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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''
30th Dec '15 4:29:33 PM Midna
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Since these are real people involved in unscripted pain, there are people who [[DudeNotFunny can't help but sympathize with them]]. This is often rebutted with the claim that because they're "dumb enough" to have it filmed, they deserve to be laughed at, even though they are all essentially events that [[DidntSeeThatComing the victim could not have predicted]].

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Since these are real people involved in unscripted pain, there are people who [[DudeNotFunny can't help but sympathize with them]]. This is often rebutted with the claim that because they're "dumb enough" to have it filmed, they deserve to be laughed at, even though they are all essentially events that [[DidntSeeThatComing the victim could not have predicted]].
predicted]]. (At times it's not even a valid excuse. Some of these shows intentionally use false names when filming their subjects.)-


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* ''My Strange Addiction''
27th Nov '15 5:12:41 PM nombretomado
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** The recurring ''SaturdayNightLive'' skit "Celebrity Jeopardy!" is essentially a fictional version of this.

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** The recurring ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit "Celebrity Jeopardy!" is essentially a fictional version of this.



* ''[[{{Series/Wipeout2008}} Wipeout]]''. A mild example, as the humor is derived from {{slapstick}} and all the contestants know perfectly well that they can expect some pratfalls. So while the laughs are on them, it's quite good-natured. (And in fact, sometimes if you find an episode on YouTube, you may see the contestant on there saying how ''fun'' the course was or how funny their Pratfalls are.)

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* ''[[{{Series/Wipeout2008}} Wipeout]]''.''{{Series/Wipeout|2008}}''. A mild example, as the humor is derived from {{slapstick}} and all the contestants know perfectly well that they can expect some pratfalls. So while the laughs are on them, it's quite good-natured. (And in fact, sometimes if you find an episode on YouTube, you may see the contestant on there saying how ''fun'' the course was or how funny their Pratfalls are.)
21st Aug '15 1:59:35 PM Redmess
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** By contrast British equivalents, such as ''Series/PoliceStop'' and ''Series/PoliceCameraAction'', generally avert this, trying to be more serious exposes of bad driving with the aim of informing and educating viewers on driver safety and the like.

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** By contrast British equivalents, such as ''Series/PoliceStop'' and ''Series/PoliceCameraAction'', and Dutch equivalents as well, generally avert this, trying to be more serious exposes of bad driving with the aim of informing and educating viewers on driver safety and the like.
24th Jul '15 11:54:03 AM StFan
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* CakeWrecks

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* CakeWrecksBlog/CakeWrecks
16th Jun '15 4:01:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Blame Game'' (''I've Got a Secret'' meets ''JudgeJudy'' and ''Jerry Springer'' for coffee)

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* ''The Blame Game'' (''I've Got a Secret'' meets ''JudgeJudy'' ''Series/JudgeJudy'' and ''Jerry Springer'' for coffee)
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