Bonus Feature Cliché Lookout: The Investigation
When a production goes so far off track that cast and crew members disappear, are found dead, or are devoured by zombies, then things have taken a turn for the worse. At some point, no matter how careful everyone is and how many people are bribed, there is going to be some sort of investigation.
Believe it or not, this can happen in real life, such as with the horrible tragedy surrounding Twilight Zone: The Movie, where three actors were killed in a helicopter class. The investigation found, in addition to the accidental nature of the crash, that two of the actors were children being paid under the table and off the books to steer clear of California child labor laws. It’s not zombie actors getting loose and killing cast and crew, but it’s mighty tragic nonetheless.
About this Episode:
First of all, sorry about the lateness of the textual part of this episode. I wanted to have my little April Fool’s joke yesterday without any explanatory text. I doubted anyone would fall for it, of course, but what good is a joke unless you commit?
To be honest, I have been sitting on this joke for a long, long time. Shortly after the Bonus Features comic started, I wanted to have Cheryl bring down the comic – at least temporarily – by investigating and reporting all the unsafe stuff that goes on behind the scene. At the time, I was going to have the comic shut down by OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), but since SOPA/PIPA and the Megaupload scandal, I decided to change over to the US Department of Justice instead.
As you’ve probably all heard by now, Yatkuu’s Winchester Tavern has gotten the requisite 10,000 votes on CUUSOO. A hearty congratulations goes out to Yatkuu for this incredible accomplishment; we’re all excited to see what LEGO® does with the concept.
On a related note, we scored an exclusive interview with the builder.