Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The highlight of every live Gallagher performance is his uproariously messy Sledge-o-Matic routine, wherein the zany comic delivers a Ronco-style patter while smashing one melon after another with a huge mallet. Those lucky enough to get front row tickets are always supplied with raincoat-like gear so that their expensive suits won't be forever stained by Gallagher's melon mania. In the 60-minute concert video Melon Crazy, the comedian provides the ne plus ultra to the melon situation, discussing the many varieties of the juicy fruit and trotting out a gigantic "melon blimp." This doesn't sound like much on paper, but wait till you see it. Comic actor Bill Kirchenbauer also has a wet, sloppy hand in the looniness of Melon Crazy.