While looking up info on radio personality Cousin Brucie from another thread, I came across this point on his Wikipedia entry:
He also played a TV contest announcer in "Between Time and Timbuktu," a 1972 PBS production featuring several short stories by Kurt Vonnegut, linked together by an unfortunate astronaut, played by William Hickey, who was launched into a time warp after winning the contest.I had never heard of this before - anybody remember it?
A poet-astronaut is shot through an area of space called the Chronosynclastic Infundibulum. He is duplicated into infinite copies of himself, each of whom finds himself in a bizarre situations on a different world. (These scenarios are all derived from the novels and short stories of 'Kurt Vonnegut Jr.', including Cat's Cradle, Welcome to the Monkey House, 'Harrison Bergeron', and 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June'.There are clips online: