All I ever ask of my loyal readers is their abject love and devotion. You can keep your money. You can keep your politics. You can keep your religion. You can even keep your souls. For I am a kind and benevolent blogger, and loathe to ask of anything from somebody who would do me the honor of reading Blogography.
Except this once.
I have made continuous reference to Jeremy Piven's Cupid as the best show ever to air on television. In the seven years since it was foolishly canceled (thanks to the raging morons in charge of ABC scheduling), I have not changed my mind. This show will make you laugh, cry, and everything in-between. It is all that television strives to be, with brilliant casting and writing that is unparalleled in the medium.
Yet it has not been given a DVD release.
Now Sony Pictures is asking people to vote for a series they would most like to see on DVD.
And Cupid is on the list.
I am asking... begging... pleading... threatening... petitioning... praying... that you will do me this one favor and go vote for Cupid to be released on DVD.
You can't vote for Cupid three times (believe me, I tried) so you'll have to pick two other crappy shows to vote for after Cupid, (except Bette which is stealing too many votes!) but the important thing is that Cupid be one of your choices. And, if the fact that it's the best show ever to air on television is not reason enough to make you vote, here's a few more...
Do you like "Veronica Mars?" Then you should know that Cupid was written and created by über-genius Rob Thomas, who also created Veronica Mars, and he's every bit as brilliant (if not more so). So go vote!
Do you love Jeremy Piven in "Entourage?" Then you should know that the same insane energy that make Entourage's Ari Gold so much fun to watch is nothing compared to the performance Jeremy Piven turns in on each and every episode of Cupid. So go vote!
Do you guys think Paula Marshall is a total babe? Well who doesn't? You should know that Paula Marshall is in every single episode of Cupid (and looking much hotter than this photo I found). So go vote!
Do you ladies think Lt. Colonel John Sheppard on "Stargate Atlantis" is hot? Then you should know that the actor who plays him, Joe Flanigan, appears in a chunk of Cupid episodes as Paula Marshall's boyfriend. So go vote!
Are you a Lisa Loeb fan? Then you should know that she makes a stellar guest appearance in one of the best Cupid episodes, "First Loves". So go vote!
Are you a "Dead Like Me" fan? Then you should know that before he directed and produced the show, Scott Winant directed episodes for Cupid. So go vote!
Did you enjoy the musical scores for "The West Wing," "Sports Night," and "Studio 60?" Then you should know that the very talented W.G. "Snuffy" Walden who composed for those shows (and dozens of others) produced some wonderful musical interludes for Cupid. So go vote!
Are you a fan of Chrissy Hynde and The Pretenders? Then you should know that the theme for Cupid was their beautiful song "Human." So go vote!
Are you a fan of brilliant guest-star casting? Then you should know that Cupid had an amazing roster of guest spots by such actors as Sherilyn Fenn, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Kim Fields, David Johansen, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Roth, Daphne Ashbrook, George Newbern, Laura Leighton, and more! So go vote!
And after you've voted... get the word out. Tell your friends. Write about it on your blog. Let people know Cupid's day on DVD is at hand!
Who knows... if the Cupid DVD ever comes to pass, I might go crazy and start holding drawings to give copies away! I'm insane like that! So what are you doing reading this crap, when you should be voting?
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And thanks to Michael Patrick Sullivan of Red Right Hand for the head’s-up!
Okay, I did my part as a loyal Blogography fan. I ask for no reward, as reading Blogography is reward enough.
I think that the fact that I will be feeding into your sick fascination/love of Jeremy Piven is reason enough for me to vote. 🙂
Dave, do you think that I am the kind of girl who do something because YOU ask me ?
OOOOOOHH OOOOKAAAAAAAY !!! I am this kind of girl !!! 😀
But, I vote too because I think that Jeremy Piven is a hot good actor and because I want to see Cupid !!!
Therese… And my thanks! 🙂
Laurence… Well, if they DO release Cupid, I hope that they make a set for France as well then!
Tara… Uhhh… I love his acting and all… but I don’t even know the guy!
I voted for you…
Alas, he’s only at 11%….
I voted. If it comes out, I’ll have to rent it from Netflix and check it out.
Fine fine, I’ll vote.
Oh wait, Tiffani Thiessen? You know my view on her.
I might have to reconsider my vote.
Better drum up the votes some more, Cupid’s sitting at second to last place in the voting. 12.53% Bette is in first.
So let me get this straight….you want us to vote for something? Cubic…..???
My vote is in…. But as of now, Cupid is lagging behind – it’s in 2nd last place, with only Michael Hayes behind it 🙁 Bette! is ahead of the pack by a *lot*.
You’re just lucky I get to vote for What’s Happening Now at the same time!
Only for you Dave, and only because you put so much passion into this entry. 🙂
Not at #1, but it’s inching up there!
i DO like Veronica Mars! and i DO think Colonel Shepard is hot! I shall vote!
it has now pulled ahead of all the other 2nd-place 13%-getters at 13.7%! usually polls aren’t reported to the tenth of a percent. (i haven’t even HEARD of all those other tv shows, except the $treet, which i believe was on HBO? I certainly don’t care enough to look it up.)
Well, damn… now I have no excuse for not voting for Cupid> Of course, i really should see the show before voting, but in this case, I’ll take your word for it (and the several other pefectly good reasons you mentioned) since you seem to have great taste in TV shows.
Do you know any more about the poll? Are they only picking the #1 spot to release on DVD? It’s still in 2nd place but maybe that means it will be released next next.
Okay fine. So I voted. Cosidering I found your blog and started reading it because of Veronica Mars I figured it was the right thing to do. So I did it. It better win now so I can watch it and know what exactly I voted for…
As you may expect I never heard of it. But I voted because you said so and made sure Bette wasn’t anywhere on my list. As of this vote your show is in second place.
I was going to hold out for the director’s cut of the complete Rocky and Bullwinkle, but I’m probably going to bed now. Good night.
If “The Ellen Show” has a set out, then “Cupid” should have a freakin’ set out. We shouldn’t even be voting…
I made a bulletin on myspace to spread around telling people to go vote for Cupid.
Myspace users are pretty crazy. It just might work.
Okay, I’ve done my bit. Hope it helps…
How could I not answer such an passionate plea? Not to mention obsessively documented arguements…
Done and still holding on to 2nd place!
I voted! I tried to vote twice, but the little blighter wouldn’t let me. You should definitely get your Cupid, if I was lucky enough to get a DVD set of my favorite excellent-show-that-was-inexplicably-cancelled-after-one-season-by-asshat-programming-suits show, Earth 2.
I’d blog about it, too, but since I’ve only been a blogger for a whole 2 days, I doubt I have much of an audience. I’ll make sure to tell my friends, though! Good luck!
I had never heard of any of the other shows! But I did my duty for Dave!
Okay, Okay, I did it. I voted for Cupid. Now, I have to admit that I watched Cupid when it was on at least a few times, and I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t on my best of the best list. Now, Homicide… or St. Elsewhere. Those were shows that I absolutely loved.
And I never even heard of any of the other shows on that list. Bette? What the hell is that one that it’s pulled ahead in the polls? I must have slept through that one.
Well if the DVD falls through I can direct you to a pic of J. Piven in the buff for cheap.
And I did vote three times and could easily vote six times – and actually could probably keep voting all night, but then you’d have to start mailing me pizza from that place in Spokane.
Oh, and I tried really hard to vote for “Please select one”, but it sounded like a lame title so I gave up.
Funny, after voting three times Cupid went from 15.14% to 15.15%! Woohoo!
Ok, I voted, linked, and am fully prepared to start a grassroots campaign for a congressional investigation into voting irregularities should ‘Bette’ win.
Ewwww, Bette! ??? Who would want that on DVD? The choices Sony chose for vote are lame.
Personally, I’ve never heard of Cupid but Dave, you made a persuasive case so I voted. Plus I love Lisa Loeb…we have the same first name and all.
I have yet to see an episode of Veronica Mars as well.
I’m sure I should be banned from your blog for such atrocities.
Only for you, Dave, would I vote for a show I know nothing about and then pick two random shows – making sure one of them isn’t Bette – just to lodge my vote for aforementioned Cupid. Which as of 2 minutes ago was in second place.
Only for you because you’re absolutely right… Col. Sheppard is a total hottie.
The deed is done…but this is how things currently look….Do I have to vote again? 😉
The $treet 13.25%
Michael Hayes 6.77%
What’s Happening Now! 13.02%
The Rookies 13.36%
Police Story 14.01%
Done. Cupid is in 2nd place w/15.63% of the vote. good luck w/your quest.
I have never seen the show, but I voted…
My first thought was “Guest appearance by Tiffani-Amber Thiessen? You know what Kevin says about her.” And I was on the right track, because I can see that Kevin left a comment about her!
Ok, I voted. Cupid is at 15% now. I trust that it’s actually a good show because you recommended it. How humiliating is it that Cupid — which you so highly recommended, therefore in my opinion, it must be great — has to battle it out with “What’s Happening Now”? That show was HORRIBLE!!!! I mean, looking bad, plain old “What’s Happening?” was pretty retarded, but the “Now” show — UNWATCHABLE!!!! Maybe that actress that played Raj’s wife is the real female Ted McGinley.
I voted for Cupid, but only because I adore you, Dave. We don’t watch TV in my house, and I’ve never even HEARD of any of the other shows on the list!
Remind everyone that you can vote everyday. Like you, my sister & I have been waiting for Cupid.
I did my part, Dave dear, and as at 12:55pm Sunday, the results are as follows:
What’s Happening Now! 12.73%
The $treet 12.65%
Police Story 14.16%
The Rookies 13.52%
Michael Hayes 7.03%
Here’s hoping Cupid manages to overtake Bette somehow.
I haven´t seen Cupid but really like Veronica Mars and since you have excplicit taste I obediently voted for Cupid. See, I am like that 🙂
I trust your taste in TV but I’ve heard you mention this show before so I watched the pilot. Looks like an excellent show so it got my vote.
OK…. I voted for ‘Cupid” for DVD release ! I’m not sure what the show Cupid is all about, but assume it’s porn…If the DVD does get produced, can I borrow your copy?
I voted. I can’t believe Bette is winning, though!
I voted, largely because (GASP!) I’ve never seen Cupid and would love to. Anything with a VM tie is good by me.
Since you’re forced to vote for #2 and #3 too (and no, you can’t put Cupid in all three spots) perhaps it’s time to start asking for vots for Michael Hayes and The $treet for 2nd and 3rd place. And BTW/WTF do people REALLY want Bette! on DVD, or are they just selecting it because they recognize the name?!?
The $treet 12.53%
Michael Hayes 7%
What’s Happening Now! 12.7%
The Rookies 13.61%
Police Story 14.26%
I adore Jeremy (he’s right up there with his good friend John Cusack in my mind, but that’s neither here nor there) and Cupid was an awesome show.
(As is V.M. – so those who don’t watch it already, must.watch.veronica.mars!)
If you haven’t figured it out already, I voted.
(Oh, here through Avi and HCG. And so glad I did… Love your blog 🙂
I think it’s pretty cool that Cupid has bumped up there so much. And I think ChicagoDave has the right idea. Vote on a couple lower ones so Bette does not get the votes.
Eve… great minds. 😉
Ok, only because the thought of Jeremy Piven or any man in a diaper is hot….I’ll vote.
Let it be known, dear sweet Dave, that I liked Cupid all on my own before I knew you and that I recently bought both seasons of Dead Like Me and my entire family loved it. They had to trust my judgment because none of them had seen it. I also wanted to get Wonderfalls but Kennimus put an end to my DVD buying for a while.
Still, I voted. Because I loved that show. I may love you more now, though. It’s a tough call.
So I figured out you can vote once each day… so I have now voted 3 times. This shows my love for you Dave. (Is that creepy? You have no clue who I am…)
Anyways these are the stats as of just after midnight:
Police Story 14.57%
The Rookies 13.57%
What’s Happening Now! 12.48%
The $treet 12.46%
Michael Hayes 6.84%
Voted for Cupid!!
Never seen it but if DS II recommends it then it must be good.
Done. When I had cast my vote Cupid was beating Bette by 22% to 18% 🙂
Dude! It’s working!
The $treet 11.42%
Michael Hayes 9.02%
What’s Happening Now! 12.54%
The Rookies 11.97%
Police Story 13.25%
The $treet 13.64%
Michael Hayes 7.75%
What’s Happening Now! 5.11%
The Rookies 5.09%
Police Story 4.93%