Highlights for Cindy Sink
“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.
Cindy Sink started work at WRAL-TV in 1980 as a commercial producer. After several years she was promoted to Director of Promotion until she retired in 2004. Her creativity and leadership positioned WRAL with the reputation of innovation and integrity throughout the television industry. John Harris, Corporate Director of Special Projects conducted the interview.
Developers and managers of WRAL.com celebrate launch of the website in 1996. L-R: John Conway, Jason Priebe, Tom Lawrence, unknown, Michelle Singer, John Harris, Cindy Sink and John Whitehead.
WRAL-TV staffers Cindy Sink and Kevin Duffus during production of 1983 Partners Auction.