State of the Union Won’t Air on Big ‘Lost’ Night, Whew!
January 8, 2010
(ChattahBox)—- Rabid fans of “Lost,” the popular ABC series about plane crash survivors on a mysterious island, featuring a smoke monster, time travel, the creepy group The Others and the now-iconic Dharma Initiative, have been in a state of near hysteria this week. The Obama administration had floated the possibility of airing the annual State of the Union speech on Feb. 2, which horrors of horrors, turned out to be the same night as the big two-hour premier of the sixth and last season of Lost. Fans took to Twitter, beseeching President Obama to choose a different night for his address. “Leave my LOST alone, Skippy!” and “Come onnnn, Obama..pick another day,” tweeted the disappointed Lost fans. A group of Lost fanatics even started a Facebook page, called “Americans Against the State of the Union on the Same Night as LOST”
Well, “Lost” fans can rest easy. On Friday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters that Obama has not yet scheduled his State of the Union speech, but doesn’t expect it to take place on Feb. 2. Whew, that was a close one!
The current penciled-in date for the annual speech is January 26, but rumors started to emerge that it might be pushed to Feb. 2, to allow Obama the opportunity to promote the signed health care reform bill during his speech.
According to the Washington Post, “Lost” fans become so frantic that a writer for Variety even suggested that “Ari Emanuel, the co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor — the talent agent that represents “Lost” exec producer Carlton Cuse — should place a call to his brother Rahm Emanuel at the White House to “fix this.”‘
The Feb 2 “Lost” premier will be the beginning of the show’s sixth and final season, when all of the unanswered questions and mysteries will be revealed in a “highly anticipated and shocking finale.”
Watch Robert Gibbs: