A tow-headed Brooklyn band called The Gregory Brothers markets itself by posting humor videos on YouTube, including some that autotune and remix clips from local news shows. They scored a real hit with “Bed Intruder,” which has been viewed more than 67 million times (see below). The video uses a clip of a man named Antoine Dodson delivering a warning to a criminal at large who has intruded upon his family’s home in Alabama.
Now the unwitting star could have his own reality television show, reports The Wrap.
The pilot, produced by Entertainment One, will follow Dodson and his family as they relocate to Hollywood from Alabama’s Lincoln Park Projects — made famous by a local news report in which Dodson delivered a spirited warning to a man who invaded his sister’s room.
Scott MacFadyen, a rep for Entertainment One, says the pilot will be about Dodson “leveraging every aspect he can to make a better life for his family.”
And fifty years from now, long after the pilot fails to get picked up and the YouTube video dissipates into the Internet ether, someone will make an understated yet tragic documentary about this and it will be canonized and assigned in early 21st century American history classes.
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