The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

10 April 2003

Neener, neener, Janeaner

ABC television is developing a sitcom to star outspoken war critic Janeane Garofalo as — what else? — a TV producer. No pilot script is available, so I have no idea whether Garofalo's character is the sort of person who, say, considers dictators like the late Saddam Hussein to be the moral equivalent of the American President, but at least one prowar group is threatening to boycott the network if Garofalo's show airs: "We do not wish to see the faces of liberal Hollywood," said a statement emailed to ABC.

Actually, her face isn't her best feature, but that's another issue. I have always been a Garofalo fan, but it's been increasingly difficult in recent months as she's sunk further into Hollywood's moral, um, quagmire.

Meanwhile, LGF's Charles Johnson would like to know if Janeane is planning to apologize to Dubya as promised.

Posted at 9:34 AM to Almost Yogurt

Maybe the first episode will feature her producing an interview with "President" Josiah Bartlet.

Different networks, you say? Who can tell?

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 1:15 PM on 10 April 2003

They're all pretty interchangeable.

Entertainment Weekly points out that Connie Chung has now managed to depart from jobs at ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN. Assuming Fox doesn't want her, there's not a whole lot left — except maybe a cameo on the Garofalo Show, or whatever lame title it gets.

Posted by: CGHill at 4:20 PM on 10 April 2003

Hmm...Connie may want to apply at the Daily Mirror. Worked for Geraldo.

Posted by: Marc at 8:58 PM on 10 April 2003

That was Peter Arnett, not Geraldo.

(wait for it...)

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 3:22 PM on 11 April 2003

Doesn't matter. Both of them are going to end up, in Andrea's immortal phrase, as Satan's toilet seats.

Posted by: CGHill at 3:49 PM on 11 April 2003