The curtains may be going up on Broadway, but the TV writer’s strike, which began Nov. 5, is still going strong. Baristaville is home to many TV writers now on strike — The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live, and the Daily Show to name just a few.
We found this video fascinating — boiling down just what the strike is all about: 4 cents.
Slate magazine argues it’s not all bad for fans of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, saying the five year-old re-runs, on the show’s website, are “pure gold.”
While a Grey’s Anatomy rerun is a bummer only if you’ve already seen that episode, a Daily Show rerun is the television equivalent of a day-old newspaper. It’s birdcage liner.
A five-year-old episode of The Daily Show, on the other hand, is pure gold-a fact made plain by the launch of the show’s new Web site last month.
The writers’ strike provides the ideal excuse to waste large portions of your workday combing the Daily Show archive for fondly remembered bits, like the priceless Stewart/Corddry exchange that aired the day after Dick Cheney’s hunting accident.
Baristaville TV writers, feel free to add your comments about the strike. And TV fans of the above shows — if you aren’t watching re-runs, how are you handling the big chill?
(Photo by Warren Levinson)