introducing rupert pupkin maynard

You’ve seen The King of Comedy, right? So, you know who Rupert Pupkin is, and you know about the imaginary Tonight Show appearances that he’d make in his mother’s basement, in front of the fake set that he’d constructed, with a recorded laugh track rolling… Or, if that’s too obscure of a reference, how about the episode of Seinfeld where Kramer finds the old set for “The Merv Griffin Show” and moves it into his apartment, where he then proceeds to book guests and hold his own imaginary talk show? Well, it’s just come to my attention that there may be an opportunity to do something very similar here at I’ve just learned that, as of this afternoon, several pieces of the old Daily Show set are going up for auction on Ebay. (Among the first pieces is this wall depicting North America.) If all goes according to plan, I could be broadcasting my delusional Daily Show from mom’s basement by Christmas.

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  1. Posted September 23, 2005 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Dare to dream.

  2. Tony Buttons
    Posted September 23, 2005 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    I’m sure that celebrities wouldn’t mind coming out to Ypsi for interviews either. Or. for that matter, going into the basement of a stranger.

  3. Teddy Glass
    Posted September 23, 2005 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    As Rupert Pupmin himself said, “Better to be king for a night than a schmuck for a lifetime.”

  4. Shanster
    Posted September 23, 2005 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    If the whole ‘Daily Show Set’ thing doesn’t work out, you could always get an antique urinal from Busch Stadium, which will be torn down after this season. You can be sure ebay will have plenty of those.

  5. TD
    Posted September 23, 2005 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    I’ve also heard that there are quite a few statues of Saddam floating around.

  6. chris
    Posted September 24, 2005 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Would you like me to kidnap Merv Griffin for you? And did you know that Dick Cavett is still alive? I may buy his rock interviews on DVD through your Amazon link, but you still have made that fund transfer to my paypal account for your rosy blog review.

  7. mark
    Posted September 25, 2005 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    I have writer’s block tonight. Nothing’s coming to me… Sorry.

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