We had to write a bunch of thank you cards today, for baby gifts (man, raising a child really is hard work!). And by “we” I mean my wife wrote a lot and I periodically popped in and said, “Wow, you’re still at it?” and then eventually she got fed up and I had to help which I thought was unfair.
She turned on the TV for something to keep her mind occupied, but not too occupied, and so we wound up watching several reality TV shows. I’m normally not a big fan of those, so I’m sure I’m hopelessly out of touch, but the shows seemed to be:
Something where a guy who seems to want to be Donald Trump watches people’s restaurants on hidden camera with the owners and shouts, “This is unbelievable! Look what they’re doing! Unbelievable!” a lot while the staff act like buffoons then he tells them they should be fired, but then they aren’t.
Iron Chef, which seems to consist of someone excitedly shouting, “With only 18 minutes to go, it looks like he’s dicing the cucumber!” and then lights swoop and music thunders and knife graphics slash across the screen.
Pawn Something, with the guy in Vegas who’s incredibly likable and pays people who then step outside the pawn shop and say to the camera, “I think I’m going to go gamble this money!” because that’s smart.
All of which brings us to a special Reality TV edition of our weekly Question!
It’s your big moment – your pitch that could lead you to basic cable glory! What Reality TV show would you pitch? Either because you want to see it, or because you could be in it – who knows! Maybe America’s Top Petty Thief? Giant Carnivore Pets? Spider Cops? Birthing Class Showdown?