Mr Flibble Talks To... Encasing Kryten
In 1992, Universal attempted an American Red Dwarf pilot. Robert Llewellyn was asked to reprise his role as Kryten, and the hunt began for a costumer who could bring the Mechanoid to life Stateside. Mr Flibble tries out his Americanisms on the costumer and fan Joseph Kerezman.
26 April, 2002
Joseph Kerezman
Mr Flibble's right hand provided by
Andrew Ellard

Your credits include Arnie movie Eraser...

Made some equipment belts that some guys being blown up got to wear! Sometimes you don't get to do too much on a project. I did lots of little projects through Prop'er Effects.

You worked on the Uncle Buck TV series - tell us about that...

That was my first sitcom, I was a set costumer. It was a great learning experience. I worked with both Audrey Meadows and Art Carney of The Honeymooners, and it was a pleasure to see some Hollywood Legends at work. Kevin Meany played the John Candy role on the show, and he was a wonderful to work with. I learned a lot about how a set runs and how fast things have to move when you are filming in front of a live audience.

You also do a lot of promotional and sales work. What kind of stuff have you been involved with?

I have done 'mascot' costume and promotional characters for various company. A restaurant in San Diego called Moondoogies had me do a giant 'Surfer Dog' costume. They take it to baseball games and other promotional events.

I made a superhero character called "Mantra" for a comic book company, That's the one I get most comments about. I have recently done a pair of superheroes for a medical insurance company - they use the characters at trade shows and meetings. I have gotten rather good at taking a comic drawing and bring it into the 'real' world.

Did you have a blast on the Universal Ghostbusters tour?

I did all the costumes and supplied all the props - along with Mike Moore again! - for the 'infomercial' that people saw while they waited in line in Florida to see the live show. That was a lot of fun - I even got to be a Ghostbuster in the film! Ghostbusters is something I love almost as much as Red Dwarf, so that was another fun one to do - especially when we got to slime one of the actors for a shot!