Category: Public Access
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We've rounded up our holiday favorites into this cavalcade of Christmas crap, including a holiday special by Los Angeles weirdo Miss Velma, a public access Christmas show from Alabama's Dean & Company, The Holiday...
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This public access show out of Austin, TX was intended as an instructional video for non-English speakers.
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In this video from a 1983 Tucson public access show, amateur animal trainer Jenny Getter explains how animals can be used to reform hardened criminals. Then she makes her bunny play the piano.
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Nick Douglas is a documentary filmmaker’s best friend. He is a “professional expert,” a talking head that can glue everything together, a man who’s always got the perfect sound bite for any documentary, whether it’s a...
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A quick look at what's on tap in the new Found Footage Festival show, coming soon to your city.
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In this excerpt from Oakland-based public access show, "Something's Happening," a man named Arthur Bloom introduces the world to a miracle cure involving mucus, grape juice and a spray bottle. More "Something's Happen...
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We taped this show off Madison cable access TV in 1992 and have been quoting it ever since. There's a lot to admire about the 12-year-old host, Mark: his catty dismissal of Captain EO, his strict adherence to the five...
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A few years ago, Nick had a cable access show called "Talkin' Beards" on a Manhattan cable access channel. On this particular episode, Nick and his bearded guest, Chris Elliott, take a viewer's call.
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You saw "Dancing with Frank Pacholski," the unforgettable 1999 public access show where a balding man in a speedo danced for uninterested elderly people. Now see our exclusive interview with the man, in which we left ...
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CMSF is quite possibly the most ambitious public access show ever. Host Jim W. Hawkins has recorded over 500 episodes over the last 10 years. Who knew there was that much cheerleading news to cover?
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This video is billed as a behind-the-scenes look at the "World's Smartest Cat," but it seems more like a vanity project to us. Princess Kitty doesn't seem as excited about her new outfit as the two crazy cat ladies are.
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From "Stairway to Stardom," the greatest public access show in the history of television, this dance routine by Lola Perazzo is nothing short of stunning. The leotard could have left more to the imagination, but every...
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The irrepressibly plucky Werner Zotter, a.k.a. "The Cowboy From Vienna," broadcasts on cable access TV in Austin, Texas. The man can play a mean accordion.
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It sucks that somebody's grandma had to see this, but we're so glad that this show exists. This is Los Angeles public access at its finest. Thanks to Johnny Ryan for hooking us up.
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Exercise Video Awareness Week continues with a gymnastics public access show called Mikenastics.
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A small sampling of some of the weird and wonderful found footage on display in the brand-new Found Footage Festival touring show, coming to your city in 2012
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We've watched this 3 a.m. Austin public access show in its entirety and we're still not sure what it's about. We just know it's basically unwatchable. Try to make it through the intro.
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It's TV Awareness Week at the Found Footage Show and we take the first step up the "Stairway to Stardom."
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TV Awareness Week concludes with a magnum opus from amateur singer-songwriter Harvey Sid Fisher.
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Cat Awareness Week continues with a cat named Princess Kitty, who reluctantly puts up with being dressed up in human clothes.
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This 1983 audition for a Tucson public access show proves that dancing in the '80s was little more than basic calisthenics set to music. And yet, we can't look away.
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Public-access TV is known for crackpots, but here's a guy Walter Bloom who believes he can cure disease and cheat death by spraying grape juice into his cheeks and spitting out huge chunks of mucus. He sets the mucus ...
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In honor the recent election--y'all knew that was happening, right?--we have dug up a pair of strange videos that show very different sides of America. This one features an Austin cable-access host who's more than hap...
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Meet Wayne Brian Meyer. This guy isn't messing around. He's a public-access star from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, who starts his show with a warning that it contains "formal orders... to drop dead in the name of Jesus Chri...