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19th Feb '17 10:06:02 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''Series/RussianRoulette'', a game show on [=GSN=] in which contestants stood on a circular trapdoor on the floor and in which a wrong answer would force them to play Russian Roulette with a chance for it to open up and them to drop out of the game. Being liked wasn't enough to keep the studio audience from shouting "Drop, drop, drop, drop!" as watching this was in large part what they had come there for.
11th Feb '17 6:39:14 AM SgtFrog1
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* ''Series/SilentLibrary''

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* ''Series/SilentLibrary''''Series/SilentLibrary'': A double example in that you get to laugh at both the poor schmuck who gets roped into doing humiliating stunts, and his friends who watch him as they try their ''darndest'' not to laugh at his plight (laugh too loud or too much and you get no money!)
1st Feb '17 7:29:05 PM igordebraga
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* Oancitizen's "Between The Lines" episode on "Series/HereComesHoneyBooBoo" was a mostly sympathetic deconstruction of PALS, which he refers to as "The perverse spectacle of seeing." His conclusion is that these types of shows are essentially the 21st century equivalent of a freak show.

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* Oancitizen's [[Webvideo/BrowsHeldHigh The "Between The Lines" Lines"]] episode on "Series/HereComesHoneyBooBoo" was a mostly sympathetic deconstruction of PALS, which he refers to as "The perverse spectacle of seeing." His conclusion is that these types of shows are essentially the 21st century equivalent of a freak show.
26th Jan '17 10:14:17 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* ''This Troper'', a satirical series of dramatic readings by YouTube user CrazyGoggs chronicling the saddest and most disturbing contributions to ThisVeryWiki, back when we had TroperTales and FetishFuel. Its exposés served as a driving force in the eventual deletion of those sections.
18th Nov '16 9:38:06 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''Series/DragonsDen'' and its international variants can be this on occasion when somebody is allowed to present that obviously is never going to get a deal with the animals. It's fairly clear that there's a large amount of people who want to pitch and only certain ones are allowed on after a fairly strict screening process. However, sometimes they just allow on a pitch that obviously is never going to go through - i.e. ridiculous valuation asked for plus insane concept, simply so that viewers can get their giggles.
11th Oct '16 2:44:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* Similarly, there is a whole genre of pop gonzo history (found in such places as the ''UncleJohnsBathroomReader'' series and ''A Scandalous History of the Roman Emperors'') that consists entirely of "look how stupid and/or obnoxious this historical figure was!" Like the dumb-quote books, the Internet has been a problem for them.

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* Similarly, there is a whole genre of pop gonzo history (found in such places as the ''UncleJohnsBathroomReader'' ''Literature/UncleJohnsBathroomReader'' series and ''A Scandalous History of the Roman Emperors'') that consists entirely of "look how stupid and/or obnoxious this historical figure was!" Like the dumb-quote books, the Internet has been a problem for them.
4th Sep '16 11:20:11 AM nombretomado
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* ''AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'', but since the videos are expressly submitted by the families who filmed them it's only in good fun (possibly the only optimistic take on this trope).

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* ''AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'', ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'', but since the videos are expressly submitted by the families who filmed them it's only in good fun (possibly the only optimistic take on this trope).
17th Aug '16 10:30:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Website/FundiesSayTheDarndestThings, or FSTDT.
30th Jul '16 5:59:29 PM nombretomado
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* Although ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' are not strictly part of this genre, there is a large sub-fandom who enjoys the show because they can feel superior to the losers who punt the easiest questions. DaveBarry pointed out that while he knew the lights and noise distract you, he was sure he'd never mess up as badly...until he appeared on ''Wheel of Fortune'' himself, and found himself a deer in the (literal) headlights.

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* Although ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' are not strictly part of this genre, there is a large sub-fandom who enjoys the show because they can feel superior to the losers who punt the easiest questions. DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry pointed out that while he knew the lights and noise distract you, he was sure he'd never mess up as badly...until he appeared on ''Wheel of Fortune'' himself, and found himself a deer in the (literal) headlights.
23rd Jul '16 2:17:45 AM jbmasta
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* The Doctor Who Big Finish audio Peri and the Piscon Paradox has an older version of Peri (the story features a younger Peri who is traveling with the Fifth Doctor and an older Peri who has long since left the TARDIS) hosting of one of these shows, where celebrity couples talk about their relationship in front of a studio audience.
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