One of my memories from living in New Jersey was watching The Uncle Floyd Show. It's kinda hard to explain but I'll try: One half hour filled with local talent, like The Ramones, with music, bad jokes, equally bad skits, and Uncle Floyd trying to play a song on his piano while being interrupted by Looney Skip Rooney, Oogie, or Bones Boy.
(Snap it, Pal!) At the end of the show, while Uncle Floyd supplied the music, they would do weird stuff...like using the puppet, Hugo, the Man of 1,000 Faces, to dance and get up in the camera, extremely close-up, and stare.
That always made me laugh.