We talk to Dino Ignacio, the guy whose website about a very evil Bert caused an international incident.
Like many Sesame Street viewers, Dino Ignacio thought Bert was kind of a prick. So he made a website claiming that Bert was behind many of the greatest atrocities of humankind. People loved it, and it even won him a Webby Award. But when one of the pictures of Evil Bert showed up alongside Osama Bin Laden at a Bangladeshi anti-America rally after that horrible day when the Towers fell, Dino's phone started ringing. And everyone from the Feds to patriotic soccer moms were not happy with him. This episode of Internet Superstar tells his story...
One after the other, Martin Sargent's shows-on television, on cell phones, and online-have been brutally cancelled. When his most recent effort, Infected by Martin Sargent, was axed by Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback, Martin finally cracked. At the show's final taping, Martin doused himself in gasoline and threatened to light his explosive-laden body on fire in desperate protest. Fearing a lawsuit, and that his fleece vest and perfectly coifed, John Edwards-like hair might get singed, Jim Louderback talked Martin down by promising him a new show, but with a major provision: except for the bandwidth, Martin will have to finance the whole thing himself.
And so, with his pal Gator helping out, Martin is setting out to create what he promises will be "the greatest show the Internet has ever seen."
Because there are no resources, and because Jim Louderback won't allow Martin to shoot it on Revision3 property, the show is shot in a dilapidated shed in Martin's mom's backyard. Most people think that like all of his other shows, this one is doomed to fail. But most people underestimate Martin's desire. His desire to become an Internet Superstar.
So join Martin and Gator as they invite the online world's most popular, compelling and outrageous characters into the shed to swap stories about what life is like at the top of the online heap.
What life is like as an INTERNET SUPERSTAR.