The infamous Vulture at The New York Times has posted a public plea to
bring back Cavemen to ABC. The guys that brought the Geico
commercials new meaning had come far enough to get their own sitcom,
and thousands of Americans can't bear to have their hairy descendents
off the air. Here is the official plea to bring Cavemen back on the
air. Hey, if it can work for Family Guy and Jericho, it can work for
Vulture readers, please forgive us for bearing bad news; it is truly
with a heavy heart that we type this post. Last night, ABC announced
the renewals of nine shows for the 2008–09 TV season, and guess what?
Cavemen wasn't one of them. If you're a regular reader of this blog,
you'll probably understand just how much this pains us — for those two
glorious months last year, when ABC was still airing it, Cavemen was
the only TV series we could count on to fill our weekly quota of
incisive Cro-Magnon humor, and, by the end of its short six-episode
run, it had become, unequivocally, our favorite new show of the fall
season. Sure, it had its critics and, yes, it may have stumbled in the
ratings, but its potential cancellation is not something we're
equipped to deal with today. In fact, one of the primary reasons we
were excited for the resolution of the writers' strike was ABC's
inevitable promise of a completed first season, along with an order
for at least another 50 episodes. Tragically, this has not yet
materialized. Fortunately, however, we have a plan.
Inspired by our friends at Best Week Ever, who are mailing lightbulbs
to Ben Silverman to save Friday Night Lights, and the fans who won
Jericho a stay of execution by shipping peanuts to CBS, Vulture is
hereby encouraging our loyal readers to send your hair to ABC
Entertainment president Stephen McPherson, along with a note reading,
"Cavemen: Hair Today, Hair Tomorrow!," in the hopes that we, too,
might rescue our favorite show.
What better way to pledge your support for TV's finest sitcom about
furry Neanderthals than to completely shave your head (or just get a
trim — it doesn't matter, just so long as you fill the box or envelope
to the top) and mail the sweepings directly to the man in charge of
ABC's prime-time lineup? Just imagine the delighted look on his face
as he tears opens his mail — with bits of hair probably flying up
directly into his smiling mouth — and sees your unmitigated love for
Cavemen, unquestionably one of the Greatest Television Shows of Our
Time. He will have no choice but to DEMAND another season!
Here's his address:
4151 Prospect Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90027