Saturday, November 06, 2004

I'm Laughing Already

Those of you who've been saddened by recent events, and could use a laugh or two, will be pleased to know that Fox has produced a new reality show in which twelve people strive to get a job that doesn't actually exist.

That's a pretty goddamn droll concept in itself, of course. But the hijinks don't stop there. To get hired, job seekers must contend with a boss who insults, belittles, and humiliates them every step of the way! don't seem to get the joke. Maybe I'm explaining it wrong? I'll try again.

See, these people desperately want a job, and the guy who's offering the job is really obnoxious and abusive and makes them degrade themselves in hope of getting hired. And the punchline one gets hired, 'cause the job doesn't actually exist!

Inspired, no? You gotta wonder where they get their ideas.


echidne said...

Heh! Yes, it's funny. It's always funny to laugh at the underdog getting beaten. But this is even sneakier than that, because the people getting beaten are Ivy League graduates! So they are not really underdogs, they are part of the despicable Elite! They think they're smart! But we're going to show them how things really are. Also, how things really are is that the boss has all the power and that's just how things are.

Phila said...


Re the Ivy League bit...yes, they sure play that up in their description! They really seem to think it makes the show less witless and cruel. And hell, perhaps people who are out of work will see it that way...I don't know. But either way, the entire thing strikes me as emotionally and conceptually warped!

Can't wait to see what they come up with next...

NYMary said...

Twelve people being humiliated for a job that doesn't actually exist? Sounds like the academy to me. "We apologize to the 400 applicants for the position we recently advertised, but the line was not approved." Hahahahahahaha....

Or not.

Anonymous said...

New show:

"These twelve people all have cancer. They think they're going to an upscale hospital for treatment, but they don't know what they're in for.

You'll want to tune in and watch what happens when twelve terminally ill people compete to see who can humiliate themselves the most for Chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

But there's a catch, its not really a hospital at all... it's a Nudist Colony.

You won't want to miss a moment of:

My Big Fat Obnoxious Tumor!