Monday, November 17, 2014

Let's Play an Old Game Show From the 50s!

All my references are in black and white!
During many years between 1950 and 1988, CBS, NBC and others involved in the syndication industry broadcast the television game show “Truth or Consequences.” The long‐running show involved contestants selected from the studio audience who could either “tell the truth” (i.e., correctly answer a question) or be forced to pay the consequences (i.e., perform a stunt, usually wacky or zany). Several personalities hosted the show over the years, but Bob Barker (who also hosted “The Price is Right” from 1972 – 2007) had the longest reign, from 1957 to 1975. Mr. Barker’s signoff ended with the phrase, “Hoping all your consequences are happy ones.”1

In the instant copyright infringement case, Plaintiff, Latele Television, C.A. (“Plaintiff” or “Latele”) did not tell the truth in discovery and it now must confront the consequences. Unlike the consequences envisioned in Mr. Barker’s final comments to the game show television audience, however, the consequences here will not be happy for Plaintiff. On the other hand, the consequences will fall short of the full‐fledged happiness urged by Defendants.2
Ok, let's break this down -- first, it's true the show had a revival into the 80s (like the Twilight Zone), but it is really associated with black-and-white television from the 50s.

Second, the extra detail about Bob Barker is vintage Judge Goodman -- keep it coming!

Finally, he  takes a while but does close the loop in the second paragraph, finishing with a reference to Barker's signature sign-off.  Well-done.

This is going to be a great Monday!


Godwhacker said...

Got no time for fancy colored television folks!

Anonymous said...

This is horrible.

Anonymous said...

Such scumbaggery. I need a hot shower after reading that order.

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