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"Friday's" likely never to come to dvd :(


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#1 of 20 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted January 19 2005 - 04:56 AM

I had put a request over a Shout Factory regarding the show. And received the following reply. If true is sad news. Posted Image Posted Image


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#2 of 20 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted January 19 2005 - 05:52 AM

Interesting. I'd love to learn who's so eager to keep it under wraps - perhaps one of the cast alumni who've gone on to much bigger things? Or maybe someone in the production company. I assume some of those involved feel embarrassed by it and don't want it out there. Personally, I don't remember the show with fondness, but it'd be interesting to see again after 25 or so years...
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#3 of 20 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted January 19 2005 - 05:54 AM

The member of the cast who went on to bigger things... Larry David (Seinfeld & The Larry David Show) Michael Richards (Kramer)
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#4 of 20 OFFLINE   Sean A

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Posted January 19 2005 - 06:09 AM

The best thing about this show was the musical acts. I remember seeing the Clash and the Pretenders , and a lot of other 'New Wave" acts from the early 1980s

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Posted January 19 2005 - 06:45 AM

I'd love to see it just for Andy Kauffman's apperance on the show. Was most... interesting. Posted Image
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Posted January 19 2005 - 07:03 AM

Michael Richards as the pharmacist was classic. Have a problem? TAKE A PILL!!!!!

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Posted January 19 2005 - 08:07 AM

Richards wasn't the Pharmacist...He was Army boy.
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Posted January 19 2005 - 08:14 AM

the Pharmacist was Mark Blankfield ("Jekyll & Hyde... Together Again")

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Posted January 19 2005 - 09:50 AM

From http://www.tvparty.com/80fridays.html. Highly recommended reading for those wanting an excellent history of the show and/or to walk down nostalgia lane.

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Posted January 19 2005 - 01:56 PM

Never mind.
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Posted January 21 2005 - 05:55 AM

I'm sure that Richards is not happy with many of the Fridays episodes. Having watch the extras from the first three seasons of Seinfeld, he seems to be a little too much of a perfectionist. Funny as anything, but probably a little annoying to work with as well. There were a couple of out-takes that he seemed genuinely mad at Julia Louis-Dreyfus when she broke out laughing during filming. Here's to hoping that the popularity of Seinfeld sways him a little. He's truly one of the funniest physical comedians today. It would be a great loss to not be able to re-live my teen years' Fridays.

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Posted January 21 2005 - 08:09 AM

Well, look how steamed Richards got when Kauffman started ad libbing. Friday's had to go to commercial before Richards killed him.
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Posted January 21 2005 - 08:56 AM

According to the legend behind the Kaufmann Incident, Richards was one of the few who was in on the prank with Kaufmann. So the "steamed-ness" Richards showed on camera was all part of the act.

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Posted January 21 2005 - 10:20 AM

All the more reason to at least get this one episode of Friday's out. Get commentary on it by Richards and get the whole story out. If nothing else, it's a good show and a GREAT story. A rather forgotten one unless you've seen I Love the 80s on VH1 too.
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Posted November 21 2008 - 02:22 PM

I am resurrected this thread since it was brought up in the Star Trek thread in the movies forum. The Shatner episode was mentioned. I would hope their might be something new on a possible release of this show. Posted Image
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Posted November 21 2008 - 05:45 PM

The whole thing was faked. SNL did that "something going wrong on live TV" bit every week. If Richards is a hold out, they should just release the musical performances. That's all most people are really interested in.

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Posted November 22 2008 - 01:18 AM

Agreed. His skit at the table with Melanie Chartoff was really interesting. To this day, I don't know if he was serious or not. And watching Ms. Chartoff, I'm not sure she knew either. If she did know, then she was a terrific actress. Posted Image

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Posted November 22 2008 - 06:47 AM

They should at least release a 'best of' of this show and, if necessary, elminate the Richards appearances (at which point he might change his mind or at least consider the legacy of other performers on the show). Impersonator John Roarke is a good friend of mine and his Reagan impression was the best of that era, and "The Ronny Horror Picture Show" take-off was classic television at its boldest and most outrageous.

#19 of 20 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted November 22 2008 - 02:58 PM

Actually, according to a rep from Shout Factory. It's Larry David who refuses to let the show be released. Posted Image
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Posted November 22 2008 - 04:02 PM

You should ask Shout about just releasing a music package, but you would have to clear a lot of bands like The Clash and I guess they wouldn't allow themselves to be on The Tomorrow Show's punk DVD release.




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