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October 16, 2009

Balloon Boy: Shopping a New Reality Show?

Apparently they've been spreading their proposal for a new Heene family reality show all over Hollywood.

Which makes this quote from Balloon Boy even more provocative:

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, "Balloon Boy" Falcon Keene was asked why he didn't come out from the garage attic when his parents called for him. In response, the 6-year-old said, "Um. You guys said that, hrm, we did this for a show."

They're re-interviewing the family, exploring the hoax possibility, though at the moment authorities say they think it's legit.

Here's the 911 call, which sounds kinda fake to me. But 911 calls do sound fake to me, generally -- since I really don't know how people really sound on a 911 call in the grip of panic.

The parents were watching, and their cameras just happened to be rolling, when the balloon accidentally became untethered.

The Only Video Recap You'll Ever Need: Cuffy Meigs chops all the key moments into a short video, including the "did this for a show" and vomiting.



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