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We also have the "BCTV Rewind" with a selection of curated articles more than worth your time that you may have missed the first time around. Finally, we take a break from our trips throughout TV history for our first look at some "BCTV Weird" that looks at Andy Kaufman, ABC's late-night show Fridays, and one of the biggest TV influences in our lives; then we wrap things up with today's "Random Thought" and this one is all about Black Mirror.
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Andy Kaufman scared the living hell out of me when I was ten – and I've been thankful for it ever since. When I was growing up, there were four gospels to Friday nights. Bedtime set at 8 p.m. No debate. No discussion. Dad would pass out in his recliner after working shifts at the county's water/sewer plant and local hospital. Mom would pass out on the couch – for other reasons. As long as I could stay quiet and run quickly (not easy for a half-asleep spastic kid), the living room television was mine for as long as my eyes could stay open. And then we were off and runnin'!
The Friday before my birthday was also the Fridays where Kaufman broke character (in the middle of a live television broadcast, people!), trashed the set (in the middle of a live television broadcast, people!), and got into a fight with some of the cast and crew (in the middle of a live television broadcast, people!).
Did I mention it was in the middle of a live television broadcast, people?
It blew my tiny little mind, leaving me with this nervous-but-very-cool feeling like I was doing something wrong (well, more wrong since I was already a rebel by staying up past bedtime) – seeing something I wasn't supposed to. Best part? Turns out it was all a prank coordinated by Kaufman and some on the show. Wow!
So what happened to Charlie Broker's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch being the technological game-changer it was touted to be back in 2018? The "Choose Your Own Adventure" approach was expected to change the way creators told their stories- but things have been quiet since. It almost feels like history repeating itself because it kinda how things used to be with 3-D films and television- every couple of years, it gets its "Warhol 15" and then fades back into hibernation.
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