[Camcorder Tonight: Judy Markey with Tom and Joel intro]

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00:00 Shot of Joel and Tom, Intro title (no sound).

00:22 Joel and Tom introduce show. Tom: “Let’s start over.”

00:39 Joel and Tom talk about “Camcorder Tonight,” an alternative use of the camcorder, as opposed to “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and disaster news. Joel: “Let’s start over.”

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02:49 Another bad take.

03:00 Joel and Tom introduce “Camcorder Tonight”. “It takes the video revolution one step further.” Tom messes up.

04:00 Joel and Tom introduce “Camcorder Tonight.” Tom introduces short excerpt from first test, with Jody Procter.

05:46 Several more bad takes.

07:45 One last take of Tom and Joel.

08: 37 Skip Blumberg interviews New York City cabbie Robert Demella about television. “I get newspeople in my cab. Amazing, Incredible. These people don’t even have knowledge of recent history, alright?”

09:46 Clip of news reporter Ed Rabel rehearsing and giving report.

11:04 Cabbie talks some more, and Judy Markey introduces show.

12:44 A group of senior citizens in Vancouver, BC perform and talk to a group of young people about old age. “You must never lose the opportunity to communicate.” A dialogue goes back and forth, pointing out that the differences between the generations are not so extreme as they may seem.

15:13 Skip Blumberg talks to a cabbie about getting older. Skip: “When I was 10 I felt like I was 12. When I was 20 I felt like I was 25. When I was 30 I felt like I was 25.”

16:15 Young girl Erica Becker with cerebral palsy talks about having surgery to walk better, being made fun of, and dealing with the illness. This is an amazing segment, very personal conversation from a very well-spoken little girl.

22:37 Judy Markey talks about the previous tape, and takes a phone call from Erica, the girl from the previous tape. She talks to Erica about being a teenager, going to private school. Erica explains that she doesn’t have therapy anymore. She says there aren’t problems in school because people “grow out of making fun of you.”

25:35 “Producer” plays a tape for Judy of a dog putting a potato in the exhaust pipe of a poor-emissions car.

26:48 Judy Markey does a “grab bag” segment, where she chooses an unopened tape out of a box to show on the air. The tape is called “Sparrow for President” by Joe Brennan from New York City.

28:40 People on street talk about their opinions on Sparrow, an apparent candidate for president. The tape is short and ends abruptly. Judy: “It’s a little disappointing… and he spent all this money!” She introduces the next segment.

30:36 Mary LeRaven talks about how her husband died because she “Snapped the life out of him. We had sex all the time…It was love.” She shows a first doll, which has a penis, and then she rambles awhile about “rapers” and covering the doll’s penis with clothes. “Neknis is our neknis, isn’t it?” She talks about “the right kind” of penises, and says “There’s something right in a man’s pants, it’ll keep the marriage together.”

35:22 Repeat of tape: dog putting potato in exhaust pipe of poor-emissions car.

36:18 Judy Markey does the grab-bag segment again. She chooses the biggest package. The tape is “Kids on Issues” from San Francisco, California. Producer Al puts in the tape.

38:04 Girl is asked what she would do if she was president of the United States. Judy calls the tape “Rich Kid s on Issues”. Jerry Brown for President commercial. Tape is cut off, and Al restarts the tape.

38:50 Younger girl asked what she would do if she was president of the United States. “I would get a bunch of people together to clean up rivers and plant more trees. Also a Jerry Brown commercial. Joel Cohen has them pause tape to show “Paid for by Jerry Brown” listing.

40:11 Young African-American talks about building a machine full of cleaning supplies to clean up the streets. Also a commercial for Jerry Brown. Judy Markey introduces the next segment, about the woman with the doll.

41:30 Repeat segment from before. Woman talks about how her husband died young because she “Snapped the life out of him. We had sex all the time…This was love.” She shows a first doll, which has a penis, and then she rambles awhile about “rapers” and covering the doll’s penis with clothes. “Neknis is our neknis, isn’t it?” She talks about “the right kind” of penises, an says “There’s something wonderful in a man’s pants to…keep the marriage together.”

45:30 Judy and Al talk about the dolls, and about introduce the next tape.

47:55 Humorous music video with spoken-word lyrics about teenage girls borrowing sweaters from boys.

50:55 Woman talks about getting her period for the first time on the tennis court. Another girl talks about talking with her mother about getting the period. A third girl talks about getting her period as well, and several girls discuss superstitions and religious dealings with menstruation.

56:30 Judy talks with producers and guest Andrea about the previous tape. Judy and Al joke about wearing sweaters.

60:53 End of tape.

 

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