Some say warm weather means summer, but we go by light and fun TV shows.
With the recent addition of Wipeout to the world of stupid shows where people make themselves look like idiots in order to earn some cash money, we've decided to take a look back at some of the really ridiculous shows that involve rewarding those with little or no talent with cash. While Wipeout just barely missed making the cut, there are some others that are horrifyingly bad and are contributing to the downfall of quality television just as much as an average episode of The Bachelorette. That's not to say that some of these aren't entertaining to watch, but that doesn't really make them intelligent TV.
Maybe he should have gone on WWE Raw like everyone else. President George W. Bush turned out to be the opposite of a ratings boost when he taped a special message for a Deal or No Deal contestant who was decorated with medals and served three tours of duty in the Iraq war. While Bush's segment was actually kind of cute, in its own way, Deal or No Deal turned in one of its lowest rated episodes to date. Apparently everyone was too busy watching Robin Sparkles.
I was looking for a clip from the upcoming Deal or No Deal Star Wars episode where the models are dressed like Princess Leia slave girls (for work purposes, I swear) when I came across this um, unusual, video. Apparently, the models got bored just opening briefcases and feigning sadness when people lose thousands of dollars and have decided to reenact scenes from NBC shows. The one below is DOND Model Theater's take on 30 Rock. Sometimes I'm not so sure that internet video is a good thing. However, this actually mildly more entertaining than I would have expected. The girl playing the Tracy Morgan part isn't half bad, the others, well let's just say that at least have their looks and skimpy wardrobes to fall back on.
So, something happened when my sister came to stay with us over the holidays. No, not that we stayed up until 2 AM watching BBC documentaries (which we did). No, not that we each ate our weight in Turtles (which we also did). On Christmas Eve, we were wrapping gifts, and since nothing else was on, she put on Deal Or No Deal, which I had never watched before.
When I saw she'd put it on, I was all, "Oh, LEAH. I can't believe you watch this show! Wouldn't you rather look for a nice documentary on DVD instead?"
Ten minutes later: "That's a pretty crappy deal from the banker. Geez."
Ten more minutes after that: "SEVENTEEN! PICK SEVENTEEN!!!!"
Apparently, this year being the first year that reality show hosts are eligible for Emmy awards isn't good enough for some people. DHD has reported that, according to a "reliable source," the hosts of this year's Emmy awards ceremony will be not one, not two, not three, not six, but all five of the nominees in the Reality Host category. So if you usually watch the show to escape reality TV (despite the fact that it... is... reality TV), you're S.O.L. But if you love reality TV and want to have a million of its babies live on a major network during primetime, you are in luck.