The Full Monty: The Morning Show Promos

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Anyone in the Triad up tomorrow at the ungodly hour of 6:00 a.m. should have their head examined should turn their television sets to the local Fox station’s "Good Morning" show (whatever the hell it’s called) for LIVE segments and promos of "The Full Monty" which opens this week in Greensboro. It’s Fox 8.

From 6:00 to, oh, 8:30 a.m., there will be LIVE selections from the show, and cutaways as they go to commercials and so on. We’ll be on LIVE remote from the Carolina Theater.

Why the fuck will we be doing LIVE selections from the show at 6:00 a.m.? Purely for the morning show. Apparently, taping it tonight and then showing clips tomorrow morning is too "high-tech".  [Note to self: Don’t use the word "fuck", which I’m not inclined to do anyway….]

No, actually, being LIVE is a psychological thing — it kind of lets the sleepy viewer know that "Hey! The world is awake, and you should be too! Look! There’s some people already performing a musical in a theater right in your town! Get out of bed, sleepyhead!"

Anyway, I’ll be doing my "gay Latino character" in a scene which is not actually in the show. VIcki (played by Heather) sings "Love That Man" about and to her "husband", but the Steve cannot be there tomorrow, so she’ll be playing it off of me (as my gay Latino character) instead. Which, now that I think about it, doesn’t make any sense. Hmmmmmm. But it’s only a 15 second "tease" (at 6:40 a.m.), so I don’t think it’s a big deal.

At around, 6:49, the men will perform a bit from the song "Scrap". I’ll be in that. And at 7:35 a.m., I’ll be actually playing a scene where "Reg" does a very bad strip audition. I don’t play "Reg" in the show, but he can’t do it, so I’ll be doing that as well.

There will be lots more — again from 6:00 to 8:30 — so be sure to tune in and/or TIVO.