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[re Fox network] Being a young network, we didn't have Miss America or the Oscars.''So the thought was, 'How can we invent stuff?'...I think people just want to be entertained. I'm not saying people are dumb. I'm saying people are like me, and I'm not dumb. It's like pizza. It doesn't matter what your SAT scores were or how much money you make, most people like pizza.
He once considered producing a special entitled 'The World's Most Embarrassing Throw-up Moments'. Other ideas of his that have been rejected by Fox executives include crashing an airplane in the desert, a one-hour special about prison rioting, and in 1997, 'Space Jump', which involved flying a man in a weather balloon to a high altitude, so he could parachute and free-fall for 17 minutes.