Buzzkill (TV series)
"Buzzkill" is a
hidden camerareality show created in 1995 for the MTVnetwork. The show derived its name from the drug s _sl. laymanbut often on celebritiesand major public figures. Each prank was played by three aspiring actors from the Chicago area: Dave Sheridan(creator), Frank Hudetz, and Travis Draft.
The show's most memorable moment was when Hudetz disguised himself as famous designer
Isaac Mizrahi. The likeness was so uncanny that he fooled superstar Whitney Houstonat an awards show; when Houston discovered the error, she felt she was made a fool of and vowed never to appear on MTV again.
After ?? episodes, the show was cancelled due to litigation concerns at MTV. Ironically, because of "Buzzkill" more outrageous reality shows would be developed for MTV, including "
The Tom Green Show", "Jackass", and " Punk'd".
The show's theme song uses the exact same verse and chorus melody as the
GG Allinclassic 'Multiple Forms of Self-Satisfaction'.
Cast and crew
;Directed by:: Jason Sands;Writing credits (in alphabetical order): Travis Draft .... writer: Dave Sheridan .... creator;Cast (in credits order): Dave Sheridan .... Various: Travis Draft .... Various: Frank Hudetz .... Various: Vince D'Orazi .... Skull Crusher;Produced by:: Paul Cockerill .... producer: Greg Johnston .... producer: Lesley Wolff .... segment producer;Cinematography by:: Steve Priola;Film Editing by:: Ted Levy: Tom Olsen: Sean Travis;Production Management: Terry Clark .... production manager: Jodi Lynn Weiss .... post-production supervisor;Camera and Electrical Department: Glenn Fisk .... hidden camera engineer;Other crew: Tom Asakawa .... assistant editor: Carrie Broder .... production assistant: Vince D'Orazi .... production assistant: Daniel Esparza .... assistant editor: Adrienne Salisbury assistant editor: Robin Samuels .... story editor: Brian Szot .... post-production assistant: Michael Warwick .... researcher
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