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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

SUPER NEWS: SUPER DAVE IS BACK!

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You younger bucks might know him as Marty Funkhouser from “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. But back in the 80′s Bob Einstein was–and always will be to me–Super Dave Osborne.

Super Dave is a versatile daredevil willing to try all kinds of insane stunts. And they all end up in disaster. As a youngster, there wasn’t much funnier than watching Super Dave try one of his crazy stunts.

And now we have word that Super Dave is back.

“I can’t really divulge what we’re going to do but it will be absurd, I promise. And you know, now with computer imaging and things like that, you can do a little more. … I can take it, maybe, another step.”

Aside from being utter fiascos, Super Dave’s antics were known for their low-budget effects, often involving haphazard contraptions designed by stunt co-ordinator Fuji and featuring flimsy protective padding and harnesses made from “genuine Saskatchewan sealskin bindings.”

Stunts would invariably end with a stuffed dummy dressed as Super Dave being crushed, burned, buried, flung or worse.

I look forward to seeing the new show. Here is a Super Dave classic:

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