How about The Shark Channel
The following is the opinion of a cranky old man for Cranky Opinion Saturday.
Opposing opinions are welcome (wrong, but welcome) and please, no name calling and that means you, you big stupid-head!
OK, this is not a proper subject for Cranky Opinion Saturday, because “Shark Week” does not make me cranky. Shark Week gets me excited!
Tomorrow marks the start of the 26th annual Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. Seven days of programs all on sharks. These are fascinating and terrifying creatures, I could watch programing on them and never get bored. I advocate a “Shark Month” or maybe even a “Shark Channel.”
Now you have to ask, how could a shark channel develop enough programming to broadcast 24/7/365? They don’t have to!
Just show sharks.
Put sharks jumping out of the water and grabbing a seal in a loop…I would watch for at least several hours. I’ve seen “Jaws” 46 times, and I will watch it again tonight. You do not need fresh programming for sharks. They swim, they bite, and they scare the bejesus out of you, just keep showing the same stuff. Who cares?
If you do not think that sharks and only sharks are all that is needed for any successful TV program, explain the “Sharknado” phenomenon. A film where a tornado sucks up thousands of sharks and dumps them on Las Angeles becomes the most successful movie EVER on the SiFy channel.
Here is the new programming I would envision on “The Shark Channel”:
“Leave it to Sharky” – A comedy about a typical white suburban family in the 60’s. Father Ward, mother June, one boy, Wally and their pet shark, Sharky or “the Shar.”
“I Love Sharkie” – A zany wife wants to break into show business as a shark at Sea World.
“Chopper” – A boy with a pet shark gets into crazy hijinks often ending with Chopper eating the bad guy.
Of course there would be a theme song
Oh it’s Chopper, Chopper, faster that lightning
No fish you see
Eats more people than he
Oh Chopper, Chopper, he makes you wonder
Why you ever swim under
Under the sea
“Lawyers and Disorder” – No sharks, just lawyers…same thing.
“There Goes Honey Boo Boo” – A reality-star tot goes for a swim…only one episode but a ratings hit!
“The Tonight Shark” – A talk show following the “11 o’clock Shark News”. Celebrities hawk their latest project by being interviewed in a cage surrounded by sharks.
The rest of the scheduled would be filled in with shark movies: Sharknado/ Jaws/ Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus/ Swamp Shark/ Etcetera Shark and the aforementioned loop of a great white eating a seal.
Please TV moguls give me THE SHARK CHANNEL!
Slogan: You’re gonna need a bigger TV!
I suggest you put it on cable 81 (Ate one).
The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.