Monday, January 16, 2012

David Lynch a comic genius?

I think so. In 1992, Mark Frost and the dreamscape-enamored director of Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, and Blue Velvet created On the Air, a surreal comedy depicting the backstage snafus and meltdowns on the set of an early 1950s variety show. It's Marx Brothers meets Fellini, and it's truly, deeply, hysterically funny. Of the seven episodes filmed, only three were aired by ABC. What were they thinking?? Episodes can be cobbled together from youtube or seen in toto by searching the archives on networkawesome.com. Here is Episode 1. (Fair warning: the director speaks a polyglot, fractured, Eastern European argot.)

1 comment:

  1. Looks fairly demented === quite a change of pace for David Lynch.... ha ha ha!! Hey, has anyone seen my log?

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