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‘Colbert’ Writers Score Big With Strike Parody

Posted on Nov 16, 2007
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Look what you’ve done, writers—you’ve made this poor man’s son settle for a “non-endangered birthday tiger.”

There’s one big built-in advantage that many striking WGA members have over the studio honchos they’re feuding with:  real creative talent.  This clip, made by “Colbert Report” writers, showcases their flair for parody, reminding producers why they’re indispensable while mercilessly lampooning the executives.

Watch it:

(h/t: No Fact Zone)


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By GlitchCog, November 18, 2007 at 2:40 pm Link to this comment

While I think corporate media are by far the monster in this fight, there is some irony in Colbert’s writers trying to get paid for their work winding up on the internet. They steal tons of material from unpaid internet bloggers and memetic forum content in the first place.

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By sns, November 17, 2007 at 1:15 pm Link to this comment
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not funny point obviously made but that’s teevee and teevee needs those unfunny obvious writers…

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By JimBob, November 17, 2007 at 12:05 pm Link to this comment

With the top 1% of money-earners now making over 20% of the income in this country, it’s remarkably more difficult for the bosses to cry poverty than it was twenty years ago—though it was bullshit then, too.  It just doesn’t play as well in Peoria.  The writers are going to win this strike quickly, the only regret being that we didn’t ask for more.

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By Verne Arnold, November 17, 2007 at 7:51 am Link to this comment

Well done and point right on!!!!  Loved it, support the writers!!!!

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By kagaka, November 17, 2007 at 7:17 am Link to this comment
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Well done. 

I live outside the US and usually catch up on Colbert and Stewart online.  Of late this means sitting throught the ads that precede the clips, often seeing the same one a half dozen times in twenty minutes.  The only way I know to support the Writers’ Guild is to stop watching on-line until the dispute is resolved.

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By GW=MCHammered, November 16, 2007 at 11:28 pm Link to this comment
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Amen to that!

Nothing new (worth watching) airs without writers’ imagination. Nothing. Pay ‘em their worth you Hollywood elitists. We don’t want your Friggin’ Wal-Mart nation.

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