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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Torren61, Dec 3, 2020.
I want a sitcom based on Robert Graves’, “The White Goddess”.
My idea for a TV show?
I spent the last two years (pre-current situation) as night manager (three nights a week) and talent buyer for a small music bar owned by a great friend of mine. I’d like he and I to go around picking up everybody who spent all their time in our bar telling us how we did everything wrong, and how they would do it so much better, and how “what you really need to do is __________”.
We’d pick em up, congratulate them on their new business, give them their own bar to run for 90 days, then sit back and watch the fireworks and laugh hysterically. All while we make fun of them from the sidelines like the two old dudes on the Muppet Show.
They could call that 'the one true reality show'.
Don't need the journalists opinions either -- 'just the facts', don't need to hear their opinion on left or right, doesn't matter.
'Regular History' - A historical archeology show where every day objects are not turned into 'religious artifacts', 'that there Barbie is a kids toy not a fertility goddess'. Didn't those people have the equivalent of corner party stores, sandal repair business, oxcart wheel factory? Legos under bare feet? Nope, religious holy water supplier, religious foot god worship, animal sacrifices to the chariot warlord, and hot coal walkers .... er, ok?
'Broken Muse' - A show about Instrument Repair (primarily guitars but others too). Most of the episodes revolve around Gibson headstock repairs because that is what keeps repair shops in business... Wind instrument pad replacements, drum repairs, amp repairs, new drum heads, guitar setups, electronic keyboards dismantled and soda pop spill shorts cleaned up, backlogs, lost instruments, gear that blows up during testing 'what do we do now?', all with major drama before the (video) recitals.
Damnit! That's a perfect name for my show! I googled "three's company" and yes, that's what I had envisioned. Once again, someone beat me to it.
Are we ready for a war comedy? Obvious mash jokes here but could a dark war comedy work anymore? Are we ready for a show based in Iraq that takes place 25 years ago? I'm not sure enough time could go by for me to see the humor.
How about a Hogan's Heroes reboot set at Gitmo? It could be called Hassan's Heroes.
Sounds like you didn't "knock on the door" quite quickly enough, I'm afraid.
Beat me to it.... Maybe these shows could replace the situation comedies that current occupy those time slots...
Is that a William Golding inspired image? It’s rad!
my idea is to make Blood Meridian as an HBO mini-series.
First they called it Man About the House.
How about a miniseries on the trials and tribulations of the tug of war team for the 1912 olympics. That just reeks of excitement.
They do this sort of thing at bars, sort of a battle of the bands kinda thing. It is a competition, but same idea, pick the song out of a hat, then get a certain amount of time to learn it.
It's been scuttled a few times now, but this is a great idea and probably the only approach to it that could ever make sense. Way too dense for even a 3 or 4 hour movie. Think I heard Ridley Scott was on it for a while, then James Franco (which I'd be okay with, Child of God was brilliant). I listed it in the 'One Book' thread anyhow, towers over everything for me... do wish he'd write something new, but understand he's getting on. Keep thinking I'll see him when we're downtown somewhere, wonder if I'd even recognize him.
"Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette!"
30" show where 3 contestant are given one Kool filtered, and puff it down to see who is the fastest.
Repeat, rinse with the next 3, etc.
Guest band every wk. Primus on the debut show. Held outside in Malibu.
Top prize will be a vape pen shaped like a Sherlock Holmes pipe.
MC's would be Marge Simpson's sisters.
I dunno, I'm kinda back and forth on this idea...
I've dug in my heels.
Abbie Cornish and Julia Stiles star in an hour-long buddy cop dramedy. Think Gilmore Girls meets Law & Order: SVU. Ang Lee will executive produce.
Don't push it...
Cooking in prison.