Look what ABC.com posted for April Fools:
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nice attempt but the april fool’s joke is on abc for paying someone to create these lame gags
Since Disney is deciding to sell them out. ABC days are almost over at Disney.
Disney will soon sell them out if they do not stick to Disney closed door programing.
Hilarious. Where’s your April Fool’s NF? The Wrap had a funny one on Variety and security issues. Did I miss yours?
Apparently, the joke’s still on ABC– they still don’t have a sense of humor. “Dancing with the Tsars”? Really?
did they outsource to leno’s writing staff for those?
Whenever they got a sense of humor, it was apparently too late to save Better Off Ted. :(
“So When Did ABC Get A Sense Of Humor?”
When they greenlit FlashForward and V…
Xenophobia isn’t funny. No wonder the rest of the world hates us.
I’m sure Muslim-Americans are really laughing at the Sayid one. How friggin’ racist is that? How the hell does Bob Iger approve of that. Someone should be fired for it.
Okay – I’m a Muslim and that Sayid one is HILARIOUS!!!
Major inside joke on that one – “Sayid” is a term amongst Shia Muslims, which means that, if you’re a Sayid, you are directly related to Prophet Muhammad PBUH.
In addition, Shia Muslims are the ones who, sometimes, ‘torture’ themselves once a year in the commemoration of the massacres against the Prophet’s family in Karbala (and by “torture,” it is usually lightly beating oneself, but some take it to high extremes).
Nonetheless, I personally think the use of “Sayid” and “torture” is hilarious – nothing offensive.