Saturday, March 28, 2009

Dark Shadows - Classic Soap Opera or Legendary Comedy Show?

One of my all-time favorite shows was "Dark Shadows," the hokey but somehow enthralling Gothic soap opera of the '60s and '70s. For someone as young as I was, who saw the show in syndication in the afternoons after school, the storylines were enthralling. Now that I'm older and can watch them on DVD, I see them in an entirely new light - a show that, because of the incessant technical errors, flubbed lines, and mismatched sound effects, borders on slapstick. For your enjoyment, here is a set of four videos compiling some of the funniest bloopers from the entire series. By the time I got halfway through part three, my side hurt...

And if someone can tell me at the 3:59 mark of part three who he is very good friends with, I'll come up with some sort of prize!

1 comment:

Dave said...

Matt, I have what I thought were vivid memories of cowering under my mom's ironing board when I was young, feeling totally creeped out by the adventures of Barnabas Collins and his crew. Must've been the soundtrack music and atmospherics, after all! These blooper clips kind of break the spell!