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Joe Schmo returns!

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cmontyburns, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Who?

    Is that someone that most people would recognize?
     
  2. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

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    I figured Garman would be playing himself, as the host.
     
  3. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    I'll give it a go. I thought the first one was pretty good. Hopefully they can find someone who hasn't already seen the original and knows the premise. :p
     
  4. cal_s7

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    I'll be watching. The thing about this show that made it great was the one actual contestant, Matt. He was so likeable that even though we knew it was fake you just could not help wanting to watch him handle things his way and succeed.
     
  5. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    Awesome!

    I was just thinking about this show the other day (someone posted here in a different thread about giving a pearl necklace as a bridesmaid gift).

    So glad to hear it is coming back.
     
  6. aindik

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    Hmmm. Since that show aired the first time, I've given up on "real" reality shows completely. Might still have to watch this one.
     
  7. Tracy

    Tracy Truly TCF Club

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  8. cheerdude

    cheerdude Reed & Juliet's CPA

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    On Twitter, Rhett has said that he isn't Executive Producer.
     
  9. markb

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  10. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    Somewhat less excited now.
     
  11. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    I wonder if unbeliever is a bit like myself. I have an overactive empathy center - I'm *extremely* uncomfortable watching anything where the "victim" is being laughed at, or is generally not in on the joke.

    Basically, I would *never* want to be on a show like this, so I'm uncomfortable watching anyone else on it. I don't care how "good natured" you claim the show is. In the end, you have an unsuspecting individual being the brunt of one giant joke.
     
  12. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    So, you feel the same about Candid Camera as well?

    Until today I hadn't heard of anyone who disliked Candid Camera for that reason. But then again, it's not like I'm going around questioning people about it! :)
     
  13. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Yes. I'm embarrassed on behalf of the victim -- even if they may not be.

    Call it a side-effect of being the brunt of considerable ridicule, much of it behind my back, throughout my childhood/young adult life.
     
  14. 59er

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    One of the reasons I came away loving the original season of this show is because of how well they treated Matt in the end, and how he took it. Oh, plus Kristen Wiig!
     
  15. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Yeah, but there's a whole season before that point that I wouldn't want to watch. :)
     
  16. cheerdude

    cheerdude Reed & Juliet's CPA

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    Per the JS2 FB page, previous EPs gave their blessings for a JS3 and stopped by the set at one point.
     
  17. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    Hm. I'll give it a chance. But I'm sad. :(
     
  18. mattack

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    I actually agree with you in SOME situations -- like crank call shows (radio or TV), and when Letterman used to have Rupert go out and act like a crazy man and bug people..

    But in this circumstance & things like Candid Camera, it's amusing.

    Guess you also didn't watch/like "My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss".
     
  19. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    If he plays himself, mightn't the victim recognize him and guess that it's fake?

    Pretty big risk to take, unless the victim is in on it too.
     

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