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1992

20 Jun. 1992
The Lester Guy Show
It is hours before the debut of "The Lester Guy Show" and the cast and crew are frantically putting the final touches on the show, including rehearsing the dramatic centerpiece, the Kitchen Scene. All goes well in rehearsal but a comical head injury to Lester Guy (Ian Buchanan) during the live open, a sound board mishap that leads to every sound cue being wrong and a warped floorboard that topples a camera causing the broadcast to go out sideways threaten to doom the show. Betty Hudson (Marla Rubinoff) redeems the episode with an impromptu monologue and a sweet ...
 
27 Jun. 1992
Episode #1.2
Betty Hudson (Marla Rubinoff) is an overnight sensation, receiving gifts and telegrams from across the country while all Lester Guy (Ian Buchanan) receives is a cactus from Mr. Zoblotnick (Sydney Lassick). Sensing his meal ticket slipping away, Bud Budwaller (Miguel Ferrer) conspires with his assistant Nicole (Kim McGuire) and Lester to destroy Betty. Upon learning Mr. Zoblotnick has invited Betty to dinner that evening, the trio decide this is a perfect opportunity for a first strike. First impersonating Mr. Z's driver, Lester shakes Betty's confidence with warnings ...
 
4 Jul. 1992
Episode #1.3
Lester (Ian Buchanan) plots to humiliate Betty (Marla Rubinoff) in a quiz show segment, both by rigging the game and by pitting her and her grade school teach Mrs. Thissle (Diana Bellamy) against Professor Answer (Charles Tyner), the man with the highest IQ ever measured. Mrs. Thissle dominates the game until, during a commercial break, she realizes that she is live on the air and comes down with instant crushing stage fright. Producer Mr. McGonigle (Marvin Kaplan), suffering an overdose of allergy medication, steps in. They win the game but are about to forfeit their...
 
1992
Episode #1.4
Guest star Stan Tailings (Freddie Jones) is Lester's (Ian Buchanan) shot at wresting the show away from Betty (Marla Rubinoff). There are two big scenes tonight, one in which Lester dreams of hunting. He shoots a duck and wounds an angel. The other is a re-creation of the climax of Tailings's greatest screen triumph, "An Almost Innocent Man". For once rehearsal does not go smoothly, with Stan having trouble with his voice and the duck for the hunting scene, whom Betty names Doodles, is roasted in a prop electric chair and eaten by stage hands. On the air is no better,...
 
1992
Episode #1.5
Betty (Marla Rubinoff) is intimidated by the presence of guest star Sylvia Hudson (Anne Bloom), former Queen of Hollywood and the original female television superstar, also Betty's sister. A successful guest spot with her would bring the cream of Hollywood lining up to appear on the show. Also guest starring this week, Mister Peanuts, the puppet star of ZBC's morning show voiced by Wally Walters (Chuck McCann). A mishap with Sylvia's entrance leaves the star dazed from a head injury and unable to play her love scene with Lester, so Mister Peanuts pinch hits in a tiny ...
 
1992
Episode #1.6
Mr. Zoblotnick has booked his favorite magician, The Great Presidio (I.M. Hobson), to perform his greatest illusion on the show, The Gypsy Traveler. However, Presidio is having an existential crisis that he believes will only be resolved when he sees the "Dog of Transformation". Lester (Ian Buchanan) and Nicole (Kim McGuire) decide Lester will learn magic and steal the show. Lester is unable to perform the simplest of tricks. When Presidio spots Snaps dressed as the Dog of Transformation, he regains his powers. He transforms Nicole into a lizard and teleports Lester ...
 
1992
Episode #1.7
Despite this week's show being a "Salute to Summer" Lester (Ian Buchanan) insists that Bud Budwaller (Miguel Ferrer) book The Woman With No Name (Bellina Logan) to appear. She is the leader of a group of beatniks known as "the Voids". But he still wants to destroy Betty (Marla Rubinoff) so he and Nicole plot with a scientist to subject Betty to a "voice destroyer" which will prevent her from singing on the show. They need a sample of her voice but Betty has vowed not to speak until she can remember her mother's name. The show begins and Lester and Betty perform a duet...
 

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