Who gets more publicity than zombies?
Okay Lamar, you’ve had weeks to work on a plan to promote our new AMC television series about zombies, “The Walking Dead.” It premieres on Sunday, so what do you have?
Great stuff, Boss! We’re sending zombies out to 26 cities around the world, see, to walk around the streets and get publicity for our show. What do you think?
Real zombies, Lamar? You’re putting real zombies on airplanes and sending them places?
You bet! It makes perfect sense. Zombies are happy to fly coach, they don’t bring any luggage, and as far as food on the flights, you know, they fend for themselves.
But what about hotels and return flights and stuff, Lamar? Can they handle that?
That’s the beauty part, Boss. They go out every night, so we don’t even have to pay for hotels. And honestly, we’re not expecting many of them to come back here when they’re finished.
Well, I have to admit you’ve thought this through much better than your usual lame ideas. So where are you keeping these dozens of real zombies until it’s time to go to the airport?
I put them all over in Studio B, Boss. They’re a pretty sickening sight.
Wasn’t there something else scheduled for Studio B this afternoon, Lamar?
Yes, Lamar. So you’ve got Jon Hamm and Bryan Cranston locked up with brain-eating zombies?
WHAT? You’ll have to SPEAK UP, Boss! There’s lots of loud screaming out in the hallway!
Actors dressed as zombies walk in downtown Belgrade October 26, 2010, as part of a promotional campaign for an upcoming U.S. TV series called “The Walking Dead”. The event is taking place over 24 hours in 26 cities around the world ahead of the show’s U.S. premiere on Sunday. REUTERS photos by Marko Djurica
Lower left: Cast member Jon Hamm poses during a photocall to promote “Mad Men” in Cannes, southeastern France, October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard