So This Is What Happens To Socks In The Dryer...

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So This Is What Happens To Socks In The Dryer...

So This Is What Happens To Socks In The Dryer...

They escape and put on a show.....Yes, your socks are not missing - they have escaped from your dryer and they are now appearing in a stage show in Los Angeles.


Sock Puppet Theater


On Wednesday night --- I went to see a production at Sock Puppet Sitcom Theatre in the Atwater neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles.   Their website http://www.sockpuppetsitcomtheater.com/ tells us:


If you were the kind of kid who grew up watching old sitcoms in syndication after school, this is the sock puppet series for you. Take sitcom pilot episodes add socks, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, live musical performances and you have the making of a truly memorable series of evenings.

The venue, Atwater Crossing, is located at 3245 Casitas Avenue in the Atwater District in the city of Los Angeles -- the vibe is pretty cool with a bar and food available before the show.  The seating is cabaret style and while they ask that phones be turned silent
- the use of cameras and sharing on social media is enthusiastically encouraged.   


While the production values of the show left a bit to be desired, the idea is certainly unique and fun. Wednesday’s sock puppet presentation was the pilot presentation of Hogan's Heroes.  Don't remember Hogan's Heroes?  It’s that 1960s television sitcom that continues to live on in syndication. The basic premise is life in a German prison camp during World War II and yes, it's a comedy and now performed by sock puppets
.   Earlier in the season the shows included the pilot episodes of  Three’s Company, I Love Lucy and Friends.  Each sock episode includes commercials and news breaks of the era.


Hogan's Heroes at Sock Puppet Theater    


I first learned of this theater on our local National Public Radio(NPR) station in Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley KPCC on the weekend show Off Ramp.   Check out the segment:    http://www.scpr.org/programs/offramp/2012/07/12/27359/sock-puppet-sitcom-theater-connects-new-audience/

For an interesting night out and for the approximate cost at the local multiplex --- you may want to consider the next two productions of the Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater season:  Roseanne(September 19) and The Golden Girls(October 19).   

Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater at Atwater Crossing after the show


Looking for your missing socks?   The Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater may be the place for you.

Looking for your new home?  Michael Jacobs is your source for real estate in Pasadena, the San Gabriel Valley plus the Northeast Foothill communities within the city of Los Angeles.  Reach him at 818.516.4393 cell/text or michaeljacobs@coldwellbanker.com


 

 

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How fun - it brings back memories AND ideas for me as a new grandma!  Thank you. 

Jul 18, 2012 11:26 PM #1
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What a cute idea. Sounds like fun. Lots of cool stuff to do in the Los Angeles / Pasadena area. 

Jul 19, 2012 12:18 AM #2
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Now I can quit looking for my missing socks, you've made it all very clear where they are now Michael.  Sounds like great fun mixed with some nostalgia.

Jul 19, 2012 02:07 AM #4
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Shanna -- congratulations on the new addition to your family.

Pamela -- yes, the possibilities and finding new and different things to do are seemingly endless.

Roger -- I wish I had known about this earlier -- it would have saved a lot of time needlessly looking for those missing socks.

Jul 19, 2012 06:19 AM #5
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Same here, and never finding them and having a drawer full of "single" socks.

Jul 19, 2012 06:53 AM #6
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Michael, you brought a laugh this early morning with your intro of the missing socks :)  Thanks for the smile.

Jul 19, 2012 07:06 AM #7
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Michael-I loved your title. Very funny. I would enjoy watching the sock puppets. I know everyone of those shows. Watching the Golden Girls would be a hoot. So many of the older shows were wholesome and fun. There were a few like Hogan's heroes that were pushing the envelope. All in the Family was another one. Wished I lived closer I would go see Golden Girls

Jul 19, 2012 07:09 AM #8
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Roger -- sounds as if you could have a sock-ensemble-in-the-making -- time to hit the road to Broadway this month!

Hey John -- you're very welcome.

Sharon --- ahh, can you imagine Archie and Edith as socks -- yes, that would be a great choice.  I think most of the audience was too young to remember Hogan's Heroes during the show's initial run --- there was an introduction prior to the presentation, of course - presented by sock puppets to give a bit of insight into the controversy.   I think Golden Girls could be a very fun time too -- some of the lines were quite memorable.

Jul 19, 2012 07:31 AM #9
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Very cool Michael...and I was one of those kids who grew up watching old sitcoms on TV....lol

Jul 19, 2012 07:36 AM #10
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Hi Jeffrey -- and they live on in re-runs so you can share with your son too.

Jul 19, 2012 07:46 AM #11
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Hi Michael - That's offbeat enough to be really fun with the right sitcom, but it's a good thing they let you know what's playing on their website, since sone of those old ones can be really painful to watch.

Jul 19, 2012 08:14 AM #12
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Ah Ha!  The secret is out.  Those little rascals.  Who would have known???  Very cute!

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Hey Dick -- offbeat is definitely the operative word and probably not a concept that will be entertaining for everyone but for a night that is not typical, Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater may be just the ticket.   

Hi Belinda -- and to think, I have been looking in the dryer for years --- I guess socks don't like that warm tumbling motion.   

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Michael - I've always wondered what happened to the socks that didn't come out of the dryer.  Now I know!  They're in a hit production in Los Angeles!  : )

Jul 19, 2012 12:49 PM #15
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Laura -- I'm so glad the mystery has been solved for you!    

Jul 19, 2012 03:25 PM #16
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Howdy and evening Michael

Michael my friend, I sure do remember those mighty fine Sitcoms, I also wish we still had those kind of enjoyable TV Shows today. It sure would be fun to go and watch sock puppets perform them.

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

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Hi Dale -- the concept of taking a sock, turning it into a puppet and then to build a show around them recreating the pilot episodes of favorite television situation comedies is so clever.  You wonder how people think of these things.   

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