Friday, October 24, 2008


The "Carol and Craig Caravan" is on the loose again this weekend, inflicting Channel 3rd's Carol Wang and  Craig Negrelli on folks at another shopping center this Sunday afternoon. 

Once again, viewers are being enticed with the promise of "free gifts" to the first 50 people who show up. 

It's amusing to think about what these "events" look like. 

We imagine C&C  standing around awkwardly, over-dressed, and smiling nervously at passersby, while said passersby look at these two the way they might look at a Salvation Army bell-ringer if they didn't have any change to give him. That is, avoiding eye contact as much as possible, but looking up just often enough to make everyone uncomfortable.

What's even more entertaining is to imagine the meeting in which this idea was born and nurtured into existence. 

Does 3rd's management really think this is the way to raise ratings? Having its talent standing around giving stuff away? What's next—Travis Justice loitering in Wal-Mart parking lots and handing out casino coupons?


TickerBoy said...

"C&C bus tour" reminds me of the old Saturday Night Live skit with Jon Lovitz and Tom Hanks trying to pick up women.

"Hello.......and goodbye"

"Didn't even give you a look."

"A complete strikeout..."

Joshua said...

As long as it's not like the "Show Us Your Gun" truck from the first season of SNL

Dumb Anguish said...

Can you imagine the horror of being the 51st person to arrive and leaving with nothing?


Anonymous said...

ok...gotta know...what is the "prize" they are handing out???

Ted Brockman said...

My money is on an "Action 3 News" refrigerator magnet or, if somebody was feeling really generous, cheap plastic travel mug.

Damon Scott Hynes said...

A Storm Tracker map the size of a cell phone without the counties labeled.

Anonymous said...

are you serious?? is that really the prize they handed out?????????? no freakin way!!!!!!

Damon Scott Hynes said...

Wild guess. I wouldn't walk a city block to see CH3rd :-)

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