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Here’s a blast from… er, a time long ago.

In 1991, I got to act in a few sketches for a Bridgewater, Massachusetts cable access show called The Cutting Room Floor, created by Bob Caron and David Almeida. Christian Roman wrote most of the episode. My B.U. friends Catherine, Synneve, Karl, and Seth were in the show as well. I did improv in college and then professionally in Boston with Seth and Chris, and professionally in L.A. with Seth after 1994. Catherine, Karl and I made A Pound of Flesh in 1993, in which Seth had a part. None of us had anything to do with Mr. Belvedere: The Golden Years in 1997.

Enjoy this ridiculous but often rather funny piece of local cable access TV history and read more about it on the official Vimeo page. You can also see the other episodes there.

Watching this now for the first time since 1991, I remember how Chris and I both loved Monty Python. We had re-created a couple of their sketches at the coffee house nights in Claflin Hall. You can see the Monty Python influence in the above, with props and themes that weave through the episode, and segues between skits.

Boy, it’s good to see this again!

UPDATE: David reminded me that a skit we shot was included in episode 2 as well. Here it is! Look for “Sleeping Through the Movies with Philip & Bean” at 13:05. And here’s the Vimeo link, also with interesting tidbits about the episode.

2 Comments

David Almeida Expounded Thusly:

Thanks for posting this… ! I, too, am glad to finally see our baby unleashed to the world, for what it’s worth. Great to have reconnected with you in the process.

And while I am not quite sure what was up with your Tangeer costume, I still think your performance is one of the funniest I’ve ever seen. Ever.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 • 9:24am • Permalink

Steve Expounded Thusly:

And thanks for reminding me about the other skit. I added that vid here, and also added your and Bob’s names, since I was too tired to coherently realize that was missing last night.

Thanks for the nice compliment. I have no idea what was up with that get-up, either. I just remember we needed it to be foreign and wacky. Obviously, otherworldly was what we achieved.

I have never seen the other episodes and have a feeling I’m going to spend my night watching those.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 • 11:10am • Permalink

 

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