Thursday, June 15, 2006

Time for a reality check

Having decided that all current reality TV is utter rubbish, I am making a request to my kind readers to suggest some better options. To get the ball rolling, what about the following:

Big mortgage - where a bunch of cash constrained folk vie to develop a credible family budget that doesn't go into the red each month yet keeps the mortgage payments rolling into the bank.

Toddler taming - where a sane person is put into a room with a bunch of toddlers who have been deprived of snacks, their normal afternoon sleep and Thomas the tank engine - and comes out feeling like they would really like to have a large family.

You get the picture. What more edifying television options can you suggest ?

14 comments:

The Phosgene Kid said...

Putting the huge grease fire in the kitchen out? That is pretty exciting. Not that I have ever had a kitchen fire...

Eternally Curious said...

TPK: Nope ... as I recall, splattering fish oil (or some such thing) all over the kitchen is more your style, isn't it? heeheehee ...

Mummified: Drawing a blank on suggestions for other shows, but wanted to comment that your "Toddler Taming" probably couldn't have too many winners - at least not of the human variety! Aliens, now they may be a different story ...

charlie said...

A basic philosophy course where some real teenager misbehaves in the presence of his parent and receives a sound slap for doing so, thus demonstrating the principle if 'p' then 'q'. Such a show could show, say, almost 100 teenagers being slapped each episode. Reality TV at its best AND useful.

mummified said...

Okey dokey - we have "kitchen capers" for dangerous antics in the kitchen,"alien baby fest" - as suggested by eternally curious and "cause and effect" - by Charlie.
All good work people, keep it up...

fairscape said...

M

How aboout a show where five teams are given a budget and some materials and are sent out to third world countries to a little village without water or electricity or sanitation to see who can set up the first Starbucks Internet Cafe?

The Phosgene Kid said...

I need you to do me a favor - track down that "Crockie" guy who's always on TV and whack him in the head with a tack hammer for me. He was on the other day messing with some of our local rattle snakes, and I found myself cheering for the snake. That wise-ass needs a good shot to the head.

Thanks in advance!

mummified said...

Righto - I can see that I have created a riot. PK wants me to murder Steve Irwin (seriously PK, get in line on that one, the guy is irritating to the max) and Fairscape has lunatics creating Starbucks cafes in Africa. I think I shall close this competition forthwith - if TV execs get a hold of this stuff, reality TV could sink even lower (and I would have sworn before today that it could not be done)

fairscape said...

M

Where is Tea? I keep going over for a peek and she seems to have disappeared. You're in charge of all this aren't you since you took over for the Queen ? Not to mention all the odd job's Seb has you doing... I think he's up for a marathon prize in his comments ( over 60 last time I went by)

mummified said...

Fairscape, I am also concerned about Tea. I have tried doing a track down but no luck so far. I may need to consult with the King to see what else we can do.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Not murder him, just stun him and then clip on a tracking collar and an ear tag so we have fair warning when he's near.

Funny thing about Austrailia, my impressions are all derived from a video clip I saw of a beach covered with hot babes. I couldn't understand why I came across so many Aussie dudes looking for wives in the Philippines - was that clip I saw just propaganda?

fairscape said...

M

It's good to see Tea has bobbed up to the surface.

mummified said...

yes Fairscape. I was starting to worry about her (in a regal way of course, being Queen and all).

fairscape said...

m

pssst come out come out wherever you are....

mummified said...

hello Fairscape. I am back again.
Had little fella sick awhile, a big charity fundraiser and enough work to sink a ship. Hope you enjoy the latest post.

:-)

fran