Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fernwood 2-Night

Here's a clip from Fernwood 2-Night, the legendary talk show spoof from 1977. That's Martin Mull, Fred Willard and Bill Kirchenbauer (above) as Tony Rolletti - one of my favorite recurring guests.

The show aired every weeknight and was consistently funny. Amazing. It must have been improvised, although I seem to recall Harry Shearer somehow being involved with the writing staff.

It was short-lived, airing only two consecutive summers: 1977 and 1978. There are probably too many episodes for a complete DVD release, and it has had a spotty track record in repeats. Catch it when you can.