WHO’S THE UNCLE PETE? CLASSIC TV PT V!!!

•August 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE AND GANG WARM UP THE TUBES

UNCLE PETE AND GANG WARM UP THE TUBES

Scared and confused about the upcoming total eclipse?  Stop by THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN this week and we’ll make it all better (or at least ignore it)!  Join UNCLE PETE as he once again digs deep into the Classic Television section of The Cinema Graveyard for five dusty, moldy gems from the golden days of the small screen and presents The Classic Television Spectacular – Pt. V..

Blast off with UNCLE PETE for a rarely seen episode of Space Patrol.  Produced by Roberta Leigh, a confidant of Gerry Anderson and the first British female producer to own her own film company, Space Patrol ran for 39 episodes featuring marionette characters from Earth, Venus, Mars, and beyond as they traveled through the galaxy exploring, rescuing, and generally adventuring in a gyroscope-looking ship that could travel faster than the speed of light (and disappeared when it did!).  This 1963 episode – The Buried Spaceship – features Slim from Venus,, Husky from Mars, and Earth’s own Capt. Larry Dart – voiced by celebrity obit and Monty Python writer Dick Vosburgh.

Then follow the adventures of that lil’ ol’ shapeshifter hero – Tom Terrific!  Tom aired during the Captain Kangaroo Show in 5-part episodes each week from 1957 to 1961.  With funnel on head, Tom could transform into anything from a train to a tree to a Vault dwelling denizen (well, maybe not that last one).  Along with his sidekick – Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog, Tom’s Ever Faithful Companion, he battled the evil schemes of such ne’er-do-wells as Crabby Appleton, a man rotten to the core.

Next, hold your breath as we head under water with Sea Hunt.  Lloyd Bridges stars as Mike Nelson, a navy frogman turned freelance diver and underwater expert.  It ran for 156 episodes between 1958 and 1961.  Produced by Ivan Tors with advisor Jon Lindbergh (son of Charles) this installment is entitled Mark Of The Octopus.

Comedy follows with Cliff Norton in The Funny Manns.  Cliff, a very busy side character in dozens of early TV shows, starred as a variety of people all with the last name Mann.  Each had a special calling – Fisher Mann, Law, Mann, Hu Mann, Ro Mann and so on.  He introduced what were supposed to be films of his relatives but what were actually segments of early silent slapstick comedies.  This bit is called Taxi Mann.  Then we wrap things up with the legend himself – Buster Keaton in The Buster Keaton Show.  Buster, whose unmatched show biz career as an actor, producer, director, writer, and stunt man spanned 68 years, starred in a variety of comical situations starting with a local Los Angeles show in 1950 and going national in 1951.  Here we find Buster trying to get physically fit in Buster In Training.

UNCLE PETE is reclined in The Dark Vault Den/Viewing Room with Max and Stone Dog and Charlotte, bringing you tidbits of knowledge about the shows and comments that no one else could (or should) bring to your TV tube.  So join UNCLE PETE this Saturday night, August 19, 2017 from 10PM to midnight with replays at midnight and 2AM on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Montrose/Sayre), channel 99 (Utica/Rome and Corning/Hornell/Elmira) and channel 30 (North Country – Champlain/Malone/Massena/Ogdensburg/Watertown).  It’s aliens, sea beasts, shape shifters, and plenty of pratfalls with the Classic Television Spectacular – Pt. V on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

GET ANIMATED WITH UNCLE PETE AT THE VORTEXX THIS WEEK!!!

•August 17, 2017 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE GETS ANIMATED THIS WEEK

Get ready for a veritable plethora of cartoon gems Thursday night when UNCLE PETE and THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN pop into The Vortexx to join Sluggo and the rest of the gang for The Cavalcade Of Cartoon Carnage – Pt. I.  You don’t have to bring your own streamin’ and chattin’ cuz all that will be supplied too!  The party takes place at http://www.horrorhost.net and commences at 9PM this Thursday, August 17, 2017.  President Sluggo and The Vortexx gang show a special feature every night that also includes live chat while the show is on.  With 2 hours of classic cartoons from the 20s through the 60s there’ll be laughs and fun for everyone!  The where, as usual,  is www.horrorhost.net

UNCLE PETE is in The Dark Vault Lab surrounded by scads of his cartoon friends.  And he’ll be presenting some gems of your favorites and some you may never has heard off.  With cartoon characters smoking pipes, getting drunk and partying til they pass out, ya can;t go wrong!  So join UNCLE PETE, Sluggo and The Vortexx gang from 9PM – 11PM this Thursday at www.horrorhost.net .  It’s The Cavalcade Of Cartoon Carnage – Pt. I at the newest place to watch THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

THE UNCLE PETE SHOW CLASSIC PUNK SPECIAL HITS THE AIRWAVES THIS WEEK!!!

•August 15, 2017 • Leave a Comment

IT’S CLASSIC PUNK SPECIAL TIME!!!

It’s time once again for the radio event everybody’s talking about (at least everybody that matters)!!!  Tune in on your crystal sets, radios, computers, phones, and whatever else works for you cuz Wednesday, August 16th is the night for the annual UNCLE PETE SHOW CLASSIC PUNK SPECIAL – PART XXVII!!!  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 1997.  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.

 

THE UNCLE PETE SHOW POSTER

THE UNCLE PETE SHOW POSTER

And check out the U.P.S.C.P.S. Billboard (now in its second year)!!!  Created by often artistic and long-time listener Nick, it’s 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 16, 2017, Elvis’ death day, starting 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.  Got an early request?  Send it to unclepeteshow@gmail.com or call it in during the show.  Be there for this annual extravaganza – the rest of the world will!!!

SWINGIN’, SURFIN’, AND MONSTERS – ANOTHER WEEKEND AT UNCLE PETE’S!!!

•August 9, 2017 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE FIRES UP THE SPECTRAL DISEMBOBULATOR (tm) FOR A NIGHT OF MUSIC, MONSTERS, AND MAYHEM!

UNCLE PETE FIRES UP THE SPECTRAL DISEMBOBULATOR ™ FOR A NIGHT OF MUSIC, MONSTERS, AND MAYHEM!

Get your boards waxed up and your dancing shoes shined and join UNCLE PETE this week for a music filled surfin’ monster fest on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!  First up is a jukebox full of UNCLE PETE’S Music Picks with many never before seen music videos from China, Japan, Canada, and the good ol’ USA.  He’ll bring you rockabilly, punk, and flat out classics from the likes of Johnny Cash, D.O.A., and many others including a world premier music video from the Bastards Of Imperialism whose lead singer wrote the theme song for THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN (as performed by The Nation Of Salami).

Then it’s down to the beach for lots of surfin’, dancin. and eatin’ (of mostly the surfers and dancers) in The Beach Girls And The Monster.  Famed oceanographer (that’s like a fish doctor) Dr. Otto Lindsay (John Hall) is kind of a bigamist – married to his research and younger and good lookin’ Vicky (Sue Casey) too.  Vicky is upset with the Doctor’s lack of attention to her.  The Doctor’s upset with his son Richard (Arnold Lessing) who has given up on science for surfing.  And the beach monster is upset because he’s hungry.  So he does something about it – he eats some beach goers.  The doctor feels the monster is a giant mutated carnivorous South American fish that can now come out of the water to chow down.  But does the monster have a work visa or even a passport???  With direction and cinematography also from Jon Hall, music by the Illusions, and a theme song (Dance Baby Dance) written by Frank Sinatra Jr., from 1965, it’s The Beach Girls And The Monster.

UNCLE PETE is well situated in the Dark Vault Control Room where he not only computerizes up some spiffy music videos but a whole big clump of trailers and some great commercials including spots for the Tiger and Swingin’ Cat Electric Guitars and the Big Bash drum by Emenee (Jumpin’ Jiminy! It’s By Emenee!).  So tune in this Saturday night, August 12, 2017, from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2 AM) on channel 4 in Binghamton, channel 17 in the Montrose/Sayre, PA area, and channel 99 for Corning/Hornell/Elmira and Utica/ Rome and channel 30 in the whole north country of New York State.  It’s UNCLE PETE’S Music Picks followed by The Beach Girls And The Monster on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

TWO MOVIES, UNCLE PETE AND A SAFETY CHICKEN – WHAT A DEAL!

•August 4, 2017 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE BREAKS OUT THE SAFETY CHICKEN IN THE CRYPT THIS WEEK

UNCLE PETE BREAKS OUT CHARLOTTE THE SAFETY CHICKEN IN THE CRYPT THIS WEEK

Join UNCLE PETE for a double dose of disaster this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as he traipses through the uncharted corridors deep in the Dark Vault Crypt beneath the Cinema Graveyard.  F First up – Bela Lugosi – in Murder By Television.  Professor James Houghland (Charles Hill Mailes) has discovered a way to instantly broadcast television signals anywhere in the world.  Many forces want this device, but he won’t sell (we here in the Dark Vault discovered the original blueprints, but El Vato spilled grape juice on them and we can’t read a thing).  When the professor is murdered during a demonstration of his invention, it’s time to do a little investigatin’.  It also stars June Collyer and Huntly Gordon and, before Hattie McDaniel was forced to take parts in such obscure and minor movies as Gone With The Wind and Song Of The South, she was able to land a juicy role in this feature as Isabella the Cook.  From 1935, it’s Murder By Television.

Then it’s down to the Bowery for another adventure with our favorite juvenile delinquents.  From 1942, it’s Let’s Get Tough.  Pearl Harbor has just been bombed, and Muggs, Danny, Glimpy and the rest of the boys want to join up with the army or navy or anybody that’ll have them and give those Japs some what for.  But they’re too young, so they decide to see what they can do around their home turf.  When a Chinese shopkeeper is murdered, the gang stumbles onto a spy ring.  And to add trouble, it looks like Danny’s brother, who was dishonorably discharged, might be mixed up in it.  Directed by Wallace Fox and starring Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, David Gorcey and Sunshine Sammy Morrison, it’s Let’s Get Tough.

INSTANT DARK VAULT CAN BE DANGEROUS

INSTANT DARK VAULT CAN BE DANGEROUS

UNCLE PETE has reached new depths this week in the Dark Vault Crypt.  He’s so far subterranean that they’re pumping air in and he’s had to bring Charlotte the Rubber Safety Chicken with him just to monitor the quality of the air down there (or whatever it is he’s actually breathing).  Will we discover the professor’s murderer?  Will the Gang break up that spy ring?  Will El Vato quit stepping on the air hose?  Tune in this Saturday night, August 5, 2017 from 10PM til midnight, with replays at midnight and 2AM, on channel 4 in the Grating Binghamton area, channel 17 around Sayre and Montrose, PA, channel 99 for the Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome areas and channel 30 for The North Country of New York State!  It’s Murder By Television and Let’s Get Tough – our next Double Feature presentation in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL (AFTER YOU TUNE IN THE DARK VAULT THIS THURSDAY, THAT IS)!

•July 31, 2017 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE ABSORBS SOME CLASSIC CATHODE RAYS

Get ready for a weeknight TV Party when UNCLE PETE and THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN pop into The Vortexx Thursday to join Sluggo and the rest of the gang for The Classic Television Spectacular – Pt. I.  You don’t have to bring your own streamin’ and chattin’ cuz all that will be supplied too!  The party takes place at http://www.horrorhost.net and commences at 9PM this Thursday, August 6, 2017.  President Sluggo and The Vortexx gang show a special feature every night that also includes live chat while the show is on.  They’ll surely be glued to their cathode ray tubes for this showing.  The where, as usual,  is www.horrorhost.net

UNCLE PETE is still relaxing in The Dark Vault Den where he over-relaxed last episode.  And he’ll be presenting some gems from the Golden Age Of Television, including Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot, Clutch Cargo, The Veil, The Adventures Of Dr. Fu Manchu, and Space Angel.   So join UNCLE PETE, Sluggo and The Vortexx gang from 9PM – 11PM this Thursday at www.horrorhost.net .  It’s The Classic Television Spectacular – Pt. I at the newest place to watch THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

A VITO GOLD SUMMER IS A SAFE SUMMER!!!

•July 26, 2017 • Leave a Comment

VITO GOLD INTRODUCES THE MANDATED SAFETY PROGRAM

It’s Summer!  In fact it’s been Summer for over a month now.  And folks all around the country are doing stuff the only get to do at this time of the year (like sweat profusely or bar-b-cue or pile up sand bags against the flood or eat ice cream on a street corner, and like that).  So being civic-minded, public-spirited types, we here in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN felt it was a good time to review some safety and common sense practices that can help keep you from getting all busted up or in jail or like that.   Especially when certain federal regulations require VITO GOLD, mastermind of  the VITO GOLD ENTERPRISES (TM), to let us know about this kind of stuff.

VITOBOT (TM) – YOUR HOST FOR THE EVENING

So, join UNCLE PETE and El Vato as part of the enthusiastic audience this week as we bring you the VITO GOLD Safety Special.  Hosted by our hi-tech, hi-octane little buddy VITOBOT (TM), it’s two hours of informative, educational, and entertaining safety shorts from the 60s and 70s to let you know about what to do in a variety of daily entanglements.  We start off with a spooky scary short on bus riding safety called Ghost Rider.  Then, it’s I Like Bikes – a little how-to on how not to trade paint with bikes when you’re driving a car.  Next we learn how the pent-up stress of daily life can cause even a cartoon to wind up in jail in Mr. Finley’s Feelings and we visit the age-old battle of good versus evil and cavities in The Munchers.

THE ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE – EAGER TO LEARN

Ever think about your self-image? El Vato doesn’t have one.  But these kids learn about their’s in If Mirrors Could Speak.  A dog learns about tolerance and gettin’ along in Skipper Learns A Lesson (a story line we also find in one of our favorite episodes of Davey and Goliath).  Then it’s a for real super hero facing one of the deadliest adversaries around in Soapy The Germ Fighter.  Next a topic near and dear to VITOBOT (TM) and UNCLE PETE and all of us here in the VAULT – Beer!  It’s A Case For Beer about not selling beer to minors cuz then those of us with real IDs won’t be able to buy beer there anymore either.  Finally it’s Coughs And Sneezes, about, well, coughs and sneezes.  And it’s all presented in newly remastered and enhanced DARK VAULT Definition!

Being brought to you by VITO GOLD ENTERPRISES (TM), of course the show is also chock full of great VITO GOLD products advertisements, each and every one a classic and showcasing something that you needs to buy.  So join VITO GOLD, UNCLE PETE, El Vato and VITOBOT this Saturday night, July 29, 2017,  at 10PM (with replays at midnight and 2 AM) on Binghamton’s channel 4, channel 99 in Elmira/Hornell/Corning and Utica/Rome, channel 30 in The North Country (Watertown, Massena, Malone, Ogdensburg, and Champlain, etc.) and channel 17 in Montrose/Sayre, PA.  It’s The VITO GOLD Safety Special to keep your Summer safe on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

 

 
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