Ah, So That’s What He Meant

It never dawned on me that when the David Sarnoff character says in his opening speech that "the ends do justify the means," that he was talking about the play itself…
Link: Show Showdown: The Farnsworth Invention.

The Farnsworth Invention is a clever, well-written, exciting piece of semi-fiction. Those expecting it to be more are clearly watching the wrong play: I mean, this is a show about how television — the thing that brings you the latest dose of Kitchen Nightmares, but only after reruns of Cops — was essentially stolen. It bends truth on purpose ("The ends justify the means; that’s what the means are there for")…

Now, I just have to check my Funk & Wagnalls for the definition of “semi-fiction.”

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