The s Quiz Show About Crushing Poverty and Product Placement Getty In the s, television was still a new medium, but watching human suffering was already a well-established pastime. Strike It Rich began as a radio show on CBS in and did well enough to make a successful jump to the small screen in Ostensibly a quiz show, the questions weren't particularly hard.
That didn't matter, as the real draw was the contestants themselves -- they were selected because their lives were an impoverished disaster. Like folks on Cantando and Bailando por un Sueno, the contestants on Strike It Rich were flat broke or needed quick cash for medical crises.
Only those with the most heart-string-tugging tales of woe made the producers' cut. The combination made for some surreal moments -- one television historian notes , "This juxtaposition provided some astounding sights, such as a single mother answering quiz questions to earn money needed to keep custody of her child followed by a glamorous model cheerily plugging underarm deodorant.
Watch as he segues from smarminess to googly-eyed deep concern in 3. Hell, in one episode of The Honeymooners, Ed Norton disparages his mother-in-law by describing her as " so mean, she watches Strike It Rich for laughs. Yes, for the proposed reality show Sperm Race , 12 men would pit their flagellum-wagging racers against each other to fertilize a human egg. No, they wouldn't be all at the same time, like a bunch of naked circus clowns trying to cram into a comically tiny VW Bug.
We're not sure why you were imagining that. Instead, the 12 sperm donors' The reward would be bragging rights as the most fertile man in Germany and a new red Porsche. Getty Which is weird, since Porsches are usually driven by men who question their fertility.
Continue Reading Below Continue Reading Below Advertisement Although there was no promise that the egg would be fertilized by the end of the show, Sperm Race never made it to air, nor did its sister reality show Make Me a Mum. For that program also by Endemol , a woman would pick one man from a list of donors, and scientists would pick the other contestant. They would then actually impregnate the woman and -- using a paternity test -- see whether "love" or science had triumphed in the end.
It's unclear if the resulting child would receive lifelong residuals from being born of a media clusterfuck that would make The Truman Show look like a Dr. That show comes from Georgia the country between Europe and Asia, not the American state. In spring , the Georgian television broadcaster Imedi TV unveiled the quiz show Women's Logic, hands down the most famous game show ever to come out of the Caucasus Mountains region.
Models are invited to the show and asked a variety of questions. Meanwhile, teams of men are awarded points for guessing exactly how the beauties will answer each question incorrectly. We're going to take a wild guess that "Feminist Issues" isn't a category.
The show isn't about getting the right answers -- it's about logical, smart males trying to guess the mental workings of those stupid, shallow, vapid humans known as "women.
There's absolutely no way this show can blow up in our faces! The dude in the back is clearly shocked by this. Continue Reading Below Advertisement So how long did this one last before somebody cancelled it out of sheer embarrassment? Actually, it was still on the air the last time we checked. You can follow Meg Anastasia on Twitter and E. Reid Ross at RealToyGun. You just never know. Do you have an idea in mind that would make a great article? Do you possess expert skills in image creation and manipulation?
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