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The Best of the Uncle Floyd Show DVD
The Best of the Uncle Floyd Show

The Best of the Uncle Floyd Show

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The release of The Best of The Uncle Floyd Show on DVD is likely to provoke feelings of excitement, shock, and disbelief in fans of the show; however, it's really not entirely surprising, coming as it does from Shanachie Entertainment, the company puttingout The Abbott and Costello Show on DVD. For those not from the New York/New Jersey area, The Uncle Floyd Show has been an entertainment institution on UHF television, low-power television, public-access television, and just about every other below-the-radar broadcast/cable outlet that's come down the pike since 1974. Picture a totally unrehearsed, uncensored, and unbudgeted cross between The Soupy Sales Show, Saturday Night Live, SCTV, and The Lenny Clark Late Show (for any Boston-area viewers). Workingwith just a few props (and a puppet sidekick named Oogie), host/creator Floyd Vivino, a pianist, singer, actor, comic, and raconteur, and a handful of cast members and writers -- including future Tonight Show/Saturday Night Live writer Tony Desena -- didsketches aimed at television political commentators ("The Conservative vs. The Liberal"), television evangelists ("Brother Billy Bopper Booper"), ice-cream mogul Tom Carvel, nostalgia schlockmeister Joe Franklin ("Joe Frankfurter"), celebrity gangsters ("Don Goomba"), ethnic programming ("The Polka Show"), and Julia Child ("Julia Stepchild"). In essence, it was a kids show that was best appreciated by adults over the age of 20, and it made no bones about the cheapness of its sets or its laughs. The jokes(especially the puns) were frequently some of the worst imaginable, which was part of the program's appeal; yet, as this disc reminds us, many of The Uncle Floyd Show sketches have strangely penetrating resonances. This disc includes two samples from "Th
Title: The Best of the Uncle Floyd Show
Genre: TV Comedy
Starring: Scott Gordon, Mugsy, Floyd Vivino
Studio: Shanachie
Attributes: Full Frame
Release Date: 5/11/2004
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 016351041692
Item #: SHA000416

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