Response: July 5, 2011

It’s the day after the 4th, and everyone’s cleaning up the fireworks. Let’s get to the news:

* If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve likely heard of the Casey Anthony trial. Well yesterday (according to The Hollywood Reporter), the court in Orlando played a recording of a phone call the defendant made to her mother. It was expletive-laden, and surprisingly some of those expletives including the big “f-bomb” made it live on the air. Fox News and MSNBC apologized on the air and then put the proceedings on a delay to cover up any further profanity.

Now, as you know, news channels do not get ratings placed on their programming. However, out of consideration, most profanity is limited to words such as “hell” and “damn”.  I am a Mormon, so that’s usually about as far as I go, if I do go that far. There are always better ways of expressing your feelings, or so my mother has told me. She’s a smart woman.

Now, as for live TV, I don’t think anyone was anticipating what would come out of Casey Anthony’s mouth. Yet, I wonder what the FCC is going to do about this. Just for the record, I think she deserves everything that is coming to her.

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* There’s not much game show news, so that’s why I’m covering things outside of game shows. Like this, also from the Reporter.  Comedy Central is throwing a roast for Charlie Sheen on Sept. 19. That’s the same night Ashton Kutcher makes his debut on Sheen’s old grounds, Two and a Half Men.

“You could say I’ve been providing kindling for this Roast for a while,” says Sheen in a statement. “It’s time to light it up. It’s going to be epic.”

Comedy Central…… please please please don’t encourage this man. He insulted the guy who co-developed Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats!

I’ve posted this episode because I think it’s most similar to Two and a Half Men.

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* Digital Spy has some pictures up of the new Big Brother house. The contestants are probably inside already, but we’ll see the premiere on Thursday night at 9/8c. I can’t wait.

Keep in mind it’s not actually a house, just a soundstage at CBS Studio Center that looks like a house. They have to fit the production crew in there somewhere, not to mention Julie Chen and a live audience outside the front door.

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* Alex has some previews of NBC’s new show It’s Worth What? on his site. I’m a lot more curious as to how he got those NBC video players on his page. If anyone has any clues, would you please fill me in?

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* Finally, on this day in 1937, Hormel introduces Spam to its product lineup.  So, here are some commercials.

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Adios for now.

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