C. SPENCER YEH & SCREEN SLATE PRESENT
Mark Hudson, 1988(?), 64 min.
Encore screening in December for Best of 2012!
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17TH – 8PM
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 AT 9:00 PM
As a child in Cincinnati, Ohio, musician C. Spencer Yeh views a bizarre late-night sketch comedy show that leaves an unshakable impression. It remains ellusive over many years, and Yeh begins to question its existence and the integrity of his own memory. As recent as the late 2000's, he is unable to discover any information or even trace of its existence—until following up on a faint mention from an obscure message board lands a dub of a fan's VHS tape in hand.
Tonight, C. Spencer Yeh teams up with Screen Slate to present three of the five known extant episodes of:
Long-forgotten late 80's television show "Offshore Television." Defined by its lo-fi video fuckery, excessive celeb cameos, and no-laugh jokes, "Offshore Television" is totally dumb and stoned; a lost classic for no-one.
Despite the comprehensive fansite from which the Hudson Brothers biographies and the filmography were taken from, there is NO information about "Offshore Television" on the internet. The only acknowledgement of its existence is a comment on the website jumptheshark.com in regards to the mid-70s "Hudson Brothers" variety show:
"I was crazy about the Hudson Brothers! Brett (my fave!) and Mark did a show around 1990 called Offshore Television - I still laugh when I think some of the skits from that one! The Hudson Brothers did a movie in '83 called Hysterical, but it wasn't as funny as the TV shows."
As of checking late 2010, there is now an entry for the show on IMDB.com. Info continues to be scarce.
— C Spencer Yeh
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