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02/14/08

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Thursday Thirteen (What's 3 x 11?) - Thirteen Propsed Reality Shows Had The Writers Strike Gone On Longer...

THURSDAY THIRTEEN!

So, the writer's strike is over... and the hits on blogs and websites goes down as everyone's favourite TV shows start trickling back onto the tube with new episodes... and the collective IQ of the North American public drops by about 25% if not more.

Still, we should be thankful... as I managed to get lists of shows that WERE going to start production if the writer's strike HAD gone on for any longer than necessary...

So let me share this list with you... now, I can't reveal my sources... and I have a hunch some may NOT be true... but here's...


Thirteen Reality Shows
That Would Have Happened Had
The Writers' Strike Continued...


#13: Fudd Me, Baby!

In this fun-filled romp, seven backelors are given a mansion and a yacht and sent out to hunt skwewy wabbits. Hillarity insues!

#12: FABulous Times!

A reality show featuring he who cannot be named (If you're wondering, if I "name" him, my hits honestly DO go down by about 25 to 30%,) going through a normal(!?!) week of his life... segments include 101 Fun Things to do with Sculpey... #79 of which SHOULD NOT be viewed by children, those with a delicate constitution, and people with weak hearts or coronary health issues... not to mention hemmeroid sufferers.

#11: BLOGSPHERE~!

An intimate portrait of the people that have blogs with regular posts. Their exciting life and times! SPECIAL: Today, Thursday Thirteeners talk about VALENTINES DAY!!!

#10: Joe Thousandaire

With budgets slashed, the hit show "Joe Millionaire" transforms from a fellow "pretending" to have a load of cash to tempt a trophy wife from a selection of six gold-digging bimbos to a guy who pretends to have thousands... and is utterly ignored by everyone.

#9: Geography 105

Follow a junior high-school (grade seven) intermediate class of geography students through the highs and the lows of studying the globe! Passion, rommance, intrigue... all these things are missing from these 45 minute classes revolving around the basic understanding of longitude and lattitude! (Oddly enough, even though filming hadn't started, this program won seventeen different awards for excellence from the Parents Television Council.)

#8: Survivor: The Mall!

Will a band of six castaways survive living in a shopping mall in Columbus, Ohio for a couple of days AFTER WE TAKE THEIR CREDIT CARDS AWAY! Tune in!

#7: Train 48

Intrigue and drama on a short-line commuter train through the Greater Toronto Area... oh crap, that show DID exist! Damn!

#6: Paint Drying/Grass Growing/Hair Growing

A three-part series... in which one can watch paint drying, grass growing, and hair growing on a person's head IN REAL TIME! Gotta be better than Train 48 though...

#5: Thank You For Calling Microsoft Technical Support

Watch as countless people place folks on hold for hours, tell folks their copies of "X" are pirated so they can't support it, tell people that because they have "non-Microsoft products" installed they are SOL, tell people to pay $100.00 per hour for "escalated support, tell them to re-install their operating system, or re-route their call to the new call centre overseas! Exciting and educational television!

#4: Hell's Greasy Spoon Kitchen

Four guys with more hair on their arms than on their heads try to become the head short-order cook at a run-down bar and grill near the waterfront. Like "America's Next Top Model" but with more bacon grease...

#3: Home Decorating with Carrot Top!

Okay, this was just an excuse to put another Carrot Top photo on the blog to ick people out.

#2: Whiney Bus Dude

Missing an opportunity to do a DECENT program using Sue and myself as we're paranormal investigators with a decent reputation, some ignorant TV producer straps a damned camera on our chest looking up our noses while we whine about the fact we might lose our dream bus and are asked to run about and scream on cue... Dreck. ...and we STILL won't get the bus... and they'll STILL ask us to dance to the Ghostbusters theme... and the last show will feature Sue and myself kicking the director repeatedly in the nads.

#1: Guitar Hero Groupies

The game that's become more than a game, but a lifestyle... watch as we follow two gals and a guy as they mark out for game players who enjoy virtual air-guitar on screen and act like three ten-year old girls who've just won tickets to "High School The Musical On Ice". Sad, sad people...


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Comments:

OMG, #5 had me nearly squirt pop out of my nose!

Personally, I'd like to see what Carrot Top could do with my house. ;)
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 05:01
Comment from: DrillerAA [Visitor] Email · http://www.jr-brainfreeze.blogspot.com
I think we've all been contestants on MicroSoft support. That was wonderful.
Guitar Hero Groupies is a great idea.
I love this list.

Happy TT.
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 07:43
Comment from: Malcolm [Visitor] Email · http://popculturedish.blogspot.com/
I was ambivalent about the writers' stricke because there is plenty of TV/DVDs that I can watch in the meantime. However, these potential reality shows made me glad that the strike is over. However, there are a few of these that have promise (1, 2, 5, and 13).
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 07:44
I partied in celebration with THE Daily Show and Colbert tonight! I'm so glad it's over :D

PS Also up at the lingerie blog -- follow the links ;)
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 07:50
Comment from: Michelle @ mominmentalmotion [Visitor] Email · http://mominmentalmotion.wordpress.com
Great list. The first of it's kind and I really enjoyed it. Good luck with the bus. Happy TT
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 09:26
Comment from: Rian Fike [Visitor] Email · http://fullbodytransplant.wordpress.com
Reality shows all entertain me like paint drying.

Lovely laughs for V Day, thanks!
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 10:35
Comment from: Lynne [Visitor] Email · http://sewingmom.com
Based on the above list, I'm so thankful the writer's strike is over! :-D
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 11:31
Comment from: Penelope Anne [Visitor] Email · http://cafeendofuniverse.blogspot.com/
You are so nonconformist, but heck this was a flippin' hilarious post this week....but enough with the Carrot -top the dude scares me man.
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 12:27
Comment from: angelle [Visitor] Email · http://crushedglass.livejournal.com
Looking at Carrot Top does kind of freak me out.
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 12:42
Comment from: nicholas [Visitor] Email · http://agentlemansdomain.typepad.com/
There was a show about the GO Train?
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 19:33
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Pop Tart... If that does happen, remember to cover your keyboard! And as for Carrot Top's decorating... I dunno... decorating someone ELSE'S house, maybe. :)

Hey DrillerAA... Can you imagine if there WERE Guitar Hero "groupies"??? Egads!

Hey Malcolm... We, too, don't have cable and subsist mostly on DVDs and tapes... but I can't help but wonder if your one choice for "Promising Show" is based on seeing us kick someone in the nads?

Hey Slip of a Girl... Okay, NOT having cable, I do miss The Daily Show... and have yet to see Colbert... I'm so "out of it"!

Hey Michelle @ mominmentalmotion... Thanks Kindly! I'm a little shocked no one did think of it first!

Hey Rian Fike... You mean... paint drying ISN'T fascinating stuff???

Hey Lynne... Now c'mon... they would have been GREAT shows... if one was without electricity and didn't have to watch them!

Hey Penelope Anne... I had to work in Carrot Top... just for the "rubber-necking car wreck" crowd...

Hey angelle... I think he pretty much freaks everyone out.

Hey nicholas... There was... a Can/West Production in Toronto... {{shiver}}
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 20:40
Comment from: SandyCarlson [Visitor] Email · http://slchome.blogspot.com
The blogger one hurts, Bus man! Ha ha. Great list.
PermalinkPermalink 02/15/08 @ 22:08
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey SandyCarlson... Well, that's what Sue calls me... :)
PermalinkPermalink 02/15/08 @ 22:19

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