J and I used to have Pickle Surprise on a VHS demo compilation from J's days as an entertainment writer for a magazine in New York. The tape was long, and full of great stuff besides Pickle Surprise -- Ann Magnuson and that crew of East Village 80s drag queens and crazy people doing lots of weird characters, etc. At some point in our crazy life, we lost the tape. There are few things I have missed as much as I missed that tape. We had serious Pickle Surprise cravings for years. We looked for it forever, and came close to spending $50 for a copy from some museum archive.
Hooray for youtube!