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Video: PBS Releases Spoof Reality TV Trailers
I first realized that reality TV had taken things too far when Bravo revealed that they would be making a show about the creators of I Can Has Cheezburger, the blog that popularized this image:
That means that it's a show about blogging, and much as all of us here at LAist love blogging, let me be the first to tell you that there could be few things more boring than watching us do what we do. We look at a computer. We type. Oftentimes we are in our pajamas.
That being said, it seems to me that there's no topic too mundane for a cable network to turn into a reality show, and I am not the only one who thinks so. PBS 13, a PBS affiliate in New York, recently released three spoof reality trailers with the hashtag #TVGoneWrong, to illustrate the point that TV culture is at a pathetic new low.
The made-up shows are "Meet the Tanners," about a group of people who tan; "Long Island Landscapers," and "Clam Kings," and at the end of each trailer, the unsuspecting viewer is hit with the message: "The fact that you thought this was a real show says a lot about the state of TV."
In other words, the joke is on us.
Here are the trailers: