Episode 7.5 – The Blogcast

 

With Ott on vacation we want to give you a little glimpse of how “The Ott and Huey show” comes together on a weekly basis.  Ott and I have been doing these e-mail “shows” for years (and for that matter is the reason we do the show).  This blogcast is about the season finale of 24, 24’s effect on pop-culture and the new season in January 2010.

 

So without further a-do…..

 

Oh, and for you diehards here’s an intro;

 

Howard: Previously on the Ott and Huey show…

 

Ott: The Brats were great.

 

Huey: Jet setting.

 

Ott: Holy shit there’s Jimmy Norton!

 

Simon: Roman Helmet

 

Howard: And now, here’s Ott and Huey.

 

Ott: There’s a medical term for that….

 

Huey: is it Whore?

 

 

From: Brown,Huey [mailto:huey@ottandhuey.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 10:44 AM
To: Otter, Rich
Subject: Jack Bauer

 

Was on a Morphine drip and dying when his daughter shows up to do an experimental medical procedure to save his life, come on….really?

From: Otter, Rich [mailto:ott@ottandhuey.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 10:49 AM
To: Brown,Huey
Subject: RE: Jack Bauer

 

That’s where you decided to draw the line on your suspension of disbelief, really?

 

From: Brown,Huey [mailto:huey@ottandhuey.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 11:02 AM
To: Otter, Rich
Subject: RE: Jack Bauer

 

It was about as predictable and anti-climatic as the ending of any A-team episode. Did the writers just give up on the ending? I mean 24 was signed up for another season so we knew Jack was going to live.  If they were shooting for corny they should have just done a House/24 cross over where House saves Bauer but not before Bauer kills and tortures 5 people for being in a anti-American hospital conspiracy.

  

From: Otter, Rich [mailto:ott@ottandhuey.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 11:07 AM
To: Brown,Huey
Subject: RE: Jack Bauer

 

Well, we all knew about the treatment about halfway through, so we knew it would work. Then, we had Kim leave without doing it, so we knew she’d be back at the last minute, so I guess they shouldn’t have ended on it. In fact, they could have just not had her come back and let us think he was laying there to die. Then, start next season with some line about it being a good thing Kim got there the next day.  Big question – do you think the “risk” posed to Kim will kill her and send Jack all crazy? Bigger question – if that happens and you’re the doc who ok’d it, where do you hide?

 

 

 

From: Brown,Huey [mailto:huey@ottandhuey.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 11:25 AM
To: Otter, Rich
Subject: RE: Jack Bauer

 

Yeah, if Kim dies, Jack may just Hulk out and kill everyone in his path. My prediction? Either Chloe or Pierce bites it during season eight.  They are the only other characters besides Bauer to appear in every season except for those that died this year.

 

I was bored with just watching TV last night, so I became obsessed with 24 season eight.  Thus far, Chloe, Renee Walker, President Taylor and Aaron Pierce are back. The main location is New York City, with some filming in Albany…………….just kidding no Bauer sighting in the capital district, not enough booze, hookers and drugs for Keifer to film in capital land. Of course, they didn’t scout out Albany during Giants’ training camp.

 

In other strange but true 24 news; Project CHLOE

Project CHLOE, a Department of Homeland Security surveillance technology development program aimed at protecting airliners from terrorist missiles, was named after Chloe O’Brian because 24 is former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff‘s favorite show.

 

 I guess it could have been worse…it could have been named “Project Michael Scott or “Project Dancing with the stars..”

 

  

From: Otter, Rich [mailto:ott@ottandhuey.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 11:30 AM
To: Brown,Huey
Subject: RE: Jack Bauer

 

They could go ahead and kill everyone if they want next year, unless some studio actually agrees to give them money for the shitty feature film they want to make.  Is that official info that the Pres. is back next season? She sucks and should go down hard for turning in the daughter – even though the daughter deserved it. I would like to see someone doing the right thing lose office, sometimes you sacrifice for your beliefs.  This season of 24 – slightly better than the train wreck that was last season!  Glad to hear the director of homeland security is sitting around wishing he could torture people and had anyone half as dedicated as a fictional character played by a 5’8” hollywood actor that keeps getting himself arrested for stupid crap.

 

 

From: Brown,Huey [mailto:huey@ottandhuey.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 11:49 AM
To: Otter, Rich
Subject: RE: Jack Bauer

 

It’s as official as Wikipedia can get. The studio scrapped the movie and turned it into the prequel for season 8, which did nothing for me.

 

Yeah, Allison Taylor sucked. You let your daughter off, make her resign as chief of staff and secretly congratulate her for killing off Angelina’s dad. Then you resign as president because you are such a freakin’ mess. Earlier in the show she wasn’t willing to sacrifice her daughter for her country and now she is?  Having her die to keep the country and Presidency intact would have been much more constitutional then having her arrested for killing off a main conspirator.  She flip flops more then John Kerry in a public shower.

 

Now for a completely horrible thought; if Hill’s were president and Chelsea was the one being held by a terrorist do you think ol’ Rodham would have yelled out, “Yeah, kill that ugly be-atch off, the only reason we keep her around is to make me look pretty.”  Damn that girl is ugly, she looks like she could have been Rocky’s brother (you know from that 80’s film with Cher ‘Mask”).

 

No, that wasn’t a mistake, I did say brother.

 

 

From: Otter, Rich [mailto:ott@ottandhuey.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 11:54 AM
To: Brown,Huey
Subject: RE: Jack Bauer

 

So, did they move the action to NYC so that actress playing the president can get back to her precious broadway stage where she belongs while also filming some 24?  Or did they realize that they based a show on terrorist activities in areas that terrorists don’t target until finally reaching Washington this past season, so they figured they better get a season in a real city before nobody cares anymore? That two-hour B.S. season prequel just proved that a movie wouldn’t work because they need 24 hours to drag their melodrama on, though, they were able to keep it just as predictable, so good for them. And, I was under the impression that was only done because they lost the whole previous season to the writer’s strike?

 

From: Brown,Huey [mailto:huey@ottandhuey.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 12:00 PM
To: Otter, Rich
Subject: RE: Jack Bauer

 

I would guess the second choice, plus in the past 5 seasons, they’ve bombed and blown-up half of California.  The writers strike killed the movie but the premise they had was turned into the prequel. 

 

 

From: Otter, Rich
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 12:08 PM
To: ‘Brown,Huey’
Subject: RE: Jack Bauer

 

 

Well, they are lucky that stink bomb wasn’t a feature film, they may not have been invited back for another season.





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