The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.77: An Oral History of 201 PROOF TELEVISION with AARON “Captain Honkass” WALLACE

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December 22nd, 1994… 20 years ago today… #94Platinum… the final episode of a sketch comedy series created and starring DANNO, MATT, Host 8 DAN NORDQUIST, and many other COON RAPIDS, MN luminaries aired live on cable access NCTV… it was:

201 PROOF TELEVISION!!! 

And on the 77th episode DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by one of original 201 co-host’s and 201 Players AARON “CAPTAIN HONKASS” WALLACE!

FIRST: Many a highest moon ago HONKASS moved to Colorado, so DANNO and HONK do some catching up, followed by some reminiscing of COON RAPIDS LORE–including the Holy Ground known as PHILLIPS 66!!! They then discuss AARON’s ongoing zine of over 20 years–WASTED QUARTER! Tales are told and MATT is mentioned so much it’s almost like was there for the recording of this episode.

NEXT: (At minute 54:00) To commemorate the 21st Anniversary of the “birth” of 201 PROOF TELEVISION the sketch comedy series, and the 20th Anniversary of live broadcasting of the final episode of 201, AARON and DANNO have an in-depth chat about the origins and evolution of the show itself and the friends who made it. From it’s ill-conceived, federal-broadcast violating first episode to it’s 40% pre-taped and edited series finale, the show saw many phases, hosts, ideas, and cast members come and go, and HONK and DANNO do their best to tell tales about them all.

FINALLY:  In addition the extensive talk, there are audio snippets of sketches edited in thru-out the conversation.  Full length videos of the sketches discussed here (and many more) are available on HONKASS’s youtube page.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkft4YtomsppV8m_p4rsvIA/videos

SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who helped make 201 PROOF TELEVISION possible, including:

BEN JOHNSON, JOHN WREISNER, KERRIE-ANN GOLDFARB(nee CHRISTENSEN), AARON “CAPTAIN HONKASS” WALLACE, DAN NORDQUIST, DANNO KLONOWSKI(nee OCHSENDORF), JOSH MEISTER, CORY SWAP, NICK the CHILD PORN STAR, CHAD BECKER, BENNO NORDQUIST, MATT RISNES, NCTV studios, NCTV’s MR. SWEATER and MS. BLOUSE, and too many more people who cameoed, ran cameras, and broke our hearts to mention. But THANK YOU to each and every one of you!!!

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