“John from Cincinnati”: Drunk with passion

Jfcnicholsoval Been a tough couple of weeks for “John from Cincinnati” fans. First, the show that its most ardent fans have embraced as life-altering (or at least mood-altering, eh?) gets unceremoniously dumped by its network — though I still submit we gotta give HBO credit for sticking it out through the initial 10-episode order. Now today comes word that the titular star with the big wave on his head, Austin Nichols, has been busted for inebriated motorvatin’ in Jackson, Mich. (Details here in this AP story)

Driving your silvery Mercury Mountaineer the wrong way down a one-way street is never a good thing, and there are no writers to get him off the hook in this episode…Meanwhile, the post-mortems on “JFC” are continuing to flow, and most of them have been rough on the show and its creators, David Milch and Kem Nunn, but the truly faithful have not given up. Ultra-fan Nancy Tippett is among those behind http://www.savejohnfromcincinnati.net/ website, which comes complete with a to-do list (No. 1 — send postcards with the Monad stick figure — fans of the show know what this means, sort of — to HBO execs).

“If I learned anything from ‘John from Cincinnati,’ it’s that an expression of love is never futile,” Nancy explained to me in an email about her quixotic effort. What can it hurt? The Internet is big….

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  1. please don’t miss the brand of Canada goose when necessary. (yang)

  2. TAMMY says:

    Hi JFC fans!
    Join http://www.youtube.com & subscribe to jmonad video’s he needs your support now!
    Please stop by http://www.saveJFC.net help us save JOHN! We have several campaign going at the moment. Please feel free to join us on the HBO
    Community Center Boards, Member created threads, we would love to see you there!
    HBO, see God HBO!

  3. JIm BAcchi says:

    SAVE THE YOSTS !
    JOHN MUST NOT BE GONE !
    SEE GOD, HBO…

  4. Vera Bauer says:

    We All Send Them Envelopes of SAND! Simple and a yet very powerful message,
    Brillant idea, will play sand do? I’m from WV, no beaches here but lots of people who love the show.
    I say HBO, WORK HERE!!!

  5. Arthur says:

    HBO, SEE GOD.
    Save John from Cincinnati.
    This is one of the most amazing shows.
    I feel like HBO’s really let their subscribers down by cancelling this show. John was one of the best things to happen to TV. Please bring the show back.

  6. Tim Marek says:

    Lets also send a strong message of support…. Everyone sends something we
    all can readily find (for free) that will have a huge impact on HBO as its
    core to the show and surfing….
    We All Send Them Envelopes of SAND! Simple and a yet very powerful message,
    just like the show !!
    No negativity, just that we want to show a positive protest of support for
    something we all know and love.
    Have a good one!
    Tim in Fallon Nevada

  7. Tim Marek says:

    Lets also send a strong message of support…. Everyone sends something we
    all can readily find (for free) that will have a huge impact on HBO as its
    core to the show and surfing….
    We All Send Them Envelopes of SAND! Simple and a yet very powerful message,
    just like the show !!
    No negativity, just that we want to show a positive protest of support for
    something we all know and love.
    Have a good one!
    Tim in Fallon Nevada

  8. MacGhil says:

    We are all frail vessels.
    But, a Mercury Mountaineer? Where’s the El Camino?
    . . .
    The “ultra-fan” wants everyone to know it’s Jill who organized the effort and is running the site. She’s the one who’s doing all the work. She’s a peach! All I do is talk and shell out cash for our “quixotic effort.”
    http://www.savejohnfromcincinnati.net/
    Cynthia, you’re a peach! Thanks so much for the all your zeros and ones.
    And thank you, Mr. Milch, Mr. Nunn and HBO, wherever you are. Whatever happens with JFC, I’ll always be grateful I had it.

  9. Gary says:

    “Have you been drinking, sir?”
    “I don’t know Butchie instead”

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