[The 90’s raw: Scandal Tour, Ethiopia]

Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90's. The first few minutes of the tape are footage of comedy called Scandal Tour that tours Washington DC. They give bus tours and act out parts of famous politicians. In this segment, a continuation from a previous tape, people imitate Vice President Dan Quayle and his wife, Marilyn. (Continuation of Tape #25). The second half of the tape is audio of Becker telling an anecdote about an experience he had meeting nuns who were trying to alleviate famine in Ethiopia.

00:00Copy video clip URL The tape opens in what looks like a hotel lobby. A man imitates Dan Quayle and a woman in a red dress pretends to be his wife, Marilyn. He talks about being attacked by the press, and talks to someone named David, someone impersonating Fawn Hall, and someone who calls herself Donna Rice’s best friend from the Gary Hart incident. There is also a secret service agent.

2:42Copy video clip URL They do a mock press conference, and someone asks “Mr. Vice President, What about China?” and he responds by saying “Well it’s very fragile and it breaks easily and it should only be brought out for fine dinners.” He then asks for more questions, and someone asks for his favorite movie (Batman), and then for this 1996 platform, and he says a platform of hickory wood. A man delivers a pizza.

04:23Copy video clip URL They all go outside, and the vice president character stands with his wife and crosses the street after looking both ways as part of his Child Safety program. The comedy gets a bit confusing, and a man tells them they have to get on a bus.

06:39Copy video clip URL The tape cuts, looking at a desk as Becker narrates about Ethiopia, and relief of famine that liberation forces provide. A phone rings, and the tape cuts. He does two takes. “These Irish nuns made it clear to me that the Tigrayan liberation forces were doing more for the people than the Ethopian government did.” He describes a clinic he visited, and two nuns he met in Ethiopia, who were were called “angels.” Becker says the people preferred the liberators.

09:18Copy video clip URL End of tape.



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