Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Joe Schmo

I haven't watched any of the millions of reality shows that have dominated the airwaves these past few years. The commercials alone usually make me ill. However, last night we caught a repeat of the premiere of Joe Schmo 2 and we laughed our butts off. I like it not only because it's a great parody of all those other shows, but also because it's not mean-spirited. It's just a really elaborate practical joke where the payoff should be as funny to the Schmoes as to the audience.

There's a blog written by one of the show's producers on the official website, and it's fun to read after you've watched the show. The first season, unseen by me, is out on DVD. I foresee a rental in my near future. It airs Tuesday nights at 10 Central time on Spike TV, but I think they repeat it a lot during the week.

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