Sunday, September 27, 2015
Buzzr mentions Celebrity Name Game?
But now and then I drop by the Buzzr Facebook page just to see what's going on with the Fremantle project. The strangest thing I saw lately on the page was the entry shown in the screenshot. Celebrity Name Game has somehow appeared on the Buzzr site? That's like an iPad popping up in the middle of a Smithsonian exhibit of 18th century colonial artifacts.
Wouldn't you know, one commenter on the page sputtered: Is this a joke, Buzzr? A calmer poster pointed out that CNG is a Fremantle show, so it's not exactly unnatural for Buzzr to plug it. That didn't pacify the original commenter who huffed: Surprised as I wouldn't think most people who watch or follow buzzr here would give this a shot. Maybe I'm wrong...I cant speak for others...but, it doesn't appeal to me...
That's probably true about most of Buzzr's (not enormous) viewership. Already I can detect a bit of panic that Buzzr might actually, gulp, one day run shows that don't carry decades of dust. Heavens!
But another commenter may be looking forward to such a grim eventuality: so we're doing more recent shows on Buzzr now? can we get WITWI Carmen San Diego? Well, it's true that the 20-year-old Carmen Sandiego is more "recent" than Buzzr's usual fare. But of course it's not a Fremantle show, so don't hold your breath.