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Season 2006 Episode 1126

Harry Shearer

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Harry Shearer takes aim with Not Enough Indians.Meet the residents of Gammage, NY, a town so far down on its luck that WalMart would rather site its new store in the middle of a lake than in Gammage. Mayor Zorn and the rest of the town council are on the verge of declaring the town bankrupt, when inspiration strikes. Why not petition for Indian Tribal status and open a casino? With the gears in Washington appropriately greased, the ink is barely dry on their Tribal certification when Gammage is transformed into the sovereign nation of the long-lost Filaquonsett tribe.It's only a matter of trading in their housecoats and galoshes for buckskins and moccasins, and boning up on their tribal lore and ceremonial dances, until the "Council of Elders" is ready to import some casino backing and gaming know-how...Funny, smart, antic, and scathing, "Not Enough Indians" is a brilliant ensemble piece mixing misadventure, hilarity, and the great American dream, from actor, musician, SNL cast member, voice of The Simpsons, and now novelist Harry Shearer.Carl Hiaasen writes, "Harry Shearer has one of America's great satirical minds, and he's in beautifully wicked form with Not Enough Indians." Harry Shearer's nationally syndicated radio show, Le Show, has been on the air for sixteen years, and his political blog runs in huffingtonpost.com - Cody's Booksmoreless
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