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I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!!


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#1 of 43 OFFLINE   phil-w

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Posted May 25 2009 - 10:48 AM

Anybody planning on watching this?

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#2 of 43 OFFLINE   Hanson

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Posted May 25 2009 - 12:11 PM

I am willing to check out the first couple of eps, but it does not sound promising. I pretty much hate every celebrity listed.

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Posted May 25 2009 - 12:33 PM

No.
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#4 of 43 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted May 25 2009 - 03:57 PM

No, I Hate Reality TV With Every Fiber of my Being.
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#5 of 43 OFFLINE   Stan

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Posted May 26 2009 - 10:56 AM

This really looks awful. Might try one or two episodes, but doubtful.

I'll also try out Big Brother in July for a bit, otherwise no reality TV for me until the next Survivor.

Great bio for Sanjaya, his main claim to fame on American Idol...

"Sanjaya was the only contestant below third place to be featured in a solo on the finale that night"

Wow, I'm so impressed.
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#6 of 43 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted May 26 2009 - 01:22 PM

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Anybody planning on watching this?


I'll YouTube the clip of Sanjaya getting attacked by killer bees. The commercial is just like movie trailers of the past several years: it shows all the best parts.

#7 of 43 OFFLINE   ThomasC

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Posted June 01 2009 - 12:33 PM

Oh, what the hell. I'm bored.

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Posted June 01 2009 - 01:30 PM

I watched the first hour and cannot believe what an ass that guy Spencer is.
On what planet is this guy a celebrity?
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Posted June 01 2009 - 01:40 PM

Well, if you'd seen "The Hills", you'd know Spencer is one of the biggest asshats ever on TV.
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Posted June 01 2009 - 01:45 PM

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#11 of 43 OFFLINE   ChristopherG

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Posted June 01 2009 - 01:58 PM

Wow. Who the hell are Spencer and Heidi?

Janice Dickinson looks like she could star in the next chapter of Hellraiser - very cenobite looking...
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Posted June 02 2009 - 01:27 AM

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Wow. Who the hell are Spencer and Heidi?

You don't know?? Have you been living under a rock?!

J/K...they're the famewhores from The Hills who just got married. Sadly, their antics really entertain me and I've been reading that they wanted OUT of the jungle on IACGMOOH on like, day two! haha!

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Posted June 02 2009 - 02:46 AM

If you don't like Reality TV, then don't bother watching. And please don't bother posting in this thread -- go to the SNL thread and write about how the show used to be good back in the day but the new cast sucks now. Get over yourself -- I don't care about your thesis that reality TV is the new bread & circuses and the preamble to armageddon. Go threadcrap elsewhere.

And if you like Reality TV but only watch the "smart" ones, then don't bother with this one. IACGMOOH is pure trash. It's no better than The Hills (and probably no less scripted). Let's just get that out of the way.

I didn't think I'd even remotely like this show, but the fact that there's nothing on but reruns and the fact that Spencer is like the second coming of Coach, this show is perversely entertaining. I'm sure 90% of the goings on are staged, but it's such a trainwreck that I can't look away. We'll see how the later shows go -- will they have enough material without the 48 hour lead time? And what happens after Spencer gets voted off? Will the oddly quiet Janice Dickenson step up?

This may have been better as a two or three day a week show just to get more material (Unless, you know, they have scripts in the can. Or if this had been pre-rcorded on a soundstage and it isn't actually live). I'm also afraid that airing 4 consecutive days will not manufacture enough material for each night, and viewer fatigue is always a danger. As entertained as I was, listening to Spencer throw a shit-fit every day will grow old really fast.

BTW, Spencer's rant to Ben Silverman about his relative level of celebrity over the phone was gold. Pure, f*cking GOLD.

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Posted June 02 2009 - 03:14 AM

I have to say last night's episode was pure brilliance on many levels.

I mean, Spencer calling Ben Silverman????? "Sorry to interrupt your dinner"

Spencer to Heidi "This is the first time you cried on camera when you weren't acting."

Spencer to the wrestler "I had to Google you to see who you were."

Love or hate Spencer, he makes for great TV.

As for the 4 nights a week, they had too much for the 2 hours last night. The live challenge was cut off there was so much going on.

The first version of this show was a trainwreck. This is a trainwreck for different reasons.

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Posted June 02 2009 - 03:35 AM

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As for the 4 nights a week, they had too much for the 2 hours last night. The live challenge was cut off there was so much going on.
I believe they cut it off on purpose so that 1) there would be a cliffhanger to lead into tomorrow's show, and 2) so that they could edit the hell out of the conclusion to give it more punch and to stretch it out and intersperse commercials without the fear that someone would bail during a break. And more importantly, as an endurance challenge, the length of the contest is indeterminable, so editing is required.

What I find funny about the challenge is that it's all psychological -- none of the contestants can actually see anything form their perspective, and since they were allowed to wrap themselves up in their hoods, they can't feel anything. It would have been funny to hook up monitors above their heads so they could see the bugs crawling around them.

ETA: How in the shitter is NBC that the president of the network has to take a call from a douchebag like Spenser Pratt? Steve Carrell, yes. But Spenser Pratt? Really? Holy shit! NBC is majorly doomed.

Also, I went to Costa Rica for my honeymoon, and you could literally walk two blocks form the hotel and be in the thick of the rainforest. There are rumors that the IACGMOOH set is actually behind a hotel, and that the "trek into the jungle" was staged. The hotel is on the other other side of the bridge Spenser keeps crossing.

And the limits of Spenser's douchiness are bottomless. Douchiest moment -- Spenser admitting he and Heidi picked popular charities so that it wouldn't matter much to them if the duo quit. Wow.

And...

Spenser & Heidi quit for good... or so they say.


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Posted June 02 2009 - 04:19 AM

It was weird seeing Spencer acting all Stepford Hubby-to-be-ish on the finale of The Hills just to convince people from Heidi's life to show up for their wedding. Glad to see that it was all an act, and he's back to being the biggest reality TV douche.
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Posted June 02 2009 - 04:38 AM

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You don't know?? Have you been living under a rock?!
From what I have seen of "Speidi", I am proud to be able to say my question was genuine - Spencer exudes levels of "douche" that would make Brett Michaels jealous.

Who would have thought that one of the Baldwin Boys would be the steady calming influence?

What's up with Sanjaya practically jumping at the chance to give Lou Diamond Phillips a foot massage? That was skeevy...couple that with his impressive ability to play "hide the iguana tail" and one begins to make assumptions....

So, will the winning team blow off the rules all the time - what's the point?
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Posted June 02 2009 - 05:26 AM

I didn't watch the show...But, my wife did. And what annoys me is that they have Blago's wife on and from the one scene I did see. All of the contestants were all "poor Blago". Why are they helping a person who betrayed the trust of those who elected him. He or his wife should never be on these shows.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

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Posted June 02 2009 - 05:42 AM

The bizarre thing is that Spencer and Baldwin, the two "conservatives", were the ones rallying behind the former Democratic Governor. Also, you could clearly see (if Lie To Me has taught me anything) that Patty was lying by touching her face and looking away as she proclaimed her husband's innocence. And as I understand it, the two children's initiatives that Patty bragged about, for healthcare and education, were both failures as Blago didn't actually have any way of funding them. Both pieces of legislation were just for show.

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Posted June 02 2009 - 06:37 AM

Let's move off the political stuff...
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