Largo, Lynn, Dave Katz, TV short: Early 80's


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Trad climber
Jan 31, 2010 - 02:23pm PT
Jaco's "Teen Town" is a classic just like the Nose.
Yosemite is a day, Oh My God! I knew Largo was the man but didn't quite realize how much so.
pip the dog

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planet dogboy
Jan 31, 2010 - 03:22pm PT
truly fun stuff.

thanks, brother Tarbuster, for making it available to us, the (mostly) nameless rabble.

though i'm simply dying to know who did this gem. i suspect it was a piece from some local news crew -- as any larger outfit would have the budget (and hence the talent) to recognize in the editing room that actual climbers (like Katz) called them carabiners -- not 'kah-rhob-OH!-neers' -- and with that simply re-dub the moron 'voice talent'. hell, that moron couldn't have cost much for an a couple minutes of re-dub.

that said, while the producers and 'voice talent' didn't get it, there is some rather high quality photography in the piece, certainly back then.

like brother guyman, i especially liked the 'Unt now, Dah Team sprints up to the base of de planned objective, all in a line, to then Assault! the face...' part.

man, the amount of coffee i spewed as i watched that part of the video, in yet another of the endless string of motel walls i call home, took two motel 6 wash clothes to mop up. i don't know whether to blame it on you, or the quart of max-caf from the nearby truck stop.

though unlike brother guyman, the thought that quick came to my small mind as i watched that part of the video (still half awake, with like a quart of bad truckstop coffee in hand) -- was not so much a military exercise, but more akin to one of my niece's HS volleyball games.

yeah, like that. yeah, when me and my buddies head out to crag or boulder, we always start with an exuberant grab-azz clusterfook -- then we all sprint off together in a tight line to the base of our planned 'assault'. and once there, when any one of us either 'summit' or whiffs on an intended boulder problem -- we all immediately re-clusterfook, grab-azz, high-five, then sprint back to fall the next <V2 line.

i am entirely confident that all of you, and all your crews, do precisely the same.

[in hell]



right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2010 - 05:50pm PT
We do still, and did then, run single file to the crags like a high school girls volleyball team.

Mr. Katz says it is was originally aired on "Eye on LA"
Not sure if that means they produced it as well; prolly so ... but not without copious input from the masters of mirth.
Some of those lines/words/phrases (nonsense) are pure patented Largo, (a.k.a. a Largosity b.i.t.d), maybe suggested to the p.t.b. by Gaines.

"Standing on a dime" fer'instance.

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jan 31, 2010 - 07:41pm PT
Eye On LA was a popular local 1/2 hour TV show that I recollect aired almost nightly for a while.

The narrator is Paul Moyer, a longtime anchorman for the the local ABC Eyewitness News at the time.

Jan 31, 2010 - 07:55pm PT
I'll have to look for that at youtube.

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A Token of My Extreme
Feb 3, 2010 - 06:09pm PT
Ha ha ha haaaa!!
Thanks Roy, for bringing this out.

Unfortunately that's what they all still look like in my minds eye.....

Man oh man, there was some hilarious stuff in there, compared to the modern flicks with speed thrash metal soundtracks.
Does it look more athletic when they do those little micro clips of lunges and yells with the metal thrashing away?

BITD it was about looking smooth and fluid.

Yeah, that fall was staged for sure.
Looks like they had fun though!

A friends backyard with the neighbors wifi
Feb 3, 2010 - 08:09pm PT
so classic. I like the music change to 70's slow jam saxophone as it zooms in on Lynn Hills perfectly tan, perfectly toned legs toward the end of the vid. They were nice legs though...


Big Wall climber
Feb 5, 2010 - 11:44am PT
great film tarbuster!
hey check out the Stoney point thread!
Jim Herrington

Mountain climber
New York, NY
Feb 5, 2010 - 12:01pm PT

Where can I buy some of these kuh-rob-in-eers...?

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Feb 5, 2010 - 03:47pm PT
Yep, I climbed Yosemite in a day all right. All of it. That howler reminds me of an old Japanese mag. featuring Blue Suade Shoes or some other problem in Camp 4. The caption read: Let's Bouldering!

The fun part of looking at that old tape was the clip of jump roping, which DB and I were really into back then.

looking sketchy there...

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Latitute 33
Feb 5, 2010 - 05:22pm PT
"Let's Bouldering" Now that brings back memories!

Great clip Roy, thanks for posting. Boy everyone looks so young and energetic.
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