Saturday, October 11, 2008

TWQ: TV Spending Cutbacks

With all the financial problems, television may have to budget a little. TWQ (The Weekend Question) looks at how.

Can you suggest some ways that television might be able to cut down on running costs? Be as surreal and as funny as you wish!

My answers are:

* The news anchor reads from the paper.

* The sports coverage is done with a mobile phone.

* A historical drama is done with the actors in jeans.

Now it's over to you...


Star said...

First of all congrats on 700 posts. My suggestion for television is to do the weather report by opening a window and sticking their head out. Then they an say"yep, it's raining" or whatever.. Michele sent me.

colleen said...

Cut out about half of the gibberish from the Weather man and get to the point. That's all I got but I'll probably come up with more throughout the day. Happy 700th and meet and greet from Michele's.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Doctor Who goes back to the old sets and The Doctor goes back to wearing 4's scarf!

Anonymous said...

First, Congratulations on # 700! Wow! All of them are so derned entertaining I love coming here!

Okay, cutting costs -

No more airwaves - it's all done via walkie talkies (so it's all local hee hee)

A different volunteer daily to give news reports (hey, you might find out who's cat you have!)

BillBoards telling you when the sales are!

{{{ hugs! }}}

Epiphany said...

All the shows take place inside. No "on location" scenes. Just murals in the background of the set to make it look like they're outside.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps doctor house could convince them all to be better people ...lord knows what that would accomplish.

Here from michele's

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

reruns. oh wait, they already do that, sorry.

smiles, bee

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Instead of making a lot of realistic, expensive sets, they could just throw a bunch of cheap ones together.

Wait, didn't they do that for TOS?


Jean-Luc Picard said...

I love the weather solution from Star!

Jon, & Bee...yes, that's what we have!

Bilbo said...

All the car chases in police shows are replaced by foot chases.

Science fiction special effects rely heavily on aluminum pie plates and left-over sparklers.

Local newscasts are replaced by reliable, old-fashioned town criers.

National newscasts are reduced from an hour to ten seconds by using one anchor who just says "same as yesterday, but worse."

kenju said...

Hmmmm.....I wish they would cut out all political ads, but I guess that wouldn't save them any money. I might be willing to pay more for cable if they promised not to air any political ads at all.....LOL

Michele wouldn't like that, I guess.

The Real Mother Hen said...

The news anchors shouldn't wear so smartly. They should be naked, to save on attire costs and make up.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Good suggestions. I can imagine anchors not having the make-up and smart clothes!