Sunday, November 23, 2008

What the vacuum tube hath wrought...

If the original creators of the television only knew what their ingenuity unleashed upon the airwaves...

...would there be a massive THUMP of rolling-in-the-grave?

You be the judge - and guess which among Sunday night's line-up is NOT a real show:

Discovery Health Channel:
a. Pregnant for 46 Years
b. Pregnant Man
c. I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
d. Extreme Epidurals

The Learning Channel:
a. Girl Who Never Grew
b. World's Smallest People
c. Joined for Life - Abby and Britney
d. One Head, Two Faces

Animal Planet:
a. Untamed and Uncut
b. Whale Wars
c. Weird, True and Freaky
d. Weirder, Truer and Freakier


At 10:03 PM, Blogger Marissa said...

Please tell me Weirder, Truer and Freakier is a show. Or actually, tell me it's not so I don't feel extra bad for not having cable. If that is a real show, I am calling Comcast right now!

At 4:05 AM, Blogger media concepts said...

Welcome to the November sweeps period, when tv networks put forward what they think is their *best* (meaning, likely to garner the highest ratings, meaning, most salacious) programming. Last night on the History Channel was "Ancient Torture Tech," where scientists tried to determine whether Vlad Dracula was truly able, as the folklore goes, to impale a man from end to end on a pike and have him live for up to a couple of days. I kid you not.

At 9:01 AM, Blogger globalchameleon said...

The correct answer to all of the made-up shows: D. So "Weirder, Truer and Freakier" is not a real show...yet. (give it time, give it time - same with "Extreme Epidurals").

"Ancient Torture Tech" sounds horrifying! How can someone live with a stick stuck through them end-to-end?

At 2:58 PM, Blogger media concepts said...

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to watch this for more than 97 seconds to find out. The "deadest" giveaway that it's sweeps period is when, as you point out, the normally dry educational channels such as History, Discovery, and Animal Planet trot out the real juicy sex and death stuff -- Naked Tattooing, When Sharks Attack, National Geographic Presents Primitive People's Bare Boobs, Cave Man vs. Sabre Tooth Tier - the Sequel, etc.


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