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10/27/07: A Halloween Song - a song by Richard Levinson
 4/05/08: An Easter Song - a song by Richard Levinson
07/12/08: Patrick Duffy Pays Tribute - Patrick Duffy pays tribute to fallen serials at the 3rd Annual Thurstys
07/12/08: The Proposal Song - a song at the 3rd Annual Thurstys becomes a real marriage proposal!
10/18/08: Biting Political Satire - a song by Richard Levinson
 2/21/09: High Five City - celebrations at our 100th episode
 4/04/09: All The Leaves Are Brown - Terry helps us pass time at vote count
 4/11/09: Dear Back Pain - Joe Hernandez-Kolski wites a breakup letter
 5/02/09: Klagdor & Keely - Klagdor the aspiring-actor robot auditions for "Louis & Keely"
 4/02/11: Send in the Carnies - a song by Richard Levinson
 5/28/11: The Serial Killers Dancers: Bad Karma
 6/25/11: The Serial Killers Dancers: Cannibal
10/08/11: The Serial Killers Dancers: Hell on Heels
 2/11/12: Elvis Prestello: Tramp the Dirt Down
 4/21/12: The Serial Killers Dancers: Backstabber Lady
 6/09/12: The Serial Killers Dancers: Do It Like a Dude
10/06/12: The Serial Killers Dancers: Promises
10/20/12: The Hip News: Vote Dizzy - The Hip News swings the election!
 2/23/13: The Serial Killers Dancers: Hey, Big Spender
 3/02/13: Bela Lugosi's Passion - Cabaret act For Lovers Only combines two great songs.
 4/27/13: The Serial Killers Dancers: Black Sheep
 7/13/13: Joe Dances Dirty - Joe Hernandez-Kolski talks about wanting to be Patrick Swayze
 7/20/13: The Engagement Dance of Walter Trey Perkins & Donnelle Fuller - Our second live-on-stage real-life proposal!
 9/28/13: Russell Sings - Cub Sinatra
10/19/13: Only a Lad - Marz Richards sings to round out your evening.
11/23/13: Karl and Little Joey - Karl describes an outrageous act to his pal Joey.
12/07/13: Karl and Little Joey Apologize - An abject Karl apologizes for last week's act.
12/14/13: Smooth Movementz - The dancing sensation that's sweeping the nation.
02/15/14: For Singles Only - Marz Richards will turn you into a lover.
02/08/14: Khan Khan - A musical number from China: The Whole Enchilada.
02/22/14: Roar and Jump - Michelle Gardner performs dances in American Sign Language.
03/01/14: Smooth Moviementz - Smooth Movementz returns with a salute to the movies.
04/12/14: Lovers Dance Apart - "For Lovers Only" presents a lovers musical mashup.
04/19/14: Giter Brider Itzik & Better Off Without a Wife - The dulcet tones of Bryan Krasner.
04/26/14: Rhune Kincaid - Songs of love and doom.
05/03/14: Zachary Bernstein - Zach sings "I've Got My Eye on You" and "Crispy Crispy Clementine."
05/24/14: Devil Doll - Disturbing doings from Marz Richards.
05/24/14: An Encounter with Sates - Sates sings "Encounter."
07/05/14: Tribute to America - Smooth Movementz presents a July 4 weekend patriotic tribute.
07/19/14: Big Finish - A big finish as many of the Season 9 Nightcaps combine for one mega-Nightcap.
09/13/14: Maral Adams - Stand-up comedy from Maral Adams.
09/20/14: Mr. Snapper & Mr. Buddy Make Whoopee - Thoughts on the most important part of matrimony.
09/20/14: Mr. Snapper & Mr. Buddy Cowboy Up - An old cowhand on the Rio Grande.
09/27/14: Glen Frazier - Stand-up comic Glen Frazier.
10/04/14: Milo Martin - Utopian nihilist and master of poetry Milo Martin performs a new work.
10/11/14: Korey Simeone - A short history lesson about fiddle music.
10/25/14: Your Host, Birthday Clown - Birthday Clown performs Renfield's "Stuntshow."
01/31/15: Karl Herlinger & Little Joey's Dating Tips - Questionable advice.
02/21/15: Michelle Gardner - Lip-sync sign language dance.
02/28/15: Before Dawn - Musical duo from Austin, Texas.
03/07/15: For Lovers Only - "Thunderbass" - Another musical mashup from "For Lovers Only."
04/04/15: A Word From the Producers of 99 Seat Theater - We're in the money.
04/11/15: The Awesome Gentleman's Society - Gentrifying the hip-hops.
04/18/15: Zachary Bernstein & Friends & Enemies - A "No Scrubs" musical interlude.
04/25/15: Jeremy Gayhorse & Uni - Famed stallion Jeremy Gayhorse visits with insight and poetry.
05/02/15: Orange Blossom Special - Korey Simeone (fiddle), Ryan Johnson (keyboard) and Chris Novicki (drum).
05/16/15: Smooth TV Movementz - Smooth Movementz returns with their tribute to television.
09/20/15: The Radioactive Chickenheads - Punk band The Radioactive Chickenheads rock the Nightcap.
09/26/15: Tyler Tyler - The magic of Tyler Tyler.
10/03/15: Red Light District - Red Light District perform a stripped-down version of their music.
10/10/15: Korey Simeone - Maybe - Korey Simeone may or may not be our entertainment tonight.
11/21/15: Nikki Muller - The Cole Porter of vagina songs.
12/05/15: Dinah Steward - A jazzy "Ghostbusters" and an original song from this classy vocalist.
12/12/15: Ari Radousky's Game Show Thing - High-speed trivia, loud and lightning-fast! Can YOU keep up with Ari?
12/19/15: Smooth Movementz - They're back with a salute to one-hit wonders!
02/20/16: Einstein's Girl - Science and romance collide in this musical performance.
02/27/16: Brendan Sings Bowie - Brendan Hunt and Zachary Bernstein pay tribute to the Starman.
03/12/16: Smokey Miles - Three bespoke songs from the human alter-ego of cult-favorite Count Smokula.
04/16/16: Brandon McCulloch - Three songs from balladeer Brandon McCulloch.
10/08/16: Doa Oxford - Doa Oxford sings "Something You Got"
10/15/16: Nate Shelkey - Nate performs the seasonally appropriate "Halloween 1987."
10/22/16: les petits guignolers - in "La Petit Mort" (The Little Death).
10/29/16: SKULLDUGGERY: "Eight Phases" - A musical number from our mainstage show, a prequel to Hamlet.
11/12/16: R.J. Comer - The Gentleman Outlaw sings "Smothered," "Leave Your Light On" and "St. James Infirmary"
02/04/17: Host Segment: Victor Isaac - Handsome can't compensate for some things.
02/25/17: Michelle Gardner: "Creep" & "F*** You" - w/Rodnesha K. Green, Monica Greene & Cj Merriman.
04/08/17: Amir Levi w/Brenda Varda - Excerpts from Amir Levi's cabaret show, with Brenda Varda on keys.
04/15/17: Joe Hernandez-Kolski: "Letter to My Future Wife" - Award-winning Spoken word artist Joe H-K returns.
04/22/17: Ian Smith - Original music.
04/29/17: Tina B. - Spoken word artist Tina B.
05/06/17: Fire Chief Charlie - Local band Fire Chief Charlie perform "Boris" and "We On the Radio."

HITLER, FORD.
FORD, HITLER.

written by Donal Thoms-Cappello
directed by Ben Rock

Now that you've been introduced...

6 Episodes
Original Run: 1 Ep, 5/4/13
Playoffs Run: 5 Eps, 6/22/13, 7/6/13 - 7/27/13
SECOND PLACE PLAYOFFS WINNER

CAST

Donal Thoms-Cappello

Adolf Hitler (Eps. 1-6)

Curt Bonnem

Henry Ford (Eps. 1-6)

Jay Bogdanowitsch

The Mayor of Cologne (Ep. 1)
Nazi Soldier (Ep. 5)

Nathan Wellman

Edsel Ford (Eps. 1-5)

Eric Giancoli

FDR (Eps. 2 & 5)

Cj Merriman

Eva Braun (Eps. 3 & 5)

Scott Leggett

Winston Churchill (Eps. 3-6)

Julia Griswold

Jewish Girl (Eps. 3-5)
Ford's Lost Love (Eps. 4-5)

Jay Bogdanowitsch

Nazi Soldier (Eps. 3-5)
Prostitute (Ep. 6)

Aaron Mendelson

Nazi Soldier (Eps. 3-5)
Farmer (Ep. 6)

Laura Napoli

Barry, Who Is Also a Nazi Soldier (Eps. 3-5)
Dockworker (Ep. 6)

Rebecca Larsen

Leni Riefenstahl (Eps. 4-6)

Alyssa Preston

Baby Hitler's Nurse (Eps. 4-5)

Bryan Krasner

Rabbi Mevorach (Ep. 6)

Lemon Baardsen

Jew (Ep. 6)

Terry Tocantins

Radio Announcer (Ep. 6)

Will McMichael

Shopkeeper / Adolf Eichmann (Ep. 6)

Emily Donn

Old Cursing-in-Yiddish Jewish Lady (Ep. 6)

Fight Choreography - Sondra Mayer (Ep. 6)

EPISODE ONE (5/4/13)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Hitler works up the courage to call his hero, Henry Ford; he's an admirer of Ford's anti-semetic writings, and congratulates him on creating a successful company without "the Jewish influence."  Hitler wants Ford to build more factories in Germany, and forcefully gets the Mayor of Cologne to agree to the plan. Meanwhile, Ford's son, Edsel, who doesn't share his father's dedication to quality, wants to close the Berlin plant altogether, a plan Ford is passionately dead set against.

Hitler (Donal Thoms-Cappello) nervously calls up Henry Ford, who he is desperate to impress. Henry Ford (Curt Bonnem) is unimpressed. Hitler roughts up the Mayor of Cologne (Jay Bogdanowitsch) to get him to agree to let Ford build a new plant there, without any kickbacks.

PLAYOFFS - ROUND ONE!
EPISODE TWO (6/22/13)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  While Ford is on the phone with FDR, Hitler calls Ford on his private line.  FDR overhears, and demands that Ford shut down his German plants.  However, Hitler tells Ford that he agrees with Ford's philosophy of making a car "for the people" and that he's planning his own "Volks Wagen."  However, he seems to have killed everybody who could make it... so he convinces Ford to take over the Volkswagen project.  Cars for the (German) people...and a tidy profit for Henry Ford.


Henry Ford brokers a pre-war diplomatic conversation (via his private telephone lines) between Hitler and FDR.

Hitler calls his mancrush, Henry Ford. Ford seriously considers helping with the "Volkswagen" project. FDR orders Ford to close all his German plants. Hitler hopes Ford will get to taste his strudel.

PLAYOFFS - ROUND TWO!
EPISODE THREE (7/6/13)

Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Ford arrives in Germany, where Hitler - after dealing with a disapproving Eva - takes his new best bro for a drunken night on the town.  Towards the end of the evening, Hitler drunkenly plants a kiss on Ford.  As he plays the moment off, he points out that they've come to the ghetto where they keep the Juden.  Things suddenly turn dark as Hitler talks about Jews as the enemies of human progress.  He gives Ford a gun and points out a young Jewish peasant girl... and tells him to shoot her.  Ford aims the gun as the woman cowers.  Meanwhile, back in America, Edsel wonders how to get his father back without alerting the American government, who would rightly brand Ford a traitor.  And so, in trying to get a meeting with Neville Chamberlain, Edsel speaks with Winston Churchill.


Industrialist Henry Ford takes a long journey east to meet his new production patron.

Henry Ford (Curt Bonnem) tells us how excited he was to be making a new start in Germany. Barry has been shot by Hitler; a terrified fellow soldier puppets him to attention.  (L-R: Laura Napoli & Aaron Mendelson) Eva Braun (Cj Merriman) busts Hitler's balls. Hitler and Ford go out drinking... and then come across a ghetto full of "Juden."

PLAYOFFS - ROUND THREE!
EPISODE FOUR (7/13/13)

Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Aaron Francis

SUMMARY:  Ford cannot bring himself to shoot the young Jewish girl - not only does she look all too human (Ford expected horns), but she reminds him of his lost love.  Enraged, Hitler takes Ford back to his bunker and demands that he come up with a new Volkswagen design by morning... or die.  Meanwhile, Winston Churchill convinces a manic Leni Riefenstahl to mount a mission to secretly rescue Ford and quietly spirit him back to America.  As morning dawns, Ford has come up with the Volkswagen bug... and Hitler, unexpectedly, loves it, and decides not to shoot Ford after all.  But there is an explosion: Leni is here for her rescue.  "Come with me if you want to live!" she cries.


In an attempt to rescue Ford from an increasingly erratic Chancellor Hitler,
Winston Churchill contacts filmmaker Leni Reifenstahl to establish a plot of espionage.

Winston Churchill (Scott Leggett) brainstorms with Edsel (Nathan Wellman) about how to rescue Ford.  Pantslessly. Hitler recalls his nurse when he was a baby (Alyssa Preston). Hitler is thrilled with the exhausted Ford's Volkswagen design. "Come with me if you want to live!"  Leni Riefenstahl (Rebecca Larsen) to the rescue!

PLAYOFFS - ROUND FOUR!
EPISODE FIVE (7/20/13)

Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Leni carries off her rescue of Ford, during which she also shoots Hitler in the testicle.  Six years later: WWII is in full swing.  Hitler still obsesses over Ford, putting a strain on his already-strained relationship with Eva.  Back in America, Ford's dealings with the German government are discovered, and Ford has been relegated to a boring office job while Esdel runs the company.  Ford insists his ideas were free for anybody who wanted them, but FDR shows him what his assembly line ideas have been used for... by showing him photos of Auschwitz.  Ford is horrified.  And things get worse for him when Edsel suddenly dies.  A year later, a desperate Hitler and Eva are in the bunker, and Hitler is on a shooting spree.  Eva takes cyanide just to get away from him.  Hitler is about to shoot himself... when he has another idea.


Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun work out their issues concerning Henry Ford in a little role-playing exercise at home.

Leni rescuing Ford. Hitler eats ice cream and misses his man-crush Ford. Ford stands horrified at the death of his son... and the horrors of Auschwitz. Hitler shoots his fellow Nazis in the bunker.

PLAYOFFS - ROUND FIVE!
EPISODE SIX (7/27/13)

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Many years later.  With Edsel dead and his faith shattered in mass production, Ford is aching for a revenge on Hitler that can never come... or so he thinks, until Leni appears and tells him she knows where Hitler is hiding.  Meanwhile, a disguised Hitler is hiding out in Argentina, and - having been rejected by Eichmann, who doesn't want to make waves or risk being caught - resumes his original calling as a painter.  Desperate for work, he accepts a commission from Rabbi Mevorach to paint a mural at his synagogue.  Ford arrives - and find that Hitler is now "Jorge the painter" a beloved member of the Jewish community... and, upon introducing himself, Ford finds himself reviled and chased away as the author of "The International Jew."  Hitler disarms Ford, and says that he's read the Torah... and has had a complete change of heart about the Jews.  He now sees the Jews as the Master Race, and plans to organize them to overthrow Capitalists such as Ford, and create a Socialist-Totalitarian Fourtch Reich in Argentina.  And Hitler calls Ford on their shared true motives... for all Ford's talk of market forces and profit and business, he, like Hitler, was simply motivated by ambition and conquest.  And Hitler happened because of Ford's ideas.  Suddenly, Hitler is shot by Leni.  And Rabbi Mevorach, who has heard Hitler's confession, and horrified that he has let the Devil paint his walls, tears down the wall and sets the synagogue aflame.  In the confusion, Hitler and Ford are trapped inside.  Hitler crawls into Ford's lap, oddly affectionate, as Ford shakily points a gun at his head.  And Hitler makes a strange confession: he only wanted beauty.  He saw beauty in order, and Ford's ideas gave him that.  But now he sees - and makes Ford see - that in changing the world, they stopped living in it.  Ford looks up, and sees the ghost of Edsel staring at him reproachfully, as a radio announcer says announces Ford's death, allegedly at his home in Dearborn, Michigan, mysteriously delayed several days for "personal reaons."  "Tell me eine story, Herr Ford?" asks Hitler, nuzzling in Ford's lap like a child.  Ford looks at Edsel.  At the gun.  He puts the gun down.  And, to Edsel, as the flames rage, begins, "Once upon a time..."

Eichmann (Will McMichael) lets a disguised Hitler know he's no longer the Fuhrer. Rabbi Mevorach (Bryan Krasner) with Leni, Churchhill, and his congregation. Hitler gets the drop on Ford. Edsel's shade looks on as the synagogue burns.