in "Guy Noir: Private Eye"
on A Prairie Home Companion
. An old-fashioned gumshoe detective
, originally from the New England
town of Piscacatawamaquoddymoggin
but late of St. Paul
. Voiced by Garrison Keillor
He's smooth, he's cool, he's quick with a gun
A master in the boudoir
A guy in a trenchcoat, who gets the job done
Guy, Guy Noir.
The show is a parody
of old radio theatre private detective
serials. Even though the style and dialog
echo the noir genre
, the subject matter is often topical
. This juxtaposition
is part of its appeal
A dark night in a city that knows how to keep its secrets. But on the twelfth floor of the Acme Building, one man is trying to find the answers to life's persistent questions: Guy Noir, Private Eye.