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October 16, 2001 12:33 AM   Subscribe

When I think WTC attacks, I think...SITCOM? Uhhh, CBS, uhhh...hmmm...anyone?
posted by adrober (25 comments total)

 
I got one--to paraphrase Frank Lloyd Wright, tip the world on it's edge and all the loose nuts and bolts end up on a community weblog where they trade links and flame each other while looking at the world from the wrong end of their own private telescopes and....
posted by y2karl at 1:02 AM on October 16, 2001


Working title:

And Now MiguelCardoso

the story of a lonely Portuguese android who faux'nd fame, fortune, friends and pancakes
posted by y2karl at 1:06 AM on October 16, 2001


In Search Of 9-11

Co-hosted by Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner, a half hour 'reality show' where the two narrate re-enactments of that fateful day over and over, each episode dealing with the attack from the perspective of a different pair of eyes. Series Premiere: Father Mike - Firefighting hero or biblical saint?

Nothing is sacred. God bless America.
posted by ZachsMind at 1:23 AM on October 16, 2001


Oh, Osama!

It's Murphy Brown meets Islamic Fundamentalism! Deep in the caves of Afghanistan, Osama Bin Laden, CEO of The Al Qaeda Group - the middle east's most powerful advertising firm, must find a way to balance being a single dad with three precocious kids with informing the world that America is the infidel. His wacky neighbor Mullah Omar comes up with schemes to get those "pesky American swine".

Every episode ends with the entire Al Qaeda cell sing-songing "Oh, Osama!".

(fade to black)
posted by owillis at 1:31 AM on October 16, 2001


Is she is or is she ain't my Islam?
posted by fooljay at 1:53 AM on October 16, 2001


Hey, Les Moonves: too soon.
posted by MonkeyMeat at 2:26 AM on October 16, 2001


Hogan's Heroes part II :where the descendents of the original jolly group find the tv exec who thought this was a good idea and took him into a dark alley to explain things to him a little more clearly.....

somehow this one would never make it past the pilot episode, i think.
posted by bunnyfire at 3:01 AM on October 16, 2001


Haughey's Heroes?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:12 AM on October 16, 2001


something like 'the ladens'.
riding the wave of interest in the underworld of international terrorism, we observe the life and trials of osama 'big sam' laden the 'boss' of a 'crew'. this psychotic anti-hero has more trouble with his family than coping with the strains of running 'the firm', gunning down any opponents without a twinge of conscience.
there is a constant creeping apocalyptic obsession throughout the series, as well as a dark sense of humour.
sam often visits his imam for 'discussion' sessions, unbeknown to him (but not the audience), underneith the thick robes, the 'imam' is a woman. sam feels strangely attracted to the 'imam', leaving him perplexed and angry.

episode 1

sam is horrified to discover that one of his children wants to convert to buddhism, and determines to do something about it.
posted by asok at 5:35 AM on October 16, 2001


something like 'the ladens'.
riding the wave of interest in the underworld of international terrorism, we observe the life and trials of osama 'big sam' laden the 'boss' of a 'crew'. this psychotic anti-hero has more trouble with his family than coping with the strains of running 'the firm', gunning down any opponents without a twinge of conscience.
there is a constant creeping apocalyptic obsession throughout the series, as well as a dark sense of humour.
sam often visits his imam for 'discussion' sessions, unbeknown to him (but not the audience), underneith the thick robes, the 'imam' is a woman. sam feels strangely attracted to the 'imam', leaving him perplexed and angry.

episode 1

sam is horrified to discover that one of his children wants to convert to buddhism, and determines to do something about it.
posted by asok at 5:39 AM on October 16, 2001


episode 1 (continued)

using his contacts in the local government, sam makes and 'impact' on a buddhist monument.
sam is perplexed and angry, when this results in one of his children disowning the family entirely.

double post 4 minutes apart?
*hhis*
posted by asok at 5:44 AM on October 16, 2001


Some amusing TV titles.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:14 AM on October 16, 2001


Guliani's Island

Follow the wacky antics of a group of castaways trapped three stories below the rubble of the WTC.

With Tom Arnold as The Skipper, a surly Port Authority officer, Donald Trump and (model to be named later) as The Millionaire and his Wife, Shannon Elizabeth as the Moviestar,
Stephen Hawking as The Professor, Alyson Hannigan as the Hot Small Town Girl, and Jimmy Fallon as the Bumbling Mayor Guliani, trying to run his town from down below.
posted by ColdChef at 6:21 AM on October 16, 2001


Hmmm....do I need a need another reason to loathe CBS? Dan Rather is reason enough.
posted by Oxydude at 6:31 AM on October 16, 2001


Wacky body part mixups! I have seen this in several places, I still can't believe it.
posted by crunchburger at 6:51 AM on October 16, 2001


The Odd Couple

Plotline: Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar, sequestered in a remote Afghan cave, must learn to live together despite their wacky personality differences. When they're not ducking from "bunker buster" bombs, Mullah the neat-freak nags the messy Osama to clean up his side of the cave. In the pilot episode, Mullah tapes a line down the center of the cave, telling Osama to stay on "his side." Of course, Osama can hardly resist testing Mullah by sticking his big toe just over the line. By the end of the episode, however, the two have resolved their differences and embrace each other while straddling the line. Osama gets the final line: "Hey, Mullah, what do you say we go activate some of those 'sleeper cells'?" Cue laughtrack. End credits roll.
posted by pardonyou? at 7:08 AM on October 16, 2001


Al Queadasomething

Boomer angst and suicidal terrorism collide in this touching serial drama where you never know when one of the lead characters is angst ridden because he might be planning a suicidal attack, or merely because of the pressures of modern life.

On the first episode, Miles Bin Laden weaves his zvengali web on Elliot, and we all learn a little something about ourselves in the process.
posted by artlung at 7:19 AM on October 16, 2001


Classy.
posted by dfowler at 8:22 AM on October 16, 2001


ColdChef, LOL!
posted by msacheson at 8:22 AM on October 16, 2001


The variations on a theme surrounding Fawlty Towers are endless, if not tasteless.....
posted by Markb at 9:30 AM on October 16, 2001


Not to worry. It's a network sitcom. It won't be funny.
posted by kurumi at 9:33 AM on October 16, 2001


Love Towers

A group of people thrown together in their workplace. Watch them as they find love, romance and comedy in the twin towers. A group of stories that all come together in the same dramatic plot resolution ...
posted by anewc2 at 2:06 PM on October 16, 2001


And the amazing thing is even without a WTC reference it's still a lame, uninspired concept for a TV show that we've already seen... in other words, "business as usual..."
posted by teradome at 2:36 PM on October 16, 2001


Hi, Jack!

Join our wacky crew of undesirable immigrant stereotypes (all except Arab) as they train to murder people and destroy the infidel's skyscrapers. An ensemble show. Much hilarity ensues as they proceed through their plans without any noticeable police interference whatsoever. Selling series will be difficult as all main characters perish in pilot. Affiliates are advised this show contains no Arab stereotypes. Starring: Tony Shalhoub as Federico the Italian Bomber, Jamie Farr as José the Mustachioed Central American Revolutionary. With Casey Kasem and Marlo Thomas.
posted by dhartung at 4:15 PM on October 16, 2001


Hmmm....do I need a need another reason to loathe CBS? Dan Rather is reason enough.

Amen, brother Oxydude, amen
posted by y2karl at 9:50 PM on October 16, 2001


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