I told you the other day about the massive campaign to save "Jericho," but little did I know that was only the beginning. We're not just talking about message board comments and YouTube videos now — we're talking about nuts. Real, physical, edible nuts — literally tons of them — that fans are sending to CBS offices in New York and LA.
The nuts thing (which comes from the line Skeet Ulrich's character used to turn down an offer of surrender from a neighboring town in the final "Jericho" episode) really took off on Monday, when the Jericho Lives folks partnered with Nuts Online to pool money and send shipments of nuts to CBS. The first day, fans ordered 1,200 pounds of nuts, which arrived at CBS headquarters in New York on Tuesday. A whopping 4,000 pounds arrived today, and another 4,000 pounds have already been ordered for tomorrow — along with a couple of hundred surplus pounds for the network's LA office.
Now, I don't watch "Jericho" — and I admit the military-inspired instructions on the Jericho Lives site freak me out a little — but I'm loving this nuts campaign. I actually cheered a little when the live nut counter (yes, I said live nut counter) topped 10,000 pounds. I would also just love to know how much the CBS bigwigs are dying inside every time a UPS truck pulls up these days. "What? Two more tons of nuts? Greeeeat ..." To watch a video of the first 1,000 pounds arriving at CBS, read more