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5.1.3. The Fox 1995 Summer Replacement Series (TV Nation Episode)


This article is from the Michael Moore FAQ, by Edward Champion edchamp@slip.net with numerous contributions by others.

5.1.3. The Fox 1995 Summer Replacement Series (TV Nation Episode)

Producer: Kathleen Glynn
Supervising Producer: Jerry Kupfer
Executive Producer: Michael Moore

First Show (July 21, 1995)
We're #1

LOUIS FOR PRESIDENT: Anybody can run for president in this country,
so TV Nation registers ex-con Louis Bruno as a legitimate
candidate for next year's election
BEACH PARTY: Janeane Garofalo finds that some public beaches are
really private, so she organizes her own beach party
CRIME SCENE CLEANUP: Louis Theroux finds out what it really takes
to clean up crime
SLAVES: Rusty Cundieff discovers that Mississippi is just getting
around to abolishing slavery, so he goes there to get some
slaves of his own
CRACKERS: Michael Moore takes a bite out of corporate crime with
TV Nation's crime-fighting chicken!


Source: Widgery & Associates
Margin of Error: +/- 9%

Out of 204 Americans surveyed,

- 60% of Americans say that if they could push a button that would
make Larry King disappear, they would "keep pushing it and not
- 37% of Americans agree that while they would hate being British,
they wouldn't mind having a British accent.
- More Americans say they would rather spend time in a jacuzzi with
Dan Rather than Tom Brokaw. Of those who want to tub with Dan,
10% have no health insurance.

[This episode is available on THE BEST OF TV Nation, tape two.]

Second Show (July 28, 1995)
Payback Night

KGB: Michael Moore hires a KGB agent to spy for TV Nation
NEA: Now that the National Endowment of the Arts is dead, Karen
Duffy visits the other free non-government sponsored museums.
JERUSALEM SYNDROME: Louis Theroux finds out why so many tourists
are crazy for Jerusalem
JOHNS OF JUSTICE: Karen Duffy finds lines, lines, and more lines
and brings relief to women around the country with the Johns
of Justice
A-BOMB: TV Nation visits a used car dealer who went to a government

auction and came home with a nuclear bomb factory


Source: Widgery & Associates
Margin of Error: +/- 9%

Out of 151 Americans surveyed,

- 11% of people who have tried Prozac- would like to see Dan Quayle
make a comeback because "Al Gore just isn't funny enough".
- 36% of college graduates think that there are virtually no female
serial killers because women "just aren't aggressive enough".

Third Show (August 4, 1995)
War Night

CRACKERS IN PHILLY: Crackers the Corporate Crime Fighting Chicken
seeks justice in the City of Brotherly Love
COBB COUNTY: Michael Moore goes to Newt Gingrich Country to get Big
Government off it's back
ELECTRONIC SNIFFER: Louis Theroux tracks down the electronic nose
and finds out why it's a threat to humans
HELLTOWN: Jeff Stilson visits a town that's going to hell
SCHOOL OF ASSASSINS: An exploration of a government-funded school
for assassins


Source: Widgery & Asssociates
Margin of Error: +/- 9%

- 12% of those polled believe the success of actor David
Hasselhoff, star of Baywatch, is due at least in part to
"dealings with the devil."
- 45% of Americans believe that if space aliens could pick up
C-SPAN and see Sonny Bono speaking on the floor of Congress,
they would never visit Earth.
- 17% of college graduates would punch themselves really hard in
the face for $50.
- 28% of those who said they were "normal" Americans would like to
be King of Great Britain, but not if it meant marrying the

Fourth Show (August 11, 1995)
Love Night

MILITA: Michael Moore goes on maneuvers with the Michigan
AQUARIUMS: Jeff Stilson profiles the latest plan to save America's
cities - brightly colored fish!
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED: Michael Moore meets the face that launched
a thousand squad cars
KGB: TV Nation send KGB agent Yuri Shvets to spy on our competition


Source: Widgery & Associates
Margin of Error: +/- 9%

- 44% of Republicans say they would watch "Nightline" if it had a
band and an opening comedy monologue.
- If Jesus came back and saw that Pat Robertson was his
spokesperson, 46% of Americans think that we'd all be in big
- 42% of Americans feel that Kato Kaelin should be a passenger on
the next space shuttle, whether he wants to go or not.

[This episode is available on THE BEST OF TV Nation, tape two.]

Fifth Show (August 25, 1995)
Canada Night

CONTRACT WITH AMERICA: Michael Moore enforces the Contract With
TED NUGENT: Louis Theroux shoots guns with the newest NRA Board
member, Ted Nugent
FALKLANDS: Karen Duffy travels to Britain to turn a coal mining
town into part of Argentina
CRACKERS IN ST. LOUIS: Crackers the Corporate Crime Fighting
Chicken ruffles some feathers in St. Louis


Source: Widgery & Associates
Margin of Error: +/- 9%

- 26% of those in possession of a firearm believe that the second
amendment protects their right to buy explosive fertilizer.
- 81% of those who have seen two or more "Police Academy" movies
believe that O.J. is innocent.
- 29% of those surveyed think that the guy who first put the
"Great" in front of "Britain" probably meant it as a joke.

Sixth Show (September 1, 1995)

MIKE HUGS ALL 50 GOVERNORS: Mike touches power by trying to hug all
50 governors
PSY-OPS AT OJ: It worked on Noriega; and it sort of worked on David
Koresh. Louis Theroux tries out psychological warfare at the
O.J. Simpson trial
ROSEMONT: Rusty Cundieff visits Rosemont, Illinois, a town that
decides to keep the rest of the world out by putting police
and gates at it's city limits
NEW UNIONS: You can look for the Union label, but you can't touch!
TV Nation meets some newly organized members of the labor
ENDANGERED WHITE MEN: TV Nation feels the pain of a vanishing breed
- white men
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED PART 2: A follow-up to the most dangerous
face in America, Brian Anthony Harris.
FAN MAIL: Louis Bruno and his campaign manager read viewer mail.


Source: Widgery & Associates.
Margin of Error: +/- 9%

- 16% of all Americans believe that the world is out to get them.
Of those, 46% are gun owners.
- One third of American women agree that baseball was more exiting
when it was on strike.
- 4% of Americans remember exactly where they were when "JFK" the
movie was shot.

Seventh Show
(aired September 8, 1995 in USA)
Bully Reunion Night

CRACKERS IN DETROIT: Crackers tackles media mergers and goes to
Detroit to stop two newspapers from merging.
WEATHERMAN: You don't have to be a weatherman to know which way the
wind blows, but it helps. Rusty Cundieff presents the TV
Nation Weatherman
SINNERS: Sinners can be winners with Janeane Garofalo's consumer
guide to the confessional
YURI: What happened to the Democratic Party? Yuri Shvets, TV
Nation's KGB spy, finds out
IVAN AND ANDY: Meet Ivan and Andy. They want to put people in jail
for watching TV. Jeff Stilson finds out why folks in Britain
need a license to watch the tube


Source: Widgery and Associates
Margin of Error: +/- 9%

- Of those who said they've had a good cry in the past six months,
42% were Democrats, 27% were Republican, and 54% said they
believe in UFOs.
- 28% of Americans think that our army's high tech military
equipment is too expensive to risk in combat.

(Note: In addition, there was an unaired eighth episode on FOX,
which aired on the BBC. This episode contained several segments
which were deemed too controversial here, such as Bush's
involvement with the S&L scandal, etc. There also may be another
Year-End special aired on FOX. A segment of this was shown with
one of Michael's appearances on Conan O'Brien.)


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