Saturday, August 13, 2011

Dancing with the Super Committee

This reality show proposal comes from my writing partner, David Isaacs. A brilliant idea and you can see why I write with this guy.

A new TV series. A simple idea that will also instruct America on the continuing debt crisis. "Dancing with the Super Committee."

We team Senators Murray, Kerry, Baucus, Kyl, Toomy and Pentland with superstars like Cathy Lee Gifford, Ashlee Simpson, the NBA's Dirk Nowitski, Food Channel's Guy Fieri, Housewives' Danielle Staub and Roseanne.

We have a judging panel of wild talk radio heads (We keep the ants in his pants Italian guy from DWTS).

Tom Bergeron hosts.

Everyone dances and there's a minute to cut a government program. Then the best part -- America votes off one committee member a week. The only real choice we'll ever have.

I'm looking to team up with a non-writing producer.

13 comments:

Simon H. said...

It'll never work. It makes too much sense.

benson said...

Since my congressman is on the committee, I have a rooting interest, so I recuse myself from posting on this topic. (But if I were to post, I'd say something along the lines of "Brilliant idea, David")

MikeBo said...

Now,this one I'd watch. The other "talent" shows usually send me grabbing a barf bag.

Mac said...

That's one hell of a superstar line-up you've got there. It would keep a Psychoanalyst in Porsches for the next forty years.

Chas said...

It's better than most of the unsold pilots. If you could only get the committee members in dog suits...

Pliny The Elder said...

Not Kathy Lee... Tommy Lee

Ken said...

Hi Ken.. This has to be one of the more brilliant, really reality TV concepts ever. May the cable TV gods speed your success with this production!. Can I suggest including some side observations from Senator Jim McDermott. He had the balls to publish wiretaps given to him, that allowed everyone to see the real Newt Gingritch!

Please permit me an aside, as Facebook doesn’t permit two different Ken Levines to send a message. … Do you know that there are at least thirteen Ken Levine(s) that show up on Google and half a dozen on Face Book? Two of us are in Seattle; you sometimes and I have been around since 1946, when Sandy McCall the founder of Group Health, delivered me.
We have probably been within feet of each other, unknowingly shared the same eccentric audio advisor/ sales agent, Golden Ear Audio, some thirty years ago, have stepped carefully around our mutual identities in the film industry, Jurassic Park, River Wild, Dante’s Peak etc for me, and MASH and Friends etc. for you.
Serendipity has never introduced us. That started me considering if there could possibly be overlap with other Ken Levine’s and ‘making friends’ with all the Ken Levines on Face book. Why not test Face book’s identity confusion algorithms? It might expose a little of the funny irrationality on the ‘Face’ of it all.
To be neighborly I’d like to invite you, Ken (2) to attend and if you would like,to co-emcee the Seattle opening Hawaiian Legends’ west coast tour concert at Seattle’s Triple Door on September 29th and/or 30th. The Legends, Ledward Kaapana, Dennis Kamakahi, Nathan Aweau and Mike Kaawa, all gifted players from musical families, are at the top of the finest musicians in Hawaii. Led is being honored by the NEA in September with a lifetime heritage fellowship, one of only seven in the country. Remarkably these guys had never played all together, until I organized a concert on Kauai last January. So this will be a very rare event.
It would be my pleasure if you would attend one of the concerts. As for the other 12 Ken Levine’s it would be a geographic inconvenience for them to be invited.

Ken Levine

Pepin the Shortstop said...

So "we" voted these people into office, and rather than vote them out when their term expires, we should have a dance competition? Excellent! (McDermott is a Congressman, Ken the commenter.)

Vermonter17032 said...

I understand Clark Kent is suing over the use of the term "Super."

"I'm going to have to change the name of my alter ego," said Kent when reached for comment. "I mean there is nothing super about this collection of cheap clucks. They completely destroy the cache of the word 'super." Now I'm going to have to start calling myself Terrificman or Somekindbadmothaman. Geez!"

McDonald's Restaurant chain has also been affected. Clerks at the fast-food chain are now instructed to ask you if you'd like to Godzilla-size your order.

Frank said...

I hope that asshat Roseanne doesn't win.

Pat Reeder said...

This is really funny, but it shows why it's hard to write satire these days: the reality is too idiotic for the satirist to outdo.

I never thought I'd say this, but kudos to Newt Gingrich for being the first major political figure to stand up publicly and call this "super committee" an incredibly stupid idea. As he noted, we already have a 535-member committee whose job is to pass a budget. They're called "Congress," and no 12-member "super group" can legally super-cede their constitutional authority. What will happen is that they'll argue and dicker for months and either not be able to agree on anything; or if they do actually come up with something, the rest of Congress will reject it, and then we'll be right back where we started, with all of Congress finally being forced to do their job and write a budget. But at least they'll have wasted some more precious time on a stupid gimmick, so mission accomplished, Washington!

Ref said...

@Pat: I agree with Gingrich on that particular point, an admission that makes me physically ill. This is just one more attempt to obfuscate responsibility by both parties and the President.

Ken's idea is vastly superior.

HogsAteMySister said...

As long as you add ice skates and John Madden doing the color, BOOM, I'm there.