Monday, January 11, 2010

Lost Fanatics Want to Send Obama to an Island

Fans of "Lost" the ABC series about marooned plane crash survivors fear President Barack Obama will give his State of the Union address Feb. 2.

That's the same day as the three-hour premiere of the final season of "Lost."

Twitter comments Wednesday included "Leave my LOST alone, Skippy!" and "Come onnnn, Obama..pick another day."

The Facebook group "Americans Against the State of the Union on the Same Night as LOST" asks "When will it end?" It notes that Obama already bumped "A Charlie Brown Christmas" for his Afghanistan speech in some markets.

The White House isn't saying when Obama will speak. An ABC spokesman wouldn't say whether the network would consider moving the premiere.

The Facebook and Twitter comments would be out of control if Obama did this. As a Lost fan myself I just want the season to start already because the sooner it starts the sooner it'll be over. I've said this before but I cannot wait for the show to wrap up so they can stop coming up with ridiculous paranormal twists and start explaining.

But no matter what Obama does he's gonna piss off some people when he bumps their favorite show.


ton said...

Yeah this would suck big time....if you didn't know how to download the episode the next day. Although, depending on the time of the speech, with the premier being 3 hours...every market in every US timezone could be screwed, preventing uploaders from getting a good version in the first place. Hmmmmm, I don't join FB groups, but I might join this one.

Paul said...

Update: The White House says Lost is safe.

January 26th once again emerging as the most likely date.

But to answer TON's question, if it had been February 2nd, ABC would have just pushed the premiere of Lost back one week to February 9th.

That's what FOX will have to do with American Idol set to air on January 26.