More Highlights for Rowell Gormon
“The Pumpkins Strike Back” is a delightful, cheesy series of four vignettes that aired on WRAL-TV during the late night Halloween movie on October 31, 1981. During the commercial breaks, “The Pumpkins Strike Back” would air prior to the commercials, then back to the movie.
Rowell Gorman, “The Man of a Thousand Voices”, wrote the script and provided different voices to the pumpkin characters, as well as appearing in the production. Other “actors” were staff members at WRAL, many who had never acted before – and that will be apparent! The vignettes were produced by the WRAL production staff.
The parody is loosely based on several blockbuster movies including STAR WARS, PSYCHO and PATTON. But “The Pumpkins Strike Back” is in a league of its own. Enjoy!
NOTE: Single channel audio. Originally produced on 3/4 inch videotape.
Famous Bob Inskeep enjoying a moment with his sidekick puppet Zoot and voice actor Rowell Gormon.
Rowell Gormon created “theater of the mind” through various characters conjured up in his creative cranial recesses. In 1975, he was recruited from a radio station in Winston-Salem to WRAL-FM by Bob Inskeep, better known to listeners as “FBI,” or
Uncle Paul was a very popular character portrayed by Paul Montgomery, an accomplish jazz pianist who was also legally blind. The video shows Uncle Paul talking with Mr. Anybody, portrayed by Rowell Gormon, about the program, “Time for Uncle Paul,” moving to a new time period. Promo produced in 1977.
Well known radio personality and character actor Rowell Gormon brings the subject of “Dead End Job” to life. His portrayal of a person facing job disatisfaction resonated with viewers who were in a similar predicament. The news promo was very effective and well received by viewers.