"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip,
That started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship.
The mate was a mighty sailin' man, the Skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day for a three hour tour. A three hour tour."
Nearly every one of us knows the words and the melody of the Gilligan's Island Theme. The show unites us, hell, it unites generations as we watch reruns years after the fact and wonder if Gilligan and company will ever get off the island.
Remember the episode where they almost got rescued, but Gilligan screwed it up? We all do.
Today, it seems, every show is a reality show (ok, some producer's idea of reality. How often do you get trapped in a remote part of the world, or go for a 14 week job interview, or take a tour bus to find a mate?) Feh!
So, the staff at Crotchety Old Man World Wide Headquarters Entertainment Division is hard at work developing new TV programming. Eventually, we'll have an entire lineup, but wanted to give you a peak at what we have so far.
Our first thought was "Game Show." Outside of the Price Is Right, with Drew Carey, game shows are all but gone from the TV lineup. Ok, I suppose there is Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, but they have been on so long and are boring. Trivia questions and a stupid wheel? How 1971!
Loosely based on the kids game of the same name, but will be more fun to watch in a game show format. By identifying TV doctors
and playing "Does this look infected to you?"
contestants are able to win the operation or enhancement of their choice.
Our next offering is a traditional sitcom. Ever wonder what happens to Hooters waitresses once they are no longer perky? Think of a combination of Cheers and the Golden Girls, and you have
Serving up wings, brews, and laughsThe weekly series should provide plenty of giggles as the 3 leading ladies serve customers a huge order of snarky banter while living life to the fullest as working senior citizens. Currently we are negotiating with Cloris Leachman, Angela Lansbury, and the late Estelle Getty to play the waitresses in the ensemble cast. Abe Vigoda is expected to have a recurring role as Mort, the handyman.
The staff seems to be doing a good job so far. Are you as excited by this new venture as we are?