Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Margie and Edna: Origins

Some of the more recent followers of Margie and Edna may not be aware of the ladies' humble beginnings, so today we'd like to shed a little light on their origins.

Margie and Edna's past began well before this blog did. They have their roots in a CBS television show, Jericho. In the spring of 2007, Jericho was canceled and fans got angry. What followed was a massive fan uprising. Ultimately, the nutty fan protest led CBS to change its mind and complete a shortened second season of the show. (Sadly, the show didn't survive its second season and was canceled again.) The "Save Jericho" campaign of 2007 took place largely online, with fans of the show making use of blogs and other resources such as Digg to spread the word about their show and its plight.

Margie and Edna debuted on the Remote Access television blog in August 2007, and made several repeat appearances there as well as on other blogs. (It should be noted that the characters of Margie and Edna never actually appear on the show itself. Rather, we created these two characters as a way to be able to comment on the show's action without the limitations of being in the show, which gave us a certain amount of freedom in what we could have the ladies discuss.) The two elderly sisters soon grew in popularity within the Jericho fandom, and in October 2007 a short video was created to illustrate their place in the community of Jericho.

We'd like to share that video with you today, and we hope you enjoy it. With the inception of this blog in March 2008, Margie and Edna were able to branch out from the Jericho universe and into a world of their own, much to our delight. We thank you all, both old fans and new, for continuing to provide an audience for these two crabby old ladies.


7 comments:

Lux said...

I'll have to show that to my dad - he became totally addicted to Jericho after the fact. I think Netflix was delivering all the episodes to him.

Lidian said...

That was wonderful!

I am going to have to get hold of the DVD's - I don't believe we had Jericho up here in Canada...

Hawksdomain said...

Ladies you two are on the top of my list for the good things that came from the Save Jericho movement. I'm so glad you branched out to your own blog and have such a wide following, including those who don't know Jericho! :)

Shinade said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful explanation.

I never got to watch Jericho so I had no clue.

have a great week:-)

Balceroregontr said...

That seems like such a long time ago. I sure miss Jericho. Margie and Edna help keep it alive.
Debby from SC

Waterrose said...

That was a great video and thank you for the explanation how your journey began!

Grampy said...

My wife and I loved Jericho.We were sad when it went off the air.I think when they put it back on. They purposely sabotaged it.Lets get a sabotage theory going.Thanks for sharing ladies.Now back to my special tea.

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