Sunday, April 17, 2011

Television Shows EWTN refused to air...


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As you all know EWTN decided not to air Fr. Corapi's programs until the investigation into the allegations against him is concluded and his name is cleared. 
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That said, many Catholics have submitted program ideas for the network to air.  Talk of a Catholic View, based on Barbara Walter's The View is in the works, as are other programming innovations.  Posted here are a couple of ideas they rejected.
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The Larry D and the Deee Lite Variety Hour.  Few people realize what the D in Larry D stands for - but now you know.  His wife is an entertainer - Deee Lite is their stage name.  Based on the Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, this Branson style family entertainment offering may have been just a little too off beat.  Unfortunately, the program wasn't approved for cloistered audiences.
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Dancing With the Catholic Stars. Featuring former Arthur Murray dance instructor and Prom Center dancing Queen, Adriennne.  The format is somewhat different from the show which inspired it.  Staged in a lovely ballroom setting, all glammed up Adrienne waltzes with her guests as she interviews such noted priests and theologians such as Cardinal Burke, Fr. Z and Scott Hann.  The show never aired after Adriennne tripped over the Cardinal's cappa magna and threw out her back.
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Real Desperate Housewives.  A weekly live, Edward R. Murrow 1950's style interview program, hosted by Angela Messenger was set to go into homes via Skype to interview Catholic Women who blog.  Lot's of drama - maybe too much.  One subject never left her closet while being interviewed, claiming she was in her pajamas or not in make-up.  Another kept begging for money throughout the interview and refused to answer personal questions.  The first episode was about a mid-western housewife* living out her Ma and Pa Kettle dream, but her husband threatened to sue the network if it aired - claiming the man playing the wife was in reality his farm hand.  A good idea - failed.
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*I'd link but I don't want to get sued. 
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12 comments:

  1. We had a lot of fun making that video.

    I'm the guitarist, BTW. I still have those star-framed glasses.

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  2. Kat goes to Rome and my show gets canceled. Go figure! Oh my aching back!!



    P.S. I was a Fred Astaire dance instructor. ;-)

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  3. Bwahahahaha! It just can't be right to laugh so hard during Holy Week! LOL! Oh well, it's Sunday!

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  4. Hey Terry, I can dance to the groove anytime! OH YEAH!

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  5. Very, very funny.

    Did you forget birdwatching with Fr. Z?

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  6. Carol - why didn't I think of that! LOL!

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  7. Dancing w/ the Catholic Stars? LOL!!!!!! We know Sr. Patricia just wasn't ready to take the show on the road, quite yet, was she?

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  8. Angela: We take our laughs when and where we can in the RCC these days, don't we?

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  9. Suddenly a lot of what LarryD does makes sense.

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  10. Anonymous9:12 AM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GZi5_o0tYI&amp

    Camilla looks alike

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  11. We could do a Catholic version of "It's Me or the Dog" (Victoria Stillwell) from here.
    Dog spelled backwards is God, you know! (I'm groaning at myself at that one).
    Great line up you have going!

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