Decopage! (Not the paper kind, the 1989 L.A. public access tv kind!)
November 7, 2014 8:50 AM   Subscribe

Decoupage! was a 1989 Los Angeles-area public access show produced by Kathe Duba and hosted by Summer Caprice. The original concept was an emulation of early 70s sydicated talk shows such as The Mike Douglas Show and Dinah! and featured elaborate sets, sourced from hours of scouring thrift stores. Also, there are wigs. Lots of wigs.

Many of the guests were culled from the L.A. club and arts scene, including Redd Kross, Phranc, and Fred Willard. The show returned to the airwaves in 1997 as Decopage! 2000 and featured a spoken-word performance by Exene Cervanka (using her real last name, Cervankova) and Karen Black singing "Bang Bang" with back-up band L7.

• Direct link to the Decopage! You Tube Channel

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posted by Room 641-A (9 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
That Redd Kross clip couldn't possibly be more of a Redd Kross clip.
posted by item at 9:11 AM on November 7, 2014 [1 favorite]


I really like the Fred Willard clip. He is friggin deadpan funny. His work on Fernwood 2 Night and America 2 Night is terrific. (As is Martin Mull.)

I will watch more of Decoupage! this weekend when I have more time, but so far, I really like it.
posted by 724A at 10:12 AM on November 7, 2014


I'm flashing back to seeing Phranc perform at a tiny little club. She was great.
posted by LastOfHisKind at 10:29 AM on November 7, 2014 [1 favorite]


Semi-related: more about Fred Willard. Because you can always use more Fred Willard.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:30 AM on November 7, 2014


oneswellfoop: "Semi-related: more about Fred Willard. Because you can always use more Fred Willard."

Thanks for the link.
posted by 724A at 10:40 AM on November 7, 2014


I'm flashing back to seeing Phranc perform at a tiny little club.

I've been playing around with making a Phranc post for a long time but I can't seem to do her justice.
posted by Room 641-A at 12:54 PM on November 7, 2014 [2 favorites]


A great shot from their gallery of Vaginal Davis, Susan Tyrrell, and Phranc.
posted by larrybob at 12:58 PM on November 7, 2014 [1 favorite]


Wow! So nice to see Kathe get her props, and so weird to see a bit of my underground existence surface. Metafilter when ya least expect it! Thanks Room 641-A!
posted by riverlife at 1:31 PM on November 7, 2014 [1 favorite]


I don't think I've got any oedipal issues to work out w/r/t real life but I could never figure out if I wanted Susan Tyrell to be my mother or my lover in dreamland. She is just perpetually too rad. RIP.
posted by elr at 8:29 PM on November 7, 2014 [1 favorite]


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