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Last Days of Classes/Study Days/Finals Week Distractions

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

This is it, folks. You’ve been promising your pals that you’d go to their shit all semester, and you’ve been successfully avoided it for the past three months. But it’s time to pay the Pied Piper of Acapella/Comedy/Performance-Club Guilt. And that fucker takes no prisoners. And you definitely don’t have any excuses this time around, because your pal knows you sure as hell weren’t doing work.

It’s also worth noting that attendance at many of these events will likely yield inclusion to an after party or two–which will maximize your opportunity to make moves on that one boy/girl before the semester ends and you go back to your hometown full-to-bursting with the regret that is exclusively tied to missed opportunities. In other words: You’re running out of time, so take a chance, motherfucker.

2:00pm – “I Can’t Breathe” Drop-in Session (2:00-7:00) @ ICC
8:00pm – SkidTV 2014 Fall Showcase @ Davis
8:00pm – Ujima Step Show @ Filene

12:00pm – WIB Pop-Up Shop @ Case
5:30pm – “Hope and Anger: The Civil Rights Movement and Beyond” @ Tang
6:30pm – Awkward Kids Finding Their Voice @ Gannett
7:00pm – The Accents go BROgue (Winter Jam) @ Davis
8:00pm – GUACAPELLA: The Skidmore Dynamics Winter Jam @ Gannett
8:30pm – “The Ad-Libs Save Camp” Improv Big Show @ JKB
9:30pm – Pulse Final Show @ Falstaff’s
10:00pm – The Bandersnatchers Present: Mourning Wood @ Filene

8:00pm – “The Houses We Build and Break” @ Falstaff’s

3:00pm – “The Houses We Build and Break” @ Falstaff’s
8:00pm – “The Houses We Build and Break” @ Falstaff’s

Missing something? Let us know in the replies!


Monday, February 27th, 2012

In like a lion and out like a lamb get it March jokes

SkidTV’s second showcase is coming up this Thursday at 8:00pm in the Spa. This showcase will include episodes of Amateur Chef, Drunk on Sundays with Tommy, and several other student productions. Submissions ARE welcome!


AOD Policy Forum Playing on Loop on SkidTV (Channel 16) Until Midnight Tonight

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

In case you missed it.

If you continue to miss it: after midnight tonight, it will play looped on the lecture block on SkidTV from 11AM-3PM for the next couple days, and then periodically from then on.

SkidTV’s October Showcase Has Free Pizza

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Tomorrow night, SkidTV will be holding their first in a monthly series of showcases. The event will be a viewing of the projects that many members of the club have been working on, including several sketches and clips from new upcoming TV shows. They will even be premiering a never-before-seen clip from the work-in-progress fourth episode of Sexiled! If that isn’t enough to get you down to the showcase……… they will also have pizza.

I’d also like to quickly remind our readers that if you want to make sketches or shorts or TV shows you are by all means welcome to join SkidTV and use the equipment and creative resources provided there to produce your projects, and then premiere them at the next showcase. SkidTV meets at 9pm on Tuesdays in Media Services.

Tomorrow, Thursday 10/27


New SkidTV Show to Premiere on Channel 16 Tonight @ 10

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
good times, good times

This isn't it, but you know what I mean.

“Don’t Question It,” Skidmore’s newest sitcom, is about “[sophomore] college students David, Nate, Aidan, and Lowell [who] are forced to deal with a less than likable RA.” While this detailed abstract I received sounds promising and original, it is only the tip of the iceberg that is new SkidTV content this year. I haven’t previewed the show myself or else I would let you know if I think it’s sexist or not, but it’s a Wednesday and you’ll probably be doing homework anyway so why not put that TV you made your parents lug up here to use and turn on SkidTV (Channel 16) at 10 PM tonight.

I’d like to remind our readers at this time that SkidTV wants to help you create and broadcast original content, and we film and broadcast many lectures and events throughout the year as well. If you get nothing else out of watching the new sitcom tonight, at least let it remind you that you are totally capable of creating a television show too. We’ll put it up on the channel and then channel-surfing students expecting to find a lava lamp will be pleasantly surprised to see your face on their screen. “How’d you get in my cartoons box?” they’ll ponder. “I thought it was only for famous people!” Entranced, they’ll continue to watch your show and find that it tickles them on an intimate level, and wow are they impressed at your hilarity and wit and talent as an actor. Later they’ll see you in D-Hall and think, “Oh god, there he is, that kid from that thing! Look at what he’s eating! I’m gonna get the same!” Later still they’ll see you at a party and at this point have gathered the courage as a result of responsible alcohol intake to approach you.  They stumble over to you and you watch them trip over their own feet and as they fall to the floor you can hear the descendo of their voice tell you: “I watched your show, I think it’s kinda funnyyy…”

SkidTV meetings are Tuesdays at 9 on the second floor of Media Services. If you’d liked to be added to the mailing list please email Michael Forbes at Yes we have a green screen and Yes we want you to use it.


SkidTV Picture Show

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

The SkidTV Student film showcase has been rescheduled for next Friday April 1st. If you have any questions contact Mike Forbes ’11

SkidTV Presents: The Picture Show

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Everybody knows Skidmore College has a seething underworld of budding filmmakers just waiting for some big break/SkidTV film festival to roll along, rip back the curtain of solitude and expose them to the world. Finally something to help them along!

If you’ve tired of tossing your wonderful video projects into the YouTube to no avail then maybe you should submit them to this lil’ film festival. Submissions that get to Media Services by March 24th will be screened for a loving audience in Davis this Friday at 8pm and people will finally see your genius. But wait there’s more, SkidTV will also premier its newest show, Amateur Chef, at the screening

if you’ve got some questions, or just want to chat, you can contact Mike Forbes or follow up on thefacebook.

Teach-In On SkidTV

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Students that missed Wednesday’s Teach-In should know that an edited recording of the event is currently looping on SkidTV which I think is channel 16 or something like that.

SkidmoreNewsNetwork in Pre-Production

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

first years?

Rachel Kim ’13 writes in to let us know about a new satirical SkidTV news show called SkidmoreNewsNetwork—currently in pre-production. Students interested in writing headlines or skits for the show should email rkim1@skid. In her email Kim repeatedly assured me that the show will resemble an Onion, which I don’t really understand. Perhaps she meant it will be very layered and probably make you cry.

I usually don’t really like helping people with things but I’ve appended a list of possible headlines I just thought up with my brain. Please remember that this is my intellectual property and if you use it without properly crediting me I will sue you like those twins from The Social Network.

Campus Apathy Reaches

Asshole Student Raised By Asshole Parents

Kid With Glasses References Poem

Burgess Café Satisfies First Customer

Breaking News: SkidTV Still Exists

South Quad Secedes!

Housemates Remain In Peace Talks Over Missing Goat Cheese

Hundreds Observe Halloween Tradition of Losing Cellphone, Wallet, Keys, Virginity

New Evidence Suggests Roommate May Not Have Been Watching ‘Family Guy’

Ambitious New Satirical News Show Abandoned After Creators Faced With Reality Of Homework