Too Weird?

Are four toes stranger than six?

Schwartz asks Lindelof about the shot of the infamous what-the-hell-is-that-all-about massive four-toed statue on the “Lost” island. At the time, and now, the statue seemed like a nasty prank by a departing “Lost” staff writer: “Ha, let next season’s writers try to figure a way out of this one.”

Lindelof says he got a note back from the network on the statue that read “this is too weird.” It’s not a bad point. But then the network suggested a six-toed statue instead. Thus, the conversation descended into, really, is a six-toed statue less weird than a four-toed statue?

As with all things Lost, the issue is never really resolved.