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"On the Lot" Elimination: Three Directors Booted

"On the Lot" Elimination: Three Directors Booted

If anyone had asked me who would be cut after the one-minute comedy challenge on "On the Lot," I would have guessed that Kenny, Marty and Jason would be going home. Yet, somehow, all of them are still in after Tuesday's elimination — and Jason's borderline offensive short that possibly poked fun at the mentally challenged actually ended up in the top three. Dear America: What on earth are you smoking?

Given the dismal ratings "On the Lot" has gotten so far, maybe I can chalk Tuesday's depressing eliminations up to the fact that only about 17 people voted — and 17 people who drove Wild Hogs to No. 1 at the box office, at that. Either that, or there's a Vote for the Worst-style conspiracy already at work, because there is no reason that darling Frodo look-alike Phil should have been booted while Mr. Kenny "Wack Alley Cab" Luby gets to stay.

Along with Phil, Carolina and Claudia were ousted on Tuesday's show. I liked Carolina's film a lot but I worried it would be forgotten coming so early in the show and so close to the much more memorable vomiting aliens. I'd be OK with Claudia's elimination, if not for the fact that there are so many worse filmmakers who should have gone home first. (Kenny, Marty, I'm looking at you.) The only thing restoring my faith in people is that the other two films in the top three — Will's Lucky Penny and Zach's Danger Zone — both deserved their honors.

Between the bizarre eliminations and Adrianna Costa's too-perky voice, synchronized hand motions and long pauses cribbed straight from the "American Idol" songbook (never have I appreciated Ryan Seacrest so much), I think the elimination show was one of the longest hours of TV I've ever watched. Thank goodness future "box office results" shows will only be 30 minutes, because seriously, that was painful. What did you think?

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Megg21 Megg21 10 years
bah I really like this show but it seems like it's making all the wrong moves! First of all, I don't think it should be a voting show AT ALL. Not until it gets down to the final 3 or something. And people voted for Getta Rhoom (sic) because a.the South is typically the largest voting block for shows like this and that guy is from the South and b. they felt bad for him. I think he wanted to convey the guy as 'socially awkward' and not 'nerdlike' but whatever, it obviously didn't work that well. And PHIL! He was by FAR the cutest guy on the show. Really lovely and had such a good eye and KENNY is still in? Are you kidding me? What the eff was that?! No one knows. I really thought Phil could all the way. I'm really disappointed.
SassAndBide SassAndBide 10 years
i saw some of the finale and i dont really watch this show..i find it boring now that i've actually seen an episode
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Painful? It was excruciating. I literally felt my brain rotting as I sat there. Its a shame I didnt do anything productive with that time, but I was too lazy to move from my perch on the couch. I agree, never have I yearned for Ryan Seacrest more. The hostess has obviously been instructed to conduct the eliminations in the same format as Idol (obvs, its still a Fox show). But she was so awkward and weird about it. "Yeah, thats right. Im looking at you." Who says that!? She is just dumber than dumb. And at the beginning when they so clearly copied Idol (with her walking through the audience, talking, as she approaches the stage). I couldnt hear a damn thing she said--it totally backfired. As for the films, few of them were that great. Im not surprised America voted Getta Room into the top three (beacuse the US is dumb like that), although it repulsed me. Obviously he is not a good director if he cant teach the actor to not insulate a personality that borders on being perceived as mentally challenged. Even if he couldnt see that through his own eyes, he needs to have the common sense to not tread those waters. I too was offended by the short and it sickened me that froto boy got sent home while the offensive dude got to stay. And I also dont think Lucky Penny was that funny. But I guess with what it was compared to, its fitting that it was in the top three.
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