- Verbatim Transcript of Senator John Glenn on "Fraser"
Tuesday, March 6, 2001:
- "Back in those glory days, I was very uncomfortable
when they asked us to say things we didn't want to say and deny other things.
Some people asked, you know, were you alone out there? We never gave the
real answer, and yet we see things out there, strange things, but we know
what we saw out there. And we couldn't really say anything. The bosses
were really afraid of this, they were afraid of the War of the Worlds type
stuff, and about panic in the streets. So, we had to keep quiet. And now
we only see these things in our nightmares or maybe in the movies, and
some of them are pretty close to being the truth."
- The entire plot of the show was designed to support John
Glenn's appearance. Fraser was jealous of John Glenn and felt competitive
about sharing airtime on the radio. In the pivotal scene, Fraser and a
female character were arguing with each other inside of an isolated sound
room while Glenn faced the camera directly and delivered the above soliloquy.
The entire scene had a very strange, non-comedic feeling and seemed to
have nothing to do with what the rest of the show was about.
- After Glenn finished delivering the speech, he returned
to the control room where Fraser and the woman were arguing. At this point
he realizes that he was being taped and says that he needs to take the
tape; he was unaware that he was being recorded and this information "can't
get out to the public."
- Thus, it appears that public comedy -- things the common
people are relating to -- is one of the main vehicles through which the
disclosure is finally being realized.
NBC has posted the clip from Frazier in which Sen. John Glenn speaks about
"strange things". Watch this clip all the way thru to the end
(less than 2 minutes long).
- The first link is for broadband users, the second for
- Sen. Glenn was interviewed about his appearance on this
- The first link is for broadband, the second for dialup
- NOTE: Sen. Glenn makes no comments about what he said
on the program, only that he enjoyed doing the show.
- (You'll need RealPlayer 8 for these clips. Not sure if
an earlier version will work.)
- (I don't watch shows like this; I was merely snoopin'
around NBC's web site after reading the article.)
- -- thx, Paul Seniura (in OkC)