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Friday, August 12, 2005

Well, OK. But he'd better not dance

Originally published at "PRT Is A Joke" IS A JOKE v.1
Words written with wildcards (***, !!!, etc.) was the way we originally wrote
Ken Avidor, Ken, and Avidor.

TV producers sue, say show idea was stolen:

"ABC, Simon Cowell and producer Fremantle Media have been sued for allegedly stealing the idea for a show that will appear on ABC later this year.

Two Minneapolis-based producers claim in a suit filed in Los Angeles yesterday that Cowell & Co. ripped off their idea -- and name -- for a show called the "Million Dollar Idea" that would reward creators of new products or businesses."

Minneapolis?! I bet *** was going to be one of the judges. He would tell the contestants that their inventions and businesses are impossible, and that "there's already an older, proven product that does that. How dare you try and compete with it! What a pathetic waste of time. You're going nowhere."

And O the catch phrase possibilities!

Regis had "Is that your final answer?" Ann Robinson was "You are the weakest link. Good-bye." Ozzie Osbourne's was "@$#!$" Trump: "Ya fired."

It's hard to settle on just one catch phrase for ***. The obvious one is "BO-GUS!" But why be obvious?

:: "What a joke!"
:: "___ basher!"
:: "Cabal!"
:: "Stalking horse!"
:: "Gadgetbahn!"
:: "Extremist!"
:: "If your head were to be Photoshopped onto someone else's body, what body would that be?"
:: "Bbbbl bbbll wooo woooo lala lala lala"

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