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Cheese_Ed 
"The Provolone Ranger"

Guernsey

Posted - 20/03/2017 :  06:37:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Chucked, buried.

MguyX 
"Another X"

Posted - 25/03/2017 :  00:10:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
S'all Goode.

Way back in 1984, I was in college at UCLA. I was a struggling student who barely knew why he was in college or how he got there. I knew only that I had to get there, and I was fortunate enough to have gotten to UCLA. I was broke, poor and pretty much open to any means of paying tuition that I could find. So I got a job working the telephone bank for the UCLA Fund, a charitable organization that hustles alumni for money by hassling them on the phone. I remember getting a call card with the name of Judge Wapner on it, and calling, only to find out that Judge Wapner, of The People's Court, was an alumnus, and didn't like getting solicitation calls.

One of my fellow harassers was a guy named Spencer Cooper, which I found cool for obvious reasons. We ogled, often, a buxom blonde telephone harasser whose name I forget. But one day she asked whether I was interested in dancing on American Bandstand. No, we never had sex, so let's not even go down that road, though certainly I thought it was going to happen. And of course, I said yes.

The show filmed about 3 episodes per day on the weekends. We had to bring several changes of clothes to accommodate the illusion of filming each week. My buxom blonde gal pal had an ample set of knockers, so I got a lot of airtime as her black boy accoutrement. We were on the episode when George Michael and Wham! premiered.

During another episode, there was a black group that was going to play. Dick Clark cleared out the bleachers and directed that only the black dancers should sit around him as he introduced the group. I sat just over Mr. Clark's right shoulder. When the camera went on, Mr. Clark did his intro magic and then turned to me and asked, "Who's your biggest music influence?" It was 1984, and there were any of many acti"s I could have pointed to. But I blanked, and the only name that came to mind was "Chuck Berry." Mr. Clark did a double take and looked at me askance, remarking that I had dipped into the classics. Clearly he was caught off guard, as was I, but he recovered with a bit of reverence reflective of my own. But the real fact at issue was this: Chuck Berry was indeed my greatest influence, as he was for the world of rock and roll. Rest well Mr.Berry.

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Cheese_Ed 
"The Provolone Ranger"

Guernsey

Posted - 25/03/2017 :  08:30:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Was it 1983 instead?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmONse3_mO0

The Wham premier episode. I would try to look for you but this Wham-rap is too unbearable to listen to.

Would love to see the Chuck Berry comment. No idea what the group was?

http://thetvdb.com/?tab=season&seriesid=72786&seasonid=4748&lid=7

Edited by - Cheese_Ed on 25/03/2017 08:31:05
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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 25/03/2017 :  11:34:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dead Mann duck walking.
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MguyX 
"Another X"

Posted - 30/03/2017 :  12:44:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cheese_Ed

Was it 1983 instead?

Yes! It was indeed 1983! Season 26, Episode 20, and I was in that crowd somewhere. And the Wham-rap? Let's say George Michael should not be considered a precursor to Eminem. I remember it being forgettable.

And, sonofagun, it was Season 26, Episode 21, with DeBarge when the Chuck Berry incident occurred! I had thought it was DeBarge, but it was so long ago, I wasn't sure. Apparently, the episode may be available in the DC archives (I'm checking).

Thanks Ch'Ed!

Edited by - MguyX on 30/03/2017 13:24:35
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