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Quibi lasted as long as its videos
October 21st, 2020 under Quibi. [ Comments: 5 ]


The good thing about Quibi is that we got a revival of Reno 911 out of it. The bad thing is we what they did to Princess Bride. Therefore Inigo Montoya said to them, “Hello! My Name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” And now they are dead.

After just six months of being in business, they are shutting down. Even though they raised $1.75 billion and spent $63 million in advertising, they ran into a lot of problems. They were competing newbies against Disney+, Peacock, and HBO Max with extensive libraries. Then they launched at the beginning of the pandemic. My problem, which is why I never tried them for free, is they were not available on Amazon Fire. If I couldn’t get it on my TV, I didn’t want it. I was saving my tablet for full-length movies and TV shows. I don’t want to watch anything on my phone.

I was not alone. With all the money they spent on publicity, they only got 2 million subscribers. That was over 5 million less than they needed, according to Variety.

“While we have enough capital to continue operating for a significant period of time, we made the difficult decision to wind down the business, return cash to our shareholders, and say goodbye to our talented colleagues with grace,” said Meg Whitman, co-founder, in the statement. “We continue to believe that there is an attractive market for premium, short-form content. Over the coming months we will be working hard to find buyers for these valuable assets who can leverage them to their full potential.”

Will you miss it? Or did you not even know it existed?

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Ted Nugent looks a lot like Weird Al Yankovic
August 26th, 2020 under Quibi, Weird Al Yankovic. [ Comments: none ]


Weird Al Yankovic is known for parodying songs from famous singers. Now, he is dressing up as another Rocker for Reno 911. Weird Al is playing Ted Nugent on the Quibi series, and his episode is streaming now.

We don’t know why Weird Al is playing the gun-crazy singer, but you know he is going to do a bang-up job. Don’t shoot the messenger with bad jokes. I have a feeling the deputies of Reno’s sheriff’s office will protect me. Oh wait, that is a bad thing. No more bad jokes from me.

One thing that is not a bad joke is Reno 911’s revival.

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Quibi hates us, they really hate us!
June 27th, 2020 under Quibi. [ Comments: none ]


I guess Quibi is really mad at us for not subscribing to their quick bite streaming service, so they are getting back at us.

Yesterday, I reported that they are going to stream a star-studded, completely filmed at-home version of The Princess Bride over two weeks starting on June 29th. It sounded really bad on paper, with several different actors playing the same roles. However, as you can see, it is a lot worse in reality.

Maybe if we subscribe to Quibi, they won’t stream it?

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Quibi is getting revenge on us for not subscribing
June 26th, 2020 under Quibi. [ Comments: none ]


“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Thirteen words we know so well. Thirteen words that are about to be destroyed by Quibi.

They are going to do quick bites of The Princess Bride with different stars reading different parts of the scripts from the movie. According to Variety, starting on June 29th, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, Common and Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka and Chris Pine and Annabelle Wallis, as well as Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Garner, Elijah Wood, Jon Hamm, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges, Jenna Ortega, Jack Black, David Oyelowo, Keegan-Michael Key, Patton Oswalt, Josh Gad, Andy Serkis, Diego Luna, Taika Waititi and Zazie Beetz will be acting out different scenes from the beloved film. The actors will trade off roles throughout scenes. Whatever the hell that means.

The movie will play out over two weeks with a new chapter being released every day.

It is not all bad. Fred Savage will once again be reprising his role as the grandson.

Even though they made happen, I say to Quibi, “Hello. My name is a movie fan. You killed The Princess Bride. Prepare to die.”

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Reno911 is back on the force!
April 29th, 2020 under Quibi, Thomas Lennon. [ Comments: none ]


Before everyone was stuck at home, Quibi announced that they are bringing back Reno911. Today, they released the first trailer for the revival that begins streaming daily on May 4th. It is like no time has passed since they left the force in 2009.

However, it has. Since then, Thomas Lennon, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Niecy Nash, Cedric Yarbrough, and so many more others from the sitcom have become big names of their own shows. Yet, when they are together, they are just the way they were, the most dysfunctional police force in the world. That is why we love them so much and are so happy they are back.

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