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Re: "Feep"

I was actually on the Major Mudd show in 1966 (nine years old). The set was 
disappointingly cheezy in real life.

I don't recall anything as fancy as a forced air drive on that door. I think 
they had a stagehand sliding it from behind. If there was a sound like 
forced air it was a sound effect.

The "Feep" segments were actually preproduced on videotape. My folks were 
still using a black-and-white vintage 1953 RCA television set back then, and 
something about that videotape always caused the horizontal hold to go 
crazy. No matter how many tubes were replaced and how many times we had the 
set repaired, the horizontal hold on that set was always unstable, 
especially on certain videotape productions.

Eli Polonsky

>Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 09:51:47 -0500
>From: "Hakim Madjid" <HMadjid@mindspring.com>
>Subject: RE: "Feep"
>Bill O'Neill wrote:
> >I also recall that LOW-tech sliding
> >door that he'd enter to his space-ship studio that was obvioiusly
> >forced air-driven that was a few balls short of a bearing, akin to a
> >drunk busting out of a box.
> >Bill O'Neill, IBBY
>The Major Mudd 'space ship' set always looked kind of cheesy to me. It
>was as if Ch 7 (WNAC at the time) was trying to cut costs in that
>area, it seemed to me.
>73, de Hakim (N1ZFF)

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