Antoine Dodson, a.k.a. That Bed Intruder Guy, gets a reality pilot. Next stop, Oprah?
Antoine Dodson -- famous hater of bed intruders, singer of "The Bed Intruder Song" and inspiration behind the Bed Intruder costume -- has just extended his 15 minutes of meme-riding into television with a reality show pilot.
On Friday, Entertainment One, who's producing the pilot, announced that the show "tracks Antoine, the oldest of six siblings, using the money he is making from his hit song on iTunes and his best-selling Halloween costume to make a fresh start for the Dodson clan on the West Coast. With a potential new record deal in the works and money coming in from a variety of avenues, we show how a news story sparked a new life for him and his family."
"I'm looking forward to exposing my other talents and really taking this industry by storm," said Dodson in a statement.
Now, before you say that's "so dumb, so dumb, for real!" consider that the iTunes sales of "Bed Intruder" have helped Dodson move his family out of the projects and set up a foundation for juvenile diabetes, which both his mother and his sister have. Which we find... well, kind of inspiring!
Dodson once told Katie Couric that the song had a "positive message" about defending your family. He's kinda like the Oprah of the viral-video. We'd love to see him with his own personal OWN network show -- and at this rate, with his ever-expanding empire of T-shirts and ringtones and Sex Offender Tracker apps, it's only a matter of time before that happens.
Photo: Antoine Dodson. Credit: Bob Farley / Associated Press.