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  • On the Air The Lester Guy Show (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • TV Episode | 25 min | Comedy

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The Lester Guy Show (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 25 min | Comedy

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 ...See moreIt 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 rendition of the song "The Bird In the Tree" accompanied by the tiny music box she always carries with her for luck. ZBC owner Mr. Zoblotnick calls the control room and joyously declares, "Wah hoov eh hut en uhr hoonds!" (We have a hit on our hands) See less
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Director
Writers
Mark Frost (creator) | David Lynch (creator)
Cinematographer
Ronald Víctor García (as Ron Garcia)
Casting Director
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Updated Jun 20, 1992

Release date
Jun 20, 1992 (United States)

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26 cast members
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Ian Buchanan
Lester Guy Lester Guy   See fewer
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Nancye Ferguson
Ruth Trueworthy Ruth Trueworthy   See fewer
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Miguel Ferrer
Bud Budwaller Bud Budwaller   See fewer
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Gary Grossman
Bert Schein Bert Schein   See fewer
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Marvin Kaplan
Dwight McGonigle Dwight McGonigle   See fewer
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David L. Lander
Valdja Gochktch Valdja Gochktch   See fewer
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Kim McGuire
Nicole Thorne Nicole Thorne   See fewer
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Marla Rubinoff
Betty Hudson Betty Hudson   See fewer
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Tracey Walter
'Blinky' Watts 'Blinky' Watts   See fewer
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Dorsay Alavi
Chorus Girl Chorus Girl   See fewer
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Vanessa Angel
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Reo Danzelle
Chorus Girl Chorus Girl   See fewer
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Carolyn Lowery
Chorus Girl (as Carolyn Lowry) Chorus Girl (as Carolyn Lowry)   See fewer
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Raleigh Friend
Hurry Up Twin Hurry Up Twin   See fewer
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Raymond Friend
Hurry Up Twin Hurry Up Twin   See fewer
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Buddy Douglas
Phillip Morris Messenger Phillip Morris Messenger   See fewer
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Bruce Grossberg
Control Booth Technician Control Booth Technician   See fewer
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Irwin Keyes
Shorty the Stagehand Shorty the Stagehand   See fewer
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Everett Greenbaum
ZBC Announcer ZBC Announcer   See fewer
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Susan Russell
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Angelo Badalamenti
Piano Player Piano Player   See fewer
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Walter Robles
Flying Stagehand (as Walt Robles) Flying Stagehand (as Walt Robles)   See fewer
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Cie Allman
Marina (uncredited) Marina (uncredited)   See fewer
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Keith Brunsmann
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Sclimenti
Bass Player (uncredited) Bass Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 140 votes