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Aardvark!
May 17, 1993




The kind of show that will probably not be getting picked up for national broadcast. Either of local interest only, or of... questionable quality, but sometimes strangely charming. Of course, YouTube has kind of supplanted this stuff as a creative outlet, but it's still out there. Post about memorable ones you've seen and clips if you can find em!!

This lady is one of my favorites. She does a cooking show, Everyday Manna out of southern Virginia and has a massive library of episodes on YouTube.

This video is a good one, it's just her making a bunch of sandwiches for the crew. I've timestamped to skip an annoying child and show you the photo of her film crew below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnWgU79O7ck#t=426s

At 16:22 she makes someone a very special sandwich. Peanut butter, mayonnaise, dill pickles, and tomato (which she actually salts!)

She is also Extremely Religious. Everyday Manna is on the "Living Faith Television" but I first found it on either PBS or some local channel I can't remember. The opening of this video starts with Psalms lol. This one is Meatloaf Muffins. Multiple cans of soup get half used on sides in this one :thumbsup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sa_EGWOVA4

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SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

Havin' a roni


I only remember the porn local access shows that were on when I was a teenager. I don't really remember anything about them other than there was nudity.

Aardvark!
May 17, 1993




May as well get it over with and post the GOAT. rip king

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5nHjCWl_Xg#t=53s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRRggVAwqAM

OldMemes
Sep 5, 2011

I have to go now. My planet needs me.


The whole idea of public access TV seems so strange to me. So anyone can just buy a slot and broadcast in a city/local area? And this is still a thing post-Youtube? And people watch these?

ohnobugs
Feb 22, 2003




In Albuquerque, Don Schrader used to have his own public access show. Don is a local anti-war activist, nudist, and advocate of drinking your own piss. I can't find any of those old episodes, but he has a YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqv7g_AIlJY

Yaldabaoth
Oct 9, 2012

Ask me about my obsessions! I will let you know in every thread I enter.


OldMemes posted:

The whole idea of public access TV seems so strange to me. So anyone can just buy a slot and broadcast in a city/local area? And this is still a thing post-Youtube? And people watch these?

These days people just make their own videos and upload them to Youtube, which I think makes them lose some of their charm.

Speaking of which, here's the infamous Great Satan at Large video that was so offensive it was outright banned from public access:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emZWAMA6hkA

The guy probably missed the window to bring it back as a Youtube video series since that would piss off Youtube's sponsors now.

Poohs Packin
Jan 13, 2019



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvbL_5rH1QQ

Painting, exercising, and making blended drinks.

Aardvark!
May 17, 1993




Poohs Packin posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvbL_5rH1QQ

Painting, exercising, and making blended drinks.

Lmfao what IS this

The_Franz
Aug 8, 2003



never forget :george:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyQtjcf_O3Y

Bismack Billabongo
Oct 9, 2012

Can I talk my shit again?


gently caress You Baltimore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1dUk8x2XkA

Murdstone
Jun 14, 2005





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwFA7OvxuGM#t=2493s

During a family holiday visit back home forever ago we stumbled across Telepathic TV on the local access channel. In the episode we came across they were teaching people to bend spoons, which was not working out for them, but there was a really weird guy with a nasally voice leading everyone in a mantra as they tried to bend the spoons. I was unable to find that particular episode, and the archive does not appear to go back that far on their website, and it looks like all the shows before they were uploading them the Youtube are all gone anyways.

The show also featured live call-ins, which was funny then when all they were getting was people ragging on them, but it seems they got better at screening and towards the end they were mostly getting calls asking for readings.

It looks like they are no longer producing shows even though the website indicates they are. I don't think they do this kind of programming on the cable access channel anymore anyways, but I no longer have cable so I really don't know.

The clip above should start where a rubber duck on a fishing pole is sent in to them and they draw cards from it for some reason.

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008


Nap Ghost


:shrug:
At least we ain't Detroit

Yaldabaoth
Oct 9, 2012

Ask me about my obsessions! I will let you know in every thread I enter.


Mumpy Puffinz posted:

:shrug:
At least we ain't Detroit

That's like saying "At least we aren't the one major city in America that's the closest thing to a post apocalyptic wasteland".

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008


Nap Ghost

Yaldabaoth posted:

That's like saying "At least we aren't the one major city in America that's the closest thing to a post apocalyptic wasteland".

At least we aint Seattle. I don't understand what you mean

Bad Purchase
Jun 17, 2019





the family auto mart show, a series of ads for a car dealership with a lot of skits mixed in, used to air on local tv when i was in high school. it was one of the better things on television at the time. a lot of bobby hill energy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X03iP0Uhmck

Bula Vinaka
Oct 21, 2020

Beachside!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cpZWE5owTA

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008


Nap Ghost


:wink:

Mr. Fall Down Terror
Jan 24, 2018


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaIfV3f39BM

Mr. Fall Down Terror
Jan 24, 2018


Aardvark! posted:

Lmfao what IS this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_TGMO0WHZ8

Number_6
Jul 23, 2006

BAN ALL GAS GUZZLERS

(except for mine)


Pillbug

Austin had a rich history of goofy access TV; I miss it. This channel has some random clips:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1rNHInSNWX5mjaHIYyMuGg

I like this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiyvHUpFfi0

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

fuck the molice


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlrfQJJbfsQ

Flowers for QAnon
May 20, 2019





I watched the fish man for 5 min. I feel most of these are pre-internet shitposting, and they rule.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Poohs Packin posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvbL_5rH1QQ

Painting, exercising, and making blended drinks.

I loving LOVE this.

bucksmash
Mar 11, 2002

ahh I love takos


I grew up just outside of Seattle, so we had SCAN (Seattle Community Access Network) and we had some of the most notorious shows on public access:

Goddess Kring - naked performance artist lady, very weird but she had fans, lots of them (probably teen boys who got to glimpse their first actual titty)

Political Playhouse - leftist talk show that talked about big issues like AIDS, abuses of power, censorship, the push to legalize cannabis, etc. Also nudity and profanity were prevalent.

Psychic Speaks - long runner, a live call-in psychic show, ran for 10+ years

Bong Hit Championships - I think you can figure this one out

Kurt Cobain Was Murdered - conspiracy theory program about what really happened to the Nirvana frontman. Lots of people I knew who watched the show believed Courtney Love pulled the trigger

Mike Hunt TV - probably the most infamous program to air on SCAN. Part political, bigger part pornography reviews. One of the funniest moments of my teen years was randomly channel surfing with a buddy at like 1am and we hit the public access station, and suddenly two women getting jackhammered by two dwarves with some of the biggest dicks I'd ever seen. Then it cut to a derpy looking dude who rated it and started listing the problems he had with the sex. It was way funnier than it had any right to be.

I miss Seattle Public Access sometimes, it was truly the wild west in the 2000s

bucksmash fucked around with this message at 07:49 on Dec 5, 2021

Poohs Packin
Jan 13, 2019



Cyril Sneer posted:

I loving LOVE this.

Super strong divorced dad energy but just dripping positivity even though LA gangs are clearly just using the call-in aspect the show to make threats on each others lives.

Raged
Jul 21, 2003




Jesus gently caress this guy

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe


he was teh fuckin best

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWVFEVWJMz8

zaepg
Dec 25, 2008




By far one of my favorite SA memories were these. Sadly, last I heard he was doing pretty poorly and was homeless, so its not as fun punching down...

Would be curious where he is now. Hope he gets his life back on track so I can continue laughing at him. These videos were gold.

Caesar Saladin
Aug 15, 2004



Poohs Packin posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvbL_5rH1QQ

Painting, exercising, and making blended drinks.

This is soooo funny. He's gotta be some kind of comedian or something, right?

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



zaepg posted:

By far one of my favorite SA memories were these. Sadly, last I heard he was doing pretty poorly and was homeless, so its not as fun punching down...

Would be curious where he is now. Hope he gets his life back on track so I can continue laughing at him. These videos were gold.

Just like the plot of Hot Rod, we need to fundraise for GG to get his life back on track just so we can knock him back down again.

Stanky Bean
Dec 30, 2004



The let's paint TV guy still streams quite a bit on his YouTube channel. Not quite as chaotic or "high production value" as when he was on public access, but still entertaining in a weird way.

Erghh
Sep 24, 2007
"Stuff"

Pittsburgh has/had the It's Alive! show on saturday nights. They'd show some terrible old movie a la MST3k and have local bands on. Or sometimes cooking segments. At one point they did zombie walks in the city or would show up to stuff in character and film interactions with people for filler material.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2dhypuG3B8

zaepg
Dec 25, 2008



Stanky Bean posted:

The let's paint TV guy still streams quite a bit on his YouTube channel. Not quite as chaotic or "high production value" as when he was on public access, but still entertaining in a weird way.



Does he still do live calls? I have some very important things to discuss that definitely don't involve swearing and screaming profanity.

Stanky Bean
Dec 30, 2004



zaepg posted:

Does he still do live calls? I have some very important things to discuss that definitely don't involve swearing and screaming profanity.

Yep click through on that video and look at some of the more recent videos. I like the ones where he paints, rides his bike and plays with a kaossilator


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNNlPsUHCEU

Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004

At the end of 2018, a study was published by London Metropolitan University showing that certain bacteria, normally present only in intestinal tracts or feces, were found on McDonald's self-service screens.




Erghh posted:

Pittsburgh has/had the It's Alive! show on saturday nights. They'd show some terrible old movie a la MST3k and have local bands on. Or sometimes cooking segments. At one point they did zombie walks in the city or would show up to stuff in character and film interactions with people for filler material.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2dhypuG3B8

There's a TON of horror host shows that air on public access tv. A lot of them have websites now and post episodes so you watch them online. They're almost all loving awful but I give them credit for doing it.

Robo Reagan
Feb 12, 2012



anyone who likes this stuff should watch UHC

The_Franz
Aug 8, 2003



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDwwZ7H9XpY

Nothing will ever convince me that there has been a single non-prank caller to a public access TV show in the history of humanity...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwY0qNbWQqs

excepting, maybe, the women calling into the notorious late night Croatian show Nightmare Stage wanting to gently caress Dennis Rodman.

DamagedGoods
Jan 17, 2012


I had a Public Access Television show in 1991. Richmond Virginia while I was in college.

It lasted for a year or two.

Oh, and lots of prank callers. It was the wild west back then, you could say whatever you wanted on TV, no delay and no repercussion.

It was the greatest time of my life for obvious reasons.

Before you had a link to everyone you meet.

It's weird to watch those old videos and not know anyone from then today.

Eh, it's been 30 years.

DamagedGoods fucked around with this message at 23:21 on Dec 5, 2021

Yaldabaoth
Oct 9, 2012

Ask me about my obsessions! I will let you know in every thread I enter.


Mossback's Northwest airs on PBS Seattle as filler between TV shows and is probably the closest thing to a classic public access show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81T6BETLR9k

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NC Wyeth Death Cult
Dec 30, 2005

He lost his life in Chadds Ford, he was dancing with a train.

Philadelpha had a great public access channel that featured the Black Israelites leafing through art books they took from the library and pointing out the different ways you could tell that, say, a painting of George Washington or Eisenhower was altered or "white washed" by the white devil government to remove their blackness. Oh, did you not know that a central tenet of their philosophy is that all of history's greatest people were African and it's only after the abominations known as Europeans seized control that the true history of the world was covered up to keep people of African descent in ignorance.

After 9/11, they closed by calling for the destruction of the United States of America.

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