Until now, Fox had the most offensive reality show premise yet. But it’s ABC’s turn to wear the back end of the ass costume!
Not satisified with losing the battle for the hearts and minds of the moron demographic, ABC decided to promote an upcoming 20/20 segment by hyping it as an adoption competition.
It’s this week’s edition of the ABC News program “20/20,” a show titled “Be My Baby,” which chronicles what anchor Barbara Walters has called an “extraordinary competition” among five couples hoping a teen mother in Ohio will choose them to adopt her baby. The “20/20” promo that aired on ABC over the weekend described the show in this way: “Five couples desperate to adopt, all competing for her baby. Four will lose, one will get the baby of their dreams.”
While it may be true that the segment itself won’t be nearly as tawdry as the promo makes it sound, this is one of those times for which the phrase “what the hell were they thinking?” was invented.
I can hardly wait for more of this stuff. Shows like…
“The Amazing Race”
A caucasian, a black and an oriental compete to see which race will be allowed to breed… only one skin tone wins!
Each week viewers select the method of execution for a random person named “Bill” and watch it live! (I’d be looking into a new pseudonym there, missy.)
“The Swan, Starring Miss Swan”
Three hot cheerleaders get complete makeovers by Mad-TV character, Miss Swan.
Six couples get stuck on an island with aging sitcom stars like Bob Denver, Estelle Getty and Jamie Fox and can’t leave until they convince one of them to have sex with them live on TV! Hosted by Barbara Eden (duh).
“Plastic Surgery Idol”
Watch as the five finalists let viewers pick their nose!
Quick! We need us some more reality shows afore our brains start gettin’ all smartified.