Production Number 135
Production title: Gator Growl 1998
Production date: 1998
Original format: ¾” U-matic videotape
Color and sound
Total Running time: 190 minutes
Title available as MPEG-2 and Digital Betacam
File name: GG1998-1 and GG1998-2
Approximately the first half of Gator Growl, produced by Natasha Phillips, is included on GG1998-1. The tape begins with the Gator Marching Band and is followed by Dock Luckie, a UF alumnus and former member of the UF football team, singing the national anthem. Comedian Dan Whitney, known as “Larry the Cable Guy” does a comic routine on mid field. A skit with the theme of Friday the 13th follows and then there are a series of pre-taped segments. Whitney introduces Carlos Mencia and his act is followed by the performances of the Dazzlers and the Cheerleaders. “Mr. Two-Bits” (George Edmondson, Jr.) then excites the crowd with his traditional cheer. The Homecoming Sweethearts (Michelle M. Peitz, Ana Maria Garcia, and Shannon Eileen Domier) are introduced on stage and Shannon Eileen Domier is crowned as the 1998 Homecoming Queen. Comedian Dave Chapelle is introduced and his stand up routine is continued on GG1998-2. Following his act there are clips of various UF sports teams and a light and fireworks show. A video follows and then Ray Romano, the headliner and star of the sitcom Everyone Loves Ramond, performs. The grand finale consists of fireworks and a light show.
Portions of the production that contain performances by Dan Whitney, Carlos Mencia, Dave Chapelle, or Ray Romano may not be reproduced or distributed.