Monday, November 20, 2006

The O.J. special is off

Fox has pulled both the special and the book. I never knew the power I had with this blog. I will try to use it for good.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ken,

It must be MASH voodoo.

Cheers,

Mark B.

Dhppy said...

Unfortunately, it's being replaced by the "Kramer" bio entitled "If I could shove a fork up a black man's ass, this is how I would do it."

Slubgob said...

Mel Gibson...
Isaiah Washington...
Michael Richards...

Career self-immolation.

Catch the fever!

Seriously, what's wrong with these guys?

elaine said...

Have you checked out the video?
Pretty scary.
Can't wait for the excuse.
I was drunk,mad,depressed,high on crack ,my mother didn't breast feed me.
It will be interesting to see the reactions,it's not Richards will ever be able to make a studio millions.
elaine

Sparky said...

Richards' career died about 8 years ago. This will be the final nail in the coffin.

Dhppy said...

I think they all should blame it on an STD they've contracted. That way no one else would be willing to chime in with "When I had genital warts, I didn't malign blacks, Jews, and sugartits while putting well coiffed friends of gay men in a chokehold!"

Dwacon said...

I guess even Fox has its standards...

Mike Barer said...

Interesting thing is that Richards attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wa. Started in the 70s, Evergreen is known for being an extremely Liberal School, maybe one of the more Liberal in the Nation. Perhaps he is a Liberal bigot. ??

Anonymous said...

Now what am I going to do with all of these canapes?

Seymour said...

What an amazing power you possess. You have saved us all from OJ. Now please, could you do something about "The Megan Mullally Show"? They keep changing it's timeslot, so I'm never safe. It pop ups anytime it feels like ti, but no matter when they schedule it, it's still desperation crap.
As for Michael Richards, a close friend of mine once punched him in the jaw, back at the old, now-defunct Westwood Comedy Store, back in 1980. I feel like calling him up and saying "Good call twenty-six years ago. How did you know? Could you punch him again now please?" Maybe Richards could write a book: "If I Said It"

Steven said...

See if you can do something about Paris Hilton.

VP19 said...

Michael Richards is a master at physical comedy, as he has shown throughout his career. But stand-up comedy is a completely different animal, and he's as ill-suited to it as Jerry Seinfeld would be doing pratfalls.

But the good news -- thank you, Rupert Murdoch -- is that "If I Did It" is now "If I Didn't." Although I wouldn't be surprised to see a few already-printed copies of the book make a mint on the black market...

The Master said...

Ill-suited he may be, but Michael Richards has been doing stand-up comedy for more than a quarter of a century now. He and Jerry Seinfeld met in the comedy clubs when they were both doing stand-up back in the 1970s. You'd think he'd know how to handle hecklers by now without having a meltdown. He doesn't even have the "I was drunk" non-excuse.
But you are very rigth about one thing: his bound gallies are probably already popping up on eBay.

Mike Barer said...

My thinking is that a stressful situation brought out inner racism. The fact that he has those feelings does not make him totally evil or 3/4 of society would be damned. They are not good either. My idea would be for him to seek psychiatric help to see if these feelings could be overcome.
As a Jew, I gave Mel Gibson a second chance after his defaming movie. He of course, blew it. Maybe Richards will too.
Remember that many morning talk show hosts profit by apealing to people's inner prejudices. Fortunately, most of them seem to be disapearing from the market.