In honor of Geek Week…a fake, but fun trailer tribute to one of the most beloved shows of all-time.
Groucho Marx, Dean Martin and Raquel Welch meet on the inaugural season of TV’s THE HOLLYWOOD PALACE in 1964. By and large, television ever since has been pablum — a nice bowl of cream of wheat.
We’ve all seen them — the trailers that are 10 times better than the movies they market. Here’s one such delicious and duplicitous trailer, from 1989, released by the late and lamented Vidmark.
This instructional video, starring Linda Blair from THE EXORCIST, starts out with a jokey premise, but the revenge tips that Blair and company offer are far too well-thought-out and far too illegal to be anything but real.
“A lot of my friends are pro-marijuana legalization, [believe that] prohibition is a nightmare, and that the prison industrial complex is terrible. They won’t describe themselves as libertarian but when you lay out all their points of view for them, that’s what the platform is,” explains Los Angeles-based writer and comedian Heather Anne Campbell. “And then I found out, some of my closest and best friends are just straight-up libertarian.”
Campbell has written for Saturday Night Live, Cartoon Network’s Incredible Crew, The Mightnight Show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, performed with Drew Carey’s Improvaganza and the CW’s Who’s Line is it Anyway? Currently, she writes for a new block of animated programing called Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD) on the Fox network.
Vintage car and cosmetic television ads by before-they-were-famous stars. The lineup:
Robert De Niro – AMC Ambassador (1969)
Farrah Fawcett – Union 76 (1972)
Dustin Hoffman – Volkswagen (1966)
Kim Basinger – Bright Side Shampoo (1972)
Lindsay Wagner – Twice as Nice Shampoo (1967)
John Travolta – US Army (1973)
Cybill Shepherd – Cover Girl (1969)
While growing up, Calvin’s imagination always kept him sane. He didn’t have many friends, so he created one. As he got older, he tried to leave childish things behind. But his imagination had a different plan.
This is a fan-made trailer devoted to our favorite comic strip. We are deliberately not monetizing the video in honor of Bill Watterson. H/T Gritty Reboots