Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Cruel TV

My jaw hit the floor the other day when I chanced upon an Animal Planet series called Who Gets the Dog? Here's the setup: A dog from a shelter spends one day with each of three families. In that time, the families try to bond with dog as much as possible and teach it some simple commands. After the day is up, the dog is yanked from the family in a tearful good-bye. Then a panel of three "experts"--including one vet (who, judging by her accent, comes from the same country as Balki on Perfect Strangers), David Letterman's ex-girlfriend, and another guy I couldn't quite figure out--determine who gets the dog. It was painful. Really painful.

In related news, Fox will soon be using the same setup in a show called Who Gets the Kid? starring an adorable orphan from Kazakhstan. It will be airing after that other hot new reality show, Who Wants to Hump My Mom?


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8 comments:

Grammarian said...

A newly-leaked memo from the Bush administration reveals that it's Dick Cheney who wants to hump your mom.

Jim Donahue said...

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

And, BTW, your mother wears army boots.

Anonymous said...

Now Now Boys,
Play Nice.

Grammarian said...

What Dick Cheney wants, Dick Cheney gets.

jimmytwoshirts said...

Fox has tweaked the show a bit, it will now be "who gets the retarded boy"

NYPinTA said...

Holy crap! How much farther can we sink as a TV watching society??
Oh wait... I forgot about the Jackson Trial re-enactments...
*heavy sigh*

John said...

I'm a little ashamed to admit if there really was a show called "Who Gets the Retarded Boy" I would watch every minute of it. Of course, being Fox, there would probably be a twist, like at the end the kid confesses that he's just an actor and he played them all for fools for a chance at a cool million.

Anonymous said...

John: or he confesses that he is actually dead, but fools the viewing audience in thinking that he is really alive. . .