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Jericho : Right In The Nuts
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© Joe Crowe
May 24, 2007

Whoo-hoo! The post-sci-fi TV cancellation wackiness is back, baby! Jericho fans are sending nuts to CBS, and that is awesome. This happened before with The Tick and spoons, and Farscape and crackers. Both of which amounted to squat and one reunion movie, respectively.

A report on NutsOnline.com says it has sold over over 17,000 pounds of nuts, and they've sent about 13,000 pounds to the CBS offices in New York so far.

To put that into perspective, that's more nuts than you ate yesterday.

Jericho fans have gathered at Jericho Rally Point and Jericho Lives.

I'm just happy that a place called Nuts Online exists.

Fans sent in the tasty snacks because Skeet Ulrich's character Jake, in the final episode, said, "Nuts," in response to the evil neighboring town of New Bern's call to surrender.

In a post on CBS.com's Jericho message board, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler drew the short straw and posted a response to the fans, in which she says: "In the coming weeks, we hope to develop a way to provide closure to the compelling drama that was the Jericho story."

I think CBS is overlooking the potential of addressing fans of nuts. They should put together some new shows, and have Planters sponsor them.

The "Nuts" quote is from the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, in December 1944. 101st Airborne commander Gen. Anthony McAuliffe responded to the Germans' call for surrender with that one word.

The fans' first idea was to send in American history books.

It's a good thing for CBS that Jake didn't say, "My butt."

I just hope that CBS does something constructive with the nuts. Besides make more Jericho, I mean. Send them to a needy area. But then, I'd worry that the people in need would go, "Enough with the nuts! We've gobbled down 3,000 pounds of salty freaking nuts! Some orange soda! We need orange soda!"

RevolutionSF news editor Joe Crowe has Tick-cancellation campaign spoons left over to eat the nuts with.

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