Category: Public Access
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Everyone's favorite "trained" bunny, B.B., performs a Christmas "trick" involving a candy cane, then a golden retriever does the same, all at the behest of perky trainer Jenny. From a 1983 Tucson public access tape.
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If you've never seen Heavy Metal Parking Lot , you might want to drop whatever you're up to and check it out. One of the documentary's directors, Jeff Krulik, used to work at a public-access station, and he gave us ac...
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"Dancing With Frank" is apparently a half-hour show in which Frank Pacholski, naked save for a mask and a banana hammock, dances around suggestively in a semi-circle of elderly people. Why the mask, if he's using his ...
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To close out Great Women Of The VHS Era Awareness Week, we bring you the sad but true story of a woman obsessed with making fools of her pets, particularly poor little B.B. Bunny.
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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...
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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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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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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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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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TV Awareness Week concludes with a magnum opus from amateur singer-songwriter Harvey Sid Fisher.
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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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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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A small sampling of some of the weird and wonderful found footage on display in the Found Footage Festival Volume 6 DVD and live tour (2012).
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Exercise Video Awareness Week continues with a gymnastics public access show called Mikenastics.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A quick look at what's on tap in the new Found Footage Festival show, coming soon to your city.