The biggest barometer of public opinion by far is the fact that the biggest hit show of the summer season is:
Planet Bollywood: The 1776 House
The producers of this show took the hit British show, "The 1900 House" to new lows. When viewing that show, test audiences in America repeatedly asked "What do these people win?" When they were told "nothing", it became the lowest-testing show in television history.
The producers basically remade the show…with a prize at the end. In "The 1776 House" 10 contestants from Estonia, Bombay, Hoboken and Hollywood will live in Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The camera will wait until they stop being polite and start being real. The contestants will spend 10 weeks in Independence Hall in June, July and August with no air conditioning and no loo (and no Depends!). Each week there will be a special session of the Continental Congress to vote someone out of the house. The lone survivor will then be allowed the choice as to whether to marry a Polish Millionaire. (Disclaimer: Net worth - 100 Zlotys) or to star in a Musical production of 1776 (Disclaimer: It is being staged in Bombay during Monsoon Season with a budget of only one million Rupees. And when you become a Star in Bombay, be prepared to be Kidnapped for a ransom of 100 Rupees).Unfortunately this week's show has been cancelled so we can bring you the Great Debates in its entirety. These debates have been the cause of the biggest rash of show cancellations since Watergate. This is worse than Watergate in that, in the spirit of public-mindedness, it is not just the networks that have decided to screw the ratings and bore you to death, it is all 200 Channels! There is no choice! But then again, where there is choice there is misery! (If you are reading this in a Communist Country with only one Channel, then you know what we mean!)
Just look at the list of dull speakers and panelists:
Following is the entire transcript of this momentous yet rebellious event. But first, a list - and word - of our sponsors:
next page >>