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CEIA: ``Clarissa News Network'' (#105)

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-- Information --

Airing Info

Production Date: [?]
Apr 91
Broadcast Date: [?]
?? ??? 91
Running Time: [?]
11:07 + 14:07 = 25:14
AKA: [?]

Episode Content

Plot Synopsis: [?]
Janet gets testy when an old friend from her dancing days -- who was never as serious about dancing as Janet was -- comes to town to give a performance.
Subplots: [?]
Clarissa is reporting everything in anchorwoman fashion for CDNN, the Clarissa Darling News Network; Ferguson feigns an interest in learning Swahili so he can get money to buy a rock-n-roll tape at the music store.
Opening Scene: [?]
``Hello. I'm Clarissa Darling with me-myself-and-I-witness news coverage of all the news that matters -- and some of the news that doesn't really matter, but it matters to your anchorperson, me: Clarissa Darling, on the Clarissa Broadcasting System. Naa... Too dorky!''
/ Four things I've thought of doing with my life (see below).
Closing Line: [?]
``Just think -- if Ferguson gets really good, we can ship him off to Yugoslavia as a translator!'' [Then Janet says, ``Okay, try, um... `Come, Yasha, fetch the ball','' and Ferguson translates.]
Spoofs: [?]
Other Cut-away Segments: [?]
Computer Stuff: [?]
Sam's Entrances: [?]
``Hi, Sam.'' ``Here are those books you were looking for.''
Names for Ferguson: [?]
the creep
dear brother
bug boy
Ferguson ??
Ferguson ??
Marshall's Designs: [?]
Janet's Work: [?]


Writer: [?]
Ellis Weiner, Alexa Junge
Director: [?]
Maureen Thorp
Guest Players: [?]
?? as pizza delivery boy.
Opening Credits: [?]
Closing Credits: [?]
Created By                        Mitchell Kriegman
Produced By                       Mitchell Kriegman
Story Editor                      Mitchell Kriegman
Written By                        Ellis Weiner
                                  Alexa Junge
Director                          Maureen Thorp
Line Producer                     Sarah Condon
Associate Producer                Chris Gifford
Theme Song Performed By           Rachel Sweet
Theme Music Composed By           Rachel Sweet
                                  Anthony Battaglia
                                  Willa Bassen
Production Design                 Byron Taylor
Lighting Director                 Dick Weiss
Costume Designer                  Lisa Lederer
Creative Consultant               Alexa Junge
Production Manager                Jim Moroney
Unit Manager                      Jacqueline Davies
Art Director                      David Ellis
Associate Director                Richard Steir
Casting                           Rich Ross
                                  Michael Koegal
                                  Jill Mendelson
Talent Coordinator                Todd Denkin
Stage Manager                     Hank Neimark
Post Production Supervisor        Donick Cary
Technical Director                John M. Lutz
Technical Manager                 Tim Rounds
Audio                             Mark Schultz
                                  Frank Rohrer
                                  Kris Barnes
Video                             Pete McIntyre
Cameras                           Rudy Carames
                                  Barbara Drago
                                  David Kinney
                                  Ken Kraus
                                  David Nurse
Boom Operators                    Mark Deadman
                                  Bob Van Dorn
Lighting Board Operator           Sean Mallon
Video Tape                        Lonnie Blackburn
                                  Pat Caudle
Utility                           Steve Bunnell
                                  Bill Giglio
                                  Frank Vila
Paintbox Artist                   St. Mars
Editor                            Rick "Nice Guy" Fernandes
Offline Editor                    Karyn Finley Powell
Post Production Sound Mixer       Grant Maxwell
Post Production Coordinator       Cynthia Albanese
Chyron                            Francie Elikan
Electricians                      John Boyd
                                  Ed Tindall
                                  Darrin Tindall
                                  Alf Zammit
Make Up                           Liz Spang
Hair                              Tish Simpson
Wardrobe Supervisor               Jackie Lafler
Wardrobe Assistant                Megan Hart
Props                             Wayne Spoor
                                  Richard West
                                  Vickie Wilson
Stagehands                        Ed McMillan
                                  Andy Curaney
Production Coordinators           Randy Koshinskie
                                  Karen Wald
Production Accountant             Diane English
Production Clerk                  Elizabeth Kahan
Continuity                        Margo Kent
Production Assistants             Beth Cooze Baggett
                                  Josh Braun
                                  Pam Ginsburg
                                  Bobby Lory
                                  Nanette Morosi
                                  David Roofthooft
                                  Scott Stevenson
Video Game Created By             Tim Burns
Additional Music By               Dan Vitco
Incidental Music                  Roma Baron
                                  Bob Kinkel
Children's Education Provided By  On Location Education
                                    Orlando, Florida
They Might Be Giants Poster
  Courtesy Of                     Elektra Entertainment
Special Thanks To                 Jen Mac Industries
                                  Herb Scannell
Supervising Producer              Bill Aiken
Executive Producers               Brown Johnson
                                  Andy Bamberger

Thunder Pictures
(C) 1991 MTV Networks

Other Info

Character Names: [?]
Dorinda Wilson McWhorter, old friend from Janet's dancing days
Dangerous Debbie, Sam's mother's skating name in Las Vegas roller derby
Real-World References: [?]
Jane Pauley, Ted Turner, Connie Chung, Martha Graham, MTV, Dow Jones, Grace Jones, Sally Jesse Raphael, Geraldo Rivera, Twinkie, The Red Shoes, The Turning Point, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Tweety, Sylvester, ``Suicide Blonde'' (INXS song -- see ``Lyrics'', below).
Quotes: [?]
Lyrics and Poetry: [?]
Ferguson sings (more or less) a little of INXS's ``Suicide Blonde'' [from their 1990 album X] -- and they actually play some of the song without any acknowledgement! (How'd they get away with that?)
Clothes: [?]
(Thanks to Eric Last)
1. Colors on Black Legins, Blue Top with patterns, Navy Blue Blazer.
2. Black Sweatshirt, beige overcoat.
3. Pink with Black Dot Legins, Pink Top, Browny yellow jacket.
4. Red Hat, Black Overalls.
5. Blue Dress with patterns, Colors on Black legins.
6. Colored Flowers on Black Top, Blue Denim Shorts.
7. Blue Jeans, Colored Flowers on Black Top, Green cooking piny.
8. Blue Sweatshirt, Navy Blue Blazer, Black with colored pattern legins.
Food: [?]
vitamin, musli muffin, roast beef, white bread, mashed potatoes, tuna melt (sandwich), whole grains, brown rice, pizza, sausage, mushrooms, cheese, anchovies, twinkie, pressed-fruit roll, oatmeal cookies, butter, zucchini lentil surprise, spring water, lentil beans, carob pudding cake, tofu.
Pics: [?]

-- Opinions --

Favorite Lines: [?]
Favorite Scenes: [?]
Marshall tutors Clarissa on the finer points of smoke alarms
Other good stuff: [?]
Weak Points and Mistakes: [?]

-- DYNs --


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