Blues man Pervis Spann hosts his absurdist comedy show, which also features music videos from blues and R&B artists.
0:00Copy video clip URL Bars and tone, black. (Initially no tone.)
1:23Copy video clip URL Showcase Chicago id. Blues and More opening.
2:06Copy video clip URL Pervis Spann opens the show, introduces Carl Wright, the guest. They joke about some of Wright’s women friends and a man whose sex change operation he financed.
5:09Copy video clip URL Music video for song by The Pointer Sisters called “After You”, with archival footage from old movies with Black actors in romantic roles.
9:06Copy video clip URL Spann and Wright return to their discussion about women. Wright insists he only likes women who weigh 400 pounds and over. They then talk about how Big Money Willie May and Othella (Wright’s 700 pound girlfriend) are in town and about how Othella cannot fit on any form of transportation.
13:36Copy video clip URL Ad for Sportsman’s Inn at 4501 S. Cicero.
14:06Copy video clip URL Ad for Nancy’s Space Age Pizza at 8131 S. Ashland.
14:36Copy video clip URL Ad for Jimmy Morgan Insurance Agency at 538 E. 61st Street.
15:06Copy video clip URL Ad for Classic Tour busses.
15:39Copy video clip URL Ad for Bruce Radzin and Associates, lawyers.
16:08Copy video clip URL Spann and Wright come back and continue talking about Othella’s problem getting transportation from O’Hare.
17:02Copy video clip URL Music video for song by Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble called “Little Wings.” Mostly shots of famous record studios, guitar shops, and guitar players.
23:51Copy video clip URL Spann and Wright continue to arrange plans for transporting Othella. Wright talks to someone on the phone.
27:16Copy video clip URL Ad for Bo Diddley’s Bar-BQ at 530 E. 61st Street.
27:46Copy video clip URL Ad for Jimmie’s Record Store at 1615 W. 87th Street.
28:16Copy video clip URL Ad for The Ritz Hotel #1 at 409 E. Oakwood Blvd.
28:45Copy video clip URL Ad for Big “O” Movers and Storage.
29:21Copy video clip URL Ad for Adele, a psychic.
29:46Copy video clip URL Willie May shows up at the studio. (Formerly named Big Money Willie). He is a man wearing a wig and makeup. This is the person whose sex change was financed by Wright, for $499.99.
34:03Copy video clip URL Music video for song by Johnny Gill called “Fair Weather Friends”.
38:27Copy video clip URL Spann and Wright return.
39:03Copy video clip URL Ad for The Ritz Hotel at 312 N Central – only $17 per room.
39:32Copy video clip URL Ad for Hopkins Foods at 7535 S. State Street.
40:01Copy video clip URL Ad for Backstreet Blues Cafè at 1172 N. Milwaukee.
40:31Copy video clip URL Ad for Sister Odessa, psychic.
40:59Copy video clip URL Melody Spann, program director for WVON 1450 AM, talks about programming.
41:35Copy video clip URL Ad for Star Planet Television, full service production facility, 1140 W. 103rd Street.
42:32Copy video clip URL Ad for International Security Traning Center.
43:02Copy video clip URL Spann and Wright continue to discuss the problem of the woman stuck at the airport. Willie May continues to hit on Wright and be jealous of Othella.
46:00Copy video clip URL Music video for a song by The King All Stars called “It’s a Man’s World”. Band performs in recording studio.
50:52Copy video clip URL Spann talks about the video. Wright continues to talk on the phone. Willie May and Spann continue to talk about the price of the sex change operation.
53:46Copy video clip URL Ad for Sportsman’s Inn at 4501 S. Cicero.
54:14Copy video clip URL Ad for Nancy’s Space Age Pizza at 8131 S. Ashland.
54:44Copy video clip URL Ad for Blues Battle of the Year between Johnny Taylor and Bobby Bland at the Sabre Room 8900 W 95th. Sponsored by WVON.
56:18Copy video clip URL Ad for Fultonia Health Center at 1953 W. 63rd Street.
57:14Copy video clip URL Spann discusses Wright’s problems with Willie May and Othella. Willie May continues to hit on Wright.
1:00:31Copy video clip URL Credits. They continue to talk after the credits.
1:02:26Copy video clip URL End of tape.