Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Top 10 Rejected Scripts From Katie Couric's 'Muslim Cosby Show'

A couple of months ago, CBS news personality Katie Couric had quite the brainstorm.

Couric suggested a Muslim Cosby Show would perhaps help eradicate Islamophobia in America. Couric said, "I know that sounds crazy," she said, "but The Cosby Show did so much to change attitudes about African-Americans in this country, and I think sometimes people are afraid of things they don’t understand."

One of the problems with her idea is that so many script ideas would be off limits for devout Muslims. Biff Spackle lists the following story pitches almost certain to be rejected.

• Teenage daughter brings home a Christian boy

• Rebellious son decides he no longer wants to practice Islam

• Teenage daughter dabbles with homosexuality

• Youngest daughter steals a candy-bar from a convenience store

• Rebellious son is caught drinking vodka with friends

• Teenage daughter wears super-revealing clothing to school

• Rebellious son is caught sassing the Imam

• Teenage daughter brings home a Jewish boy

• Rebellious son is caught desecrating the Koran

• Teenage daughter brings home Charlie Sheen

Spackle asserts that ending a show with a flogging or an amputation wouldn't exactly help the ratings.


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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Katie Couric should go to Saudi Arabia and do a sit com. I suggest a modern day version of "That Girl". At beginning of show she could walk out and throw her hijab into the air.

Anonymous said...

Funny, Doug over at iowntheworld.com we are holding a contest for names of Muslim sitcoms. You ought to link to it. Here are some of my personal offerings to give you a taste

Kukla, Fran and Allah
I Love Lunacy
Marcus Wahhabi, WMD
Curb Your Fanaticism
Leave it To Believer
Paki Brewster
Jihad Squad!
The Dying Nun
Father Stones Best

Call me Lennie

Kenneth said...

How about a thrilling courtroom drama, "Sharia Law and Order".

Anonymous said...

Whoops, forgot the link to the contest


http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=64875

Trialdog said...

Well, that's 10 episodes and 10 dead kids. How many children is the adorable peace loving Muslim family going to have in the season premiere?