Watching Studio 60 makes me remember 1980 1981 ABC Fridays !




Well ..I have no time whatsoever to watch all this TV I want to watch. Quit work and see how long the welfare will keep the cable connected to the DVR. Studio 60 is just great but I am afraid too smart for the masses. I used to love West Wing because I thought the White House was a cool place to work and they brought me behind the scenes of that. Same thing on Studio 60 ...I have always thought SNL was a cool experience ..if I couldn't be a Rock Star, I would want to be on Saturday Night Live ..and just to be in that Studio is a Thrill .... So it is great that they bring us behind the scenes of that so realistically. And by the way ...Harriet can do her impersonation of Holly Hunter ALL day and night and I would be thrilled !!!

SO ALL THIS HAS ME REMEMBERING ABC FRIDAYS !!! I hope you have good memories of it too .. Lke Fox Mad TV is now, it was the counter to SNL. AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO REMEMBERS...does anyone remember Fridays which was Live sketch comedy from LA was an actual show ? Had great musical acts ... "Musical guests included the Boomtown Rats (Bob Geldof sang "I Don't Like Mondays"), Split Enz (the Finn brothers sang "I Got You"), and The Clash (Joe Strummer howled-out "London Calling")." A great performance I remember was Gary US Bonds ! Eddie Money, Kim Carnes, THE BUS BOYS WERE GREAT !!! Benatar was hot. Bruce Mahler did a VERY FUNNY spanish / american DJ saying "La musica ...la musica de los R E M etc" Tom Petty was on before he was a mega star. Graham Parker did Turn On The Endless Night JIMMY BUFFETT was cool ! KING CRIMSON came on and made me have to go get the record the next day ! Gene Simmons and KISS made an appearance I apparently don't remember too much of. Michael Richards rose to stardom there ... And there was a live moment when Andy Kaufman pulled one of those "is a stunt or real" stunts by fighting and having a tantrum. I don't know if anyone else remembers the GREAT BRUCE SPRINSTEEN DEBATE where the two presidential candidates met in a Mens Room and debated Bruce Springsteen as an issue. NOW THAT WAS AHEAD OF ITS TIME !!!! Another 1980 ?? sketch was the guy who went into the audience to discuss the top albums of the year. Basically ..that they all sucked ... I will never forget him holding up the Double Fantasy album and saying "Number one with a bullet ...from Mark David Chapman>" It still makes my heart sink. (I HATE MARK DAVID CHAPMAN !!!) And as hot as Larry David is on his HBO show ...it should be noted that this was the first we'd ever heard of him ... not so good looking ..but his writing was good enough that they let him act too. Old guys like George Carlin and Henny Youngman and Burns of Burns and Schreiber were a part of it. And there was Melanie Chartoff and Valerie Bertanelli ...two of my childhood dreams... together on the same set !!! Billy Crystal did Friday's BEFORE he was an SNL Castmember. The guy who sang "I'm a Pepper" for Dr. Pepper, David Naughton, did "I'm a Homo" in a hilarious spoof on homophobia. (I think he was actually gay as well) Remember, "Im a homo, your a homo, he's a homo, she's a homo, wouldn't you like to be a homo too." And I can't remember ..but I think I saw Charles Fleischer do "Moleeds" on that show. (If you don't know what that is ..it was one of the greatest standup routines of all time)


So...if there was a DVD of Fridays I would get it ..I think it is in the vault or erased. I'd love for it to reappear sometime somewhere . GREAT memories of the early 80;a

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