Monday, November 08, 2004

My Big Fat Obnoxious Parody

My wife wanted to watch the new Fox "reality" show, My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss, and I watched it with her last night. I was pleasantly surprised; in fact I laughed my big fat obnoxious ass off. It was an incredibly vicious, absolutely hilarious send-up of "The Apprentice", from the first moment to the last. The highlight was when the winning team for the episode received the "reward" of getting to sleep on mattresses stuffed with money... and then were filmed late at night complaining about being unable to sleep because the money was really uncomfortable to sleep on. I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe.

I feel like I should make some sort of obligatory denunciation here about the excesses and questionable morality of reality shows, but this show was just too damn funny. I do feel sorry for the contestants... but only a little. In their first task, they were required to beg on the streets for money. Both teams preferred to lie and make up phony charities or events, rather than appear to be homeless people.

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