Showing posts from June 14, 2010

An Evening with Fred Rated!

Remember the old, frantic, gleefully loopy TV commercials for The Federated Group? Those were made by filmmaker and Granada Hills resident Chuck Cirino. Cinefamily is hosting A Tribute To Shadoe Stevens tomorrow night, June 15, and you can relive the speed-freaky memories in all their glory. Shadoe Stevens, director Chuck Cirino and the rest of the "Fred Rated"/ Shadoevision brain trust will all be here at the Cinefamily for a Q&A after the screening! 6/15 @ 8:00pm TV Tuesday: A Tribute To Shadoe Stevens (feat. "Federated Group" Commercials Best-Of & Shadoevision !) Who knew that commercials could be this much fun?! One of the most berserk, outrageous and unforgettable TV comedies of the 1980s, doled out thirty seconds at a time, was the unending series of wacky, ultra-fast-paced commercial spots for the So Cal electronics chain The Federated Group that starred "Fred Rated", the half-insane "Bass-O-Matic"-style spokesman with a smoo