Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Let's not get political

Our love for the show Pushing Daisies is well noted on this site, but we've also always acknowledged that the show probably isn't for everyone.



Apparently those for whom it isn't far outnumber us fans, because the show is getting dismal ratings and might be on the chopping block. But tonight, it could potentially get a boost from the millions of Americans who are so over the 2008 Presidential campaign.


Barack Obama (in a move that probably made sense a few months ago when it was planned, but now looks like overkill) bought a half hour of advertising time on a bunch of television networks to sell himself to the 5 remaining undecided voters. For some convoluted reason, ABC didn't sell him the ad time, and so they're showing Pushing Daisies at 8 p.m.


I'm hoping that the viewing masses will turn on their sets, see a block of politics where they wish there was Bones, Dancing with the Stars or America's Next Top Model and start flipping around to other stations. On ABC, they'll be greeted by a show that looks and sounds like no other, and that makes me laugh out loud at least three times an episode.


People will be so intruiged, they'll decide to watch the next week, and the next week, and the week after that. Before long, Pushing Daisies will be a hit! (Or at least spared until next year's upfronts).


And that, my friends, is change we can believe in.

9 comments:

Red said...

ANTM will be on as scheduled, too (thank God!) Obama didn't buy time on the CW. Probably because he figures he already has The Game/Gossip Girl vote.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Amen! I love that show.

SouthernBelle said...

OMG, I was hyperventilating until I saw Red's comment!

I mean, I'm already planning to vote for the guy, but if he was the reason I didn't get my ANTM fix this week? Then we might see some real *change*, ifyouknowwhatImean.

MichelleSG said...

Beagle and I are devout followers of this show, we dvr it though, it's too mature for the kid, she doesn't get it. Big surprise there....

pistols at dawn said...

That show looks like something I would like, given infinite time.

Malcolm said...

"Pushing Daisies" is one of the few shows that I follow on a regular basis. One of the reasons I like it so much is because it's like nothing else on TV. I will likely have to catch tonight's episode online later this week because of The Detroit Pistons' season opener and (hopefully) the continuation of game 5 of The World Series.

words words words said...

I love this show. A lot. It actually got good ratings last year, which shocked me. I hope your scenario comes to pass, and maybe it will...the World Series has some of its lowest ratings ever.

Liz said...

Thanks for the clarification Red. I just looked online to see what shows were usually on at 8 on Wednesdays, and picked those three at random.

But yay! Glad to see Pushing Daisies has fans.

david wells said...

he came off as a pompous, arrogant ass. IMO.

And yeah for ABC for not broadcasting it.