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Scott Andrew Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 27 Aug 2000 00:44:17 -0500
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Does anyone remember a show on CBS that showed a different unsold pilot
every week?  I don't think it's listed in Alex McNeil's _Total
Television_.  It was hosted by Tim Reid and Daphne Maxwell-Reid.  Their
show, _Frank's Place_, had its pilot run, as did one show to have a
brief run, _Peaceable Kingdom_.  The two other pilots I remember most
vividly were one for _Puppetman_, that was centered around a puppeteer,
and the pilot had a relative in the hospital, and he was called down
suddenly with a full-body purple dragon costume, and the tail kept
getting caught in the automatic door.  The other I remember had animated
transitions and one of the actors was Luis Avalos.  It dealt with a
relatively surreal apartment building that had odd connections.

Also, does anyone remember a film or TV show where I guy (Gene Wilder?)
ran into a hospital with his severed pinky in a Ziploc shouting "My
pinky! My pinky!"  I think this was an episode of _Benson_, but I'm not
sure.  If it was, it was the woman-in-labor-in-the-elevator plot
episode.  Finally, what was the NBC show that had the Groucho Marx
impersonator, and that twisted segment called "The Curse of the Chair?"
It had that kid from _Voyagers!_ I think, and he was the chair's first
victim.  At the end, it was shown in a jail cell being hung from a
column of plaster.

Sorry if these types of posts are irrelevant to the list's purpose.  I
wasn't sure.


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