Lifetime Network Offices Protested By Angry Union Members After “Project Runway All-Stars” Episode

Blanket Union

“What would Tim Gunn do?” He would make it work.

A symphony of angry plastic and jolly laughter- a sea of cowboy hats, beards, and doo rags- greeted employees of the Lifetime Network as they attempted to make their way into their New York City headquarters yesterday morning. A blanket union of bucket drummers, mall Santas and horse whisperers, formed in 2009 after an episode of the NBC television show “30 Rock” parodied a union of the same composition, barricaded the entrance to the network in protest of the recent episode of “Project Runway All-Stars.”

In the final episode designers presented mini-collections in their own runway shows complete with music and lighting. Designer Emilio Sosa kicked off his young, hip collection with a bucket drummer in silhouette behind a screen at the end of his runway. Unfortunately for Sosa, he, Project Runway execs and the Lifetime Network neglected to contact their local union for bucket talent, and instead used Joel “Chuy” Rodriguez, a Lifetime Network executive’s nephew, aspiring bucket drummer and former contestant on the ABC show “Bachelor Pad.”
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