THE ASK DR. HAL SHOW IS NOW UP AND RUNNING!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH– SEE OUR ALL-NEW STAGE — It’s Time to Come to Visit a Popular Favorite Again — Chez Poulet Gallerty,
3359 Cesar Chavez
(Army) Street between Mission and South Van Ness. Just on the
edge of Bernal Heights. The old Odeon Neighborhood.
And this week we offer: KrOB’S GRUESOME GIANT SPIDER RAMPAGE!
Too Intense for most Arachnophobes — take warning!
Hairy, Bulging, Brobdingnagian Arachnid
Runs Amok, Wreaks Horrid Havoc
As if the unwelcome presence of a berserk mammoth-sized spider wasn’t
bad enough in and of itself, behold now how the Colossal Cob causes fatal
car wrecks and explosions as it skitters loathsomely about. Not to be
missed. Kompiled with… the “KrOB Touch!” What, we ask, could be more
horrible than an enraged 12-ton spider on the loose? Well, perhaps a lot of
things, but now KrOB’s traditional monster movie edit turns its focus this
week on the ever-present menace of giant spider attacks once again, dealing
with arachnids of absolutely elephantine dimensions. Watch closely and
shudder as its fangs peel the roof of a police car right off, so it can ingest the
luckless cop inside. Dr. Hal will narrate this scientific presentation.
Those who are sensitive to such material are advised to turn away or shade
their eyes. It’s all happening right here–
SHOWTIME 9:00 pm, ADMISSION $10 – ish
WE START… WITH A CLASSIC CARTOON
Just before each performance begins, we screen a great animated
cartoon– each one seven minutes of the best theatrical shorts ever
committed to film. KrOB and Dr. Hal believe that these all-too-rarely
seen featurettes, part of our nation’s cultural heritage, deserve wider
exposure, greatly surpassing as they do the lug-headed mediocrities
of Hanna-Barbera and the limited horizons of the Cartoon Channel’s
contemporary hack-work. Last week we showed Bob Clampett’s 1940
Porky Pig epic, “Prehistoric Porky.” Wednesday we continue this new
Ask Dr. Hal! “teaser” with the showing of the Bugs Bunny Grand
Guignol masterpiece, “Hare Ribbin'” (1944) directed once again by the
superb Mr. Clampett. It has Bugs Bunny, but not the laid-back, gay
Bugs you may be familiar with from Chuck Jones‘s overexposed late
Warner Bros. cartoons of the Fifties. We’re showing Clampett’s Bugs, so
be advised. He’s… not that cuddly.
There are two versions extant of this notorious cartoon, which is always
censored on TV when it’s shown. Actually they never do show it these
days. It’s too strong stuff for Planet America. But it’s funny– Lord, it’s
funny. At press time we still didn’t know if KrOB’s showing the version
that ends with the “Suicide gag” or the one that ends with the “Murder
gag.” Our show will start the moment after the cartoon ends.
“If there was an award for the most violent Bugs Bunny cartoon ever,
I’ll bet Hare Ribbin’ would win it with no sweat.”
— JSmith, Cartoonz for U
GUESS WHO? FRANK CHU!
If he ever wanders far enough afield from his accustomed orbit in the
Upper Mission, perennial protester Frank Chu will be welcomed and
encouraged to say a few familiar words in way of benediction. Anybody
got his number?
SCIENCE ON THE MARCH
ADH Science expert Pete Goldie will lead attendees through the
endless reaches of the universe in his continuing segment, “Waste
David “Yo-Yo Pro” Capurro will be on hand, serving up accompanying
images (usually) scraped up from the benthic bottom of the Internet.
As his fingers fly over the keyboard you will be unable to avoid the
horrendous, stomach-churning results, on
MULTIPLE MONITOR SCREENS
It’s a ring-tailed Multi-Media Experience, is what it is.
CHICKEN JOHN SEZ:
“Hey, everybody– come see the Ask Dr. Hal! show in a brand new
location: my living room. It’s 4 guys doing improv on 4 different levels.
It can be amazing.”
NOT A BAR
So there won’t be any booze for sale this time, OK? BRING YOUR OWN.
We encourage you to. Of course, good questions will still be rewarded in
the traditional manner— with Fernet Branca, TM
–the “Miracle Liquor.”
THE ASK DR. HAL! SHOW – FEATURING FRANK CHU – CHICKEN JOHN –
DR. HAL – KrOB – PETE GOLDIE – DAVID CAPURRO – WITH SPECIAL
GUESTS THE “RELATIVES”– SPY, MOSES AND LUCKY – ROBERT
LEVY AT THE DOOR – DONATION TEN DOLLARS OR SO – COME ALL,
COME ONE, NEW SHOW, NEW RUN…
Visit www.askdrhal.com for more information than you need.
AND DON’T MISS OUR VERY SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMER–
ASBJORN GOTTFRIDSDOTTR – SWEDISH BREAKDANCER!
You’ll wonder how she does it–
SEE YOU THERE!