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Joe Millionaire - a fantastic finish(13 posts)

Joe Millionaire - a fantastic finishFunston
Feb 17, 2003 10:24 PM
What an ending. I couldn't have figured out a better script than how the show actually played out. Evan truly found the shining light in a vast darkness filled with scheming, spoiled, manipulative phony bitches.

Sure, I admit I wanted Sarah to win because I thought it would have been better theater to see her money-hungry jaw drop when she got the real news about Evan. Total revenge by proxy for the hurt I've been dealt by all the materialistic floozies I've suckered up to in my checkered love life.

But as it was, Zora sweet and gentle Zora touched whatever goodness can still be found in my own heart and that's what it's all about in the end, isn't it...

Evan came through in the end. A terrific, one-of-a-kind show.
don't forget the big surpriseDougSloan
Feb 18, 2003 7:28 AM
The show gave them a joint check at the end for ONE MIIIIIILLION DOLLARS!

They didn't explain any prerequisites for spending the money. Do they have to get married?

Sarah came off as a real b.... after she was booted, repeating "I'm really pissed" about a dozen times while commiserating with Melissa over a few cigarettes. I had Melissa pegged for a money grubber, but Sarah was more guarded. Of course, the programs shows you what they want you to see.

Doug
re: the moneyFunston
Feb 18, 2003 8:53 AM
My question about the money had to do with the way the check was written - $1m to Evan and Zora - does that mean each get $1m of their own, or will we have to change Joe M's name to Joe 500K?

I think if they have to split the cash between the two of them, Fox is a real cheapskate network.
probably involved a waiverDougSloan
Feb 18, 2003 9:01 AM
The check is probably conditioned upon them signing an agreement not to sue for fraud and emotional distress. It could be a settlement payment.

Doug
If anyone got a settlement, it was SarahFunston
Feb 18, 2003 9:27 AM
I wonder if Fox gave her the sporty convertible she was seen tooling around in during the show, just to shut her up. She'd be my choice among all the losers to make the most noise. After all, she's the one who went furthest with the 'sex for sale' strategy. How embarrassing it must be to get nothing in return. Plus, her sweet, composed veneer hides what we viewers observed as somebody who's very competitive and ambitious, and I don't think she liked getting tricked. As you mentioned, wasn't she repeating the words 'I'm pissed' to all who could hear?

I don't think the convertible alone would shut her up. I guess we'll have to keep our eyes peeled at the supermarket checkstand for those scandal sheets to break the real news. (scandal sheet .... real news? Oh the irony of it all....)
My wife called it...KeeponTrekkin
Feb 18, 2003 7:38 AM
I worked on a project in the garage and she gave me regular updates every time she could brag about the next detail of her prediction coming true, even the money at the end. She loves the stuff; I try to watch to be a good companion but couldn't take it when Joe started his speech to Zora. Had to leave....
Oh come on!Spoke Wrench
Feb 18, 2003 7:47 AM
In this era of television "reality" shows, how would you ever find 20 attractive young women, who would consent to the televised foremat, all of whom are too dumb not to guess there was some kind of hook to the proceedings.
easyDougSloan
Feb 18, 2003 7:51 AM
>how would you ever find 20 attractive young women, who would consent to the televised foremat, all of whom are too dumb not to guess there was some kind of hook to the proceedings.

Exposure. I'm sure each of them was thinking it's their chance for fame and fortune.

BTW, maybe it's because you never seen smoking in public anymore here in California, the scenes of Melissa and Sarah sitting around puffing away made them look really classless and trashy.

Doug
Your smoking commentPaulCL
Feb 18, 2003 8:45 AM
Just curious...is the 'no smoking in public anymore' a law or just statewide peer pressure??

Either way, its' a good thing. I work in a highrise in downtown Cincinnati. Of course, the building is non-smoking but walk outside and you hit a wall of smoke. The 'addicted many' stand just outside the building in rain, sleet, snow, hail, typhoon, etc to get that buzz. The area is a pigsty with butts all over the place and it stinks. I wish the California non smoking policy would come to this area.

Oh by the way...a few of those smokers are co-workers. They claimed to me a few weeks ago that they were NOT addicted to smoking. Yeah right, I said. You stand outside in 20 below windchill for 15 minutes to get that nicotine buzz and you don't think you're addicted!!
lawsDougSloan
Feb 18, 2003 8:59 AM
It's banned in nearly all public buildings. Ultimately, it was co-workers, not customers (who could always go somewhere else) who caused the ban to happen. Workers were claiming that second hand smoke was injuring them.

Doug
Aw that's too bad. We built our addicts a little hut.Kristin
Feb 18, 2003 9:10 AM
They don't get heat, but they can keep the elements off. Also, if anyone is on a tight budget, they don't need to buy cigarettes. They can just go stand in the hut. Plenty of second hand smoke for them in there.
easyryder1
Feb 18, 2003 9:15 AM
"chance for fame and fortune" - like starring in adult S&M and fetish films, oh wait Sarah did that allready...........
re: Joe Millionaire - a fantastic finishNo_sprint
Feb 18, 2003 7:55 AM
Great show. I loved it. Evan lucked out. Zora's too good for him. She'll likely keep him around as a long distance friend. That is, unless she's got aspirations of leaving her what appears to be a great little tiny town and a job she appears to love for the what can be a nasty nasty change to the hustle and bustle wicked big cities on the West.