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Old 04-25-24, 01:04 PM
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Clipped (FX on Hulu) -- S: Ed O'Neill, Laurence Fishburne -- 6/4/24





Clipped takes you behind the scenes of a notorious NBA owner's racist remarks, captured on a tape heard around the world. Based on the hit ESPN 30 for 30 podcast The Sterling Affairs, this limited series charts the collision between a dysfunctional basketball organization and even less functional marriage, and the precipitating tape's impact on an ensemble of characters striving to win against the backdrop of the most cursed team in the league. Famed coach Doc Rivers (Laurence Fishburne) arrives as coach of the LA Clippers in 2013. With a promising roster of big personalities, Rivers has the building blocks to win the franchise's first championship.

The team's owner, Donald Sterling (Ed O'Neill), is a well-known problem: he's cheap, he's erratic, he's a bully. But minimizing Sterling's influence to win a title becomes a personal quest for Doc. Meanwhile, a courtside power struggle escalates between Sterling's ambitious personal assistant V. Stiviano (Cleopatra Coleman) and his wife and business partner of 60 years, Shelly (Jacki Weaver). Clipped is an Obama-era story of racial reckoning delivered via meme, in which V. and the Sterlings discover who really has the power in the internet age, and which leaves Rivers and his players wondering if the expulsion of one bad apple brings about the transformative change the media wants to celebrate. The limited series also stars Kelly AuCoin as Sterling's right-hand Andy Roeser, J. Alphonse Nicholson as Chris Paul, Rich Sommers as the Clippers' PR man Seth Burton, Corbin Bernsen as Pierce O'Donnell, Clifton Davis as NBA great Elgin Baylor and Harriet Sansom Harris as "Justine."




6 episode limited series that premieres this summer.

This is based on sports writer Ramona Shelburne's podcast about the LA Clippers and Donald Sterling scandal from 10 years ago. If you don't follow sports, O'Neill is playing the former owner of the LA Clippers who about 10 years ago was banned for life after audio recordings exposed some racist diatribes. There is a little more to it, but that is the short and simple version.


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Re: Clipped (FX on Hulu) -- S: Ed O'Neill, Laurence Fishburne -- 6/4/24

Reminder : This was already made into a micro docu-series on Quibi, for the dozens of people who watched that service (like me).
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Re: Clipped (FX on Hulu) -- S: Ed O'Neill, Laurence Fishburne -- 6/4/24

Looks good
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Re: Clipped (FX on Hulu) -- S: Ed O'Neill, Laurence Fishburne -- 6/4/24

Now up on Hulu. 2 episodes.

This will not air on FX.
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Re: Clipped (FX on Hulu) -- S: Ed O'Neill, Laurence Fishburne -- 6/4/24

Thought first 2 episodes were good. Lots of funny moments. Didn't even realize Sterling is not even his real last name.
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Re: Clipped (FX on Hulu) -- S: Ed O'Neill, Laurence Fishburne -- 6/4/24

I finished the first episode last night. The V character is so annoying. I do like Fishburne’s portrayal of Doc. Although the hair is kind of distracting
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Re: Clipped (FX on Hulu) -- S: Ed O'Neill, Laurence Fishburne -- 6/4/24

I donít follow basketball, but I do remember this news story.

The portrayal seems slightly comical, but Iím all for it.
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Re: Clipped (FX on Hulu) -- S: Ed O'Neill, Laurence Fishburne -- 6/4/24

The best part of this show so far is the LeVar Burton cameos. Wonder if he and Doc actually did sauna together back then.
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Re: Clipped (FX on Hulu) -- S: Ed O'Neill, Laurence Fishburne -- 6/4/24

I just can't take this seriously with the casting.
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Re: Clipped (FX on Hulu) -- S: Ed O'Neill, Laurence Fishburne -- 6/4/24

Originally Posted by fujishig
I just can't take this seriously with the casting.
Yeah. After Winning Time, this feels like a SNL skit of the situation.

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