Local Radio Hosts Putting Pittsburgh Twist On “Sharknado” Craze
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — “Sharknado” and “Sharknado 2: The Second One” drew fans of campy Twitter fare to the Syfy Channel in record numbers.
Airborne sharks in New York City? That’s scary enough.
But shades of Pymatuning, Pittsburgh prepares for “Carpnado.”
Local radio host Bubba Snider sets the scene in Market Square as the director rolls tape. The co-star is on standby.
“Everybody realizes that it’s happening, you freak out, and you take off running,” says Bubba.
In this scene, they’re watching a performance when the unspeakable happens.
The 10-day movie shoot is based on the disgusting denizens of the Pymatuning Spillway.
“Now imagine if they got sucked up into a tornado, and because of the power of the tornado, they became giant killer carp,” says Bubba. “That is also scary.”
But how does the tornado make them big?”
“I haven’t figured that part out yet. Can I get back to you on that one?” he says.
Mild-mannered pharmacist John Yamber is the first to go.
“I’m about to be pummeled with carp as the first death in ‘Carpnado,’” says Yamber.
Bubba’s co-host at STAR 100.7 is also doomed, sort of.
“Shelley Duffy is going to die, but fear not, and here’s why. Shelley is going to come back as a zombie,” says Bubba. “Because only in the movie ‘Carpnado’ would zombies and living human beings fight side by side.”
“Only in a Bubba-produced movie would that happen in a million years,” says Shelley.
“We are going to get an Academy Award,” adds Bubba.
It’s a “no budget” movie, and worth every cent.