"Max Headroom" television takeover - 20th anniversary
Mon Nov 26 18:39:32 EST 2007
> My question is: has anything like that (the complete overtaking of
> an established radio or television signal) been done (or
> attempted) here in Boston?
Can't think of one right now, Mr. Mike -- But this guy distinctly
recalls an uber-funny bit voiced by you, say, 25 years ago, with the
kicker line, "You know, I really hate beans" [fade crackling fire /
harmonica sfx]. Whenever I have reminded my old college radio buddy,
Mike, of this bit he recalls it but tends to look at me as if to say,
"Bill, it was /okay/ but not that okay. How do you remember that?"
(Perhaps mental state of mind when first heard back in the day? Er,
just a hunch.)
Raises the question of production gems one may have produced -- but at
the time they were just one-take wonders, lost and found edits from the
floor at 2 a.m., etc., but manage live on in one's fading memory? Live
spots tend to be ripe for moments like that. I once stumbled all over
the name "Schweppes" even on the second try (HDH) and bailed on it with
"...great taste -- tough to say...." It was a bullet dodged. Gone in
an instant, but lingers on in memory. It's been awhile since we had a
'most embarrassing moment' dialoggguuue....
I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
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