"The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood", (45 minutes) which was
written, produced, starred, and directed by Dave Thomas, is available
as a trade from:
12 Patton Drive
Ewing, New Jersey 08618
Catalogue number is 858
Please look at Tom's terms and conditions on his site. Among other
things, he says:
"To start, I trade in VHS only. I trade for equal time. I trade only
in the SP speed. I send all tapes by FIRST CLASS MAIL or AIR MAIL
overseas and I expect the same in return. If we are trading for the
first time, I expect you to send the tapes to me first. I am reliable
and usually return tapes within two weeks of receiving a package
If you have nothing to trade, I will also trade for older pre-1970 TV
Guides, older pre-1955 Radio Guides, old reel to reel tape decks, and
vintage Longaberger baskets or pottery. Write or email me and maybe we
can work out some kind of deal."
He is very specific about the brands of tapes he accepts.
His page was updated on Jube 4th, so his list should be current.
As a trader, I assume he's on the right side of the copyright laws,
but I don't know what they are in the US. His tapes do not seem to be
However, as writer/director/producer of the special, Dave Thomas
presumably owns the copyright. The production company he founded,
Maple Palm Productions is Santa Monica-based:
Maple Palm Productions.
Maple Palm Productions
1307 12th St Santa Monica, CA 90401
Ph: (310) 458-8163
(They do not appear to have a web site up yet.)
They would probably know if a a vidoe was ever commercially released
of the special, or might be able to help you obtain a copy. Sometimes
production companies will run off a copy for a fee - it's worth an
For a biography of Thomas, there is a good one on the "grace Under
Among other things, it says:
"His feature-film work includes roles in "Stripes"; "Follow That
Bird," starring Chevy Chase; "Moving," starring Richard Pryor; and he
directed "The Experts," starring John Travolta. He co-scripted "Spies
Like Us" with Dan Aykroyd. In addition to his work on "SCTV," his
television appearances include "Jonathan Winters' Salute to Baseball,"
"Saturday Night Live," "The Tonight Show," "Late Night With David
Letterman," "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Later With Greg Kinnear."
Thomas also guest-starred on "Bob Hope's 90th Birthday Special," and
co-hosted "Bob Hope Salutes Young Comedians" with Bob Hope and Crystal
Bernard. He was executive producer, star and writer of "The Dave
Thomas Show." He also directed, produced, wrote and starred in the
cable special, "The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood." He was
seen on the movie screen in "Boris and Natasha," as Bullwinkle Moose's
arch-enemy, Boris, opposite Sally Kellerman's Natasha; and in "The
Coneheads," with Dan Aykroyd."
I hope this is helpful - good luck with your search.