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SPECIALS

2010-2015

You Call That Music? (2015) - Series of six one-hour specials in which famed music critic Harold Scherbin dissects the world's great recordings.

Rudolph's Glorious Easter (2013) - Further adventures of Rudolph and a new group of friends including Lester, the Green Footed Easter Bunny.

RIAAL Heroes! (2010) - Special showcasing the contributions of the RIAA.

 

2000-2009

The Paths Of Least Resistence (2006) - Two-hour special showcasing famous shortcuts throughout history.

The Kid Who Needed An Avid (2002) - Industrial Christmas video made on spec for the Avid Corporation in the hopes of attaining a free Avid.

 

1990-1999

VROOOM!!! (1998) - Lifetime achievement award video produced for the NASCAR '95 Convention. The story of the man who created the sound of Volkswagen engines.

Video Doctor (Healing The Sick) (1997) - 10-part home doctor instruction course.

Benneton's Multi-Cultural Madness (1995) - Live concert from the Ben & Jerry's factor, hosted by Wavy Gravy and Kate Moss.

Kennedy Center Honors (1994) - Cut from the original broadcast in 1994, the Kennedy Center honored the three Manka brothers posthumously.

 

1980-1989

North Hollywood High School - Video Yearbook '84 (1984) - At one of the low points of the studio, Manka Bros. was hired on a work-for-hire basis and produced the video yearbook for North Hollywood High School.

Vic Tayback's Wayback Machine (1983) - Relive the past with your host Vic Tayback. [Tayback quit after two episodes because his paycheck bounced.]

North Hollywood High School - Video Yearbook '83 (1983) - At one of the low points of the studio, Manka Bros. was hired on a work-for-hire basis and produced the video yearbook for North Hollywood High School.

Pray (1982) - Series of primetime specials offering inspiration to the downtrodden. [As the studio was nearing financial collapse, several Manka executives appeared on the show.]

North Hollywood High School - Video Yearbook '82 (1982) - At one of the low points of the studio, Manka Bros. was hired on a work-for-hire basis and produced the video yearbook for North Hollywood High School.

Ginsu Cop (1982) - Hour-long infomercial for a new set of Ginsu knives disguised as an hour-long cop drama. [Another low point for the studio.]

Designer Label Jean Challenge (1981) - Infomercial made to look like a game show. Contestants guess which designer jeans are cooler - Jordache, Sassoon, Sergeo Valente, Calvin Kleins - produced by Levis.

Pryor Commitment (1981) - After Richard Pryor's freebasing accident, Bill Cosby offered to stand in delivering stand-up material Pryor had written.

Sitter In A Box (1980) - Produced for parents, this video babysitter entertains the kids and sings them to sleep while you're off at the movies or at a bar.

Rip Van Pryor (1980) - Richard Pryor falls asleep in the green room of the Comedy Store and wakes up in the year 2000. He goes on stage and performs his act from 1980.

 

1970-1979

Your GuideTo The Susan B. Anthony Dollar (1979) - Produced for the General Accounting Office (GAO), this video details all the fun advantages of the coin dollar vs. the annoyingly inconvenient paper dollar.

The Forgotten War (1978) - A Manka Bros. televised April Fool's joke in which a war is recreated that was never fought and didn't even exist.

Hansel & Gretel In Lollyland (1977) - One-hour holiday special. Further adventures of "Hansel & Gretel" in the magical land inhabited by a race of puppets known as the Lollys.

The Gay Ark (1975) - Produced and narrated by Anita Bryant for the Baptist Church. How we might not have been here if the Ark was built in San Francisco in 1975.

A Moment Of Your Time... (1974) - Series of public service announcements. [Features included: An explanation of how the Fibonacci Series of numbers can be found within today's television programming and how astroturf was created by Monsanto in 1964.]

Golden Triangle '73 (1973) - Rock concert for peace staged in the region where Burma, Thailand and Laos meet (the Golden Triangle - also known as the world's largest producer of heroin). [Even under threats of bombing by the Khmer Rouge, for some reason, many of rocks top acts wanted to perform in this region.]

Happy Hanukah, Mr. Manka (1970) - Televised special celebrating the life and career of Manka Bros. studio chief Harry Manka.

 

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