did Jack kill the dog? were the cue cards real? is The Osbournes fake?

did Jack kill the dog? were the cue cards real? is The Osbournes fake?
The third season finale of The Osbournes Tuesday showed Jack killing Minnie, the Osbournes’ dog, who later showed up again. It also concluded with a director shouting “cut” and footage of cue cards and Ozzy saying, “I don’t have to say the F word anymore?” (watch clips from both scenes). So were those scenes real? Is the show really fake? Newsday’s Verne Gay summarizes the finale and concludes with the obvious answer: “a sucker is born every minute.”
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