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The Fabulous Miss Peggy Honeydew was a nightclub singer portrayed by Margaret Smyk in the early live performances and recordings of the group who would later become The Residents, as well as in the group's unfinished musical feature film Vileness Fats, shot between 1972 and 1976.

Miss Honeydew is best known for her performances of "D For Doorknob" on the B.S. demo album, and "Lord It's Lonely" in Whatever Happened To Vileness Fats?. She also provided guest vocals on The Residents' third studio album The Third Reich 'n Roll.

History

Margaret Swaton (nee Smyk) was a long-standing friend of the group who would eventually become The Residents; she introduced them to British guitarist Philip "Snakefinger" Lithman, who remained a friend and collaborator of the group for the rest of his life.

Peggy Honeydew is known to have performed the song "D For Doorknob" live with Residents, Uninc. at The Boarding House in October 1971; a rendition of the song presumably recorded at the group's San Mateo apartment is featured as part of the suite "Hallowed Be Thy Wean 1971" on the demo album B.S..

As Honeydew, Swaton has sold signed photos (from the Boarding House show and Vileness Fats) occasionally in recent years through her nephew's eBay store, as well as 5x7 photo prints of the poster for the 2015 documentary Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents; the signed prints are commonly sold in batches of limited numbers.

In Vileness Fats

In The Residents' unfinished "video musical" film Vileness Fats, Honeydew features as a minor character; a beguiling yet duplicitous singer with an engagement at the night club Willy's Hot Spot, located in the village of Vileness Flats.

Honeydew's boyfriend Lonesome Jack (the film's antagonist and alternate personality of the protagonist Saint Steve) arranges for Honeydew to seduce the conjoined twin tag-team wrestlers Arf and Omega Berry when they visit the night club, to distract them so that Jack's master plan (to invade the village and steal its supply of meat) can go ahead.

Honeydew successfully seduces the twins, who argue increasingly angrily over her; she suggests that the two settle the disagreement with a knife fight, which results in the death of Arf.

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Bslogo-offwhite-transparent-sml.png B.S.
(recorded 1971, released 2019)

Side A
"We Stole This Riff" · "Holelottadick" · "B.S." · "Deepsea Diver Song" · "King Kong" · "Cantaten to der Dyin Prunen"

Side B
"Somethin' Devilish" · "The Fourth Crucifixion" · "Hallowed Be Thy Wean" ("Pink Lemonade" · "Sandman" · "Eat Me Mother" · "Bumble Bee" · "Eloise" · "Somethin' Devilish" · "Kamakazi Lady" · "D For Doorknob" · "The Three Most Important Things In The Whole Wide World")

Personnel
Residents, Uninc. · Philip "Snakefinger" Lithman · N. Senada · Peggy Honeydew (Margaret Smyk)

Related works
The Boarding House performance ("Intro Tape '71") · "A Live Radio Broadcast" · Philip's Wedding · Chris' Party · ERA B474 · The Delta Nudes' Greatest Hiss · A Nickle If Your Dick's This Big

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The W***** B*** Album · San Mateo apartment · Hal Halverstadt · Porno Graphics · Tim Buckley · Led Zeppelin · Frank Zappa · Randy Newman · Vileness Fats‏‏‎

Vfshoppingcart-sml-transparent.png Vileness Fats
(1972 - 1976)

Scene by scene
1: Arf and Omega · 2: Bellboys & Townspeople Battle 1 · 3: Town 1 · 4: Mother's House 1 · 5: Weescoosa & Ninnie 1 · 6: Cave 1 · 7: Weescoosa & Ninnie 2 · 8: Weescoosa's Flashback · 9: Weescoosa & Ninnie 3 · 10: Bellboys & Townspeople Battle 2 · 11: Town 2 · 12: Desert 2 · 13: Lonesome Jack & Peggy · 14: Desert 1 · 15: Mother's House 2 · 16: Town 3 · 17: Banquet Hall · 18: Cave 2 · 19: Bridge 1 · 20: The Master Plan · 21: Cave 3 · 22: Desert 3 · 23: Night Club 1 · 24: Desert 4 · 25: Night Club 2 · 26: Desert 5 · 27: Cave 4 · 28: Night Club 3 · 29: Desert 6 · 30: Night Club 4 · 31: Cave 5 · 32: Night Club 5 · 33: Mother's House 3 · 34: Night Club 6 · 35: The Window of Never

Cast and characters
Saint Steve / Lonesome Jack (Jay Clem) · Weescoosa (Sally Lewis) · Arf and Omega Berry (Palmer Eiland and George Ewart) · Ninnie (Danny Williams) · Steve's Mother (Marge Howard) · Peggy Honeydew (Margaret Smyk) · Weenie (Danny Williams) · Uncle Willy (Hardy Fox)
with
Irene Dogmatic · J. Raoul Brody · Barry "Schwump" Schwam · Hugo Olson · Bill Dewalt · Diane Flynn · Homer Flynn · Tony Logan · Dennis Sealy · The Mysterious N. Senada as himself

Crew
The Residents: direction, screenplay, music, sets, costumes · Graeme Whifler: lighting, sets, second unit direction · Diane Flynn: costumes · John Kennedy: editing

Settings
Vileness Flats (Mother's House · Ninnie's House · Banquet Hall · Willy's Hot Spot) · Motel · The Cave · The Desert · The Window of Never

Soundtrack music
"Aircraft Damage" · "The Importance of Evergreen" · "Eloise" · "Kamikaze Lady" · "Lonely At The Top" · "Fever" · "Russian Love Song" · X Is For Xtra ("Theme From X" · "Slow Texture" · "Asonarose" · "Soundtrack Music Piece 17")

Related works
The Boarding House performance · Santa Dog · Meet The Residents · Not Available (X Is For Xtra) · The Third Reich 'n Roll (video) · "March de la Winni" · Oh Mummy! Oh Daddy! performance · Fingerprince · Whatever Happened To Vileness Fats? (soundtrack · PAL TV LP) · Video Voodoo · Twenty Twisted Questions · Icky Flix (soundtrack · "The Knife Fight" · RZ VF) · Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents · Triple Trouble (trailer · soundtrack)

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Atomic Shopping Carts · The Bell Boys · Residents, Uninc. · "My MammySycamore St. studio · Ralph Records · The Cryptic Corporation · The Ugly Grey Theater

3rnr-transparent-sml.png The Third Reich 'n Roll
(1976)

Side A: "Swastikas on Parade"
"Let's Twist Again" · "Land of a Thousand Dances" · "Hanky Panky" · "A Horse With No Name" · "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)" · "The Letter" · "Psychotic Reaction" · "Little Girl" · "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" · "Talk Talk" · "I Want Candy" · "To Sir With Love" · "Telstar" · "Wipe Out" · "Heroes and Villains"

Side B: "Hitler Was a Vegetarian"
"Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" · "96 Tears" · "It's My Party" · "Light My Fire" · "Ballad of the Green Berets" · "Yummy Yummy Yummy" · "Rock Around the Clock" · "Pushin' Too Hard" · "Good Lovin'" · "Gloria" · "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" · "Sunshine of Your Love" · "Hey Jude" · "Sympathy for the Devil"

Personnel
The Residents · Pamela Zeibak · Margaret Smyk (as Peggy Honeydew) · Gary Phillips

Related works
"Wooly Bully" · "Satisfaction" · The Beatles Play The Residents and The Residents Play The Beatles · German Slide Music · Oh Mummy! show · The Third Reich 'n Roll video · Collectors' Box series · "Double Shot" · Icky Flix (soundtrack) · I Am A Resident! · Dog Stab!

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Residents, Uninc. · Sycamore St. studio · Ralph Records · Vileness Fats · The Cryptic Corporation · Porno/Graphics · Collectors' Box series · Dick Clark · James Brown · The Rolling Stones · The Beatles

Wbrmx-sml-transparent.png The Delta Nudes / Residents, Uninc.
(1967 - 1974)
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