What I imagine happened was that Morton Downey Jr. maybe had a kid that was a fan of the show and he offered his services to HBO during the 2 weeks in his career where he was a hot commodity.
HBO seized the opportunity, however only had a half-written script available for production — only 21 minutes long and no twist. “What the hell,” they decided. “This guy’s career is on fire! His personality can carry the show!”
And here we are.
Morton Downey Jr. hosts a Ghosthunters-esque reality show. He goes into a haunted house, some things happen, his production crew looks on with bug-eyes, he dies. That’s really all there is to it.
- I got nuthin’, they got nuthin’.