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Perhaps the funniest unscripted show concept ever


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted March 14 2003 - 05:57 AM

(Scroll down to "Who Wants To Be A Superhero?")

I try to come up with something to say that improves on the glorious absurdity of this concept, but I can't. I am imagining "Are You Hot?" crossed with "The Tick" and giggling as I write this.

EDIT: I just had to explain why I was laughing out loud because an image of Adam West, Lynda Carter, and Lou Ferrigno judging this thing in a set designed to resemble that Superboy cover (you know, the one with the Legion Of Super-Heroes saying he can't join because his powers are too ordinary) popped into my head.
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#2 of 9 OFFLINE   MickeS

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Posted March 14 2003 - 06:08 AM

According to the article, there'll be an open call for contestants to show up dressed as a hero of their own creation and be judged by a panel of celebrities who has worn the tights at some point in their career.

Semi-finalists will get costume help from pros and have to go through rigorous tests of their super-abilities.

Posted Image It sounds like it could be a REALLY fun show, actually!

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#3 of 9 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted March 14 2003 - 07:15 AM

As sick as I am about all of the reality shows. This might not be a bad idea. I mean maybe they can find an actor who looks like Superman. You can't trust the suits at Warner...I mean Ashton Kutcher for Supes. Posted Image
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#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted March 14 2003 - 08:07 AM

So where do they find the contestants with superpowers?

#5 of 9 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted March 14 2003 - 08:14 AM

It's like the costumed version for David Letterman's Stupid Human Tricks.
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#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Glenn Overholt

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Posted March 14 2003 - 09:23 AM

Good old Howard Stern is suing them over the 'Are You Hot' concept, saying it was his first.

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#7 of 9 OFFLINE   JayV

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Posted March 14 2003 - 09:53 AM

"Who Wants to be a Superhero" sounds a lot like that funny scene in Mystery Men when they had tryouts.

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#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted April 02 2003 - 05:56 AM

... and The WB has picked the show up.

The more I think about it, the more I think it would get sad about three weeks in. But those first two weeks could be highly entertaining.
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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Jeff Bamberger

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Posted April 02 2003 - 06:13 AM

I bet Nic Cage trys to be a contestant on it......

Looks neat...