For today’s “Poem of the Week,” I’d like to play a little guessing game. Obviously, you can see the title of this poem for yourselves—Tribute for an Unpopular Production. The question, however, is this: Which “production” am I talking about? If you’d like a few hints, here you go:
1. This television show lasted only one season back in the 2000s, much to the relief of those who bashed it.
2. This TV show is of the same genre of entertainment media that I’d talked about in my most recent article for my “In My Relation to my Work” segment.
3. While this show was a shell of what it could have been at the time, I honestly believe it could have very well been awesome if the producers had only taken it in a different direction and the network airing it had only backed off and let them do just that.
I look forward to reading your answers in the response section below, and who knows? I might bring this same show up in a future article. I can’t make any promises at the moment, though, but for the time being, feel free to enjoy the poem all the same.
Tribute for an Unpopular Production
January 15, 2014
Thank you for the memories, even though
You tried too hard to please the wrong people.
Thank you for trying to be a fun show
In spite of those who dared call you fecal.
Thank you for the action and all the laughs
And daring to be diff’rent in the face
Of those who each had his head up his ass,
Who had the gall to call you a “disgrace.”
Yes, you had your flaws; better you could be,
But hey, even the top dogs have their faults,
And e’en at your worst, you’d entertained me,
And I could take you with a grain of salt.
Rest in peace, and maybe in the next life,
The suits won’t feed you so much petty strife.
That should do it for this week, folks. Thank you for stopping by this week, and again, feel free to play along with the guessing game I’ve set up for you. Until next time, then, happy reading!
Dustin M. Weber
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