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I caught the last couple of seasons of this when I was in junior high (in fact, I seem to remember watching an episode either right before or right after a little league ball game in the tiny, rural Illinois town that I grew up in) and it blew my mind. I'd say much if not most of my love for and appreciation of postmodern and avant-garde art came from that show. I really wish that PBS or IFC would bring it back or release it on DVD.
On a related note, if anyone has episodes of it on tape, I'd love to see it again. Email me at the email address listed and maybe we can work out a trade or some sort of arrangement.
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