begathon

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begathon

A lengthy televised effort to raise funds for a particular cause. A play on "telethon," the proper term for such an effort, and "beg." Can we change the channel? This begathon is annoying me.
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begathon

n. a televised appeal for contributions, especially as conducted by U.S. public television stations. It seems like this station is one long begathon all year long.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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These were innocently enough called Begathons, implying that vendors had the option of kicking in a few coins or moving along as they saw fit.
Now, of course, there are no longer any Begathons. They have been replaced by Ultimatumathons: Give us some money or get out of here.