Wednesday, December 16, 2009

CONTEST. Idea For Awesome TV Show. Siamese Twins.




Here's an idea I just came up with* for a TV Show (followed by instructions for a contest):

Character: Ping.

Description: He's one half of a Siamese Twin. His brother (Pong) died years ago but the skeleton is still attached to him.

Conflict: He tries to hide his brother - now a skeleton - my dressing him up.

Now this is the part I can't figure out. I can either...

1) Have the skeleton attached to his side and he dresses it in an overcoat, hat and sunglasses. When people ask, "Who's this guy?" He just changes the subject, "Oh him? Uh yeah..I've got to meet up with him later about this one thing...so ANYWAYS..."

2) The smaller skeleton is attached to his head. He covers it with one of those really long knit hats. But of course once in a while the hat peaks open and the skull or feet are exposed.

Setting: I'm thinking that maybe he works for a small city and is in charge of helping the city become Green compliant. See? This is a hot topic these days so...

I'm also thinking some hilarity can ensue because he's always trying to hide the skeleton. And people pick on him all the time. Like when he approaches, you can hear the skeleton bones hitting together, and maybe a bully says, "Hey everybody, here comes old Wind Chimes! Get it? Because he clanks like wind chimes? Yeah. Look at him!" Then the dick shoves him.

Everyone laughs at him. Except this one girl who might be in love with him.
And lastly, there will be weekly lessons that will be featured on the show. Like safe sex and not littering. You know..shit like that.

I don't know. What do you think?

And here's where the contest comes in. Draw a picture of the character and I'll post it on this here blog. And of course you'll get a valuable link to your blog. The winner will receive nothing. Because we're ALL winners. Right?

(my email address is Lebner1 AT Yahoo Dot Com. Write "TV Show Contest" in the subject line. And don't forget to leave your blog name as well).

33 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

Better go check my email...

Alice said...

Can I play the girl who loves Wind Chimes?? I'm a sucker for an underdog. lol

Dr Zibbs said...

Alice - you may. If you really think you have the dedication.

Dr Zibbs said...

...as for the prize, it will be a surpise. It will be mailed to the winner.

Stacey said...

I have tears from laughing. Thanks Zibbs.

Dr Zibbs said...

Thanks Stacey

and as for the prize. I already said in the post that the winner will receive nothing but they WILL get a prize mailed to them. Just so that's clear.

Alice said...

dedication is my middle name. I need to get drawing... bbl. lol

Former Fat Chick said...

OMG- I want to play PONG's widow...who is constantly laying flowers on Ping's head and people think she is having an affair w/ Ping, becasue she kneels in prayer before him! ha- get it?! I'm ON FIRE funny today!

Dr Zibbs said...

Alice - Then I think you've got the part. Looking forward to the drawing.

Former Fat - That's actually a very clever side story. I will consider adding that role.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

The way your mind works is an amazing thing.

Dr Zibbs said...

Candy - so what I'm reading is that you're saying that I'm very smart. Thank you.

Son of a Thomas said...

I think the skeleton (Pong) should be attached to the back of Ping. He could dress it up and every time he is talking to someone then turns around hilarity ensues.

Peggy said...

I don't have any clever ideas to add to your storyline cuz I just woke up from a little nap and I'm groggy and having coffee. Also, I'm pissed off b/c my dog chewed up my glasses while I was napping and I had to squint to read your fabulous blog but now at least you can recognize my dedication. So there's that.

I'm leaning towards the long cap option though...more thoughts later.

Dr Zibbs said...

Son of A - Uhh. And how is that different than if he's on the side? Ohhh. He's on the back.

Peggy - best to read it again after you get your glasses fixed.

diane said...

How about if the skeleton slowly gets bigger and fleshier, while Ping gets smaller and thinner? It's too hilarious to think about.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I hate to say this because it will only go to your head but that is not such a bad idea. You had me at 'wind chimes'.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Now you got ME thinking about this stupid story. What if the still living twin had a shoplifting problem and was always blaming the dead twin not realizing that where one goes (to jail) the other must follow? I am assuming of course that carrying around your dead twins skeleton would likely mess you up really bad. And why wouldn't someone just snap off the skeleton? If the living guy can still survive with the skeleton attatched he can survive without it. OOOOOO brain cramp.

Kristen said...

This sounds like a fabulous contest and I believe I am in. When is the deadline? I want to make sure I don't get my ink well all filled with goats blood for nothing, I'm sure you understand. p.s. I'm already afraid my drawing will look racist. Does Ping *have* to be asian?

JenJen said...

Um.
Wow.
I can't draw for shit but I'd love to be the girlie who sees HIM FOR THE MAN HE IS instead of the baggage.

yes. That sounds like me.

Anonymous said...

Okay, this is your brother (and that was me who commented about SNL sucking) and you stole this idea from my Halloween costume of a few years ago when I attached a small skeleton to me and called it my dead Siamese brother (that had died in childbirth or in the womb). Furthermore, I think I stole the idea from a South Park episode (something about a nurse with a dead fetus attached to the side of her face). Also, if the twin is dead they could just snip it off, right?

Were it not stolen it might fly as a short sketch but not a whole series (of course, that's what they told the "Small Wonder" people).

Slyde said...

i work with a chinese dude named ping...

i am hoping one day to be emotionally mature enough not to make fun of his name...

Gwen said...

I got nothin' for this contest but I wanted to say hi to your brother.

Hi, Dr. Zibbs' brother! Was he a pain in the ass as a child? Are you younger or older?

Carry on.

Dr Zibbs said...

Diane and Cal - will consider both of those ideas. Except Cal..what do you mean Stupid idea?

JenJen - you can do it. Come on!

Anonymous - what happened to the alter ego you've used to chime in? I bet you lost your password. As for stealing this idea, I made it up. The only thing I ever saw you dressed as in the last few years was Jesus.

Slyde - You will never be emotionally mature to do that but it's nice to dream.

Gwen - My dear Gwen. He's my younger brother. 7 years younger. And of course I never did anything bad to him. Me?

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Oh forgive me. Its a great idea...yeh...like Star Wars for the new millenium...only with circus freaks. How did anyone not think of it before?

Dr Zibbs said...

Cal - Now that's something I'd like to see.

Well. I like to see anything with circus freaks but..

Dr Zibbs said...

..and one more thing Anonymous -they couldn't just snip the skeleton off because Ping is very squimish around doctors and he has no healthcare.

Amy Kate said...

Why are we pretending that there is any other option for Ping but to be a ventriloquist who has Pong dressed up rather comically and no one realizes it is his dead siamese twin, and...wait...now I'm brain spiraling to the Twilight Zone or whatever cliche show from the 50s/60s with the evil dummy who is forcing the ventriloquist to do evil stuff...shit. I thought I really had something there...

Dr Zibbs said...

Amy Kate - Brilliant.

And as for the show you're talking about I think it was called Magic.

Dr Zibbs said...

....but I think there was also a half hour show that Don Rickles was featured with a dummy.

Kristen said...

Magic is a chilling movie. I need to watch it again.

Dr Zibbs said...

Kristen - yeah, I haven't seen it in years. I'll have to ad it to my list. And of course look for the trailer on Youtube.

Swirl Girl said...

I see a a whole 'weekend at Bernies' type episode happening here. Or maybe they go to Vegas and the dead twin is accused of being a 'cooler' at the tables.

Former Fat Chick said...

I saw Stuck on You this weekend and LAUGHED my HUGE ass right off..this could work, remeber, Im the widow and will be knealing before you many times *hahahah*