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Liquid Emperor
« on: 11-25-2003 19:05 »
« Last Edit on: 11-25-2003 19:05 »

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.
of Darkness

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.
Hahahahaha...dumb bitch.
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.

Avatar Czar
DOOP Ubersecretary
« Reply #1 on: 11-25-2003 19:44 »

That show's great.  Also you forgot to mention that the earlier games are worthless because in the end it's all about how much fat you can stuff into your cart!  I normally go for the turkeys and other meats and cheeses.  I don't know what idiots go for the babyfood.  mad

Next up I'll review Shop till You Drop, the show about mallshopping brought to you by the same idiots and sadists as Supermarket Sweep!
Slurm Guy

Starship Captain
« Reply #2 on: 11-26-2003 23:07 »

I like that new Norm MacDonald's new show A Minute With Stan Hooper. It's pretty funny and gives the fans of his last show, Norm, something similar.

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #3 on: 11-27-2003 09:41 »

 laff We have The Price Is Right over here, I was watching it a while ago and I can't work out whether it's rigged or not....The prices of the items always seem to be higher than what you think they are....maybe it's because the show is filmed in the Eastern states and the prices are higher over there....?

Starship Captain
« Reply #4 on: 11-27-2003 17:36 »

That show is so cheesy. Larry Ender cant stop smilin'.

Urban Legend
« Reply #5 on: 11-27-2003 18:28 »

Urgh SuperMarket Sweep. I remeber that being on during the daytime TV slot on ITV, I saw it once when I was sick. I believe it was the show the brought Dale Whinton to the forefront of British TV. For that alone all coppies of it should be destroyed.
« Reply #6 on: 11-29-2003 19:59 »

hey that reminds me i haven't seen dale winton on anything for ages, no wonder my life has been recentley
Slurm Guy

Starship Captain
« Reply #7 on: 12-02-2003 23:15 »

I watched the Tracy Morgan show tonight. That guy is fuckin' hilarious. I hope the show lasts longer than most new sitcoms.

Bending Unit
« Reply #8 on: 12-03-2003 08:26 »

There should be a grave for sitcoms that fail...... it should be called..... "Insert laugh track here".
Just Chris

Urban Legend
« Reply #9 on: 12-03-2003 11:01 »

The Price is Right is filmed in a Hollywood studio, I believe. And I know of Supermarket Sweep. It's part of PAX-TV's bottom-of-the-barrel fodder. It used to be chock-full of religious TV shows such as Superbook, Davey & Goliath, and the 700 Club.
David A

Urban Legend
« Reply #10 on: 12-03-2003 11:29 »

Originally posted by Just Chris:

I remember watching that.  That show rocks.  Well, for a Bible cartoon, anyway.   tongue

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.

Bending Unit
« Reply #11 on: 12-04-2003 10:11 »

the tracy morgan show is awesome. i enjoy still standing cause its almost similar to how i was raised....with bad parenting.
Slurm Guy

Starship Captain
« Reply #12 on: 12-04-2003 21:52 »

I was watching the Video Game Awards on Spike TV. It was pretty funny stuff. They even used the term 'robosexual'.

Delivery Boy
« Reply #13 on: 12-05-2003 09:00 »

robosexual- the state of being robotic and sexual

DOOP Ubersecretary
« Reply #14 on: 12-05-2003 18:28 »

Never got into the whole 24 thing, and Jennifer Garner is hotter than Keifer Sutherland (and maybe that blonde chick too).
It's like the spy action thriller equivalent of Jerry Springer with surprises popping up around every corner and smashing through every skylight........ with gadgets!!
I've seen the whole 1st season (on DVD) and I'm working on S2, but this isn't the DVD review thread so I'll say, the cast is great and although it does lay on the melodrama quite a bit at times (same producer/director guy as Felicity), it's all good.
SFX and stunts are spot on most of the time with the actors/actresses doing 90% of there own stunts.
The odd cool song turns up in the soundtrack (note: Alias had Supermoves by Overseer before the Matrix Reloaded).
It may be very confusing to just jump in and start watching it mid season, you won't know what's going on, but there's always repeats!
James Bond with a hot sexy arse, A+.
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