Saturday, December 13, 2008

Now that's a lot of grandpa.

I have this strange desire to make a television program for children. What I have in mind is sort of a combination between Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Bill Nye The Science Guy, The Science of Sleep and The Kids In The Hall. There are a few reasons I want to do this. First, I don't think that a lot of kids shows really respect their audience. Of course, I know that children are not incredibly smart but programs these days, such as Dora the Explorer, make it seem like the children are not only brain dead, but also uninterested in learning anything of importance. Another reason is because people of all ages watch daytime programming aimed at preschoolers. There are parents watching with their kids, teenagers home sick from school, and the unemployed who have more than enough time on their hands. If there is a program that is really entertaining for older audiences, it is bound to do fairly well. Plus there there is plenty of money in syndication and DVD sales for this kind of thing.

One segment for the show that I am thinking about doing is called "That's Probably As Old As My Grandpa."

Person 1: Pyramids are really old. I wonder how old they are.
Person 2: They're probably as old as my grandpa!
Host: Actually pyramids were built in 1300 B.C. which makes them just about 3,300 years old. If the average grandpa is about 70 years old, that would make the pyramids about as old as 47 grandpas.
Person 1: Wow!
Person 2: (matter of factly) Now that's a lot of grandpa.

Lev reminded me that I did miss one more blog than I thought, which means that I will reveal something embarrassing. The following is a list of movies that I am fairly embarrassed about seeing in theaters. Often you will find yourself in front of a Tinseltown fueled monstrosity if you are with a group of friends, on a date, or forced to waste an allotted amount of time at a shopping plaza until your ride shows up.

1. She's The Man
2. Scary Movie 3
3. The Skeleton Key
4. Spice World
5. Hairspray
6. Wild Wild West
7. Evan Almighty

Speak easy,

1 comment:

Selina said...

I'm jealous you saw Spiceworld in theaters. I actually got that from Netflix about a month ago and watching it made me feel like my IQ dropped about 30 points.

Your TV program seems like it could do well. You should propose it to PBS. with all the funding from "Viewers Like You" they should be willing to take "Ideas from you!"