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Christy Paxson Easter Special

A Christy Paxson Easter at the Mall





Title: "Christy Paxson Easter Special"
Series: The Christy Paxson Show
Episode Number: 5
Production Date: April 4th, 1993
Running Time: 16:51

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Production Notes:

March 29th, 2012

Eric White: For me, this video is classic Christy Paxson. Like all the videos I made, it could have been edited a lot tighter. But it has some great bits of Christy improv. My favorite part is the sequence starting from the fake smashing into the trash can and leading into the dress store where Christy slips into a character performance using the red & white dresses as props.

I also remember that Christy told me that the grimace she has near the end wasn't about the woman walking behind her, as it appears, but was about some kitschy thing they were selling.

We got a lot of flack from the Mall after the fact. They must have had complaints from Pass Pets about our filming there. They told the TV station they didn't want anyone filming in there again without permission. So, when we made a later video at a drug store on Mother's Day, we hid the camera in a shopping basket.


March 29th, 2012

Xy: Eric and I wanted to get shots of the poor bunnies trapped in cages at the pet store in the mall for sure, then there was all this “antiquey”' stuff around that was imminently questionable...

Anyway the fallout from the show was unreal. The mall called me and said, “Hey you shouldn't have said that stuff about the mall, while in the mall.” So they created a policy supposedly that bans videotaping in the mall... I argue the old public square kinda thing, and they claim it's private property. Of course private property usually beats a
social sentiment.

They went as far as to call me where I worked at the local paper (HT) and threaten to pull their advertising because of my little shenanigans. All I really remember about the conversations with the mall was me stating, “Well ultimately I guess we have two different definitions of what comedy is.” I mean really they were so mad at me... [More...]

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