Friday, August 29, 2008

The Unreleased RtW TV Bumpers

The bulk of Review the World can be found in the site’s three-plus years worth of archived articles, but for me, some of the most fun and proud moments in our canon are Review the World TV episodes #1 and #2. The project was my baby, from pre-production to completion, and while relatively short-lived, it indelibly left a mark on myself as well as many RtW fans.  On the shows, to make transitions between skits more interesting, we inserted what we called “bumpers.”  Each bumper was approximately twenty seconds or so, sometimes more or less, depending on its creativity, and would feature someone saying, “You’re watching Review the World TV” or some variation of that tagline. Some bumpers were simple and straightforward, others, ridiculous and intentionally so. Recently I stumbled upon a directory full of unused bumpers, never seen by anyone besides the parties involved, and feeling sentimental over RtW TV I decided compiling them into one, five-minute video in homage to the efforts and energies of those involved making my “show” and website a reality. I hope you enjoy them even a percentage as much as we did shooting them back then.

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