The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show is a one-hour television special starring the glamorous Miss Piggy, which aired onABC on September 17, 1982. Miss Piggy hosts her own variety show, with special guests John Ritter, George Hamilton, and Andy Kaufman (as "Tony Clifton"). The special was filmed in Toronto between August 9 and 24 1982
Under the direction of Kermit the Frog, the Muppets work in the studio control room and, amidst chaos, manage to keep the show on the air. Throughout the show, a romantic triangle develops among Miss Piggy, Ritter (who is smitten with the pig) and Hamilton (who is deeply uncomfortable with the star's romantic inclinations).
Hamilton sings "Three Times a Lady" to her, and joins her for a medley of standards and love songs.
As the program concludes, Miss Piggy throws a tantrum and walks off the show after arguing with the network vice president about whether her show is a special or the pilot for a series. She laments, "I'm too delicate for show business."
The 2013 independent film Flex Is Kings documents the lives of several flexors over a two-year period leading up to a dance competition called BattleFest.Flex Is Kings was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. Flexing was also the subject of a French online dance show called "Puma the Quest". In 2014, The New Yorker published a seven-page article about flex dancer Saalim "Storyboard P" Muslim.
Synopsis: When a reporter too laid-back for his own good is told his last chance to keep his job is to get some good photos for a story on skateboarding, he seeks out a group of four boarders who agree to take him on a skateboarding tour of California. After showing extensive footage of skateboarding moves and tricks, the film then goes on to show some surfing and snowboarding. The film is also bookended by a pair of animated shorts, both about skateboarding.
Review: You have to look at this film as a time capsule of the way skateboarding was. The skate parks that are no longer there, the long hair, the short shorts. This film took a few years to make and it was started at a time in skateboarding when the sport was evolving every month. Boards were changing shape, truck sizes changes. Early during the filming, skaters where just starting to hit coping and barely get air. Most skate parks were organic very flowing parks with no vertical, and by the end of the film, skate parks had been built with lots of vertical and pool coping. It seemed like the film was never going to be finished because it would have been outdated by the time it came out, so they kept trying to get the newest tricks on film before finishing it. Anyhow, great film!
Hal Jepsen was born in 1940, in Los Angeles, California and began surfing at 17. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA in 1968, and became a real estate agent before producing his first surf film "Cosmic Children" in 1970. Jepsen's best known work showcased Hawaiian surfers Jeff Hakman and Barry Kanaiaupuni in their prime. Jepsen followed with three more full-length surf movies:
"A Sea for Yourself" in 1973, along with "Super Session" in 1975, and "We Got Surf" in 1981. In 1978 he branched out into skateboarding with the film "Skateboard Madness," staring Stacy Peralta.
In 1997, his filmmaking accomplishments were profiled in The Surfers Journal's 50 Years of Surfing on Film series for the Outdoor Life Network.
Hal's extensive work in the early 70's surfing and skateboarding subcultures is revered today in documentaries and feature films, such as "The Lords Of Dogtown."
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Surf Nazis Must Die is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Peter George and starring Gail Neely, Barry Brenner, and Robert Harden. It was produced by The Institute, a production company formed by George, Craig A. Colton and Robert Tinnell, and distributed by Troma Entertainment, a company known for its low-budget exploitation films. -- An earthquake leaves the California coastline in ruins and reduces the beaches to a state of chaos. A group of Neo-Nazis led by Adolf (Brenner), the self-proclaimed "Führer of the new beach," takes advantage of the resulting chaos by fighting off several rival surfer gangs to seize control of the beaches. Meanwhile, an African Americanoil well worker named Leroy (Harden) is killed by the Nazis while jogging on the beach. Leroy's mother "Mama" Washington (Neely), devastated by the loss of her son, vows revenge. After arming herself with a handgun and grenades, she breaks out of her retirement home and exacts vengeance on the Surf Nazis.