the woods • Opening credits • Bear attack at a railroad switch station • People
      jumping from windows • Animation: The Great Fred, Flowers, Nude silliness • Spectrum: What is Going
      On? • Switch station callback • Third Reich hiding out in a hotel and planning a comeback • Gauging
      public reactions • Spectrum callback • Reporting a burglary • 127th Upper Class Twit of the Year Show
      • Enlisted self destruction • Animation: Animalia • Ken Shabby goes a'courtin' • Soap opera recap •
      Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Wood Party • and reactions • "It's" pinball • Closing credits

  The Shield S3x09 "Slipknot"
  The Shield S3x10 "What Power Is ... "
  The Shield S3x11 "Strays"
  South Park S3x02 "Spontaneous Combustion"

  South Park S4x08 "Something You Can Do With Your Finger"
  South Park S2x18 "Prehistoric Ice Man"
  South Park S7x07 "Red Man's Greed"
  South Park S11x13 "Guitar Queer-o"
  South Park S2x08 "Summer Sucks"

  The Simpsons S10x21 "Monty Can't Buy Me Love"
  The Simpsons S10x22 "They Saved Lisa's Brain"
  The Simpsons S10x23 "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo"

Current Collection

  Title 1: BBC America "Great Bear Stakeout" S1x02
  Title 2: BoJack Horseman S2x01 "Brand New Couch"
  Title 3: BoJack Horseman S2x02 "Yesterdayland"
  Title 4: Full Frontal S4x07 "Unplanned" + ridiculous abortion restrictions • battling anti-vax idiocy with 
            teen rebellious storylines on "Riverdale" • Lucas Bros. look at white supremacists' fascination 
            with Greek and Roman history • anti-CNN idiot
  Title 5: Freeform presents "Magic Mike" (2012)
  Title 6: commercial: TicTac watermelon-flavored gum
  Title 7: commercial: Payday bar regular and king size
  Title 8: commercial: Progressive "Maid For Us"
  Title 9: Freeform presents "Storks" (2016)
  Title 10: Happy! S2x02 "Tallahassee"

  Title 1: Brockmire S3x01 "Clubhouse Cancer"
  Title 2: FX presents "Hidden Figures" (2016)
  Title 3: Superstore S4x13 "Lovebirds"
  Title 4: Superstore S4x14 "Minor Crimes"
  Title 5: Freeform presents "Moana" (2016)
  Title 6: Grey's Anatomy S15x19 "Silent All These Years"
  Title 7: Parks & Rec S2x05 "Sister City"

  Title 1: The Polar Bear Family and Me S1x01 "Spring" 
  Title 2: The Polar Bear Family and Me S1x02 "Summer"
  Title 3: Will & Grace S10x17 "The Things We Do For Love"
  Title 4: Will & Grace S10x18 "Jack's Big Gay Wedding"
  Title 5: The Polar Bear Family and Me S1x03 "Autumn"
  Title 6: How The Universe Works S7x10 "Cassini's Final Secrets"
  Title 7: Supernatural S14x17 "Game Night"
  Title 8: The Magicians S4x10 "All That Hard, Glossy Armor"
  Title 9: The Magicians S4x11 "The 4-1-1"
  Title 10: Parks & Rec S2x06 "Kaboom"

  Title 1: Bob's Burgers S9x19 "Long Time Listener, First Time Bob"
  Title 2: TCM presents "Murder She Said" (1961) [450 from Paddington; What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw]
  Title 3: TCM presents "Professional Sweetheart" (1933) [part 1]
  Title 4: TCM presents "Professional Sweetheart" (1933) [part 2]
  Title 5: A Discovery of Witches S1x01 "Episode 1"
  Title 6: Fosse Verdon S1x01 "Life is a Cabaret"
  Title 7: Superstore S4x15 "Salary"
  Title 8: Brockmire S3x02 "Player to be Named Later"
  Title 9: Happy!  S2x03 "Some Girls Need a Lot of Repenting" [part 1]

  Title 1: Happy!  S2x03 "Some Girls Need a Lot of Repenting" [part 2]
  Title 2: BoJack Horseman S2x03 "Still Broken"
  Title 3: BoJack Horseman S2x04 "After the Party"
  Title 4: Full Frontal S4x08 Shakeup at Homeland Security • The Conways • The Muslim Ban
  Title 5: Halt and Catch Fire S4x01 "And So It Goes"
  Title 6: Halt and Catch Fire S4x02 "Signal to Noise"
  Title 7: Halt and Catch Fire S4x03 "Miscellaneous"
  Title 8: TCM presents "Being There" (1979)


  Title 1: Supernatural S14x18 "Absence"
  Title 2: The Magicians S4x12 "The Secret Sea"
  Title 3: PBS presents "Druid Shakespeare: Celebrating 40 Years" (2015)
  Title 4: Superstore S4x16 "Easter"
  Title 5: Happy! S2x04 "Blitzkrieg!"
  Title 6: Fosse Verdon S1x02 "Who's Got the Pain?"
  Title 7: Brockmire S3x03 "The Yips"
  Title 8: Supernatural S14x19 "Jack in the Box"
  Title 9: The Magicians S4x13 "The Seam"

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Crowdsourcing: Exhibit F

This sketch showed up on disc 659 - "Romeo and Mercutio - Shakespeare for Complete Idiots." It's from an episode of MadTV rebroadcast on Comedy Central, and features Josh Meyer. I couldn't recognize the other actor, tho, so any help would be appreciated -- thanks!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Ep. 45: Death and the Podcast

Hi! My name is Terry J. Aman and this installment marks my 45th episode of "VideoFuzzy," my twice-monthly progress report on cataloging more than 2,700 VHS transfers and digital recordings. In this installment, titled "Death and the Podcast," I encounter one of my very favorite movies, the IFC presentation of "Death and the Maiden" (1994) on disc 653, and talk about it for my Friday Night Feature.

In the VHS-to-DVD transfers I talk about for my Classic Collection, I found episodes of "Fear Itself," "MI-5," "Doctor Who," "South Park," and "Monty Python's Flying Circus."

In Cross Connections I found, I celebrate dynamic performances of widely variant characters by Missi Pyle in episodes of "Boston Legal" and "In Plain Sight." Also of note: The new season of "Brockmire" will feature Richard Kind, J.K. Simmons, Martha Plimpton and Linda Lavin. Also, I track a possible sighting of Evan Peters in "The Inside," along with an actual sighting of Garret Dillahunt.

In my direct-to-DVD Current Collection, I encounter the second season of "Good Behavior," four Shatterbox productions, employee chat banter in "Superstore," President Trump banter in "Full Frontal," BBC America's "The Great Bear Stakeout," the "Deadly Class" finale, and the second season premiere of "Happy!"

In What I've Been Watching, "Captain Marvel" was amazing. I won't likely be watching "Shazam," but I'm definitely looking forward to "Avengers: Endgame." Also, we took in the University of Mary stage production of "The 39 Steps" at the Belle Mehus in downtown Bismarck, which was absolutely fantastic.

In Upcoming Shows, I'm looking forward to the new season of "Brockmire" on IFC, and the series premiere of "A Discovery of Witches."


Saturday, March 30, 2019

Catalog Post #045

Classic Collection

  The Shield S3x05 "Mum"
  In Plain Sight S1x03 "Never the Bride"
  The Shield S3x06 "Posse Up"

  South Park S4x11 "4th Grade"
  TCR: John McCain Green Screen "Make McCain Exciting" Challenge
  TDS: Dubya is The Decider in "The Procrastinator: A Time for Wasting"
  Fear Itself S1x03 "Family Man"
  Doctor Who S4x08 "Silence in the Library"

  BBC America presents "Calendar Girls" (2003)
  MI-5 S4x04 "hestia8"

  IFC presents "Death and the Maiden" (1994)

  Robin Hood S2x08 "Get Carter!"
  MPFC: The Cycling Tour • Pestering a shopkeeper • Pestering a gardener • Pestering a doctor • 
      Pestering a chemist • Pestering an adulterer • Encountering a fellow food enthusiast • Casualty 
      Department • Clodagh Rodgers • now Trotsky • and French folk • Smolensk • YMACA • Weirdness 
      at the Smolensk British consulate • Moscow Clambake • and the summary execution • attempts •
      and the dream • Russian talent competition • Clodagh Rodgers delivers Trotsky speech, to boos •
      and the chase sequence • scene missing • amazing escape • animations
  MPFC: Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror • Anagram version of Shakespeare • opening credits
      • Merchant Bank sketch • Fighting to the Death • animations • House hunting • Army recruitment office
      sketch - includes Graham's "this is good! This is real!" line • Bus driver sketch • Five-Penny Please •
      Sharing the laughs • The Bols Story • BBC Announcers • BBC news reader Richard Baker • The 
      Pantomime Horse is a Secret Agent Film • closing credits

  The Shield S3x07 "Safe"
  MPFC: Hijacking sketch • The Nude Man • 10 Seconds of Sex • Housing by Literary Characters • 
      Housing by Hypnosis • Mortuary Hour • Animation • Olympic Hide-and-Seek Competition • Evening 
      with the Cheap-Laughs • Probe • The British Well Basically Club • I'll Switch the Lights Back on for
      a pound • The Universe has a limit • Animation • The Planet Algon • Reading the Credits for 40p
  The Middleman S1x02 "The Accidental Occidental Conception"
  MPFC: It's • Opening Credits • Full Frontal Nudity • I'd Like to Leave the Army • Protection scheme •
      Animations: Full Frontal Nudity • Art Critique • Mattress Sketch • Protesting silly sketches • Gay
      Cavedwellers • protesting silly sketches • animation: Switched on Venus on the Half-Shell • Dead
      Parrot Sketch • Full Frontal Nudity flasher sketch • Gangs of Hell's Grannies • Closing credits
  MPFC: It's • Camel Spotting • Oh, You're No Fun Anymore • Board meeting • Call to Complain • Science
      Fiction Sketch

  MPFC: Science Fiction Sketch
  MPFC: Part Time Help Wanted in the Tudor Economy • Adult Book Shop • The Life of Sir Philip Sidney • 
      Gay Boys in Bondage • Animation: Gay Boys in Bondage • Am I Disturbing You? Sketch • St. Looney 
      at the Cream Bun and Jam • The Nude Man • Opening Credits • Animation: Shooting Gallery • 
      The Free Repetition of Doubtful Words sketch • Animation • Is There? Life after Death • Comic
      aphasia • Thripshaw's disease film clip muddled with the Crusades, and terrible interview • 
      Silly noises • Negotiating sherry sales while counselling a parishioner • Closing credits • BBC 
  MPFC: Boxing Tonight match for Oxford professor of fine arts • nude man • It's • Opening credits • 
      Dennis Moore • Horoscopes • House call • Total cashectomies • Animation: Medical shakedowns
      • Time's Up • The Great Debate: No. 31: TV4 or Not TV4? • Royals on TV • Dennis Moore Part 2
      • Ideal Loon Exhibition • Animation: Stealing photos • Recovering from poetry • Dennis Moore
      Part 3 • Prejudice • Dennis Moore Part 4 • Closing Credits • Judges on the Bus
  MPFC: Opening Credits • A Book at Bedtime: "Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott • Kamikaze Highlanders
      • No Time To Lose • No-Time Toulouse • Kamikaze mission • A Book at Bedtime Part 2 • Animation:
      2001 • Frontiers of Medicine Part 2: The Gathering Storm - Amazing discoveries: Penguins • 
      Penguins take over the world • Unexploded Scotsman Squad • Spot the Looney • Dueling announcers
      • A Book at Bedtime Part 3 • Spot the Looney Part 2 • Closing Credits • BBC Announcements • Dad's 
      Army, Dad's Pooves and Other BBC Programming, including The Ratings Game and Up the Palace 

  The Shield S3x08 "Cracking Ice"
  Grey's Anatomy S3x03 "Sometimes a Fantasy"
  Close to Home S2x03 "Truly, Madly, Deeply"

Current Collection

  Title 1: Bob's Burgers S9x15 "The Fresh Princ-ipal"
  Title 2: I Am the Night S1x06 "Queen's Gambit, Accepted"
  Title 3: Bob's Burgers S9x16 "Roamin' Bob-iday"
  Title 4: Will&Grace S10x14 "Supreme Courtship"
  Title 5: Shatterbox S1x01 "French Fries"
  Title 6: Shatterbox S1x02 "One Cambodian Family Please For My Pleasure"
  Title 7: Shatterbox S1x03 "X"
  Title 8: Shatterbox S1x07 "CTRL"
  Title 9: Good Behavior S2x01 "The Heart Attack is the Best Way"
  Title 10: Good Behavior S2x01 Commentary: "The Heart Attack is the Best Way"
  Title 11: Good Behavior S2x02 "I Want You to Leave a Person Alive for Once"
  Title 12: Good Behavior S2x03 "Because I'm Mrs. Claus"
  Title 13: Good Behavior S2x04 "I Think It's a Sign"

  Title 1: Good Behavior S2x05 "You Could Discover Me"
  Title 2: Miracle Workers S1x04 "6 Days"
  Title 3: Miracle Workers S1x05 "3 Days" [part 1]
  Title 4: Miracle Workers S1x05 "3 Days" [part 2]
  Title 5: Full Frontal S4x03 Sacklers and the Opioid Crisis • New Yorker publishes proof of Stormy Daniels
             affair • Brief History of Brexit
  Title 6: Full Frontal S4x04 Tucker Carlson • Rep. Ihlan Omar • Women animators #metoo
  Title 7: TNT presents "Wonder Woman" (2017)
  Title 8: FX presents "Sing" (2016)

  Title 1: Parks & Rec S1x02 "Canvassing"
  Title 2: Parks & Rec S1x03 "Canvassing" / "The Reporter"
  Title 3: Superstore S4x10 "Cloud 9 Academy"
  Title 4: Superstore S4x11 "Steps Challenge"
  Title 5: Will&Grace S10x15 "Bad Blood"
  Title 6: Bob's Burgers S9x17 "What About Blob?"
  Title 7: Superstore S4x12 "Blizzard"
  Title 8: Will&Grace S10x16 "Conscious Coupling"
  Title 9: Full Frontal S4x05 Guess Who's Running? Dems 2020 • Muslim Ban • Black to the Future
  Title 10: Miracle Workers S1x06 "One Day"
  Title 11: TNT presents "Doctor Strange" (2016)
  Title 12: TNT March Madness commercial f/ The Black Keys "Lo/Hi"
  Title 13: promo: "Shazam"
  Title 14: Deadly Class S1x08 "The Clampdown" [part 1]

  Title 1: Deadly Class S1x08 "The Clampdown" [part 2]
  Title 2: Deadly Class S1x09 "Kids of the Black Hole"
  Title 3: Deadly Class S1x10 "Sink With California"
  Title 4: The Magicians S4x07 "The Side Effect"
  Title 5: The Magicians S4x08 "Home Improvement"
  Title 6: The Magicians S4x09 "The Serpent"
  Title 7: BBC America Great Bear Stakeout S1x01 "Episode 1"
  Title 8: Supernatural S14x16 "Don't Go In the Woods"
  Title 9: Supernatural S14x14 "Ouroboros"

  Title 1: Supernatural S14x15 "Peace of Mind" 
  Title 2: TNT presents "The Jungle Book" (2016)
  Title 3: Parks & Rec S1x04 "Boys' Club"
  Title 4: Parks & Rec S1x05 "The Banquet"
  Title 5: Parks & Rec S1x06 "The Rock Show"
  Title 6: Good Behavior S2x06 "It's No Fun If It's Easy"
  Title 7: Good Behavior S2x07 "Don't Thank God, Thank Me"
  Title 8: Good Behavior S2x08 "Stay Beautiful" [part 1]

  Title 1: Good Behavior S2x08 "Stay Beautiful" [part 2]
  Title 2: Good Behavior S2x09 "And I Am a Violent Criminal"
  Title 3: Good Behavior S2x10 "Letty Raines, in the Mansion, With the Gun"
  Title 4: LSSC: Elizabeth Warren • Tony Hale
  Title 5: Bob's Burgers S9x18 "If You Love it So Much, Why Don't You Marionette?"
  Titles 6 & 7: Miracle Workers S1x07 "One Hour"
  Title 8: We Bare Bears S4x27 "The Mall"
  Title 9: We Bare Bears S4x28 "Tunnels"
  Title 10: We Bare Bears S4x29 "Ramen"
  Title 11: We Bare Bears S4x30 "The Gym"
  Title 12: We Bare Bears S4x31 "Bubble"
  Title 13: We Bare Bears S4x32 "Baby Orphan Ninja Bears"
  Title 14: We Bare Bears S4x33 "Fire!"
  Title 15: Full Frontal S4x06 President Trump touts Barr summary • Mick Mulvaney • MAVTI immigrant 
              military service program endangered
  Title 16: commercial: Behind the Mac
  Title 17: commercial: New York Times investigative reporting
  Title 18: Happy! S2x01 "The War on Easter"
  Title 19: Parks & Rec S2x01 "Pawnee Zoo"

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Ep. 44: A Million Gallons of Schmaltz

Hi! My name is Terry J. Aman and this installment marks my 44th episode of "VideoFuzzy," my twice-monthly progress report on cataloging more than 2,700 VHS transfers and digital recordings. In this installment, titled "A Million Gallons of Schmaltz," I feature a third-season episode of "Boston Legal" and trace a few intriguing connections highlighted in the show, followed by a not-flattering examination of a recent episode of "The Blacklist."

In my classic collection, I found a few more classic "Monty Python's Flying Circus" episodes, episodes of "Fear Itself" and "The Shield," and a fantastic Agatha Christie-themed fourth season episode of "Doctor Who" titled "The Unicorn and the Wasp." Plus, a few interesting commercials I found along the way.

In my current collection, I tear into the finale of "A Million Little Things," then share my views on TNT's "I Am the Night" series, and "Root of Evil," the semi-affiliated podcast put together by the great-granddaughters of Dr. George Hodel, a suspect in the 1947 Black Dahlia murder in L.A. I trace some connections through Syfy's "Deadly Class" and "The Magicians," and bring in the pilot episode of "Parks and Recreation" -- that's one down, 124 to go -- looking forward to it!

Then under Old Business, I reorganize my recordings of seasons 1 and 2 of NBC's "Trial & Error," and the second season of the FX production of "Legion" into homemade DVD sets, and take the opportunity to revisit my reactions to storyline and character development in "Legion." That is, I accept that the once more or less sympathetic title character has transformed into an amoral anti-hero, but I reject my fellow podcasters' assertion ("Damn That Television" Ep. 147, around timecode 0:49:30) that it's one of the worst shows of 2018.

Finally, in Upcoming Shows, Chris Meloni and Patton Oswalt are set to return for a second season of "Happy!" on Syfy. Enjoy!


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Catalog Post #044

Classic Collection

  Veronica Mars S3x02 "My Big Fat Greek Rush Week"
  Help Me Help You S1x03 "Fun Run" [scrap]
  Boston Legal S3x04 "Fine Young Cannibal"
  Nip/Tuck S4x06 "Faith Wolper, PhD" [scrap]

  Robin Hood S2x04 "Angel of Death"
  MPFC: All-England Summarize Proust Competition • Hairdressers attempt the ascent of Mt. Everest •
   Movie dialogue: "I could make such a fool of myself over you" • calling the fire brigade • Party Hints by 
   Veronica, what to do in the case of an armed Communist uprising while you're having a party • animation
   • language training into a musical number • arranging a holiday • THRUST: A Quite Controversial Look at 
   the World Around Us: Anne Elk presents a new theory regarding the brontosaurus, and about how fire 
   brigades sing songs about Marcel Proust
  MPFC: Nude organist • opening credits • The Adventures of Biggles • Climbing the North Face of the 
   Oxbridge Road • Adventures in seafaring domesticity and neighborhood gossips • Storage Jars • TV's
   bad for your eyes • The Show So Far • The Cheese Shop • Cheese Westerns: A Critique • Sam 
   Peckinpaw's "Salad Days" • Dueling BBC announcements • BBC newsreader Richard Baker • Interlude
  MPFC: Wartime women step up efficiency, bust strikes and impose morals on the arts and media, and 
   weigh in on philosophy • fighting the war on pornography, cuts to nude organist • opening credits • a
   Gumby visits Dr. Gumby • brain operation • animation issues • home presentation on mollusks • 
   animation: baby talk • newsreader: silly ministry activities • classic serial • children's stories • party 
   political broadcast • sports coverage • romantic sports coverage • and a disclaimer • an interviewer 
   transforms into a pirate • Royal Navy is hop and cool • Royal Navy seeks Lake Pahoe, finds it in a nice 
   man's basement • conducting interviews in mime • silliest sketch I've ever been in • closing credits

  In Plain Sight  S1x02 "Hoosier Daddy"
  The Simpsons S10x20 "The Old Man and the 'C' Student"
  TDS: Obama accused of elitism • fist-bump
  Doctor Who S4x07 "The Unicorn and The Wasp"
  The Shield S3x01 "Playing Tight"

  The Shield S3x01 "Playing Tight"
  MPFC: It's (rowing) • opening credits • Confuse-a-cat • animations • bringing watches through customs, 
   and the implications • Man in the Street interviews • Viewer letters • newreaders brought in for 
   questioning • Match of the Day, or rather, a romantic home movie • viewing stock footage • animation: 
   Tired of being pushed around? • seriously confusing interview tactics • encyclopedia sales • It's • 
   closing credits
  MPFC: It's (telephone) • Opening credits • Arthur Figgis • troublesome animations • It's The Arts •
   Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-
   von Hautkopft of Ulm: A Tribute • Censorship • conspiracy to commit a not-crime • naughty candies • 
   city stockbroker and his dull life • Native attends theater • reactions • cops make great friends • 
   a Scotsman on a horse • pram abductions [video quality suffering] • movie pitch sketch • It's (telephone)
   • closing credits
  Battlestar Galactica S4x10 "Revelations"

  The Simpsons S10x13 "Homer to the Max" [scrap]
  The Shield S3x02 "Blood and Water"
  Fear Itself S1x02 "Spooked"

  Robin Hood S2x07 "Show Me the Money"
  The Shield S3x03 "Bottom Bitch"
  The Shield S3x04 "Streaks and Tips"
  The Shield S3x05 "Mum"

Current Collection

  Title 1: LSSC: The Claypool Lennon Delirium "Blood and Rockets"
  Title 2: Will & Grace  S10x12 "The Pursuit of Happiness"
  Title 3: Red Table Talk "Surviving R. Kelly" (2019)
  Title 4: A Million Little Things S1x17 "Goodbye"
  Title 5: I Am the Night S1x04 "Matador"
  Title 6: I Am the Night S1x05 "Aloha"
  Title 7: commercial: State Farm "Fender Bender"
  Title 8: Will & Grace S10x13 "The Real McCoy"
  Title 9: Miracle Workers S1x03 "12 Days"
  Title 10: Deadly Class S1x07 "Rise Above"
  Title 11: The Magicians S4x06 "A Timeline and Place"
  Title 12: Parks & Rec S1x01 "Pilot"
  Title 13: [empty title]

  Supernatural S13x03: Patience

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Ep. 43: Studio Six Feet Under

Hi! My name is Terry J. Aman and this installment marks my 43rd episode of "VideoFuzzy," my twice-monthly progress report on cataloging more than 2,700 VHS transfers and digital recordings. In this installment, titled "Studio Six Feet Under," I discuss the pilot episode of "Six Feet Under" and outline the series' counter claim to "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" as the mystical center of my media collection. I also draw connections to "Veronica Mars" and "Dead Like Me."

In my classic collection, I found a bunch of fun music videos, one of my very favorite Monty Python's Flying Circus sketches, "The Trial of Harold Larch" and a National Geographic production called "Stonehenge Decoded." I comment on "The Doctor's Daughter," "Fear Itself" and "MI-5," and a funny thing happened on the way to a "Desperate Housewives" episode.

In my current collection, Garner and Rowlands' touching performances in "The Notebook" spark some personal reflection. Also, comments on "Suicide Squad," "The Magicians," "Deadly Class," "A Million Little Things" and "Miracle Workers." Plus, comments on T-Mobile's Wall of Text.

Finally, last time I'll mention it here, I'm still looking for assistance with crowdsourcing Exhibit E, sketch comedy featuring young women in medieval times. Photos posted here. Thanks!