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Laugh Now Think Later (2010)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

One of the most unforgettable TV comedies of the 1980s was doled out thirty seconds at a time, an unending series of wacky, ultra-fast-paced commercial spots for the Southern California electronics chain, The Federated Group that starred '...See moreOne of the most unforgettable TV comedies of the 1980s was doled out thirty seconds at a time, an unending series of wacky, ultra-fast-paced commercial spots for the Southern California electronics chain, The Federated Group that starred 'Fred Rated,' the half-insane, 'BassOMatic' - style, parody of a spokesman played by Shadoe Stevens. Shadoe and his gung-ho skeleton team cranked out endless, memorable, frenetic nuggets of Dadaist, Monty Python-esque video art disguised as VCR and car stereo ads -- amassing over 1,100 hilarious commercials in six years, and leaving an indelible mark on the psyche of every L.A. TV-watcher. This documentary about Shadoe includes the 'Best of Fred,' 'Shadoevision,' the even-more-bonkers 1986 Sci-Fi comedy cable special, out-takes and newly uncovered material not seen for 25 years. Written by Anonymous See less
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