It's baaaaack! Boston's WB brought back the king of B-movie franchises, Creature Double Feature. There is a huge following of the old CDF on Channel 56 (and around the country), and we wanted to do this justice. So we created a set and enlisted the help (and cash) of Ernie Boch, Jr. I also borrowed an iguana from the local pet store and created a Godzilla-type scene in which Boston replaces Tokyo as the battleground. I even added a quickie shot of the old CDF logo at the end, as an homage.
New Englanders have a language, and a sport, unique to our region. You call them sprinkles, we call them jimmies. You eat cod or haddock, we eat scrod. You play ten pins (the one with the big ball) and we play candlepins. That's the whole point of this lively, local promo. Candlepins is in our blood.
In Cambridge, few events rival the annual Harvard-Yale football game. Boston's WB acquired the rights to air the game and I dug deep to find out what this Game was all about. It has a tremendous history, but I didn't want to bore my viewers. So my script consisted of a poem, supporting archival pictures and footage with hard-hitting words and music.
Candlepin bowling is a very New England sport and we brought it back to television. I wanted to show how candlepins connects us all in the area, so I rolled a ball through several landmark spots in the region to show, quite literally, that candlepins was coming into their living rooms.