Kevin Smith May Get the Byrd

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During a Q&A after a Radio City showing of Kevin Smith's Red State the other night, cable goddess Robin Byrd's right-hand man Shelly raised his hand and asked if Kevin will next do The Robin Byrd Show -- The Movie.

Writers were supposed to have shown Smith the script for this proposed exercise in big-screen box banging.

Smith and his producer said they hadn't seen the script, at which point the audience -- including celebs like Melissa Leo -- started clapping and cheering for the Byrd.

I hope it happens.

It would do even better than Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

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CMG
CMG

Cheri Oteri deserves a comeback.

Barkley
Barkley

I hope the script deals with Robin's past (she was adopted, no?), her journey in NYC (I heard she was a runaway?) and her porn pals, a lot of whom aren't with us (Joe Simmons used to live on my block!). But I hope Melissa Leo isn't in it. I remember her party at The Adonis, it was wild.

@JoeWatchesTV
@JoeWatchesTV

I'm apparently the only person who found Zach and Miri charming. Having said that I'm just kvelling over the idea of a Robin Byrd movie, starting with Robin at NYU getting her marketing degree and going all the way through Debbie Does Dallas to her public access success and ending with the night my college roommate and I saw her at Show World and took a Poloroid with her wearing my leather jacket over her shoulders. Dave lost that Poloroid, otherwise it would be my Facebook profile pic.

Patchouli
Patchouli

I guess Melissa Leo is now on her victory tour, where she's never gonna stay home, just go out every night cheering and making a scene.

Razzie
Razzie

Surely a movie of the robin byrd show should be done by someone with more authority, like....I don't know, is Kurosawa still alive?

@JoeWatchesTV
@JoeWatchesTV

What if I could promise you Scorsese, who I bet has seen the show once or twice.

Man, I REALLY want this movie to happen.

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