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Kenny Everett Video Show, The (1978-81)


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Edition originally transmitted on ITV, 19th February 1979

Sid Snot announces that Lord Thames has bestowed an award upon Kenny Everett. He cannot remember the name for the award until he drops it: a bust. Kenny shows off his new set from all angles, including the viewer's kitchen.

Hot Gossip dance to Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love'.

Sid Snot breaks another bust of Kenny. Kenny, dressed as a baby in a pram, announces he will grow up to be Kenny Everett. Kenny visits the Thames Video Vault to showcase an American advert for Alka Seltzer, in which a man eating spicy meatballs fluffs each 'take'. Brother Lee Love praises the show in song and then asks for his money. Commercial for sufferers of bad breath. Kenny demonstrates how to solve the problem by using Stench-a-way. To introduce the next item, Kenny rides around on a bicycle inside Tony Blackburn's brain.

Elvis Costello and the Attractions perform 'Oliver's Army'.

Kenny introduces his favourite bits from part one, which the viewer hasn't actually seen. As a penance for not paying attention, the viewer has to watch part two. Brother Lee Love appears and disappears in the blink of an eye.

Captain Kremmen asserts that his exploits make Star Wars look like a Tony Blackburn home movie. His assistant, Carla, brings him some Bovril and wonders if their next adventure will be as good as the last. Crew member Gonad tells Kremmen the crew are asleep, having watched Max Bygraves. Kremmen gives him a video of the history of the world without the nasty bits. Kremmen is informed that the generator was losing power.

A cowboy enters a saloon and orders a drink. The drink slides across the bar. He misses it. He asks to see Miss Kitty. A stuffed cat slides along and the cowboy kisses it. Marcel Wave offers to be Hot Gossip's dance coach.

Kenny interviews David Essex, who is seated on a throne on a raised platform. Essex reacts to each question by pouring a glass of champagne over Kenny's head and then throwing the glass away. Finally he asks for a bucket of water and drops it on Kenny's head. Essex performs 'The Imperial Wizard'.

Kenny tells viewers that next week's show will include plating fog and soot juggling.