Title: "A Leap of Faith"
Episode Number: 44
Production Date: October 24th, 1993
Running Time: 27:43
Some of you watching this one may notice my moniker in the closing credits as “intern” (unless of course you're far too crocked or stoned by this point in the show to register much of anything).
Actually I'd been itching to work on the show in some capacity for a while, and as it happened one day I went over to their spread (344 S. Dunn, the tearing down of which I'm still righteously pissed about), and was informed by B that he was about to edit said episode and could really use some good insert shots of the various “god” personages for the Viewer Mail segment at the end. He gave me a... [More...]
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when filling station attendants pumped gas, and we didn't have GPS for navigation or easy internet access for quick fact-checking. Hard to believe, but that's how things were in 1993, for us anyhow, as demonstrated in ROX #44.
For the record, Tulip Trestle is 2,307 feet long and 157 feet tall. It's one of the longest steel-girded railroad viaducts in the world. When it was built in 1905, it was almost certainly the longest in the country, but it has been surpassed since then. It's located in Greene County somewhat to the east of... [More...]
One thing I have found continually delightful in so many of the ROX episodes is the experimentation with storytelling. One approach is to wrap a story around some starting point, big or small. A word. A theme. A task. In this case, how to get Mr. G up the side of a hill to a train trestle. No question about why, or is it worth the effort. A suspension of practicality and judgement which is where all the magic and hilarity begins!
Wait! That's not a production note is it? Who cares!
Fine. You want a production note, I'll give you a production note. In this episode I was driving a Purple... [More...]
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Mr. G follows behind the ROX camera crew. He's flashing his rear-view mirror at us just cuz he's so darn contrary!
J gets his windshield cleaned at the service station.
Out of Bloomington, into rural Indiana, the ROX crew ventured boldly forth...