Today I saw an advertisement for a new reality show called “Solitary.” Contestants will be “pushed to their mental and physical limits while dealing with the primal and universal fear of being isolated.” In short, it’s “who can stay in a room by himself the longest.” The well has run dry; they’ve made a TV show out of locking yourself in your room. Next it will be “who can slam the door the hardest,” or “who hates her parents the most.”
Thus as a service to my brethren and sistren in the television production industry, I would like to propose a new reality show, called… “Reality Show.”
Over the course of twenty-six episodes, contestants on “Reality Show” will go before a panel of three television executives pitching their ideas for a reality show. The executives would narrow down the field to a managable number, and then viewers would have the opportunity to vote for the reality shows they’d most like to see. The winner will have his or her show produced the following season, and it will air in the timeslot right after “Reality Show.”
I believe my proposal will serve two purposes: first, it will make me millions of dollars, and second, it will convince people that there are entirely too many crappy reality shows on the tube, and they’ll only go away if we stop watching them.
Day Ten of my boycott, and Wendy’s stock has dropped slightly.
4 Responses to “Reality Show.”
- aabrock Says:
May 11th, 2006 at 8:25 AM
You had better watch out Dom…if you go without Wendy’s food for too long you will go accustomed to not eating it. Although that might be a good thing…forget I said anything.
(Of course I don’t want you to actually forget I said it, that statement was for emphasis. If I really wanted you to forget it then I would have not hit the “Submit Comment” button below)
- Jean Valjean Says:
May 11th, 2006 at 12:01 PM
I’m more or less certain that It’s been done. I think FOX aired a few episodes of a show where contestants pitched and filmed their own reality series; I specifically remeber one of them was a Laguna Beach spinoff. They appeared on the show in pairs and the show itself was dedicated to showing clips of the contestant’s proposed series. Would’ve been mid-2005ish, if I remeber right.
- VDV Says:
May 11th, 2006 at 12:08 PM
Hmmm… if so, then I need to alter my plan.
I could go back in time and make my proposal before the show you’re talking about was aired.
Or, we could do a better version of the show you’re talking about by having “Reality Show” take place on a desert island.
- VDV Says:
May 11th, 2006 at 3:51 PM
Evidently it was called “The Reality Show,” and it aired on MTV, which explains why I never heard of it before. New pitch: music videos on MTV.