I was Reminded

The closing of Weekly World News instantly reminded me of the final episode of the brilliant Sports Night. For two episodes, Dana the Producer had been speaking with a charming man at her favorite watering hole. By the end of the second part, she realizes the man was wealthy and had just bought her show’s parent company.

Dana: You bought Continental Corp?

Trager: Turns out I picked up a few more shares of stock, yeah.

Dana: Why didn’t you tell me?

Trager: I just wrote a check for 18 billion dollars, Dana. My scouting says you don’t keep a secret so good.

Dana: I can change.

Trager: Yeah… well, we’re going to work on that.

Dana: We’re going to work on it?

Trager: Yeah.

Dana: You’re keeping the station?

Trager: Yeah.

Dana: (looking faint, hopeful) You’re keeping the show?

Trager: Yeah. It’s a good show, Dana. Anybody who can’t make money off Sports Night should get out of the money-making business.

Amen.

4 comments

  • Jon Tyken

    So, are you suggesting that anyone who can’t make money off “Bat Boy” should get out of the business?

  • Eilis Flynn

    I’m so going to miss WWN. I’m going to miss those headlines. *snf*

  • Schnee

    Bob, I just heard that WWN will be shutting down, and I’ve got to say I’m really shocked… I immediately checked my calendar, but it really isn’t the 1st of April anymore, so I probably will have to believe that it’s indeed true. 🙁 Really, it’s a darn shame to see one of the last quality newspapers on the market go down like this…

    Thanks a bunch for all the fun you provided to me and my friends, though. We really laughed our heads off quite often!