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Brother Justin

I swear last night while watching Carnivale, the only thing I thought of after Brother Justin cut off scudders head and raised his hands to the heavens was "THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!"

I'd love to see the blooper reel on that one to see if they played around with it at all.

Wander

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orien
Mar. 14th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
Oy, the spoilers.


I won't get to see that episode until tonight.
wander
Mar. 14th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
Deb hasn't seen it yet either and I was practically bursting to tell her the big secret about that episode. I didn't tell her the one I just posted because there's an even bigger one.

Wander
carocrow
Mar. 14th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
Is Carnivale available on video yet? I never got to see it and I am absolutely fascinated with it.

Did you ever get to go to any of the old carnival/fairs or sideshows on the old highways that had freaks and natural anomalies, snake farms, etc.? I remember peering into jars with two headed piglets, walking over pits of snakes on rickety planks, feeding a gorilla peanuts and candy so he'd rattle his cage.

I don't remember a lot of the freaks being legitimate, just a few. They would have those sensational painted banners inviting you to go look at things that astounded the mind and usually disappointed in reality. I've wondered, though, if people did them a favor taking the midway away from these folks as an option for income; many of them didn't have any other way to make a regular living on their own terms.
wander
Mar. 14th, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
Season one is on DVD. If it was actually on video, I'd rent them and copy them to DVD but I think they are just DVD. Season two, I'll have on DVD as soon as the season ends because I bought a DVD recorder and I'm copying them from VHS to DVD. So you are welcome to a copy when I get it finished.

As far as the carnivals, I have some unique perspectives. The guy who runs our mailroom was a carny for 25 years all over the west coast and man he has tales to tell about the freaks and geeks. As a little kid in Carthage, IL, we had the Alice M. Kibbe museum which was a little wooden house in the middle of town. The museum had collected curiosities over the years and lots of it came from sideshows. So we had siamese twin monkees and all sorts of natural wierdness and some fakes too. I can remember as a little guy in California going to some circuses that had those shows. I saw a bearded lady and a dog faced boy. But by the 60's they had pretty much gotten rid oftghe more hideous side shows and the "cootch" shows altogether so I never really got to see one of those. Some of the true "freaks" found work in films but I also wonder what happened to the others. There was an X Files episode where they had this town where all the old freaks went to retire. Interesting idea.

Wander
lauramander
Mar. 14th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
Nooooo!!!! Warn me when you are gonna give Carnivale spoilers!

:(:(
wander
Mar. 14th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
Oh beleive me, that spoiler was tame compared to the big one. These last three episodes are going to be sooooo good.

W
lauramander
Mar. 14th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
Funny comment though. ;)
wander
Mar. 14th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
I swear they did it like that just so people would make the connection. You watch it and tell me.

W
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