By Adam Bluestein
Updated May 18, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT
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DIDGERIDON’T (n.) A cultural faux pas involving an ”outback” set on an L.A. soundstage and white girls chanting ”native” theme music.

STING OPERATION (n.) A series’ use of a guest spot by an aging rock star to draw attention away from a cast member’s legal troubles.

MEEK LINK (n.) A new game show that garners high ratings early on but quickly fades into obscurity.

KNEE-JACKASS REACTION (n.) Blaming TV for acts of self-destructive, adolescent stupidity; engaging in stupidity because you saw it on TV. (See Jackass‘ Johnny Knoxville.)

GIVEN (n.) The virtual certainty that a big-budget film involving race cars will lap its competition at the box office.

DEBB-YOU-TAUNT (n.) A Survivor also-ran’s breakdown, live on national TV, after having had her private life exposed in the press.

WING DING (n.) A TV producer’s ”brainstorming” retreat, typically held in Las Vegas, and featuring an all-you-can-eat shrimp and ‘shrooms buffet.

— Adam Bluestein and I.W. Nicholson

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