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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.
17th Jul '16 1:02:00 PM jakobitis
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* Britain's less than stellar version is the daytime ''Jeremy Kyle Show'', where people from ''disadvantaged'' backgrounds, who are in no way GenreSavvy, get to play out their conflicts with the acerbic Jeremy refereeing.

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* Britain's less than stellar version is the daytime ''Jeremy Kyle Show'', where people from ''disadvantaged'' backgrounds, who are in no way GenreSavvy, and frequently intoxicated, get to play out their conflicts with the acerbic Jeremy refereeing. It was once memorably described by a judge as 'human bear-baiting.'
8th Jul '16 12:17:39 AM jormis29
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** ''The Steve Wilkos Show'' is a tad saner, replacing the sideshow freaks with drug addicts, deadbeat parents, and domestic abusers. It still fits well within this, of course. It's also a "point and watch while an [[BaldOfAwesome intimidating bald guy]] tears jerks a new one show".

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** ''The Steve Wilkos Show'' ''Series/TheSteveWilkosShow'' is a tad saner, replacing the sideshow freaks with drug addicts, deadbeat parents, and domestic abusers. It still fits well within this, of course. It's also a "point and watch while an [[BaldOfAwesome intimidating bald guy]] tears jerks a new one show".
30th Jun '16 9:11:46 AM MsChibi
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These are almost always GuiltyPleasures, and usually use BigotVsBigot. Compare SadistShow and ImmoralRealityShow.

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These are almost always GuiltyPleasures, and usually use BigotVsBigot. Compare SadistShow and ImmoralRealityShow.ImmoralRealityShow, as well as FreakShow.
3rd Apr '16 10:55:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Cram}}''

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* ''{{Cram}}''''Series/{{Cram}}''



* ''FearFactor''

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* ''FearFactor''''Series/FearFactor''



* Although ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' and ''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 ''WheelOfFortune'' ''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.
2nd Apr '16 7:58:31 AM Adept
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* {{Oancitizen}}'s "Between The Lines" episode on "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 Oancitizen's "Between The Lines" episode on "HereComesHoneyBooBoo" "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.



* ''Fame Or Shame'' in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' is essentially ''AmericasGotTalent'' with an extra helping of this trope. In the main game, Tracey goes and auditions by dancing like a whore, is encouraged on by the host Lazlo, and makes a huge fool of herself. However, [[OverprotectiveDad Michael]] and [[SociopathicHero Trevor]] are there to... er... save the day?

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* ''Fame Or Shame'' in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' is essentially ''AmericasGotTalent'' ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'' with an extra helping of this trope. In the main game, Tracey goes and auditions by dancing like a whore, is encouraged on by the host Lazlo, and makes a huge fool of herself. However, [[OverprotectiveDad Michael]] and [[SociopathicHero Trevor]] are there to... er... save the day?
2nd Feb '16 3:03:18 PM phoenix
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* ''My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding'', to the point where the producers were sued for libel by the UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}} families appearing on it because they'd employed [[DocumentaryOfLies some rather selective editing to boost ratings.]]

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* ''My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding'', to the point where the producers were sued for libel by the UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}} families appearing on it because they'd employed [[DocumentaryOfLies some rather selective editing to boost ratings.]]
30th Dec '15 4:29:56 PM Midna
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* ''My Strange Addiction''
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