Episode Number: 24
Production Date: January 24th, 1993
Running Time: 37:18
ROX #23 may have been largely improvised, but ROX #24 was the only show in the whole series that was entirely scripted.
For the most part, we don't use scripts at all. If it sounds like we're just making this up as we go along, that's becuz we are.
But for “A Badly Dubbed Foreign Film,” we came up with a different concept. While J and I sat in front of the camera, TBlack and Eric White sat behind the camera and read our lines for us.
We tried to mouth along to the words. Of course we were way, way off. Our lips didn't match the words at all. This made it appear as if we were in a badly dubbed foreign film. Thus, the title.
I wrote the script, so J had absolutely no idea what was coming next.
This entire episode was shot in one evening at Mr. G's apartment. Mr. G also worked the camera. In fact, he's presented here as Camera Operator A. We didn't call him Mr. G until... [More...]
I showed this one to a friend of mine back around '93 shortly after it had first aired. The only ROX he's ever seen is this + the Sonic Rocker Immolation scene from ROX #3, and consequently, he's convinced to this day that the show is nothing but a ridiculous lowbrow waste of time.
Which it may very well be, of course, but this episode makes it really easy for an outsider to get that impression just the same.