I've searched for a thread to review t.v. shows for quite some time, and the closest things to a television show review thread are threads for specific t.v. shows. Now some would say, "Why not start a thread for the show you want to review?"
At which point I'd ask you what sort of brain-parasite makes you think Supermarket Sweep deserves it's own thread. So, this is basically a thread for reviewing t.v. show's that aren't deserving of their own individual thread.Supermarket Sweep
Shows like this are one of the reasons I avoid channel surfing, another reason is I have neophobia and am frightened by new things. Conan is a rerun so I decide to check out what else is on, and I found this
. I'm not sure how many of you have seen this or heard of it, it's sort of a Midwest-Southern American thing, and if you're one of those who haven't, how I envy you like the slug envys the cheetah. It's a game show that is shot inside a supermarket. Soccer moms and various other idiots make up the contestants while a man with the body and face of a pedophile, the voice of Alex Trebek, and the suit of an insurance salesman hosts this horrid game show that seems like some parody-gone-wrong from MAD.
Here's a picture of the
Prince of Darkness
host: Urge to kill...rising...
This episode's contestants were what I call a "Stereotypical Trinity". It consisted of a large, black, goofy woman, an average midwestern soccer mom, and a shy asian woman. I forget their names so I'll just refer to the host as Pedo-Trebek, and the contestants as Pudding, Flower Dress, and Choki.
So, they basically have some mini-games that strangely resemble some of the games from The Price is Right. One includes a thing where they take the name of a well-known brand, remove the last word of the brand name, and put it up next to a phrase that starts with the last word of the brand name.
I was shooting for "Army of Darkness" but the missing word was "Crown". Then there was your basic "Unscramble the Word" game. Nothing much to note here (besides awesome, unscrambling action) except that Flower Dress thought a scramble bunch of letters that didn't include an "R" somehow unscrambled to spell Albacore.
Pudding ended up beating the other contestants because I suspect Flower Dress was mentally retarded and Choki seemed too shy to answer any questions.
Earlier during a Cart-a-thon (well, it was something. The basic task was to put as many products as possible into your cart and you get to keep them), Pudding's cart consisted of mainly soap and diapers, oh and there were a lot of donuts and candy (I wish I could make this up), so I knew how much of a great shopper Pudding was. Her last task (to win 5k, WOW!) was to run around and find certain items. I lost some interest but watched the last task. She had to find something that named all the stars in the sky. She couldn't figure it out. Turns out it was Celestial Tea or something like that, and I was surprised they expected anybody on the show to know what celestial meant. Then, in a funny twist, the host shows where the item was put. That's like yelling, "Well, lookey here! What are you bitch, blind? You are fucking scum!"
This show would get a 1/5 but Choki was hot, so it gets a 2/5.