WHO’S GOING TO PAY FOR SOUR JUICE?
Some creative genius decided that America just hasn’t had enough of O.J. Simpson, and created the show, Juiced. The hour-long program, which will be on pay-per-view (because there are some things even Fox TV won’t touch), features the former A-list football player turned C-list “actor” turned murder suspect in a series of pranks. Those who wish to pay for such “entertainment” will see O.J. as an Elvis impersonator, O.J. disguised as an elderly man running a bingo game, and other such frivolity.
One segment of the show, however, will sink television to a new low in taste. Simpson will stand in a used-car lot trying to sell a very familiar looking white Bronco. He tells one prospective buyer, “It was good for me ⎯ it helped me get away.”
Gloria Allred, the attorney who represented the family of Nicole Brown Simpson in their civil suit against Simpson, has been quoted as hoping that some of O.J.’s earnings from the show can go toward satisfying the large judgment in the Brown’s favor, most of which is still unpaid. But Ms. Allred should not hold out any hope. The show’s executive producer claims that Simpson was not paid for his appearance, and that he did it because “he wanted to have fun with it.”
Some may be skeptical of the claim that O.J. Simpson will not be paid for his efforts, but I can believe it. After all, a guy needs to unwind and have a few laughs after spending all those endless hours searching for the real killer.