Keeping Up With The Joneses
July 10, 2007 12:43 PM   Subscribe

Where Are The Joneses? is an interactive sitcom from Steve Coogan's production company. The action centres on Dawn Jones, who, on learning that she is the daughter of a sperm donor, sets out to find her twenty-seven siblings. You can watch episodes on YouTube, follow a Flickr photo-diary, and, inevitably, keep up via Dawn's Twitter account. Don't like the plot, characters or gags? Then rewrite the show on its wiki.
posted by jack_mo (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Oops - the 'episodes on YouTube' link takes you to the first episode, I meant to point to them all.
posted by jack_mo at 12:47 PM on July 10, 2007

ABC News Primetime recently had a similar story:

The Name Behind the Number -- "Child of a Sperm Donor Starts a Web Site - Donor Sibling Registry - to Find His Secret Family." The segment is being rebroadcast tonight at 10:00 p.m./Eastern on ABC.
posted by ericb at 12:58 PM on July 10, 2007

Wow. This is very cool.
posted by chunking express at 1:16 PM on July 10, 2007

Sperm donor? Shouldn’t they be the Cojoneses?
posted by Smedleyman at 1:17 PM on July 10, 2007

Game. Set. Match. Smedleyman.
posted by sfts2 at 1:31 PM on July 10, 2007

You all really want to read David Plotz's The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank. One of the finest, strangest, most satisfying pieces of long-form journalism produced in years.
posted by escabeche at 1:50 PM on July 10, 2007 [1 favorite]

There was also this recent 60 Minutes report on CBS: What Are Sperm Siblings? [video | 12:38]:"h year, thousands of babies are born with the help of anonymous sperm donors. Steve Kroft reports on how some families are connecting with half-siblings from the same man's sperm."
posted by ericb at 2:45 PM on July 10, 2007

*Each year*
posted by ericb at 3:35 PM on July 10, 2007

Second Smedleyman for Blue Pun of the Year.
posted by rokusan at 5:38 PM on July 10, 2007

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