Thursday, October 22, 2015
Old, older, oldest
At what's left of what used to be Matt Ottinger's board, they ridicule Mr. Dudnikov for daring to criticize Buzzr. Despite some whines about reruns, the oldies subchannel is much beloved on the oldies board. Anyway, the hoohah is just a preview of the screaming rumpus that will arise when Buzzr puts some modern-day shows on its schedule.
Which will happen, of course. Sooner or later Fremantle will realize that the 43 hardcore Internet classics freaks aren't enough to support even a teensy-weensy game show subchannel. In will come Steve Harvey (a.k.a. the Antichrist on the oldies boards) and other current shows despised by the classics faithful. The complaints by Mr. Dudnikov - a terrific Russian name, as Matt Ottinger himself notes - will look piddly compared to the yellfest when Harvey Feud shows up on Buzzr.
By the way, Mr. Dudnikov can still watch plenty of What's My Line on the YouTube WML channel. He better hurry, though, before Buzzr's lawyers shut the channel down.