12 March 2010

A petition for your consideration

TYWKIWDBI is a signatory to this petition.  Those who have enjoyed my postings of QI segments about eating rabbit, QI buzzers, Christmas-Mithras, and human senses should consider signing --
We, the undersigned, are fans of the television series "QI", which is broadcast in the UK by the BBC and produced by Talkback THAMES productions. At the current time, no editions of the program have appeared on United States television.

We would like all of the four seasons of "QI" to be broadcast in the United States.

The show is exceptionally popular in the UK, and audience numbers continue to increase. It consistently garners the highest audience figures on BBC 4 during its broadcast runs. It has also been nominated for four BAFTA awards, and host Stephen Fry was awarded the Rose d'Or for Best Game Show Host.

QI is based around the philosophy that knowledge is "quite interesting". It contains a strong mixture of top-notch comedy and interesting information that greatly appeals to viewers. Because of the current backlash against the "dumbing down" of the media, we believe that now is the perfect time to make QI available to American audiences.

Amazon's 2006 Christmas global bestseller, the QI Book of General Ignorance, will be made available on American shelves on August 7th, 2007. This release will provide an excellent introduction to the show in the United States.

We therefore request that BBC America and all relevant bodies and parties take action to bring this excellent show to our screens.
You can sign the petition online at this link.

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