Pretend you're a New Line exec. One of the 35 writers whose pitch you're scheduled to list to today comes into your office, and it's really hard to even stay away, honestly. You're staring into space, thinking about girls and hearing Charlie Brown's teacher as the guy's mouth moves until you hear eight magical words: "I wrote The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning." Suddenly, you're upright in your chair and totally focused on the kid. Why, he looks smart. Definitely smart. And clearly hilarious -- why didn't you notice this before? His name, it turns out, is Shane Morris, and his pitch involves the word "Redneck." Beyond stoked, you leap out of your chair to shake his hand, scream "SOLD!" and head out for a victory round of golf.

The sad thing, friends, is that this really happened -- it's no idle fantasy. New Line has picked up a comedy pitch from the writer of the Dukes of Hazzard prequel. And it's not like they overlooked that based on the quality and stature of his previous work -- that's the only thing he's ever written. The pitch is called Redneck Games, and "centers on a famous athlete who's fallen from grace and tries to redeem himself by competing at the Redneck Games, (which were launched in 1996 as a response to the Summer Olympics in Atlanta)." Man, I just hope Larry The Cable Guy is available, because this thing is going to BLOW UP! Sigh.
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