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April 25, 2007


Mr. Hollywood

How about we start yet another new network...DTV....DRECK TV! Oh wait a minute... that already covers most of what is on the air now!

Will Teullive

Ken, You missed one late-entry contestant…Rosie: (45 year-old) Rotund, slightly opinionated unemployed talk show co-host and her embarrassed non-selected friend Barbara; who if she has one more face lift will be able to whistle through her short and curlies.


Hey Ken- Sorry but it's African American not Afro- Same thing got M. Richardds in more hot water..

Michael Zand

Re the Idol show last night. I had real mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, it was a great cause and a consciousness raising effort for our fat, ignorant masses. On the other, it was the worst kind of self congratulatory pandering that we see on award shows. And as well intentioned as Ryan Seacrest is, I don’t think he’s EVER had a real kid crying on his shoulder, let alone one whose parents have died of AIDS and lives alone in a wretched mud hut with his little sister. Ryan’s advice to him: “Let it out buddy, just let it all out.” I know he meant well, but JESUS FUCKING MOSES ON BUTTERED TOAST CHRIST, IT WAS LAME! And wasn't ironic that on this supposed "humanitarian" night the producers decided to stage a "mock execution" of the new favorite, Jordin Sparks? That was one of the cruelest things I've ever seen on tv show. They totally set her up too with "stay tuned for our most SHOCKING idol results." Well yes it was shocking because it was an outright LIE. Everybody, including Jordin had to know that she was one of the frontrunners. So what do they do? They RIG the results. Somebody definitely did get the lowest number of votes but we all damn well know it wasn't Jordin. But, hey lets torture her by first letting everyone else know they're safe and then put the elimination gun to her head, pull the trigger and.... "click." “Jordin you’re safe too.? MAN, THAT'S GREAT TV ISN'T IT?!! Fuck them. I really think that Idol has peaked and is going to start losing viewers after this season. For one thing, does ANYONE with a brain find the early round auditions even watchable anymore? How many times can you hear the same joke? I, for one, completely skipped the early parade of delusional and cynical people until the Hollywood round. This will be the biggest season for Idol and also the beginning of the ratings slide.


Man, we gotta get you a sitcom to work on so you can stop watching crap TV.By the way, stick with "Black" instead of Afro-American. I don't even know who we are anymore becasue we change it so damn much. Hell, I was fine with "Negro".

Cap'n Bob Napier

I'm lucky, I don't get the Style Channel.


Re: Idol... It was truly revolting watching that parade of celebs posing, mugging & cavorting along to the Brothers Gibb. The first and second times we see the guy from "House," fine. But again? And again? And Dr. Phil's overly exposed mug with his overly worked on eyes? I agree, Ken, the show was dreadful & sanctimonious in too many ways to recount.


I knew I was right to skip the whole show, and just tune in for the last ten minutes. I did end up seeing the torture-Jordin horror, but I was also rewarded by seeing Annie Lennox sing "Bridge Over Trouble Waters" and being reminded just what the contestants on this show are TRYING to do, because she was GREAT. (Of course, it's not news that Annie Lennox is great.)Later someone showed me the "Staying Alive" video with all the celebs. Cute, but not worth sitting through two hours of Ryan & Simon meet poor people videos. And it was a pretty good "Jericho".And you've made me glad I don't get the Style Channel.


Ummm....my roommates and i could not stop watching this show a couple weeks ago. The winner was an African American woman who's friend had gotten shot like 12 times and was fine and dandy.


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Rashad Khan

BTW, that last comment? That was from me.


all I'm sayin'is that Instant beauty Pageant is like the women in Jerry Springer's audience have gone to the Cellulite City Mall...get buzzed doing redbull and estrogen shooters...then go buy one piece bathing suits from the Yasmine Bleeth collection at Dress Barn. Is Beauty Parlor Beatdown next on the Style Network development slate?

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    Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years Ken has worked on MASH, CHEERS, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS, WINGS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, BECKER, DHARMA & GREG, and has co-created his own series including ALMOST PERFECT starring Nancy Travis. He and his partner wrote the feature VOLUNTEERS. Ken has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres.
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