WSNS Channel 44 - Popeye with Steve Hart - "The Greasy Gourmet" (1975?)
Here's a sketch from Popeye with Steve Hart on WSNS Channel 44, followed by the ending credits.
This sketch is titled "The Greasy Gourmet" (the title of which is a takeoff on The Galloping Gourmet), with Steve in the title role (and a bad French accent) and Nancy Boyle as his assistant. He announces his intention to make "ze French sian" (sp?) soup, with potato peels, celery, tomatoes, onions, seasoning, noodles and chicken (a rubber chicken, probably left over from the old Svengoolie), but they go too much into petty details along the way - and he has her do all the cutting. When he signals for "ze soupbone," a shot of a stuffed dog is shown, indicating that the dog has it. Naturally, bedlam follows.
After the sketch, Steve signals the show's end (giving a shout-out to Hoffman's Costumes of Chicago along the way), and as the custom "Popeye Show" theme heard here and here is played (with a picture of a lighthouse at night), the closing credits are shown (with TV-44's primitive CG type):
Created and Directed by Michael A. Torchia
Floor Director - Johnine Novosel
Cameras - Robert Varecha, Allen Wright
Audio - Kurt Mendelsohn
Videotape Recording - John Landeck
Camera Shading - Chuck Zenkus
Characterizations - Bob Hoffmann, Nancy Boyle
This Has Been a Steve Hart / Channel 44 Production
(Based on that last line, this would have been later in the show's run.)
NOTE: As far as we know this was originally broadcast in color, but captured on this studio Umatic copy in black and white for some unknown reason.
This aired on local Chicago TV circa 1975.
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