Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Flashback

Seeing TLC "reality" fixture Kate Gosselin visit Sarah Palin's "reality" show reminds us of the time the Beverly Hillbillies visited Petticoat Junction, or when Mayberry's Sheriff Andy Taylor visited Gomer Pyle, USMC.

Sad to think how much more sophisticated those cross-promotions seem when compared to this current pairing of cable luminaries.

On the local level, perhaps SuxNews will follow suit, with Jethro Siedlecki and Ellie May Maddox doing a surprise walk-on to see J-Pa, Giggly Jim, and Ross the Chipmunk during the 6 or 10 p.m. news.

The visit could revolve around a mystery, like why video shot from a reporter's cell phone as he drives down the street makes it onto the air at their station. Or maybe the gang could figure who's dumb enough to pay good money to go on vacation with washed-up former anchor Pat Persaud.

We're getting excited just imagining the possibilities.

12 comments:

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Helio said...

The possibilities are endless!
Along the same lines of the "cell phone reporting", which is atrocious, how about KETV's attraction to reporting "Live" from an alley behind the studio. I've seen it numerous times which leads me to ask why do they even bother and who do they think they're kidding? Poor choices for both channels. Maybe KMTV will follow with "NEWS ALERT DAY". We can only hope! Happy Holidays!

AL said...

Anyone see how channel 6 spelled Purdue in their Big 10 graphic the other day?

PERDUE.

Sad.

Damon Scott Hynes said...

You promise me Pat Persaud in a bikini and I'll sign up for steerage class.

Rick said...

I'd rather drink the bilge than see Pat Per-hag in a bikini. We can hack on the local productions, or we can shift over to KPTM 42 news. That is an abortion of a broadcast. Last night there were two lengthy human interest stories between 9:03 and 9:11, then they decided to cover bank robberies and health alerts. You know, things that might be a little more interesting than a man who learned how to be a small plane pilot after a being in a motorcycle accident. That being said, Cacky Catlett is smokin' hot and has a decent delivery, and Meghan McRoberts is easy on the eyes and easy to listen to. If they would just move the broadcast to Omaha, get a better director, and lose the hairpiece next to Cacky, they could maybe do a decent broadcast. Even with hot Cacky and passable Meghan, it is still an abortion of a broadcast. In fact, pair up Cacky and Amanda Muller, and they could tell me that Kim Jong Il destroyed the West Coast while simultaneously kicking puppies, and I would still be able to enjoy my steak sauce sandwich.

Cogitor said...

Be careful what you ask for, Damon!

Cogitor said...

KMTV's done their share of live reports from the smokers' patio out back, or from 108th & Mockingbird. They all seem to think you can add credibility to something by having a reporter stand outside, even if it's just outside the station, miles and miles away from the actual location of the story.

Like putting lipstick on a pig makes it somehow not a pig. Doesn't it?

judge smails said...

Holy S***!!!, Anyone see Tracy Madden anchoring on Saturday morning, looks like she just rolled out of bed after an all night bender. She literally has no makeup on her hair certainly isn't done and the eyes look red. It's obvious she doesn't even want to be there. How beneath her. The meltdown of sux continues, truly unbelieveable!

Damon Scott Hynes said...

@Cog, I meant what I said, and I said what I meant :-). I'd be willing to compromise, perhaps a yellow one-piece with the lining cut out...

Joey said...

What in the world. . Is this really the first story on their webpage? http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Holiday_Mixology_112175974.html

They are telling you that alcohol is not healthy, but mixing it with juice is a better option. Wow.

Cogitor said...

Damon: Aacccckkkkk!!!!!!!! I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Hey, looks like the lovely Tracy Madden was the victim of a 7:35 AM call from the station Saturday morning. Looks like she rolled out of bed and fell into the anchor chair. It got better slowly as they touched her up during commercials, but one can only assume she wasn't thrilled about getting what must've been a pretty late call to take the desk that morning. Still preferable to McIntyre or Singh stumbling their way through the script.

Dumb Anguish said...

You've got to hand it to that enterprising go-getter Malorie Maddox.

She just did a story about gift cards. Who likes them? Who doesn't it? And guess who she interviewed? Her Channel 6 coworkers.

Apparently even leaving the studio to do a story has become too much for the poor thing to handle.

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