CMG-TV

Video Podcasts produced by The Cranky Media Guy from 1999-2001, plus clips from the classic NYC TV show by the Cranky One, The Slycraft Hour:

The Slycraft Hour:

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The Slycraft Hour was the Cranky One’s New York City cable television program and was based on Robert Pagani’s book, "Slycraft’s Catalog of Stuff". (Crown Publishers, 1984). This episode features one of several appearances by Mr. Pagani’s good friend, Andy Kaufman. Also available in a QuickTime version

Other Selected Videos Available:


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Click Here for Real Player version Click Here for Windows Media Player version An Interview with Gary Hatter. Gary decided to drive a lawn tractor across the country to protest the lack of national health care in America. The U.S. is the only industrialized nation that doesn’t provide health care to its citizens, and Mr. Hatter is a victim of this Social Dawinism. Versions: Real | Media Player
Click Here for Real Player version Click Here for Windows Media Player version The SlyCraft Show, with guest Andy Kaufman – The popular New York City cable show of the 80’s hosted by Bob ‘The Cranky Media Guy’ Pagani. This brief clip features an appearance by Bob’s longtime friend, Andy Kaufman. NOTE: Now with extended footage just for our friends at mediachannel.org; featuring a few comments by Andy’s parents (yes, those are his real parents) and for a grande finale Andy Kaufman wrestles a girl. Versions: Real | Media Player | QuickTime
Click Here for Real Player version What It’s About – The Cranky Media Guy talks about the meaning of the CMG web site. Versions: RealPlayer
Click Here for Real Player version Click Here for Windows Media Player version Shock Jocks Are Pussies – Some of today’s edgy people are really cowards in many ways. Versions: RealPlayer | Windows Media Player
Click Here for Real Player version Self-Congratulatory Awards – Why can’t people in the entertainment industry remember the audience? Versions: RealPlayer
Click Here for Real Player version TV News Sucks – The Cranky Media Guy watches TV news. Versions: RealPlayer
Click Here for Real Player version Memories of Yankee Stadium – The Cranky Media Guy shares his memories of a historic moment in sports …one in which the Cranky One was an important part. Verions: RealPlayer
Click Here for Real Player version The Empire Strikes Back – Are the rich ordained by God to run the country? Versions: RealPlayer
Click Here for Real Player version Paranoid Protection – We do everything in the name of protecting our children… including abuse them. Versions: RealPlayer
Click Here for Real Player version The Rich, They Are Stupid – Versions: RealPlayer
Click Here for Real Player version The Government We Deserve? – Why do we insist on electing pathological liars to public office? Do we enjoy abuse? Are we children? The Cranky Media Guy wonders. Versions: RealPlayer
Click Here for Real Player version Click Here for Windows Media Player version Who Is Blue-Collar? – The Cranky Media Guy examines the true meaning of "Blue Collar" in today’s world.  Welcome to the Brotherhood! (Fish optional). Versions: RealPlayer | Windows Media Player
Click Here for Real Player version Click Here for Windows Media Player version I Love Big Merger! The Cranky Media Guy has a nightmare. Versions: RealPlayer | Windows Media Player
Click Here for Real Player version The Compound – We visit the Cranky Media Guy’s secret compound... er, we mean "training center" and find out the secret of personal safety and security. Versions: Real |
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Click Here for Real Player version Enemy Of The State – At the US Capitol. The overreactions of police, the media looks the other way. The Cranky Media Guy and crew were nearly arrested near the end of this session. See if you can figure out why. Versions: RealPlayer
Click Here for Real Player version To Congress, You Suck – The Cranky Media Guy visits a famous Civil War battlefield and contemplates the deeper meaning of sacrifice and what really matters in today’s world. Versions: RealPlayer