Strangely, this didn't work for me:

irb(main):001:0> '["the frustrated musician&#8217;s<br>mountain<br>of 
unsold CDs<br>", "Feb-12-2012"]<br>'.gsub(/\["\],/,'')

=> "[\"the frustrated musician&#8217;s<br>mountain<br>of unsold 
CDs<br>\", \"Feb-12-2012\"]<br>"

-- 
Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.