"Monkees Intro Skit"
"Monkees Medley" (Theme from the Monkees, Daydream Believer, Steppin' Stone, I Wanna Be Free, Last Train
To Clarksville, I'm A Believer, A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You, Plesant Valley Sunday)
"No Bloom In Frank Skit"
"One On One"
"Fatz's Joke Line Skit"
"Don't Hang Up"
"Beatles White Intro Skit"
"Beatles White Album Medley" (Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Rocky Raccoon, Don't Pass
Me By, Martha My Dear, Sexy Sadie, I'm So Tired, Blackbird, Revolution 1, Helter Skelter)
"Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby"
"Travelin' Man Intro Skit"
"Trying To Sell Records Skit"
"Tribute To Frank Sinatra" (Skit with Witchcraft and Chicago)
"Don't Let Go"
This tape is a varied array of shows that are tied together by the song "I Will" and other songs from the Beatles White Album in a medley that clocks in at around 13 minutes. There is a great use of all 3 stages including a great solo skit by Rolfe and Earl. Plugged with shameless self promotion and an incredible mix of songs make this a fan favorite showtape to be sure!
- This song made it onto subsequent compilation showtapes
, but debuted here. In this original recording you can hear a voice say "Aw, shaddup!" at the very end.
Trying to Sell Records
- This was a shameless plug made by the characters to sell their new (red border) vinyl records
. A very funny little skit that ends with the decisive "best way to sell records" which was to make the audience feel stupid. Creative must have felt strongly about this showtape because 4 records were spun from it. All of which are very scarce and fairly valuable among fans.
Small Appliances / End of the World
- This showtape was originally slated to contain the song "End of the World" by Mitzi but was cut and became an outtake. This song eventually found its way onto a showtape designed to run the mini-stage and oddly enough onto a 45 vinyl record (#10).
- A little in-joke was placed into this segment of the "Beatles White Album Medley" where Billy Bob says "...but you know folks, sometimes - in fact all the time - it just doesn't pay to be goin and seeking revenge on somebody. I mean even if they do something real bad like steal your girlfriend or something. You know, because if she was any good she wouldn't left ya anyway - so forget her!" Behind the scenes Aaron Fechter's (Billy Bob) girlfriend Kathy Norman (show programmer) left him for Rick Bailey (Beach Bear). That line was basically thrown in for the sake of her having to program it. Time heals all though, as everyone has long since burried the hatchet on this matter.
Tribute to Frank Sinatra
- This show includes another appearance by Johnny DeJockamo (any random ShowBiz employee) who interacts with the characters. However, unlike the "History of the Colander"
show which could be cued on demand, this show was just part of the regular tape. My guess is that this didn't work out well and probably explains why this interacting performance never occured on any future tapes.
Fatz's Joke Line
- Fatz's Joke line was 1-800-362-FATZ - the joke was that when someone went to call the number they'd find out they couldn't because phones don't have the letters Q or Z on them. However most phones today do include these letters making the joke obsolete.
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
- This song was a cover that the Beatles recorded, however it did not appear on the White Album - it was part of their Beatles For Sale Album.
-5 out of 5 Tokens-
This tape was one of my favorites. It has all the ingredients of a great showtape - great songs, excellent dialogue skits, and the inclusion of what many consider to be the best Rolfe and Earl show of all time. This tape was released in late 1983 and stands as possibly the best tape of a year filled with other greats like Country Night
and Crazy Colander Head Night
. The theme of this show is only only loosely tied to the "Beatles White Album" but nonetheless, the band's appreciation for the work of the Beatles is very evident in this tape - more so perhaps than in the 1982 Tribute to Abbey Road
. Many of the songs chosen were minor hits at best, but were still given homage on this tape. The inclusion of tracks such as "Revolution 1" was a move as bold and artistic as the White Album itself, and with that in mind, it's curious to ponder if this tape was well received by the general public.