As UNCLE PETE will tell you, Tuesday Weld is one of our favorite dream girls here in the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN. And Saturday is Tuesday’s Birthday. So from all of us here in THE DARK VAULT, a very Happy Birthday Tuesday Weld and many more of them too!!!
Pull out those 45rpm records and grab a party hat and some birthday cake cuz UNCLE PETE is gonna bring you a big ol’ Rock and Roll Birthday Party in this week’s DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN! Saturday, August 27th just happens to be dream girl Tuesday Weld’s birthday and to celebrate we’ll be showing her best movie – the 1956 rock and roll spectacular Rock Rock Rock! It stars Alan Freed as Alan Freed, Tuesday Weld (on the small screen in her big screen debut) as Dori, and teen idol Teddy Randazzo as Tommy. Dori and Tommy have a thing goin’ and Dori wants to buy a strapless evening gown for the big rock and roll dance at the school. But she gets in trouble when a money-making scheme she dreamed up turns out to be a little crooked cuz she didn’t pay attention in math class. Tommy is a budding rock and roll singer and belts out a few numbers along the way. And all this takes place while the legendary Alan Freed is organizing the entertainment for the dance with big names like Chuck Berry, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, LaVern Baker and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.
Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE will show off the recently re-re-remodeled Vault and share a few trailers and musical numbers including the Hondells doing Sea Cruise. Plus you’ll get to see the next big thing in bio-audio personal computing devices – The VitoPod (TM) – beating the next clever phone to market by months!
So join us this Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10PM til midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Montrose/Sayre), and channel 99 (Corning/Hornell/Elmira and Utica/Rome). It’s a Birthday Bash for Tuesday Weld as UNCLE PETE brings you Rock Rock Rock – the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!
When it comes to entertainment, UNCLE PETE and El Vato have always been fans of a variety of various different things all mixed up. So this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, UNCLE PETE will present one of our ultry-varietous shows, namely The Best Of The Webisodes – Volume 1.
The Webisodes are special things that first appeared only on the internet in the early days of the Dark Vault. They showcased a lot of things that UNCLE PETE and El Vato wanted to show that we couldn’t fit in our weekly shows. So we gathered a bunch of these things from the Webisodes to make your cathode ray tube happy!
There will be tons of terrific trailers and some obscurely cool music videos including Lou Rawls, a unique version of Kung Fu Fighting, and the original version of a song many people never heard before it appeared in a beer commercial. There’s an episode of the Flash Gordon TV show and an episode of the spooky scary One Step Beyond. Plus there’s an episode of the legendary Three Stooges cartoons (with live action and animation) called Dinopoodi. And watch for the special 3-D effects – no extra equipment needed!
You’ll see UNCLE PETE in the Dark Vault, UNCLE PETE at Lake Dark Vault, UNCLE PETE in a poncho (a real poncho, not a Sears poncho) and Vito Gold. It all happens this Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10PM to midnight on cable channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 in the Montrose/Sayre, PA area and channel 99 in the Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome areas with replays at midnight and 2AM. It’s The Best Of The Webisodes – Volume 1 on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!
(And for all you fans who watch The DARK VAULT on Beta Max TV on ROKU, this Saturday night at 10PM you will see The Television Spectacular – Part 1 featuring Johnny Sokko, Space Angel, Clutch Cargo and much much more from the Golden Age of television as UNCLE PETE relaxes in The Dark Vault Den)
Tune into The Uncle Pete Show on your crystal sets, radios, computers, phones, and alien receiving devices cuz tonight’s the night for the annual UNCLE PETE SHOW CLASSIC PUNK SPECIAL – PART XXVI!!! It all gets underway at 10PM (eastern-type time) and features music in a punk-type vein over 20 years old which this year means released prior to 1996. There’s also the Special Special In The Special (TM) featuring a particular theme or subject that gets slipped in here and there throughout the night.
And check out the Brand New U.P.S.C.P.S. Billboard!!! Courtesy of often artistic and long-time listener Nick, there’s now a full color billboard to announce the Classic Punk Special – complete with an autograph from The Mutilator himself! I’ve also included the latest Uncle Pete Show poster, courtesy of that very same Nick guy.
So tune in tonight, August 17, 2016, at 10PM until who knows when!!! On your radio it’s at WHRW-FM, 90.5. On your computer and related devices it’s at WHRWFM.ORG. Be there for this annual extravaganza – the rest of the world will be!!!
You know the famous line from that movie about wizards and Kansas – Gorillas and clones and UNCLE PETE, Oh My! Well that’s what we have in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN this week as we bring you the wacky romantic music-filled comedy horror classic Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla. It stars Duke Michell as Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo as Sammy Petrillo in their only cinematic outing presenting their clone-like impersonations of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (another couple of actor/singer/comic type guys who also had movie and recording careers, or so I’ve heard).
Duke and Sammy, flying on their way to entertain the troops stationed in Guam, mistake the Out Door for the powder room and wind up landing on an island (good thing they were wearing their parachutes). It turns out to be Kola Kola at the far end of the Zamboanga group (and as you may know, the monkeys have no tails in Zamboanga – but that’s another song…). The chief’s daughter Nona (played by Charlita) saves the boys’ lives and sparks fly between Nona and Dukey. The Mad Scientist in the ointment, Dr. Zabor (Bela Lugosi) has a spooky jungle castle that the natives avoid like a porcupine in a nudist colony. But since Nona has a job as lab assistant with the Doctor, Duke and Sammy head up there to see about getting off the island. Unfortunately, Zabor also has eyes for Nona and decides to get Duke out of the way by using him as the donor for his brain transfer experiment involving a big ol’ gorillillilla! As might be expected, wacky hi-jinx ensue! This 1952 gem from director William Beaudine also features Ramona the Chimp, and you gotta love any movie with a Ramona in it.
Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE gets a bit of a disappointment when he finds the big name Hollywood feature presentation he had planned ain’t gonna happen. He slips into a flashback of his days as host of a radio advice phone-in show with some interesting callers. But he also manages to dig up not one, but two, helpings of our favorite cartoon cutie, Betty Boop, with 1933’s The Old Man Of The Mountain (featuring Cab Calloway and His Orchestra) and 1932’s Betty Boop’s Bamboo Isle! Pull out your sarongs, your grass skirts and your half coconut drinking cup things. It’s two hours of songs, dances, and snappy patter this Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 10PM to midnight with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 4 in Binghamton, channel 17 in Sayre/Montrose, and channel 99 in Utica/Rome and Hornell/Elmira/Corning. It’s Flashbacks and a gorilla with UNCLE PETE for Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla, the next feature presentation in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!
(And for everyone who watches THE DARK VAULT on Beta Max TV (on ROKU) – this week it’s the classic scare/cult flick for all you green fans – Reefer Madness with some shorts (including Keep Off The Grass) and some interesting incense gets burned in the DARK VAULT DEN. Saturday – at 10PM on Beta Max TV!)
Talented and well-known DARK VAULT denizen Rubber Chicken was the highlight of the social season at a high level conference this past weekend. This exclusive gathering at an undisclosed bucolic upstate location was attended by prominent businessmen and scientists from across the country. But the event really shifted into high gear when The Dark Vault’s favorite poultry dropped in. We in The Dark Vault are all familiar with Rubber Chicken’s ability to pop up in most any situation and blend right in, and this weekend’s conference was no exception. Rubber Chicken was seen making the rounds of the various discussion groups and lending her insights to informal talks on topics from current events to major historical milestones.
But perhaps the biggest news of the afternoon occurred when, in a quiet, private conversation with a conference attendee, known only as “Dave”, it was revealed that Rubber Chicken’s real name is Charlotte and she had spent several pre-Dark Vault years at a top security pharmaceutical research facility located just outside Hoboken!
There’s no doubt that our very own Rubber Chicken – or as we know her now, Charlotte, will be right at the top of the A-list for the coming year’s social calendar.
In a somewhat amusing side note – while traveling back home to The Dark Vault, Charlotte, and her traveling companion UNCLE PETE, were temporarily detained by local law enforcement officers at a routine traffic check-point after the substance-sniffing dog of the K-9 unit became excited when standing near Charlotte. It was soon determined that the dog was just fond of chicken (who isn’t!), they all had a good laugh and Charlotte was escorted safely home. However, UNCLE PETE was taken in for questioning concerning an event in Henrietta, NY several years ago. Way to go, Charlotte!
Fist of fearsome fury are flying this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as UNCLE PETE brings you the wide-screen 1973 kung fu fight fest – Chinese Hercules. We’ve remastered this classic low-budget Kung Fu feature to bring you the complete and wide-screen version in stunning DVOPD definition.
Our hero, while training for a fight, is provoked into an unexpected street fight and kills his potential brother-in-law. He vows to never fight again and gets a job working on the docks. But the docks are ruled by an evil boss man who is ruled by an even more evil gangster who squeezes every penny he can from the struggling dock workers. And his rule is enforced by a man as big as two regular kung fu fighters put together – none other than Chinese Hercules, (Bolo Yeung). Despite his powerful Kung Fu, our hero refuses to fight this menace even though his fellows are being squashed like grapes. While searching for him, his ex-girlfriend gets involved with the mess as well. Will he snap out of his Kung Funk and fight? From 1973, and also starring Fan Chiang as Miss Ho, it’s Chinese Hercules.
Low budget Kung Fu movies show us that formidable fighting styles can overcome some pretty powerful opponents. But as UNCLE PETE finds out this week, the power of lostkeylockeddoor style is formidable indeed.
Being a little dry and dusty in THE DARK VAULT this week, UNCLE PETE heads out into the DARK VAULT COMPLEX to get a cool beverage at a somewhat difficult Vito Cola ™ vending machine and accidentally gets locked out of the VAULT area. In his search for someone who can help, we find UNCLE PETE wandering the halls of the complex and running into all sorts of interesting characters including 42nd Street Jimmy, Rojo Gato, and Vito Gold – all of whom do not have a key either. But ever prepared as he is, UNCLE PETE is still able to bring you a ton of trailers, some music, and an interesting interlude at the VITO COLA ™ machine.
So tune in this Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 10PM til midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on Binghamton’s channel 4, Sayre/Montrose’s channel 17, and Corning/Elmira/Hornell’s and Utica/Rome’s channel 99 as UNCLE PETE wanders the halls of THE DARK VAULT COMPLEX in search of the lost key. It’s Chinese Hercules and a unique look at The Vault on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!