Fifteen years after being recognized in the L.A. Times by Roy Rivenburg as the “TV Listing of the Week,” a brief Wizard of Oz plot synopsis is getting a major new round of props thanks to Reddit and Imgur.
Jim Romenesko tracked down the author of the Kansas-busting logline, Rick Polito, who now resides in Boulder, Co. and juggles a little freelancing with a lot of stay-at-home-dad duties. Polito wrote the cheeky summary during his years as TV critic for the Marin Independent Journal:
“It was just on Leno, it was a clue in a crossword puzzle, it showed up in Playboy, and people use it as their email signatures. Someday, I’m going to walk down the street and see it on a T-shirt and punch the person who’s wearing it,” he jokes.