An estimated 50,000 Pro-Tallafornia Swipe campaigners are expected to converge on Merrion Square tomorrow, to protest over the fact that there will be no Tallafornia Swipe this year.
The Tallafornia Swipe series involved Peter Gangly and Chris Greene, from Final Boss Media, commentating over each episode and highlighting the ridiculousness of each one, week by week. Millions wound up watching the videos from the first season – more people actually watched the Tallafornia Swipe series than the TV3 show itself.
Campaigners claim that the only reason they watched the TV3 series, was so they could look forward to watching the swipe series, where all the characters would have the complete piss taken out of them. Having to watch Tallafornia, just to watch it, many claim is too much to ask for in this day and age.
Niamh O’Reilly, head of the campaign, said:
Tallafornia is utter tripe. The only reason I watched it was so that I could watch the Swipe series – which is actually good and funny, but I suppose TV3 aren’t looking for talent for their programming. We’re going to protest, because we’re sick and tired of having to put up with terrible Irish TV, and think it’s about time the government legislate for what is acceptable to be put on air.
Since news of the cancellation of the Swipe series was announced recently, audience figures plummeted for the TV3 show. Latest ratings figures show that only 6 people in total watched the last episode of Tallafornia, with 4 of those viewer figures, actually coming from 4 TVs in an electronics shop in Tallaght Square Shopping Centre.
The protest will take place tomorrow at 2pm at Merrion Square.
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