WQED mobile
menu
close menu


- CHAPTER 1 -
Our great American imagination

unusualBuildings

CHAPTER 1 | CHAPTER 2 | CHAPTER 3 | CHAPTER 4 | CHAPTER 5 | CHAPTER 6 | CHAPTER 7 | CHAPTER 8 | CHAPTER 9 | CHAPTER 10 | CHAPTER 11 | CHAPTER 12 | CHAPTER 13 | CHAPTER 14 | CHAPTER 15 | CHAPTER 16 | CHAPTER 17 | CHAPTER 18

RICK Yeah, I think we do. We love these unusual buildings because they remind us of our own goofy potential.

JIM I never get tired of this stuff, and part of it is the fact that I know that there’s still stuff that I haven’t seen out there.

RANDY And I think you’re crazy if you don’t love these. I mean we should appreciate these things more.

RICH It’s getting out in your car. It’s going someplace. It’s the Wild West. It’s exploring.

PAT I mean yeah, there’s an appeal there that makes people want to participate, makes people want to go.

BILL Always glad they’re there. Always worried I’ll make the turn, and they’ll be gone.

RICK These buildings are wacky, important and worth seeking out. Somehow they have the power to grab our attention, to intrigue us and to lift our spirits.

ERIC And to see something out of the ordinary, to see something, something interesting, it makes you smile, makes you feel good, makes you wonder, makes you dream again.

(music out)

CUNNINGHAM “A Program About Unusual Buildings and Other Roadside Stuff” is available on videocassette or DVD. To order, call PBS Home Video at 1-800-PLAY-PBS.


(credits)

ANTHONY I got all excited, so I have to go see the Big Chicken.

BOB You used to see things like the Leaning Tower of Pizzas…

CAITLIN Do you want to ask me about the goofy building?

ELI We’re all goofy.

MATT I thought fishermen just liked to drink.

BILL There might be a giant tooth looming around the next corner. You never know.

BABS Like a happy vision.

GEORGE Before we got civilized, we probably used to run like heck from things like that.

TED Oh yeah, they’re good to eat.

NATHAN The one thing I think I am is a human roadmap.

JUDY Can’t help but laugh, you know.

RUTH I’m just too old for that.

SCOTTY Let me ask you a serious question: Don’t you have any better questions to ask?

DENNIS If they ask you, only say nice things.
MARIA Of course.
DAVID Of course.

STACEY You will edit that part, right? (laughs)

RACHEL Firstly, it all has to percolate in my little head for a while I think.

S RACHEL I’m happy.

CUNNINGHAM A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff was made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you. Thank you.


BEHIND THE SCENES | ORDER A DVD | READ THE TRANSCRIPT | PRESS CLIPPINGS
OTHER RICK SEBAK PROGRAMS

Produced by Rick Sebak and WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh

Made possible by Viewers Like You and CPB The Corporation for Public Broadcasting,
a private corporation funded by the American people.

 

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.