|VCII boxes have these cool double side flaps, but they are a bit awkward to scan|
Talk of the Town: Shows 1 and 2
United States - 1982
Director - Doug Raymond
VCII Incorporated, 1983/'84, VHS
Run Time - 1 horrific hour per show
|You will hear these jokes over and over||!|
|Hostess with mostest makeup.|
|The classy nicotine stained lingerie of the Talk of the Town Showgirls|
Fortunately, things rarely go as planned in Vegas, and since their jokes have been so mind numbingly shitty up to this point, the most amusing part of this exercise in stamina is watching it self destruct. VCX was apparently unaware of the profound contradiction in hiring both boorish male comics and self-identified feminists to have a casual “adult” chat. In the first show, like hungry dogs chewing at their leashes in the presence of raw meat, the men unleash steady stream of childish innuendoes as soon as 23 year old Linda Blair walks on stage. As soon as adult film star Samantha Fox arrives however, the dick jokes of a few minutes ago transform instantly into embarrassed questions about “thingies” and “doing it”. They talk a big game but blood rushes back to their heads when confronted with a nonplussed and confident woman. Whoa, it turns out that liberation is actually pretty intimidating. The second show’s guests include Redd Foxx, Larry Storch and Jack Carter who in good form generally pour on the vitriol until the godmother of feminist comedy Rusty Warren arrives. On second thought maybe VCX did know what they were doing. By putting these women on last we have to consume some forty five minutes of manly non-comedy before the women arrive to get talked over by earlier guests and then cut short by time constraints.
ranch-style lingerie fashion show that staggers into the middle of both episodes. I only hope that some yet to be born future asshole has the spare time point out how full of shit I will have been.
|Shut the fuck up Pat Cooper! SHUT UP!|
One of the things I like about VCII tapes is the label on the cassette itself:
VCII had two logos at the beginning of their tapes. This clip is courtesy of LogicSmash