Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Jericho: The Finale

No television show has ever impacted me the way Jericho has. Therefore, on this Finale night, I'd like to list the top 10 things Jericho has done for me:

1) Jericho has brought people into my life that I probably wouldn't have met otherwise.Some of these friends will remain long after Jericho is gone. You all know who you are and how grateful I am for all you've done for me (and Boo).

2) Jericho has taught me that the networks do not value me. I don't have a Nielsen box so they refuse to count me although they want me to buy from their sponsors.

3) Jericho has taught me about community. I've learned that a passionate group of people really can join together and change things.

4) Jericho has shown me that there are wingnuts in every campaign. Wingnuts work towards their own glory and crave recognition. The big picture, to them, is always one of themselves.

5) I've learned that every idea and opinion deserves consideration. No one idea or person is more important than another.

6) Jericho has taught me that WHO you know is not as important as what you do.

7) Jericho has taught me that CBS plays dirty pool. They are not the network that cares about their audience; they care about our money.

8) Jericho has shown me that Nielsen ratings are horribly wrong and that multi-platform viewers need to be counted.

9) Jericho has taught me that perseverance and strength can be found in the weakest moments.

10) Finally, Jericho has taught me that the world is still full of good people.

" Love knows no limit to its endurance,no end to its trust,no fading of hope,it can outlast anything.

Love still stands when all else has fallen."
Unknown author

I love Jericho and my Jericho family. Some things can never be canceled.



AmyV said...

Well put, Jane. And I, too, am grateful for the friends this little show that could has brought into my life. For that alone, I will always value Jericho.

erika said...

I got things from this show that I had never expected, and for that i am grateful. And 29 episodes of an awesome TV show is good too.

SaveJake said...

It has always been and will always be a pleasure to be in your world. I share your heartfelt thoughts today.
Jericho stands for so much that so many will hopefully understand someday.
Thank you for everything...

terocious said...

All in all a lot more than any of us expected as we watched our very first episode. This experience has changed me in ways I am still learning to be aware of. I am grateful to and for all of you.

Jericho Returns said...

Thank you, friends, for commenting.
It's wonderful having you all as friends and knowing that will continue. I'm grateful.
Teresa, it's certainly a pleasure to be in your world too.
Tero, I also continue to learn from our experiences.
Looking forward to loving Jericho tonight.

mpbnice said...

Jericho has taught me that the little guy can win, if only for a short while, if all the little guys band together and work as one.

kystorms said...

Honestly, we did get the better end of the stick, our friends, the people we got the extreme pleasure to interview, the experience, and the awesome memories... so there CBS you DID NOT take it all away.

Let us just enjoy tonight, and know that no one can ever take our memories, ever!

Jericho Returns said...

Thanks mob & Lisa.
The little guy did win & I am happy to know that can happen.
Lisa, right you are. CBS can never take our friends or our memories. We did get the best end of the stick.

auntvonna said...

I absolutely agree with your list...thanks for putting it all out there!

I too value all of the wonderful friendships I've made thanks to our beloved Jericho. I hope to be in touch with you all for many, many years to come.

Jericho Returns said...

Thank you, auntvonna. You have been a great asset to Jericho. I have no doubt we'll be in touch for many years.

LisiBee said...

I love this list, it's such a wonderful assessment of the Jericho experience, and I agree with all of it. Thank you for compiling it and sharing it with us, Jane.

Jericho Returns said...

Thank you, Lisibee. It's been a wild ride but worth it. I appreciate your support.

Swinebread said...

I glad we got 7 more as there could have been nothing...

I'll still wonder what might have been...

Anonymous said...

I said this on the CBS board, and I will say it again: 'Tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.
I don't regreat a moment of this Jericho experience, and as far as I'm concerned, it's not over. I have made many friends, and I love them as if I had known them all my life.