Thursday, May 15, 2008

A special treat from the Upfronts

Television has a beauty, a charm all its own. It is not the ugly, red-headed stepchild to the Silver Screen that some might think. There is a poetic serenity that comes with laying on your couch, remote in one hand and Cheez-Its in the other.

With that in mind, the Hollywood Temp Diaries is honored to have a special correspondent, national treasure and Uber-Poet Maya Angelou with her analysis of the Upfronts. Ms. Angelou's resume is second to none. She's received President Medal of the Arts, been named one of "the top 100 best writers of the 20th Century," won Grammys, received nearly 40 honorary degrees and is probably a friend of Oprah.

So without any further adieu or ass-kissing, here's Maya.



UPFRONT, BEHIND AND ALL AROUND
by. M. Angelou

Moonves
McPherson
Silverman
Announcing more of the same.

Purchasing British shows dumbed down for American viewers
Blankly gazing at plasma screens

Were it not for mass importation, they might have to generate
Unique
Clever
Their own
IDEAS
But it's easier this way.

Knight Rider?
Again.
Take us to the center of KITT's mind, save the world and
Product Placement
errr...
Now termed
Product Integration.

Reality (in quotes)
Fewer this year.
Mercifully
Thankfully
Still CAN'T kill on TV

Lost
The Office
Good writing CAN deliver good ratings
If you let it try

Remember Seinfeld?
Started slow
Blossomed
Emerged
How can you forget "The Contest"?
Not that there's anything wrong with it...

What's that?
Poem must end
Now.
Quickly.
Before
Waiter with sushi walks away.

~~~

1 comment:

d motha fuckin lg said...

You are a caged bird... now sing!

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