I. Punditry | II. False Equivalence | III. This Just In
Written for and premiered by Bearthoven, November 2016
A serious note:
When some ideas are repeated incessantly, they become familiar, like conventional wisdom. When others are repeated incessantly, they become more and more disorienting.
A less serious note:
“Donald Trump may not be good for America, but he’s damn good for CBS.” – Les Moonves, Chairman of CBS
Scene: Kenneth, an NBC page, sits in a boardroom with several television executives, about to pitch an idea for a new TV game show.
Kenneth: It’s called Gold Case. It’s Deal or No Deal meets Millionaire. There are 10 models, each holding an identical briefcase, but one of them is filled with gold.
Nameless NBC Executive: Have you pitched this idea to anyone else?
Kenneth: Well I talked to moonvest at CBS.
Executive: Les Moonves, president of CBS, knows about this?
Cut to scene of Kenneth in front of CBS headquarters talking about his show idea to a homeless man wearing a vest adorned with moons. Cut back to the boardroom.
Executive: We’ve got to move fast. Mr. Parcell. We love “Gold Case.” How do we make your show?
—from 30 Rock