Consumption Log

Tales of the Gold Monkey - A Distant Shout of Thunder, Mourning Becomes Matuka

First, there is an eclipse and Sarah takes a Pele statue and curses the whole island! Or a volcano erupts. Second, Princess Koji asks Jake to protect her, and then she is killed! We see the true intentions of her sister and this other guy and then find out she faked her death! Cool! Unfortunately, this was the last episode. It was kinda bad how this show was cancelled, but I don’t know if it really was that sustainable as a show. I like how it can now exist in a nice little 22 episode package now.

Tales of the Gold Monkey - A Distant Shout of Thunder, Mourning Becomes Matuka

First, there is an eclipse and Sarah takes a Pele statue and curses the whole island! Or a volcano erupts. Second, Princess Koji asks Jake to protect her, and then she is killed! We see the true intentions of her sister and this other guy and then find out she faked her death! Cool! Unfortunately, this was the last episode. It was kinda bad how this show was cancelled, but I don’t know if it really was that sustainable as a show. I like how it can now exist in a nice little 22 episode package now.

Tales of the Gold Monkey - Naka Jima Kill, Boragora or Bust
Sarah’s old college chum, Kim Cattrall appears. She is a reporter who wants to find somethingin the Marabellas or whatever, which means Princess Koji. She doesn’t get to tell the story, but she does fix her friendship. Next, a prospector has found platinum after 40 years of looking, and Boragora becomes a bustling village, with prospectors making their claims. The original prospector has to blow up the claim so no one can have it.

Tales of the Gold Monkey - Naka Jima Kill, Boragora or Bust

Sarah’s old college chum, Kim Cattrall appears. She is a reporter who wants to find somethingin the Marabellas or whatever, which means Princess Koji. She doesn’t get to tell the story, but she does fix her friendship. Next, a prospector has found platinum after 40 years of looking, and Boragora becomes a bustling village, with prospectors making their claims. The original prospector has to blow up the claim so no one can have it.

Tales of the Gold Monkey - Cooked Goose, Last Chance Louie 

In a very special episode, Corky gets yelled at and almost leaves because he apparently got drunk and let the plane blow up. It turned out to be the guy who they were helping after his wife was kidnapped, by him. Also, Princess Koji ;)
Next, Louie shoots at an old enemy. Later when the guy is killed, Louie is the suspect. Jake works hard to clear his name and save him from the guillotine. It also had Grace Zabriskie, or as I know her, the screaming mom from Twin Peaks.

Tales of the Gold Monkey - Cooked Goose, Last Chance Louie

In a very special episode, Corky gets yelled at and almost leaves because he apparently got drunk and let the plane blow up. It turned out to be the guy who they were helping after his wife was kidnapped, by him. Also, Princess Koji ;)
Next, Louie shoots at an old enemy. Later when the guy is killed, Louie is the suspect. Jake works hard to clear his name and save him from the guillotine. It also had Grace Zabriskie, or as I know her, the screaming mom from Twin Peaks.

Tales of the Gold Monkey - High Stakes Lady, Force of Habit

In High Stakes Lady, aired the day before I was born, Jake encounters a beautiful woman who leads him into a poker game, then they get kidnapped and onto a Japanese boat then escape and then it blows up! They are marooned for a bit then get back home. Turns out she was a German spy the whole time! In Force of Habit, Jake sees an old friend-girl who is now a nun. After embarrassing himself in front of her mother superior, he finds out that she does know him. They go on a trip to get some gold back! Also, the nun is played by Pamela Susan Shoop, was Tangie in that Buck Rogers episode, where she wore the complete opposite of a nun’s habit. Fun fact!

Tales of the Gold Monkey - High Stakes Lady, Force of Habit

In High Stakes Lady, aired the day before I was born, Jake encounters a beautiful woman who leads him into a poker game, then they get kidnapped and onto a Japanese boat then escape and then it blows up! They are marooned for a bit then get back home. Turns out she was a German spy the whole time! In Force of Habit, Jake sees an old friend-girl who is now a nun. After embarrassing himself in front of her mother superior, he finds out that she does know him. They go on a trip to get some gold back! Also, the nun is played by Pamela Susan Shoop, was Tangie in that Buck Rogers episode, where she wore the complete opposite of a nun’s habit. Fun fact!

Fraggle Rock - Beginnings

I just wanted to see something nice and happy, so I watched this, the first episode. We see that explorer dude discovering “outer space” and giving the fraggle instructions to get his postcards from the real world. This show is just so well done, imaginative and original, and brought back a lot of memories.

Fraggle Rock - Beginnings

I just wanted to see something nice and happy, so I watched this, the first episode. We see that explorer dude discovering “outer space” and giving the fraggle instructions to get his postcards from the real world. This show is just so well done, imaginative and original, and brought back a lot of memories.

SCTV - 3D Firing Line: Midnight Cowboy II

The final episode available on DVD. Some good bits, including Whatever Happened To Baby Ed?, Count Floyd introducing the 3D sequel to Midnight Cowboy with Dr. Tongue and Bruno, followed by a discussion with Pauline Kael, Neil Sedaka blows up on Celebrity Farm Film Report, Mel’s Rock Pile with punk band The Queen Haters, which I will cover when I start my comedy tv show punk cover band. Days of the Week concludes with the big trial and cameos from Carol Burnett and Catherine O’Hara!

SCTV - 3D Firing Line: Midnight Cowboy II

The final episode available on DVD. Some good bits, including Whatever Happened To Baby Ed?, Count Floyd introducing the 3D sequel to Midnight Cowboy with Dr. Tongue and Bruno, followed by a discussion with Pauline Kael, Neil Sedaka blows up on Celebrity Farm Film Report, Mel’s Rock Pile with punk band The Queen Haters, which I will cover when I start my comedy tv show punk cover band. Days of the Week concludes with the big trial and cameos from Carol Burnett and Catherine O’Hara!

SCTV - Sammy Maudlin: South Sea Sinner

Comedy! Rejected Donahue audience, Give Em Hell Larry, William B. returns to Sammy Maudlin and they welcome Betty Thomas who introduces this whole movie that was kinda boring. It had Sandler & Young in it too. Days of the week, and an editorial.

SCTV - Sammy Maudlin: South Sea Sinner

Comedy! Rejected Donahue audience, Give Em Hell Larry, William B. returns to Sammy Maudlin and they welcome Betty Thomas who introduces this whole movie that was kinda boring. It had Sandler & Young in it too. Days of the week, and an editorial.

SCTV - Sweeps Week

SCTV plans for sweeps week but people are visited by an energy ball that turns into TV characters and zaps people. Guy Caballero is a-scared, but saves the day. There is this night of the prime time stars thing with funny impressions of tv people of the time. Also a sketch about the different networks which made me want to look back on how the networks are perceived over the years. There was also a days of the week that had nothing to do with the tv zapper story.

SCTV - Sweeps Week

SCTV plans for sweeps week but people are visited by an energy ball that turns into TV characters and zaps people. Guy Caballero is a-scared, but saves the day. There is this night of the prime time stars thing with funny impressions of tv people of the time. Also a sketch about the different networks which made me want to look back on how the networks are perceived over the years. There was also a days of the week that had nothing to do with the tv zapper story.

SCTV - Bobby Bittman Retires

After Ben Vereen opens for and overshadows Bobby Bittman, Bobby decides to retire from showbiz. Later, a news report finds him on a farm and he is not happy. In the end, he makes a comeback, using his new found farm jokes. Also had Shower in a Briefcase, Ed Grimley as Billy the Kid, The William B Show which is just a trainwreck, Days of The Week had Mojo badly seducing Billy McKay, and finally a funny Sunrise Semester with Andrea Martin teaching terrible gesturing techniques. Good show!

SCTV - Bobby Bittman Retires

After Ben Vereen opens for and overshadows Bobby Bittman, Bobby decides to retire from showbiz. Later, a news report finds him on a farm and he is not happy. In the end, he makes a comeback, using his new found farm jokes. Also had Shower in a Briefcase, Ed Grimley as Billy the Kid, The William B Show which is just a trainwreck, Days of The Week had Mojo badly seducing Billy McKay, and finally a funny Sunrise Semester with Andrea Martin teaching terrible gesturing techniques. Good show!

SCTV - SCTV Classifieds/Vic Arpeggio

Funny stuff. A child star still with a tv show forty years later, Vic Arpeggio, a parody of private eye movies with a saxophone playing detective. Days of the week of course, and more!

SCTV - SCTV Classifieds/Vic Arpeggio

Funny stuff. A child star still with a tv show forty years later, Vic Arpeggio, a parody of private eye movies with a saxophone playing detective. Days of the week of course, and more!

SCTV - A Star Is Born

In this episode, premiering the day after I was born, comedy events happen. Half Wits, a comical take on game shows, kicks off the laughs. It is joined by a Jerry Lewis/Ingmar Bergman film, A Star Is Born, featuring the freakishly long-haired Crystal Gayle, and the triumvirate (sic) return of Days of the Week!

SCTV - A Star Is Born

In this episode, premiering the day after I was born, comedy events happen. Half Wits, a comical take on game shows, kicks off the laughs. It is joined by a Jerry Lewis/Ingmar Bergman film, A Star Is Born, featuring the freakishly long-haired Crystal Gayle, and the triumvirate (sic) return of Days of the Week!