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Captain Midnight/Vrillon
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Season 1, Episode 10
Information
Air date November 8, 2012
Written by Ben Minnotte
Directed by Ben Minnotte
Music
Opening Theme Unknown
Ending Theme Unknown
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"Captain Midnight/Vrillon" is the tenth episode of Oddity Archive.

SummaryEdit

Ben discusses both the Captain Midnight HBO Incident of 1986, and the England Southern Television (AKA "Vrillon") of 1977.

Captain MidnightEdit

The broadcast hijacker name was John R. MacDougall, who was a satellite dealer in Ocala, Florida. Protesting the introduction of high fees and scrambling of HBO, he overrode and hijacked HBO's signal to relay this:

GOODEVENING HBO

FROM CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT

$12.95/MONTH ?

NO WAY !

[SHOWTIME/MOVIE CHANNEL BEWARE!]

After a few months, the FCC finally caught him, but since he was in hardship and didn't want anything too huge, he pleaded guilty, and was charged $5,000. He still runs his store in Ocala, Florida.

VrillonEdit

Vrillon was an unknown hijacker who hijacked the station Southern Television, in England. He hijacked the signal and introduced himself as Vrillon and warned that "evil weapons must be removed and that people should live in peace". This was considered to be a hoax.

Running GagsEdit

  • Opening Theme: "Pavanned" by Ben Minnotte
  • Closing Theme: "Jamming" by Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • Company Name: Good Morning, Lt. Lunchtime Productions
  • Very End Clip: Ben smirs jam onto the word "SIGNAL"
  • The Show That: "Asks such such deep thought-provoking questions as:" (plays "Head" from The Monkees)
  • Cardboard Box: Captain Midnight (from the serial)
  • Join Us Next Time: "When we further discuss the fine art of signal jamming"
  • Cold Opening: Archive's Version of "The Scarlet Letter: The Musical"

TriviaEdit

  • This episode is one of the most viewed episodes of Oddity Archive.

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