Tuesday, July 24, 2012

HBO's The Newsroom: Bigfoot is Real

Presentation on HBO's The Newsroom Opens with Bigfoot as Apex Predator primate
On July 2nd we reported the new hit HBO series The Newsroom was going dedicate an episode on whether or not Bigfoot has a place in the news. While we couldn't wait to have a hit TV show talk about Bigfoot, we were afraid the Bigfoot parts would only last for a fleeting moment, or marginalized to the punchline of a joke. But, we also hoped it would be more, after all, this TV series is brought to us by the Aaron Sorkin, an Academy and Emmy award winning American screenwriter, producer, and playwright, whose works include A Few Good Men, The West Wing, and the Facebook docudrama The Social Network. 

We were not disappointed.

Neal Sampat (Dev Patel) plays the resident internet geek/blogger on The Newsroom. He begins the episode talking about Bigfoot at a party, later in the episode he actually convinces the news team to watch his power point presentation on Bigfoot: The Apex Predator primate.

Just the fact that the character was not a punchline and sincere in his pursuit of Bigfoot is satisfying by itself, using terms like apex predator? Well, that's icing on the cake. Not only does apex predator sound cool, but it is great descriptor of Bigfoot. Apex predators (also known as top-level predators) are predators with no predators of their own, residing at the top of their food chain.

We were nice enough to piece together just the Bigfoot parts in the video below. While many of the Bigfoot arguments are familiar to us, the ones in this episode are not familiar (or even used) in mainstream media. Kudos to Aaron Sorkin for his portrayal of Bigfooters.  


  1. Love this clip, thanks for chopping it together. I just stole it... hehe

  2. Your welcome! All Bigfoot Lunch Club content is public domain. What's mine is yours!


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