Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Everyday people


Now that's what I'm talking about.

MC Hammer, the oracle of the HW Bush years and pioneer of puff, is getting his own reality TV show.

Apparently Reverend Hammer is TV material because he is, well, ordinary.

"Here's a dad with five kids, married to the same woman for more than 23 years, living in the same place where he grew up and going to church every Sunday. He's had his ups and downs, and it's what makes him such a character you root for," says JD Roth, show producer and extra number eleven from Casino.

But how ordinary is ordinary? I would keep pushing the bar lower if I was them, doing 'day in the life' 90 minute specials about social agitators, such as angry postmen, and see what makes them so miserable.

The Chalkboard understands that Bock The Robber has been approached to star in one such episode from his weatherdome in Cratloe.

Edit - While it is already certain that this show will rival The Wire in thematic brilliance and character, I forgot to mention the key detail - its name.

The show will be called 'Hammertime'

Magnificent.

2 comments:

captaincrankypants said...

does this mean that now is an apt time for hammer-pants to make a comeback? i knew the day would come...

El Chalkerino said...

It would appear so. But you're right, deep down we all knew this day would come.

I for one have kept a stash of yellow sequined puffy pants just incase.