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'Daily Show' Auctioning Off Old Set

(Posted September 24, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)









LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) "The Daily Show" didn't win many raves when it unveiled its new set over the summer. Now, those longing for the old desk-and-couch set from the show's earlier days can partially re-create it, Kramer-style, in their own homes.

Provided, you know, they have room for a couple of 9-foot-high backdrops with big maps on them.

"The Daily Show" has put two pieces of its old set up for auction on eBay, with proceeds going to a non-profit group called 826NYC that helps develop writing skills for students. The two pieces are a 9-by-9-foot blue plexiglas wall with a map of North America and a 9-by-7 1/2-foot piece with maps of several continents etched into the plexiglas.







The larger of the two had a high bid of $1,325 as of midday Friday (Sept. 23), while the other was going for $660. The auction runs through Wednesday, Sept. 28.

The auction brings to mind the "Seinfeld" episode in which Kramer (Michael Richards) salvaged pieces of the "Merv Griffin Show" set from a garbage bin and re-created the show in his apartment. Those hoping to do the same with "The Daily Show" will have to provide their own desk and couch.

"Daily Show" writer/executive producer Ben Karlin is on the board of 826NYC, which provides tutoring, workshops and other services to students ages 6 to 18 to develop their writing skills.



Source: Zap2it
 


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