May 10, 2008

It's the reality show where you take the really dopey dumb guys from other reality shows.

You know: Jason Castro from "American Idol," Mark Simmons from "Top Chef," and Erik Reichenback from "Survivor."
I just want to see these three guys living in a house together and see what the hell happens, if anything... Mark, Jason and Erik together making sweet music, tasty eats and getting a bit of redemption while hanging out.

ADDED: Andrew Sullivan is getting all analytical about "American Idol":
Between Jason Castro and David Archuleta, you see two ways of living in the world: one sacrificed to external recognition and one indifferent to it. We all have a bit of each in us in this tabloid, celebrified world. But Jason, to my mind, will probably live a much happier life.

Well, I'm not a Jason Castro or a David Archuleta, but I just want to bring this back to the idea of a new reality show. What 2 characters from other reality shows should we put in a house with David Archuleta and see what happens?

21 comments:

Alan said...

Yep, little ol' Erik dethroned James as the dumbest survivor ever. Poor kid was too trusting. Heh heh.

Ron said...

Have things come full circle and make a sitcom outta these schmucks!

Revenant said...

What 2 characters from other reality shows should we put in a house with David Archuleta and see what happens?

Seymour Butts from "Family Business". And Ozzy Osbourne.

Trooper York said...

Well if you put Jason Castro, Gene Simmons and Kim Kardashian in the same house, you would be hard pressed to figure out who was the biggest ass.

rhhardin said...

An essay on writing modern academic journal articles :

Principle 4: Contrary to Principle 2, it may be desireable to appear not as confrontational but as the friendly native informant. Let us imagine that, in an ethnological experiment, camcorders are distributed to a tribe of Bushmen. Then a journal devotes a thematic issue to the experiment, and on its cover appear such names and titles as:

N!ai, ``The First Tribal Cinema''

Bayly Spawforth-Jones, ``Can Tribal Cinema Stabilize San Culture?''

Marie Desséchée, ``The Male Gaze in Tribal Cinema''

N!ai is the native informant. The exclamation point is one of the ways of representing the clicks in the Bushman tongues. In future articles on the same subject, ``N!ai'' could call him- or herself ``Chum!Kwe'' or ``!Khu'' or ``Hei//om.'' The sandwiching of the Anglosonic name is a device already observed ... The name has, however, its own integrity here. It is, in a word, confrontational, since it suggests an unsympathetic Brit anthropologist...


Kothar Wa-Khasis, ``Choosing Your Names,'' _Raritan_ XI:3, p22, Winter 1992

EnigmatiCore said...

"What 2 characters from other reality shows should we put in a house with David Archuleta and see what happens?"

The crazy gal from Hotel Paradise, and Flavor Flav.

Eli Blake said...

Paris Hilton. 'nuff said.

Ron said...

Ozzy and Flavor Flav just to make so ol' skool metal hop!

"War Pigs in da Hood."

Ruth Anne Adams said...

I'd like to see a return of Rob Mariano and his Survivor-bride, Amber Brkich. They were good on Survivor, great on The Amazing Race [2 seasons], their Vegas show and their wedding.

Probably overexposed, but maybe they could do a reality show when the stork decides to drop by.

vbspurs said...

The best reality show is Bill Clinton. Here is his latest meltdown, via Youtube, taking the bait from an Obama supporter.

A woman...

Cheers,
Victoria

Sordid Business said...

Dopey reality stars to pair with Little David.....hmm--how about Britney from her "Chaotic" days (always worth a giggle, in my opinion)...with a some Pussycat Doll action....he could teach all these girls how to actually sing.

blake said...

Victoria may be on to something.

A reality show where all the Presidential losers had to live together.....

vbspurs said...

A reality show where all the Presidential losers had to live together.....

Let's see, how many are still alive:

McGovern, Mondale, Dukakis, Dole, Gore, and Kerry, plus the two Presidential losers; Carter, Bush 41.

Blake, they couldn't pay me to watch that show.

Ron wrote about the meltdown:

"Bill will make a great game show host someday..."

Too bad they retired the Price is Right...

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

Oh and hey -- Happy Mothers Day, to all to whom it applies! :)

blake said...

Well, I was thinking candidates of the most recent election. And not all of them, or if we started with all them, we'd have to vote most off the first day.

Actually, forget who wins, let's do this instead of the election.

HRC, BHO, Edwards, Richardson share a house with McCain, Huckabee, Ron Paul!, and Mitt. (We know in advance Fred wouldn't do it.)

Heh. Nah, you're right. It'd be worse than the debates.

rightwingprof said...

I don't see how this would be a reality show -- then, most of the shows that bill themselves that way have nothing to do with reality. Survivor, which is nothing but a bunch of people playing Lord of the Flies. That's not reality. It's a game. Deadliest Catch is a reality show. When some episodes are dedicated to the people who died while filming it, that's reality.

Playing games is not reality. It's playing games.

blake said...

What, other than point-of-view distinguishes life from a game?

EnigmatiCore said...

"Too bad they retired the Price is Right..."

Someone better tell Drew Carey...

rightwingprof said...

"What, other than point-of-view distinguishes life from a game?"

Adulthood.

Note that those on actual reality shows are working to support families, while those on pseudo-reality shows are taking time off their jobs (if they have jobs) so they can play.

Bender said...

What 2 characters from other reality shows should we put in a house with David Archuleta and see what happens?

TyRee and Faze2 of course (from Dave Chappelle's Mad Real World)

vbspurs said...

Heh. Nah, you're right. It'd be worse than the debates.

Yes...and if the already-quoted Paul Begala dictum is correct (politics is showbiz for ugly people), there's no way a human-troll like Ron Paul or a fatso like Bill Richardson will be allowed to make the airwaves.

That goes double for Cheney.

Cheers,
Victoria