That's how television show "Almost Live" immortalized the suburb of Bellevue late Saturday nights in the 1980s and 1990s. No local city, including Seattle, was safe from skewering. (Editor's Note: "Broken Slurpee machines, Woodinville and Lambada")
The SeattlePI.com is reporting that an online teaser trailer of a show that looks a lot like that classic KING5 television comedy show, which for a time had been picked up by the Comedy Central.
The online trailer features "Almost Live" alumni John Keister and Pat Cashman, television and radio comedian and longtime columnist for the Bellevue Reporter.
(And before his current print home, Cashman was a columnist for the Eastside Journal. I remember showing him his Inbox of physically mailed mail -- that's how long ago it was — the first week he started because it happened to be next to my desk.)
However all the previews reveal is that "The (206)" is "intent on bringing comedy back to local TV." Stay tuned.
What was your favorite "Almost Live" sketch? I have to admit, "The Streetwalking Lawyers Of Aurora Avenue" gets me every time. And it's fun to spot the difference between Bellevue Square and Factoria Mall of old, and what it looks like today.
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SeattlePI: Is ‘Almost Live’ returning to Seattle?
Editor's Note: Venice Buhain is the Local Editor for Bellevue Patch.