Episode No: 124
In order to make more cash, the show's producers decide to make the show in black & white (even the slime was black & white). When they find out that B&W TV Shows don't make much money, they decide to switch back, only to end up in a silent movie!
Production: Pass The Time
- This episode was the first episode of the 1989 season in the YTV rotation.
- In this episode, the show is eventually turned into a silent movie via Ross' time machine and the cast has a fantastic pie fight. Chris played a character that looked like Charlie Chaplin, though had the personality of Oliver Hardy. This "silent movie" pie fight was a tribute to the origination of slapstick comedy. The "pie in the face" originated in Mack Sennett's Keystone Comedies. These were silent movies dating back to around 1909 set to madcap musical themes and having many extreme visual gags (such as sawing people in half, people being tied to railroad tracks and run over by a train, and pies in the face). In the late 1920s, Laurel and Hardy made one short containing a pie fight. This short was called Battle of the Century and it was meant as a *satire* of the *outdated* Keystones. However, it was taken the other way -- as if Laurel and Hardy had legitimately wanted to use the pie in the face effect for comedic purposes! This served to bring back the pie in the face alone (not the other Keystone gags) from near extinction. And of course, through the 1930s and 1940s, the Three Stooges absolutely *immortalized* it.
Original Air Date: unknown
US Air Date: unknown
Starring: Jordan Aaron, Chris Bickford, Jennifer Brackenbury, Abby Hagyard, Les Lye, Sariya Sharp, Christian Tessier
Writers: Roger Price, Adam Reid
Director: Alex Sutton, Gerben Heslinga
STAGE POLLUTIONWhite Slime: Chris Bickford
Black Slime: Christian Tessier
Water: Chris Bickford
Pie: Chris Bickford (3), Jennifer Brackenbury (2), Sariya Sharp (3), Christian Tessier (2)
Soup: Chris Bickford
Pipe Water: Les Lye