People say to me “Merrill, didn’t you make three TV pilots between 1987 and 1991 that you were kind of proud of?”
Okay, no…No one ever said that to me.
But because I have spent the week digitizing my old VHS tapes, I offer them to you now because: why not?
1. From 1987: This Week Indoors. Written and directed by and starring Merrill Markoe and Harry Shearer. with guest appearances by Fred Willard and Harry Shearer as Dick Clark, Laurie Anderson, Jerry Falwell and Ronald Reagan.
2. From 1988: Merrill Markoe’s Guide to Glamorous Living: Written and directed by Merrill Markoe with special guest appearances by Andrea Martin, Elayne Boosler, Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Harry Shearer and David Letterman.
3. From 1991: NEWS 2 Us; a personal newscast written by and starring Merrill Markoe and Richard Rosen.
with guest star Harry Shearer.
4. The Lewis Lectures. From 1999/2000. Originally for Adult Swim.