Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Clone High Though!

Remember when way way back in the 1980s, secret government employees dug up famous guys and ladies and made amusing genetic copies??

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Okay, that didn't really happen. I'm just quoting from the theme song of this amazing little show that didn't last very long but SHOULD HAVE! It was hilarious and gave us hilarious little quips like "Nothing bad ever happens to the Kennedys!".

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So here's the basics: these are clones of famous dead people. They are now teens going to Clone High and interact with one another. Abraham Lincoln is best friends with Gandhi and Joan of Arc. Joan of Arc is in love with Abraham Lincoln but is afraid to tell him. But Abe is with Cleopatra, who just broke up with JFK. Are you with me?! Oh yeah, and the principal is kind of evil and trying to fit in with the kids at the same time, with the help of his robo butler who resembles Mr. Beveldeere.

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Clone High premiered on MTV in 2002. It lasted one season, amid controversey over Gandhi's clone being portrayed as someone who liked to party and had ADD. It was produced by Bill Lawrence (you know, Scrubs, Cougar Town, Undateable) and written by the guys who wrote this year's huge hit The Lego Movie!

Fortunately for me, after the show was cancelled, I was able to find it on Amazon.com! If you've seen it and loved it, it's really worth buying it to have it for forever. Now I want to go watch my favorite episode, the one where Ponce deLeon dies from littering. 

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