Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Hey, Dave...

Today's TV-DVD must-buy is the third season of "NewsRadio." The set includes, as extras, some short films made by the crew (for their own amusement) while the show was in production, including one of the most bizarre things I've seen: "One-Man NewsRadio," a short film where writer Joe Furey -- like all the staff writers, a proud Harvard-educated nerd -- acts out a "NewsRadio" episode playing all the parts himself. He even bares his midriff when he's playing the midriff-baring receptionist Beth. It's kind of the place where self-parody meets Theatre of the Absurd.

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