THE DRAWING ROOM #3: DS EPISODES 220-224

DISCLAIMER: If you choose to listen to our podcasts from the very beginning, please be warned: our production qualities here are just terrible in comparison to our latest episodes. Please don’t be put off! We get better, we promise! 🙂

In this episode of The Drawing Room we see the real Barnabas, for the first time, Live & Uncensored. (Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5, 1967). Also in this episode:

  • Transformation of the Old House…no HGTV needed!
  • Sam paints Barnabas by candlelight…but what’s happened to Josette’s portrait?
  • Does Barnabas send Willie for “take out,” or does he get his own meals?
  • Willie the Snitch…well, almost…
  • Barnabas & Maggie meet–the Beginning of a Not-So-Beautiful Friendship
  • Vampires 101: Sunlight, Mirrors, and do vampires drive Chevys and drink Sanka?

Plus, we’ve been warning you that if you send us an email, we’d read it on the air. Well, someone took us up on it. Our first Listener Comments!

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3 Responses to THE DRAWING ROOM #3: DS EPISODES 220-224

  1. Rick Roberts says:

    Another great episode! About time someone did this. Keep it up.

  2. ChrissyV says:

    Hello. I’m thrilled to have discovered the podcast!

    I’m another Chrissy (Christina) and I’m what I guess is called a second generation fan. I first saw DS in 1982, in syndication. I was 9-10, and watched these early eps, up through the 1795 flashback. For a time, they even aired it in the middle of the night, and I went rounds with my mother, trying to get permission to wake up at 2:30 a.m. and watch it! 🙂 She actually allowed it, finally, but only during the summer. when DS was yanked from the station. I was absolutely crushed! So when I heard it was airing on SciFi in the mid 90s, I couldn’t sign up for cable fast enough! 🙂 Finally, I could see the rest of the story.

    Now I’m watching again, after more than 12 years, memories of the details are hazy, so it’s a lot of fun revisiting my old friends.

    And I’m with Chrissy, it isn’t REALLY DS until Julia arrives!

    Re the price of the portrait Sam will paint, B should have offered him a pittance, based on the cost of such things in his own time; excellent that you mentioned this detail! I’d have liked to see some conversations on such things between B. and Willie. I’d like to know B.’s impression of the “modern” day, and see him struggle to assimilate. I would imagine being dropped into the future would disorient ANYONE, and maybe some of the resulting depression is what we’re seeing in Barnabas, translated as some of his deplorable behavior and aggravation with Willie. That’s such a complex relationship, for many reasons.
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    I agree with Chrissy that Willie was going to warn Liz about B. The horrors that B is creating would be uppermost in Willie’s mind, and he must realize that everyone in the vicinity is in danger. It’s a little bit sad that everyone thinks of him as such a low life, and can’t run him out of Collinsport fast enough, yet he’s still decent enough to care what happens to all of them.

    Thanks for the comment about the dirty NEW windows in the Old House. Very funny!

    Thank you for all of the blooper notices. I’m blind, and as most of these things are purely visual, I would never know of them, and it adds to my enjoyment immensely to be aware of them. Well, that goes for an comments about what the viewers see that has no corresponding dialogue–I’m grateful! I’ve always wanted to watch DS with another fan, because maybe they’d clue me in to some of these things, and your podcasts are almost like being able to do just that.

    My favorite bit of dialogue from this week was in ep 224. Jason goes to the Old House, and asks if the lady of the house is in! 🙂 As time goes on, there’s less humor in the DS universe, and so I really enjoy Jason, for this reason. I’m going to miss him, when he leaves, although I won’t miss the main storyline he was involved in.

    • russ says:

      Welcome aboard, Chrissy!

      Just as we’ve alerted other listeners to our early podcasts, I want to take a moment to encourage you to keep listening. As with anything else, the production gets better, as we get our sea legs.

      If you’re fascinated by the idea of Barnabas facing culture shock (as I was), you might want to pick up the DVD of the recent movie (I’m sure it’ll be out, by the time I post this message 😉 ). There are loads of fish-out-of-water scenes in that.

      You bring up a good point, that many of the flubs are visual in nature. I had never realized that. I can tell you that there are some pretty good audio bloopers coming your way in the weeks ahead, so stay tuned!

      Thanks for all the kind words, and we both look forward to hearing your impressions of some of our more recent episodes.

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