Wednesday, April 24, 2013

18th Ave. Auto Body SIGN to become a HIT TELEVISION SHOW on NETFLIX!

There the sign hung.  For years.  Rain, Sun, Snow.  No words to help it advertise the Auto Body Shop.
But still: The Auto Body Shop thrived.
Well, it didn't thrive, but it did OK.
Actually, it closed in 2008.
But the sign still hangs as a testament to the Shop's ultimate failure.

Enter a young TV writer.  Well, actually he wasn't that young, and he never wrote anything in his life.
He might have watched a ton of TV, but he never had anything to do with the business.  Still, he
had an idea... for a show... based on the sign.  A drunken night in a Los Angeles bar, well it
wasn't a bar, it was a diner, but he was drinking beers with his friend (who was paying) and as he
described the idea a young agent (mailroom kid) overheard it.  Well, actually, the mailroom kid
was the TV writer's friend who was paying for the beers.  The Writer begged him to pitch it to his boss.
The Young Agent pitched it, and... there was a bidding war for the new show.
Netflix verse Hulu Plus to the death.  Actually, Hulu Plus was never interested.
BUT... Netflix bought the idea without even seeing the sign.
There are three characters in the show and no dialogue.  I am pumped to see
this thing.  Well, I'm not really pumped.  But I might watch it.

The Doctor, like Jack on Lost.  And like Quincy on Quincy.

The Yellow Computer, Belinda.  She might be outdated, but she's still yellow.

And Benny, the Volkswagon.  Actually, he's a baby volkswagon.  He can't even turn left yet.