3 thoughts on “Dear Hollywood,

  1. Cathy,

    I’m sorry that you don’t like our show…it’s definitely not for everyone, especially children.

    If I may, I’d like you to consider certain aspects of the show that seems to get lost in the toilet humor and ridiculous shenanigans. I may be delusional but I think that our little show is more thoughtful than perhaps we’ve been credited; Variety said that our show makes “Jack Ass’ look like PBS’s Nova”. A funny line for sure…but true? I don’t think so.
    “Kenny Vs Spenny”, in my mind, is essentially a good versus evil battle struggle that reflects a sad truth about our culture — beyond the fact that we somehow managed to get on the air. It clearly shows how the average, somewhat decent person (me) gets screwed over by Machiavellian, Enron-esque corner-cutters (Kenny) that will do anything to win. I realize that this is not exactly a newsflash, but it certainly adds depth that seems to me is completely missing from “Jack Ass”.

    My initial hope was that by documenting Kenny’s shenanigans it would, at least with some viewers, show the legacy of ruin that that kind of behavior engenders, and hopefully make them think, or at least empathize with my self-inflicted plight. That seems to have happened in Canada, but I fear that in the U.S. my case will be lost, and Kenny’s unethical behavior, like Tony Soprano’s, will be lionized, or even worse copied. If this happens, it’s the polar opposite of what I perhaps naively intended when I first agreed to do the series. But, that said, I think the show is funny, unique, and sadly, an honest representation of our dysfunctional relationship.

    I’m what you didn’t like about the show – perhaps you just didn’t find it funny – but if you decide not to give the show another chance, I understand.

    God Bless,

    Spenny

  2. Cathy,
    (fixed a typo)
    I’m sorry that you don’t like our show…it’s definitely not for everyone, especially children.

    If I may, I’d like you to consider certain aspects of the show that seems to get lost in the toilet humor and ridiculous shenanigans. I may be delusional but I think that our little show is more thoughtful than perhaps we’ve been credited; Variety said that our show makes “Jack Ass’ look like PBS’s Nova”. A funny line for sure…but true? I don’t think so.
    “Kenny Vs Spenny”, in my mind, is essentially a good versus evil battle struggle that reflects a sad truth about our culture — beyond the fact that we somehow managed to get on the air. It clearly shows how the average, somewhat decent person (me) gets screwed over by Machiavellian, Enron-esque corner-cutters (Kenny) that will do anything to win. I realize that this is not exactly a newsflash, but it certainly adds depth that seems to me is completely missing from “Jack Ass”.

    My initial hope was that by documenting Kenny’s shenanigans it would, at least with some viewers, show the legacy of ruin that that kind of behavior engenders, and hopefully make them think, or at least empathize with my self-inflicted plight. That seems to have happened in Canada, but I fear that in the U.S. my case will be lost, and Kenny’s unethical behavior, like Tony Soprano’s, will be lionized, or even worse copied. If this happens, it’s the polar opposite of what I perhaps naively intended when I first agreed to do the series. But, that said, I think the show is funny, unique, and sadly, an honest representation of our dysfunctional relationship.

    I’m not sure what you didn’t like about the show – perhaps you just didn’t find it funny – but if you decide not to give the show another chance, I understand.

    God Bless,

    Spenny

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