Chris Elliott: A Television Miracle

A few days ago, when I let it slip on this site that my dapper young companion, the accomplished local puppeteer Patrick Elkins, was himself in fact an automaton, which I’d created from a found beard, a magical top hat, and the rusted-out shell of my former mentor’s daughter Vicki, I received an email from a reader, alerting me to this piece of long-lost documentary footage, showing how the scientists of Late Night had, in a very similar fashion, created the beloved television personality Chris Elliott. It’s truly magical stuff, and I thought that you might enjoy it this cold winter morning.

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4 Comments

  1. Eel
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    I admire your trying to rewrite history, but haven’t we already established that Patrick Elkins we constructed by Anton LaVey?

  2. Posted January 21, 2012 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    And where does Jack Benny fit into this?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK2hKl8nQBI

  3. anonymous
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for setting the record straight on this, Mark. Hopefully this puts an end to the story that Jason Voss keeps trying to perpetuate on the origins of Patrick Elkins. I ‘ve heard him tell at least four people that he made Patrick out of a stolen Baby Alive to which a beard of pubes had been hot-glued.

  4. Elf
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Didn’t the last episode of Small Wonder end with the family melting down Vicki to make bullets?

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