April 05, 2004

Jennings, You Nostalgic Bastard

Out of curiosity, I watched the first five minutes of "Jesus and Paul", the ABC special I mentioned last week; and it is pure TV gold, I tell you!

It begins with a brief monologue from Peter Jennings about how lucky he is to have three whole hours in prime time with which to bore us. Then, it cuts to the title before launching into a description of Jesus's childhood, while showing shots of modern-day Nazareth and (and this is the great part), playing Joan Osborne's 'One of Us' softly in the background.

Do you think it's a coincidence that ABC decided to show this on the first day of Passover, or did they do it on purpose?

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