The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

22 June 2007

Wanette Wagoner-Bowlegs says hello

When TNT announced that they were doing a drama series set in Oklahoma City with a protagonist named Grace Anadarko, I feared for the worst, even though it stars Holly Hunter and I will watch Holly Hunter reading the classifieds in preference to a lot of other stuff, including a lot of other stuff on TNT.

Well, they've since hung an H on Grace's last name, making it look even sillier without reducing the sensation that they just pulled the name out of Google, and that's not even the half of it:

The one thing that gives me hope is the names of the characters:
    Grace Hanadarko
    Butch Stillwater
    Rhetta Rodriguez-Ardmore
    Ham Tipton
    Lonnie Purcell

You get the point. This appears to be the laziest group of writers in the history of Hollywood. They canít even come up with original names for the characters, so they just named them after towns in the state. And while this helps explain the ridiculous generalizations and furthers my fears that the show will be absolutely terrible, it also gives me hope that it will be canceled and forgotten very quickly.

At least they didn't have a Panhandle prostitute named, um, Betty Lou Hooker.

Posted at 1:03 PM to Soonerland


You forgot Stanley Broken Bow.

Posted by: Veronica at 2:18 PM on 22 June 2007

How about Eleanor Reno?

Posted by: McGehee at 3:28 PM on 22 June 2007

... and Enid Alva Woodward.

Posted by: Dan B at 5:13 PM on 22 June 2007

Sallisaw Henrietta Wagoner Catoosa?

Posted by: unimpressed at 6:41 PM on 22 June 2007

Clinton McAlester?

Posted by: Jeffro at 10:12 PM on 22 June 2007

Clinton McAlester?

Didn't his brother jump off the Tallihatchee bridge?

(Oops, wrong state.)

Posted by: McGehee at 6:31 AM on 23 June 2007

That was Billy Joe McAlester.

Posted by: Dan B at 11:12 AM on 23 June 2007

That was Billy Joe McAlester.

...and try as I might, I can't find a town in Oklahoma named Billy Joe.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:55 PM on 23 June 2007

How about his in-bred brother Harjo McAlester?

Posted by: Dan B at 2:54 PM on 25 June 2007