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Rex Sorgatz

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oct 16
2006

My Conspiracy: Colbert, Stewart, Studio 60, and Ze

File under: "Pop Culture Conspiracy Theories." I wonder if the most recent episode of Studio 60 -- the one that revolves around an act of comedic tv/internet plagiarism (and which has probably been the best hour of tv this fall) -- was inspired by the recent act of unverified tv/internet plagiarism in which The Colbert Report had a few lines that appeared to rip off Ze Frank. Maybe that sounds like a crazy theory -- until you read in the long NY Mag Colbert profile that Jon Stewart's brother is now a writer for Studio 60. Hmmm....

4 comments

Actually when I saw this episode -- the first thing I thought of was your posts about Colbert + Ze Frank. Your "black helicopters" mentality is twisting my mind!!!! :-)

posted by Weierd at 11:49 AM on October 16, 2006

So, I published a story on the Morning News, based loosely on Borges and I, and that week the SNL digital short was Doppelganger. Not that Doppelganer is an original idea or anything. I'm just saying...

posted by Jeff Barnosky at 1:21 PM on October 16, 2006

Isn't Rob Cordrey's brother on that show as well?

posted by rico at 11:22 PM on October 16, 2006

True! Double evidence!

posted by Rex at 1:18 AM on October 17, 2006




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