Thursday, February 24, 2011

Caught

A couple of years ago, we experienced a rare moment of joy while watching Channel Sux's "Live at Daybreak" program when whoever was directing cut too quickly from a b-roll back to a yammering Jimmy "Jethro" Siedlecki, who, it turned out, was picking his nose.

To our disappointment, no alert readers recorded that insightful moment and sent it to us to post.

Luckily for us, Jethro's apparently a slow learner. Earlier this week, he got caught again. And this time, thanks to "News 4 You" and an alert reader, we can bring it to you here.

Enjoy.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Death Spiral Continues

An alert reader reports that, in news even more revolting than the usual excrement flowing out of Channel Sux, weekend anchor Jaime McCutcheon was escorted from the building on Wednesday after being notified that her contract was not being renewed.

If the station has truly dumped McCutcheon, one of the few talented on-air personalities left at the station, that brings to approximately a half-dozen the number of departures in recent months. Even though most of those exits involved folks we won't miss, that kind of turnover usually suggests deteriorating morale, which isn't good if you're already nearly bankrupt when it comes to talent and creativity.

We continue to marvel Channel Sux's uncanny knack for letting the wrong people get away while retaining the shoddy services of folks like John Knicely, Jimmy Siedlecki, John Chapman, and Gary Smollen. If TV station managers could be prosecuted for serial ineptitude, the nitwits running WOWT would be locked up even longer than whoever's in charge at KPTM.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Lifted

Dear KPTM/KXVO:

We really like that you're airing a spot noting that giggling Channel Sux Ejacucaster Jim Flowers looks like Simpsons character Ned Flanders. The "Separated at Birth?" tag at the end is an especially nice touch.

However, a trip down Amnesia Lane to March 11, 2005 might make someone think you'd gotten the idea somewhere else.

By the way, did you catch Channel Sux's discussion of the spot on its 10 p.m. Sunday newscast? Flowers seems to be flattered by the comparison, even though he says he'd never heard of Ned Flanders before and had to look him up on Wikipedia.

Isn't blissful cluelessness another of Ned's most amusing traits?

Well, gotta run. Feel free to keep pilfering our work. Next maybe you can air a promo pointing out Jimmy Thiedlecki's uncanny resemblance to the Beverly Hillbillies' Jethro Bodine. Or Gomer Pyle. Either one works.



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