Life Is Nothing But A Bowl of Litigation

August 23rd, 2005 · 4 Comments
by Booksquare

Someday, we might find that we’ve grown bored with the inevitable lawsuit trend, but until then, we watch the phenomenon with glee. Each day, we awake, wondering who will be sued next and what tack the suer will take. Now it is the television series Lost that is facing the time-sucking specter of litigation. Turns out the hit series is based on an idea developed nearly thirty years ago. And here the dude waited until he was assured of the show’s hit status before filing suit — when your hard work is at stake, always wait until you’re sure there’s plenty of money.

And poor Sid and Marty Krofft were dragged into the mire. Can’t we just leave two of Booksquare’s biggest heroes alone?

Though the Reuters story doesn’t mention it, another story (which we’ve gone and misplaced) notes that the JJ Abrams was a mere child at the time the original concept was being developed. This means, of course, that somehow ABC retained the original executive(s) developing the original concept (circa 1977 or so) or someone was bored enough to go through musty, dusty files in search of brilliant ideas for television series. This also means that ABC wins the award for best file retention system ever. They should expect a little plaque or something.

File Under: Square Pegs

4 responses so far ↓

  • jim // Aug 23, 2005 at 1:05 pm

    I blame Aaron Spelling.

  • The Happy Booker // Aug 23, 2005 at 6:06 pm

    Welcome back, Ms. Booksquare. Sid and Marty rule!

  • Booksquare // Aug 23, 2005 at 7:26 pm

    Blaming Aaron Spelling is like blaming Leonard Goldberg.

    THB — thanks for the welcome home. Sid and Marty should be left on their pedestals…totally!

  • Susan Gable // Aug 24, 2005 at 1:00 am

    Somehow I’m wondering about what kind of monsters would have inhabited the island if Sid & Marty did Lost. Walking hats? A yellow dragon? A talking flute? A cute seamonster?

    Totally different concept, I’m thinking.

    The person filing this suit needs to get a life. Let’s let Judge Judy handle the case. (g)