Earlier in the year John and Josh presented a night at ACMI all about the Muppet Show and how it changed the world of television.
It sold out very quickly and chances are you missed it. Never fear, though. Through the magic of modern technology we’re able to bring you an edited audio version of night that most people have already forgotten.
It becomes episode 286 of our little show and you can listen along and pretend like you were actually there.
In the show notes we’ll include a bunch of clips that we played so you can listen and watch at the same time. Enjoy.
For the rest of the show, John and Josh (heretofore as ‘We’ or ‘Us’) talk through the intricacies and complexities of both Degrassi and the excellent UK teen drama, Press Gang.
This show was recorded live at ACMI in Studio 1 as part of their monthly Live in the Studio sessions. Every month, ACMI uses their own television studio to host a discussion of all things television and that’s an idea we can all get behind. It’s fun and informative.
Meanwhile, enjoy this display of in-depth discussion and frivolity. It goes for a little over 90 minutes, so strap in. Also, there’s a list of videos and links to those videos after the jump.
We want to hear from you. If you were a fan of these shows, if you were influenced by Lynda Day, Spike Thomson, Joey Jeremiah or Caitlin Ryan, then please send us a quick video of yourself telling us how these shows affected your life.
All we want is you talking to your computer. Quality is nowhere near as important as content. We’re putting together a web-sourced vox pop for the show at ACMI and we really want you to be a part of it.
If you have any questions you can contact us any time.
Don’t know what to say? Just answer some of these questions:
Who was the character you most identified with?
Did you want to be or actually believe you were this character?
Did these programs change the way you behaved in real life? How?
What did you think of the way romance and sex were portrayed in these shows?
Some quick answers to these questions and you’ll be helping us out a lot.
It’s so good to have Nelly Thomas back in the Nelly chair. We’ve all missed her but now she’s back and full of fight. She brings us a hilarious summary of the current season of Survivor. For the uninitiated, Nelly’s Survivor summaries are probably better than watching the show and it’s pretty damn good show.