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Tony Randall’s Tour de Force Performance Unearthed in Lost Odd Couple Episode: The Unger Games

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Unger Pains. Randall's legendary performance in long lost Unger Games.

LOS ANGELES (Special to TSD AfterDark) Lost in a dank, dusty warehouse in Studio City, California, a 16mm film is being restored. It was found by a night watchman on March 8th and handed over to film historian, Alfred Keller. It is believed to be the only remaining copy of an episode of The Odd Couple that was never aired. Entitled, The Unger Games, the controversial episode depicted Felix Unger (played by the late Tony Randall) tormenting his roommate Oscar (played by veteran actor Jack Klugman) with a meatball hero sandwich after Oscar lost his wallet during a night of tomfoolery with his sports writer colleagues.

A hungry Oscar returns home to an empty refrigerator and unable to purchase food. Randall’s Felix character sees the opportunity to transform the sloppy, unkempt Oscar to a refined man of elegance and cleanliness. That’s where Randall’s epic performance kicks in, and a newly seen sinister side of Felix Unger is revealed to an unsuspecting audience. (more…)

Burger King Rolls Out Promotional Drinking Glass Giveaway for Independent Swedish Drama

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

 

I'll Have a Burger with a Side of Anguish Please. The fishing village depicted in the film, Arvid and Bengt.

STOCKHOLM (Special to TSD AfterDark) Burger King’s confounding promotional tie-in with the independent Swedish film, Arvid and Begnt, has fast food lovers scratching their heads.

The low budget drama by up and coming director Olaf Bergstrom, follows the lives of brothers Arvid and Bengt Nykvist as they come to grips with why they’re the only people in their small fishing village who view life in black and white, while everyone else sees in color. Eventually the brothers are overcome by madness and are forced to devour their own organs as dancing demons celebrate their free fall into a hellish abyss.

“That’s some fucked up shit,” said Darnell Overbrook of Chester, Pennsylvania, who recently acquired the third in a series of 341 glasses depicting scenes from the film. “I got the one where Arvid pulls out his own eye while a diminutive clown laughs in the background.” (more…)

Classic Outtake from STONERVILLE: The Cargasm

Monday, March 14th, 2011

In our collaborative screenplay effort, STONERVILLE, which wound up being Leslie Nielsen’s final on-screen appearance, there were days on the set where we just riffed. This scene wasn’t written into the script, but was a gag we’d pull in college on unsuspecting passengers. Pat Cavanaugh and Brian Guest certainly grasped the vibe of this prank. Though it didn’t make the movie, it did appear as an outtake while the credits rolled.

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Long Dead Bishop Fulton Sheen Joins Charlie Sheen in Tiger Blood Fueled Night on the Town

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Smells Like Sheen Spirit. Bishop Fulton J. Sheen in the living years.

LOS ANGELES (Special to TSD AfterDark) The Charlie Sheen saga continues as the embattled actor went on an all night tiger blood-fueled partying spree which included spouting cryptic parables in his often imitated but never duplicated brand of Sheen-speak.

However, at approximately 3:13 AM Monday morning, Sheen, draped in a bevy of porn stars, inadvertently summoned the spirit of long deceased television pop holy man, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. The priest reappeared for the first time since 1979, when he succumbed to heart disease. (more…)

Another Two and a Half Men Shocker: Jon Cryer Stays Home with His Family; Eats Apple Pie; Watches Disney Movie

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

I've got Hamster Blood. Now Jon Cryer is tearin' it up in Hollywood.

LOS ANGELES (Special to TSD AfterDark) In a dizzying counter punch to the Charlie Sheen tiger blood-fueled media circus, Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer stunned Hollywood paparazzi last night by staying home with his family to indulge in apple pie and watch the repeated viewings of the Walt Disney classic, Old Yeller.

“It appeared as though they were all drinking milk,” said veteran picture snapper, Jean Luc Peruc. “I think some of it was whole milk. I thought I saw Jon himself actually have a second piece of pie. That kind of indulgence is taboo in a town obsessed with perfect waist lines.” (more…)

Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Leslie Nielsen’s Last Film

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Your Assignment Mr. Phelps: To bring down this abhorrent low budget comedy.

Your Assignment Mr. Phelps: To bring down this abhorrent low budget comedy.

TOPEKA, KS (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) The controversial Westboro Baptist Church, led by Fred Phelps, has announced they will picket a yet to be named video store close to church grounds because they are selling the movie, Stonerville. The film was pre-released on January 11, 2011. It will be available everywhere this week via Netflix, Blockbuster, iTunes, and Amazon as well as video stores.

Stonerville is a direct-to-DVD frat boy comedy which stars Pauly Shore, Patrick Cavanaugh and the late comedy legend Leslie Nielsen, in his last on-screen appearance. Nielsen passed away in November of 2010. (more…)

Even the Sportsman Never Drove This Baby

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

If you could drive one car in the world – any one – what would it be?  For me, it’s 007’s Aston Martin.  It was introduced to the world in the third Bond film, Goldfinger.  Not my favorite of the Sean Connery Bonds, (that distinction goes to From Russia with Love) but certainly one of my favorite Bond moments.

Watch the clip, even Connery salivates over this one – although he’s not inclined to show it.

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The Epic Movie Slap of All Time

Friday, June 4th, 2010

You don’t have to understand Greek at all. You just have to appreciate a Three Stooges-like moment juiced up for maximum comedic effect. The legendary Greek comic actor Thanasis Veggos lays it on the line with his daughters.

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Remembering Leonard Zelig

Friday, September 18th, 2009

in 1983, a select few movie patrons got to look in on the life of Leonard Zelig, the chameleon man of the 1920′s. If you were a young person, of college age let’s say, like I was when this film released, you might be hoodwinked into believing this Zelig person actually existed. For a while I did. Once I realized this was a put on – a mockumentary, I settled back and enjoyed the “show.” 

It almost makes you wish he did exist.

Here are the first few minutes of the film itself. And yes, it’s available on video and our pick of the week. 

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Bob Dylan in a Classic Mid-Mod-60′s Performance

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Love him or not, music fans cannot dispute Bob Dylan’s legacy and contribution to popular music in the 20th century. Though some fans concede his groundbreaking lyrics changed music forever, they can’t get past his less than superb vocal range. Still, this performance of Like a Rolling Stone from 1966 is considered an absolute classic, and After Dark’s pick of the weekend. 

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