Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What Ever Happened To The Guy That Did That Fox thing, The 1/2 Hour News Hour

Watching the Daily Show tonight with Marc Thiessen whimpering that John Stewart wouldn't let him talk reminded me that once-upon-a-time the Fox News Channel had a Daily Show knockoff called "The 1/2 Hour News Hour".

It was an attempt by Joel Surnow, the creator of the UberCon torture and killfest "24" to create a Right Wing Comedy and Satire Show to counter the Liberal Bias in Comedy. It was A Bomb, but not like the one on "24". Not the bomb, but a bomb.

The show started airing on May 13, 2007 but fizzled quickly and was cancelled. The final episode aired on September 23, 2007. UberCons are great dealing in fear, loathing, & hate like that on "24" but really suck at comedy and satire. I think it is because they are missing the gene for those things.

Recent research has shown that the genetic source for satire is closely connect to the irony gene, and comedy is an integral component of the critical thinking/logic gene. So it is understandable that that they would not exhibit these inherited characteristics.

So where is Joel Surnow now? He clocked out of "24" back in 2006 and "The 1/2 Hour News Hour" was over in 2007, So where is he now?

Well luckily I've found him. He is working on a new project. He is writing a History Channel mini-series about the Kennedys. Neat, he is writing about another "Jack". The liberals are going nuts about this. Gee guys, Surnow has every right to do this, and the History Channel has every right to broadcast it. Lighten Up! At least we can expect some entertaining violence and sex.

Joel Surnow's work will again be immortalized right up there with, Ax Men, Pawn Stars, Ice Road Truckers, and Monster Quest. He will fit Right in (yes, that was a pun).


BB-Idaho said...

"..Ax Men, Pawn Stars, Ice Road Truckers, and Monster Quest."
What ever happened to the 'History' Channel? Is 'reality TV' so lucrative? Why?

drlobojo said...

"Reality" TV is so much cheaper to produce and speaks to our voyerism gene. National Geographic Channel is in to the "Dog Whisperer" and prisons and other junk. Even the venerable BBC has programs on cleaning houses and fixing restraunts. Sad, but filling up 24/7 52 weeks a year must really be a bitch.