What is Trash TV?
Trash TV is a cable access show on WCATV Cable channel 12 in Webster, New
York. It was thought of by a few High School Seniors and their friends.
The cast includes Pat Garney, George Buell, Matt Giardina, J.R. Brown,
and a few others who've helped out.
Most of us started out on a show in our sophomore year called Between Classes.
It was made by our friend Matt Holota, and was the first time any of us
had ever been on tv. Between Classes went on for about a year, but finally
ended. Pat Garney, George Buell, and Matt Giardina wanted to make their
own show, and thus Trash TV was born.
The show consists of "sketches" which are pretty funny. Here is a list
of stuff we've done so far:
2 "Rieses Peanut Butter cups"
commercials.[The first one was with Suzy the balemic (Played by our friend
Nik Livadas) who comes on camera and states "I like to eat my Riese's real
fast! She then vomits up the Riese's and giggles. The second was with Matt
dressing up as the devil. (didn't take much!) It was How The Prince of
Darkness eats a Riese's Peanut Butter cup. Matt is sitting at an altar
with skulls and candles all around. He says "I like my Riese's REAL crispy!"
while a flame from his finger tip catches the Riese's cup on fire.
"Hebrew- the Jewish Beer"
was a commercial we did with Matt dressed up as a Rabbi, and Pat dressed
up as The Macho Man. It was kind of a parody of the slim jim commercials.
It had Matt sitting in a rocking chair watching Fiddler on the Roof while
and explosion is heard and Pat jumps onto camera. He's dressed like the
Macho man and remarks "Need some excitement? Slam into a Hebrew! Ooooh
Yeah! Voice over- "Hebrew, the Jewish Beer!"
Among our other commercials (wow..I never realized exactly how many we
had) we also have "Pope on a rope"
Which is a little soap carving of the pope done by Matt. George is in the
shower cleaning himself (you can only see a shadow thank god!) when a voice
over says "Even the worst of sinners wants to smell like a saint, so the
next time you reek of an unholy stench, wash those sins away with Pope
on a Rope --It's the papal selection for cleanly perfection!" Then George
pokes his head out and smiles while holding out the soap.
"Hamster, it's what's for dinner"
was our final commercial...thank god, I hate breaks. It showed Matt, Allison,
Brendon (who's Pat's younger brother) and George sitting at a table eating
food. Classical music is playing in the background and Allison is serving
dinner. Matt opens the pot and takes out a hamster, then passes it to Brendon.
He takes the Hamster and puts it into a tortilla shell, attempting to eat
it, but the hamster tries to run away. He then catches it, puts it back
into the shell, then smooshes it. (it was a good editing job plus a packet
of ketchup....I can't remember exactly how many people thought we seriously
did that to the hamster.) Finally, the family all holds up their tortilla's
and the voice over, "Hamster, it's what's for dinner" kicks in.
We also did a "COPS"
skit which was almost 15 minutes long. It started out when we were all
bored and didn't know what we'd film, so we finally decided to do this....total
improv :) There's so much that went on in this, so i'll just sum it up.
It's about Officer's John Wilkes (played by George) and Mark Warkner (played
by Matt) and looks almost identical to a real episode of COPS.
Some of the things that they find on their "patrol" are drug dealers, citizens,
donuts, drunks, streakers (hahah Pat actually put on flesh colored spandex
and ran around outside ---it looked GREAT!) and Spunky the bum. After we
made this, we decided that we'd better take out the word "Webster" because
we didn't want anyone screaming at us about the skit. I had a LOT of fun
doing that....I think it took almost 2 hours of audio edits, but you can
hardly notice. This skit was alot of fun.
The "Human Bait & Shoot Program"
was done to mock out the Deer Bait & Shoot program we have out here.
It starts out with a voice over "Are you sick and tired of those stupid
hunters hunting in your back yard?" It then shows Pat and Brendan nodding.
The voice continues "Well then, start your own Bait & Shoot program.
All's you need is some bait, and some guns...GREAT!" Pat and Bren set up
a fake deer next to a turkey and hide in some bushes. George who is dressed
up as a dumb looking hunter, fires at the deer with no success. He walks
over to the deer and notices it's fake, then knocks it away. When he runs
for the turkey, Pat and Bren shoot him. It ends with George fastened to
the hood of a car with Pat and Bren driving away.
was done with Pat and J.R.. It's about 2 preachers walking around trying
to spread "the good word of the lord". Pat is dressed up like a 17th century
sailor with Oakley sunglasses and J.R. is dressed up in the most ugliest
suit with a 4-foot afro.(it's a wig thank god) Basically, they just go
around preaching. The best part of this (which we couldn't get on film)
was before we started filming, J.R. and I (Matt) were standing in front
of Pat's house waving at cars. I was dressed up as a Rabbi and he had on
his preacher costume. This cop car comes down the street and looks at us,
then turns on his siren and honks at us. It was cool :)
Well this wasn't really a skit because it was on a live part of the show
but it was the Matchmaker 2000.
This was our Valentines Day episode so we had a "computer" that would come
up with a match for you if you answered 3 questions. We had our viewers
call in (like every show) and they answered our questions, then I'd bring
up a picture of their match. It was hilarious at their reaction when they
got either a Sumor Wrestler, Swamp thing, Sloth from the Goonies, Monsters
from Star Wars, and other weird things. It was our best live part yet.
Well so far that's about all we've done so far. As we have
more shows, i'll write up more things.