As first reported by TVGuide.com, Lost executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse decided this year to invite fans to come up with the "code name" for the season finale's jaw-dropping final moment.
After receiving a flood of submissions — and perhaps taking a cue from a certain time-slot rival — Team Darlton narrowed the field down to a "Top 13." As revealed in the official ABC podcast, the contenders are:
- Baby Diaper Covered in Barbeque Sauce
- The Droids You're Looking For
- The Exploding Pretzel Jar
- The Fifth Toe
- The Fork in the Outlet
- The Hooded Leprechaun
- Jack Gets Pregnant
- The Joop
- Smokey's Dorm Room
- The Spanish Inquisition
- The Twinkie
- The Zeigarnik
- The Zombie Bake Sale
One of the above — "The Hooded Leprechaun" — the boys say, seems "oddly appropriate," given the actual nature of this season's top-secret final scene. Lindelof and Cuse will further whittle down the list each week via their ABC podcast.
In the meantime, TVGuide.com is here to tell you what this year's "Frozen Donkey Wheel" will not be nicknamed. In this "bonus" episode of our Getting Lost video series, the producers reveal the No. 1 Rejected Code Name — god-awful misspellings and all.
Now if I may brazenly stir the pot, is it that the "worst" suggestion is that bad ... or perhaps Darlton's "problem" with it is that it's far, far too accurate and thus spoilery? A-ha!
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