Home Page | About Ron | School for Champions | SfC Publishing | Kurtus Technologies | Biographical History | People

Ron Kurtus header

Time line

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

Comedy Skits 1971-1974

I started writing comedy skits in 1971. Since I liked doing it and felt I had talent in this area, I pursued the field, trying to become a writer for the various new television comedy-variety shows, such as the Helen Reddy Show, the Lily Tomlin Show and others. I was living in Santa Barbara, CA and sending the script ideas to TV producers in Los Angeles. I also put together some of these skits to have them produced as a play in Santa Barbara. Unfortunately, none of my plans or efforts were sucessful, either due to my lack of sales ability, talent or distance from the television studios.

The following consists of the skits I wrote between 1971 and 1974. They are primarily listed in the order they were written.

1971

The Motel - 1/71

Socialized Medicine - 1/71

Spoof on Bonanza TV Show - 1/71

The Loving Bandit - 1/71

Safety in Automobiles - 1/71

Cinderella's Pals - 2/71

Square in Bar - 5/71

Movie Show - 5/71

Car Salesman - 5/71

Magazine Sales - 6/71

The Proposal - 6/71

Highway Patrol - 6/71

Different Politics - 6/71

The Doctor - 6/71

Young Couple - 7/71

The Vacation - 7/71

Son is Leaving - 8/71

House Painters - 8/71

Sarcasm and Insults - 8/71

The Competitors - 8/71

Employment Agency - 8/71

Feels Like Rubber - 11/71

Super-Lib - 12/71

Charitable Cause - 71

Evening News - 71

Our Man-in-the-Street Show - 71

One Happy Family - 71

Talk Show with Cool Guest - 71

Ted Smack's Amateur Hour - 71

Truth or Else Quiz Show - 71

1972

Human Nature - 2/72

Roving Reporter Interviews - 4/72

Roving Reporter with Hitchhiker - 4/72

Roving Reporter with the Cat Lady - 5/72

Roving Reporter at the Drive-in Movie - 5/72

Roving Reporter with Old Man - 5/72

Roving Reporter with the Spinster - 5/72

Roving Reporter at the Bank Robbery - 5/72

Roving Reporter at the Golf Course - 5/72

Anti-Republican skit - 8/72

The Adventures of HENRY PARTRIDGE - 1972

Satire on TV Commercial - 1972

1973

Helen Reddy Show - Opening Monologue - 1973

Helen Reddy Show - Comedy Bit - 1973

1974

Lily Tomlin Monologue - Ernestine Calls the Electric Company - 9/74

Lily Tomlin Monologue - Exclusive Men's Club Calls Ernestine - 9/74