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Americathon: The Skits Behind the Screenplay (ebook)

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Phil Proctor, co-founder with Peter Bergman of the Grammy-nominated Firesign Theatre, in cahoots with Phil Austin and David Ossman, reveal the gladness behind the madness of their 50-year making of their radio series, records, television shows, and films.


Return with Proctor and Bergman through their memories of the surreal silliness that resulted in the creation of their famous comedy albums, TV or Not TV, Give Us a Break, and What This Country Needs, and the films, J-Men Forever (1979) and Americathon (1979).


Americathon, an American comedy film starring John Ritter, Fred Willard, Peter Riegert, Harvey Korman, and Nancy Morgan, with narration by George Carlin, forecast the funny side of life in the U.S. in 1998, and a desperate attempt by the President to stave off national foreclosure by the United Hebrab Republic (formed by the merger of Israel and the Arab states).


Includes the original script of Gothamathon, the skit on which Americathon was based. Illustrated. 92 pages.