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Austin Stories Reunion

The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival made a splash in September when Austin Stories stars including Laura House, Chip Pope, Howard Kremer, and Heather Kafka came together to remember MTV's odd 1997 experiment in slackerish sitcomfoolery that created such catchphrases as "neckfurters" and "diaps." Both reviled and admired during its 12-episode run, the show now seems a wry uncle to Portlandia and a wistful window into a more innocent Austin. After the reunion, cast members trekked into Ken's Donuts with cell phone cameras rolling, Kremer touting it as the long-awaited second season. If only.

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