The days of kung fu theater and independent TV

Did anyone else grow up with local independent channels showing really terrible kung fu films? Apparently so.

Not so much these days. For one thing, we don’t really have independent channels today. Now they’re all affiliates of CW or whatever’s passing for the sixth and seventh TV networks these days. The typical former independent station shows syndicated daytime shows, sitcom reruns and so forth. Not so quirky.

Independent TV also brought us the show Almost Live! from Seattle — briefly national in the good old days of Comedy Central. And that brought us kung fu parodies like this:

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One Response to The days of kung fu theater and independent TV

  1. Lex says:

    Outstanding, but for my money, nothing will ever touch the “Fistful of Yen” segment from “Kentucky Fried Movie.”

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