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Chic-a-go-go, that toddlin' cable access show - VIDEO

by Eliot Glazer, posted Jan 27th 2009 3:03PM
chica-go-go cable accessWe may not live in Chicago, but we know the value of a legendary public access show when we see it. That being said, Chi-town's already-legendary homegrown variety show Chic-a-go-go -- on the air since 1996 -- seems to fit the bill, at least according to the footage we've seen online.

According to the astounding amount of nostalgic praise littered throughout the web, the fan favorite is a dizzying version of Soul Train for kids, if Soul Train employed children, hipsters, and whomever wanders into the studio to dance to oldies, indie rock, and everything in between.

Hosted by a puppet rat MC named ... wait for it ... Ratso, and his human co-host, Miss Mia, the show has rather unsurprisingly yielded a comparison to "an early David Lynch movie" and been described by another blogger as "frenetic, [yet] friendly and familiar."

But really, would you expect Sesame Street to lawfully air a performance by an artist named "Cynthia Plaster Caster," best known (allegedly) for her handmade molds of Jimi Hendrix's phallus? We didn't think so.

Here's a taste of the madness:





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Charlie Conner

looks like Chris Hansen would like a word with some of those dancers...nothing like toddlers and predators dancing together!

January 28 2009 at 11:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Greg

Ah, Chic-A-Go-Go...

A couple friends were background dancers for an episode that also featured another friend and his band, Stag Party. I'm sure they're on youtube or something.

Miss Mia was also in an AOL commercial a few years back, I remember.

January 27 2009 at 9:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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