lifted from the city paper website. two episodes of the best tv show EVER are being screened at the Library of Congress. People. Go. For Real.
Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Library of Congress’ Pickford Theater
Despite series creator Rupert Holmes’ best naming efforts, you probably don’t remember Remember WENN. And if you do actually remember Holmes himself—he of the one-hit-wonder “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” fame—you probably thought he was Jimmy Buffett. Holmes, it seems, has a tough time getting any credit, but at least someone at the Library of Congress has the facts straight. In this program, the library presents two episodes of Holmes’ 1996 comedy series, which records the exploits of a struggling 1930s Pittsburgh radio station. The ill-remembered series boasts a fervent fan base that swears by its blend of modern wit and old-time slapstick. The ensemble cast is a veritable cornucopia of low-level “who is that guy?” players, but somehow—together with “The Piña Colada Song” guy—they’ve created a modest cult gem. The films show at 7 p.m. at the Library of Congress’ Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. (202) 707-5677.