Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Blast from the Past

Once upon a time I worked on a tv series featuring a stoner and a talking Great Dane. "What's New?" was part of the title, but the irony of it was that not much of anything was new on the show.

However, the first couple of seasons were very fun to work on, because the crew was silly. Silliness is a beautiful thing that is sorely lacking in the animation biz these days, mainly due to the INSANE schedules that we're under(see previous blog entry where I was whining about deadlines and my own insecurities).

Below is a prime example of crew silliness. This was taped on a now-no-longer-existing Wild West backlot somewhere in Borebank. The Wild West lot has been replaced with a seethingly boring New England set.



ANYWAY, have fun watching the clip. I'm not in it, but I was there, and you can hear my cackling in the background:

AND, more Redneck Theater. It's actually getting scary.


Ken Mitchroney said...

Somewhere there is a director looking for his crew.
Red eye Russell rides again!
The movie that killed the western genre

RedDiabla said...

When we found out that they were tearing down the western set, we had to go defile it a bit before it was gone.

That was a fun day.

My fave lines:

"Gimme a cold draft!"

"Close the window!"


Ken Mitchroney said...

Shouldnt it be, Open the window? That Tom, He a funny man! ( Your asian girl laugh) Heeee heee heee heeee.

Mudsock said...

I gotta say I get a kick out of watching Russell crack up like Harvey Korman to Tom's Vicki Lawrence.

RedDiabla said...

Shouldn't that be Tim Conway instead of Vicki Lawrence, or is there something we all should know?

Mudsock said...

um, er... yeah right. Tim Conway. haha