After a two-year hiatus, Mel & Mr. Smarty Pants return live to Four Star Video
There have been many great comebacks in human history — Napoleon, Muhammed Ali, Jesus, and of course, the McRib sandwich. Add another comeback to the list… that great Madison tradition, the Mel & Floyd Wisconsin Film Festival Spectacular.
After a two-year hiatus, WORT’s own Mel and Mr. Smarty Pants will broadcast live from downtown Madison’s Four Star Video Rental, interviewing a star-studded list of figures from the Wisconsin Film Festival.
We’re back baby, rested, tanned, and ready. So join us on Friday, April 8th, from 1-2pm at Four Star Video Rental (that’s 459 W Gilman St). Or, tune in to your favorite community radio station to catch the action as it happens.
Early reviews agree — this will be big, Big, BIG!
Q: What guests are scheduled to attend? The parking attendant from Jurassic Parking Lot?
A: No, they were unavailable. A full guest list is TBA.
Q: How can I tune in?
A: Turn your radio dial to 89.9 FM, or stream via your smartphone or smart speaker. All of the ways to listen are detailed here.
Q: Can I attend?
A: Yes! We’d love to see you down at Four Star Video. Be forewarned that you may become a part of the broadcast, and you may also be photographed or filmed. Say you’re going on Facebook.
Q: What are the COVID-19 policies?
A: Please bring a mask to wear inside Four Star Video, or grab one from us.
Q: Is there parking?
A: Well, it is downtown… A parking garage is available one block away at State Street Campus Garage – Frances St.
Q: Who are Mel & Mr. Smarty Pants?
A: Every Friday afternoon from 1-2pm, two wacky guys broadcast a hilarious blend of political commentary and weird news. It’s called the Mel & Floyd Summer Replacement Show. Subscribe to the podcast here and to past shows here.
Q: What is Four Star Video Rental?
A: Four Star Video has been renting movies in downtown Madison since 1985. In that time, they’ve amassed a collection of 22,000 titles, and the knowledge to know which one you’re looking for. After a move several years ago, Four Star is now located at 459 W Gilman St.
Credits & Errata
Thanks to Shawn Donley for graphic design, Aaron Scholz and Dave L for technical production, Chali Pittman for production, Lewis and the rest of Four Star Video and the Wisconsin Film Festival for their fantastic help with this project, to Mel and Pants for being themselves and to all their loyal minions for indulging us.
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