Wild Chicago, no. 413

00:21Copy video clip URL Production credits displayed.

00:41Copy video clip URL Ad for the Illinois Lottery, a corporate sponsor of the program.

01:18Copy video clip URL Clips of the episode’s subjects shown over carnivalesque music. A narrator briefly gives depictions of each.

01:43Copy video clip URL Opening to Wild Chicago, montage of Ben Hollis’s introduction and fragmented clips of eclectic scenes across the Chicagoland area.

02:47Copy video clip URL “Wild Workout.” Workout instructor “Roff” dials up high energy aerobic dance workouts at Club West in Oak Park, IL. The instructor is a registered nurse whose unorthodox pedagogy style encourages cathartic exercise and expression through coordinated dancing.

05:01Copy video clip URL Wild Chicago‘s “Dumb Question” segment. Hollis becomes the roving reporter asking unsuspecting strangers below an iridescent theater marquee, “what’s the worst movie they’ve ever seen?”

07:03Copy video clip URL Wild Chicago‘s “Wild Neighbor” segment. Chicago local Robert Ralston constructs a theater in his bedroom, named Milk of Burgundy.

10:06Copy video clip URL “Great Band.” The Insiders, one of Hollis’s favorite bands, plays live at the Oz bar near N Sheffield Ave and W Oakdale Ave. Hollis interviews the band during their set.

12:41Copy video clip URL “Bubbly Creek.” A walking tour sponsored by the Friends of the Chicago River near the former Union Stockyards. Bubbly Creek is the moniker given to the south fork of the south branch of the Chicago River near McKinley Park. The tour docents travel along the Chicago River where, in the times of stockyard operation, carcasses, manure, offal, blood and other detritus from stockyard production were disposed into the river. Following years of decomposition on the river bed, this refuse begins to emit a gaseous discharge (carbonic acid gas) that results in visible bubbles on the river’s surface. After a visit to the river to witness the surfacing bubbles, tour docents then recite a selection from Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle.

16:01Copy video clip URL “Joke Exchange.” An adult education program at a northside high school offers a joke exchange. Several participants recite jokes in front of the camera.

19:15Copy video clip URL “Chicago Rehearsal Studio.” Hollis visits a then-new Chicago Rehearsal Studio (2411 S Prairie Ave) dedicated to helping artists “get their act together.” The studio is a multi-use production space for recording, rehearsal, or recreation for bands to work through their ideas. The Dave Mason Band is recorded practicing in a showcase room.

23:14Copy video clip URL Inside the WTTW studios, famed announcer Marty Robinson introduces Wild Vision, an “innovative experiment in 3-D television.” A montage of footage taken from Wild Chicago, transportation hubs, Lake Michigan, Chicagoland, and across national park monuments is shown with Frank Sinatra’s “Summer Wind” playing in the background.

26:35Copy video clip URL Scenes from the next Wild Chicago episode shown.

27:16Copy video clip URL Ad spot for “Wild Wear.” A short commercial by Hollis for viewers to buy official Wild Chicago merchandise.

27:50Copy video clip URL Main credits shown.

28:10Copy video clip URL Wild Chicago closing graphics.

28:23Copy video clip URL Illinois Lottery advertisement.



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