by Jack Richins
This show should still be used for educating people to Seattle. I highly recommend clicking on the Ballard Driving Academy skit. In College our dorm floor generated a Lame List (a sketch on Almost Live!) everyweek – I think it was a guy from Eastern Washington that thought it up…
"The program had quite an enthusiastic following in its day. If you were new to the area, sooner or later one of your friends would sit you down and force you to watch a half hour of sketches. It was a crash course in local geography and culture, with jokes about Ballard, Mercer Island, Renton, and Lynnwood flying left and right. (The Ballard Driving Academy is perhaps their greatest accomplishment.) "