Palo Alto, CA - Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced
today that he is stepping down from the position to join NBC's "Must
See TV" Thursday lineup. "Scott's Place" will air
at 9:30 following "Will and Grace" in NBC's just announced
Long known for his stand-up comedy, McNealy will join an ensemble
cast in a sitcom about life in Silicon Valley for a single dad with
three children and a wacky neighbor. "It was time for me to branch out," said
McNealy, "All this dot com stuff was getting pretty tiresome.
I've been the dot in dot com, now I want to be the com in dot comedy!"
Sun President Edward Zander said, "We knew we were just a stepping
stone in Scott's career. Providing servers and workstations
to power the internet economy isn't Scott's dream. I mean,
what kind of dream is that anyway?" He continued, "Making
people laugh is Scott's dream. Not many people know that he
almost left to star in "Everybody Loves Scott" but Ray
Romano beat him to it. He wasn't going to let it happen again."
The deal almost fell through as NBC's partnership with Microsoft
in MSNBC became a sticking point. McNealy said, "Once
they made it clear that Bill Gates wouldn't be my boss, it was a
Sun's stock was unchanged on the news as analysts weren't quite
sure what to make of it. "Are you serious?" said
one analyst who wished to remain anonymous.
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