In 1963 Trans-Lux Television of Norwalk Connecticut produced a series of live-action comedy films... In 1963, Trans-Lux Television of Norwalk, Connecticut, produced a series of live-action comedy films... MD: Oh yes. I still get fan letters from Germany and Japan so I guess they are STILL running... MD: Oh, yes. I still get fan letters from Germany and Japan, so I guess they are STILL running... Mack & Myer for Hire was a short slapstick TV show from 1963.  It was produced by Sandy Howard... Mack & Myer for Hire was a short slapstick TV show from 1963.  It was produced by Sandy Howard... TVParty: Could you give us a little background on your beginnings in show business? Mickey Deems: I... TVParty: Could you give us a little background on your beginnings in show business? Mickey Deems: I... TVP: Many of the MACK & MYER episodes feature you and Myer riding around the countryside in a... TVP: Many of the MACK & MYER episodes feature you and Myer riding around the countryside in a... CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON MICKEY DEEMS CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON MICKEY DEEMS MD: I have several episodes of MACK & MYER but really don't watch them much. They are too familiar.... MD: I have several episodes of MACK & MYER but really don't watch them much. They are too familiar.... TVP: How did the MACK & MYER project come about? MD: The MACK & MYER project was the idea of... TVP: How did the MACK & MYER project come about? MD: The MACK & MYER project was the idea of... ...well. It was Dom DeLouise's first film. And a great cast of character actors who I knew quite well. ...well. It was Dom DeLouise's first film. And a great cast of character actors, who I knew quite well. MD: My favorite episodes are difficult to name as the titles were often changed. Some of my... MD: My favorite episodes are difficult to name, as the titles were often changed. Some of my... The stars of Mack & Myer were Mickey Deems and Joey Faye two comedy veterans with a long and... The stars of Mack & Myer were Mickey Deems and Joey Faye , two comedy veterans with a long and... TV Shows on DVD / / / / / TV Blog / / / / / Punk Book / / / Holiday Specials on DVD / / / / / Batman... TV Shows on DVD / / / / / TV Blog / / / / / Punk Book / / / Holiday Specials on DVD / / / / / Batman... By Rob Craig By Rob Craig Now on DVD! Now on DVD! TVP: You were also in a very popular Off-Broadway production of Cole Porter's ANYTHING GOES... TVP: You were also in a very popular Off-Broadway production of Cole Porter's ANYTHING GOES,... MD: All of the above. And Stan Laurel whom I was blessed to know gave me hundreds of physical gags... MD: All of the above. And Stan Laurel, whom I was blessed to know, gave me hundreds of physical gags... TVP: In 1962 you and Joey Faye played together on Broadway in the Sid Caesar show LITTLE ME.... TVP: In 1962, you and Joey Faye played together on Broadway, in the Sid Caesar show LITTLE ME.... MD: The show was very well received. For a short time it was one of the top shows in Japan. The... MD: The show was very well received. For a short time, it was one of the top shows in Japan. The... TVP: You and Joey Faye worked so well together; had you worked together often? MD: I had known Joey... TVP: You and Joey Faye worked so well together; had you worked together often? MD: I had known Joey... TVP: There was a prolific drummer in the 1950's named Barrett Deems who worked with the Louis... TVP: There was a prolific drummer in the 1950's named Barrett Deems, who worked with the Louis... MD: We got up at 5 A.M. and drove out to Hempstead N.Y. where the show was shot. It was a really... MD: We got up at 5 A.M., and drove out to Hempstead, N.Y., where the show was shot. It was a really... ...He finally settled for one a day. That is one whole episode most of which I wrote A DAY! ...He finally settled for one a day. That is, one whole episode, most of which I wrote, A DAY! These remarkable ten-minute films hearken back to the classic two-reel comedies of the 1930's and... These remarkable ten-minute films hearken back to the classic two-reel comedies of the 1930's and... The Three Stooges (l to r; Moe Shemp Larry) The Three Stooges (l to r; Moe, Shemp, Larry)
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