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In 2006 I created a show called "The Show with Ze Frank." With your help I'd like to start a new show. Same, same... but different.
In 2006 I created a show called "The Show with Ze Frank." With your help I'd like to start a new show. Same, same... but different.
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If we get to $150K, i will visit 3 audience member home towns and we will ask people who the most interesting person they know is, and make a show about what we find.

P.S. we have started planning/brainstorming inside kickstarter! any pledge gets you into the conversation! just look at the updates in the tab above!

P.P.S. If we get to $1 Billion I will buy Greece and install sea to sea carpeting!

Hi

In 2006, I launched a show called "The Show With Ze Frank." It was one of the most strange, exciting, difficult, and amazing things I have done so far. I think it is time to do something similar, what with the economy in the crapper and the election coming up. If Newt can do it, so can I. So can we. 

Same Same but Different.

Some things will be familiar. My face, my voice, politics, news, science, whatever else is happening in the world, the celebration of the spontaneous... and surprises. 

But the core of the original show was never really about what I did. It was about what you did. And I have no idea what is going to happen there. It's risky, unknown and awesome. I will be asking you to make things, to do things, and to surprise me. We will use the world as our playground and I have the technology to back it up. If I don't, I will make it. 

The Plan

To start, I want to produce around three episodes a week for a year and take it from there. I want this to be fun and to last for a while. I figure that I will launch sometime at the end of March, near to the 6th anniversary of the original show.

All of the funds raised here will go towards the production of the show - equipment, salaries for people that will help me, rent. I will find other ways to pay myself. 

Rewards

If you have a thought for a reward that you don't see listed, send an email to ze@zefrank.com and I will see if I can include it. Here are some additional details about some of the rewards listed on the right:

These are the babies you will be saving. If you save one it will be sent to you in a jar. You get to name it. There is a webcam setup here. Save a baby!

This is the "young me, now me" book. Click here to see the project!

This is the lenticular greeting card! It moves like MAGIC! Based on this.

This is sort of what the black on black fuzzy felt duck shirt looks like. More here.

This is what the jar of encouraging words will look like when you receive it. Open at your discretion.

This is what your portrait by the scribbler robot will resemble. They look great framed! More info here.

Here are what the signed signatures look like :)

Here is a potato stamp painting..

Here is the black on black stamp painting..

This is what Cherish's 4"x4" paintings look like!  So beautiful!

Thanks:

This is going to be awesome. Thanks for your support!

x ze

(this page went live at 1:40PM Pacific Time on Feb. 27th)

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    Your Name on the WallOfThank + An mp3 of the song "chillout" (applies to all pledges)

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    10 of the most popular "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    Sneak peek of the first episode + 36 of the most popular "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    Sneak peek of the first episode + ALL of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYouAll

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    One baby will be saved from the sharks/lions/hyenas and sent to you tagged and swaddled in a jar (see details to the left) + Sneak peek of the first new episode + 36 of the most popular "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    A signed 8x10 drawing of my signature + Sneak peek of the first new episode + 36 of the most popular "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYouAll

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    A lenticular How To Dance Properly Birthday Card sent to you on your birthday (transferable) + Sneak peek of the first episode + 36 of the most popular "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYouAll

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    Your face will appear subliminally in an episode + Sneak peak of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYouAll

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    I will tear out a page from Moby Dick and make/send you a black-out poem + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYouAll

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    You do an intro to one episode of the show + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYouAll

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    You will do a sign-off of my choosing at the end of one episode + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYouAll

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    You will do a five-second book or movie review for one episode + Sneak peak of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYouAll

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    One black on black fuzzy duck t-shirt + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    Signed copy of the book "Young Me Now Me" + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    A drawing you choose (or make!) will appear in the background of an episode + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYouAll

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    I will make you a one-of-a-kind potato stamp picture + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    1 baby-attacking shark (see details to the left), either boxed as a pet or killed and mounted for display + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    A signed and hand-decorated rubber duck (international orders please adjust for shipping) + Sneak peak of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYouAll

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    I will create 1 custom birthday video (15 sec) for a loved one + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    I will make you a one-of-a-kind *special edition black on black duck* potato stamp painting (preview on the left) + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    A (beautiful) signed pencil drawing of your face made by the scribbler robot + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    1 baby-attacking hyena (see details to the left), either boxed as a pet or killed and mounted for display + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    I will whisper words of encouragement into a small jar, label it, and send it to you + One black on black fuzzy duck t-shirt + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    You will appear in one episode in a manner of my choosing + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    1 baby-attacking lion (see details to the left), either boxed as a pet or killed and mounted for display + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    You choose a theme for a show + One black on black fuzzy duck t-shirt + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    You will appear in one show as an “expert” on a subject I will choose + One black on black fuzzy duck t-shirt + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    Censorship Power: you get an advance copy of one episode and can bleep out five words + One black on black fuzzy duck t-shirt + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    Sportsracer Cherish will paint you a duck (4" x 4") - see example on left + One black on black fuzzy duck t-shirt + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    You will appear on the show and be asked to explain something very complicated in a very short amount of time + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    A short song we write together will appear in the show + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    Send me your shoes and I will walk a mile in them and send you a video of the experience back + signed rubber duck + One black on black fuzzy duck t-shirt + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    A 30 second video documentary on your facebook pictures + signed rubber duck + One black on black fuzzy duck t-shirt + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    A 30 minute call discussing your creative habits + signed rubber duck + One black on black fuzzy duck t-shirt + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    A one hour Skype beer summit with you and 4 friends + signed rubber duck + One black on black fuzzy duck t-shirt + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    We play a game of shuffleboard and darts in LA and I let you win (21 and over) + signed "young me, now me" book + One black on black fuzzy duck t-shirt + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    Meet in LA, take part of a 2 hour brainstorm session for the show over lunch + signed rubber duck + One black on black fuzzy duck t-shirt + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    Send you the original miniDV of an episode (usually contains 2) of the original show with all footage and outtakes + scribbler robot portrait + signed "young me, now me" book + one black on black fuzzy duck t-shirt + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    I will fly to your city or town, do a show about it, and have dinner with you. (US only) + signed "young me, now me" book + signed duck + one black on black fuzzy duck t-shirt + Sneak peek of the first episode + All of the "the show with zefrank" episodes in iPod ready m4v format + All the songs from the "the show with zefrank" in mp3 format + Your Name and Photo on WallOfThankYou

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    anything above $10,000 please contact me at ze@zefrank.com

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