Up from the Cape: 24 September 2018 (yes, this one’s out-of-place)
The winner of the “What’s the stupidest f***ing TV show we can think of ?” competition has been announced. The winner is…….
“BETTER LATE THAN NEVER – Episode 3: Lithuania: I’m King of the Castle!” (ITV4).
Quote: “US travel reality series. Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman, and Jeff Dye judge a traditional goat beauty pageant and stay in a haunted castle in Lithuania.”
There’s absolute majesty at work in taking “The Fonz” from “Happy Days”, Captain James T Kirk, an ex-Quarterback of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, an ex-heavyweight boxer, and what I’ve discovered after a quick internet search is a stand-up comedian, and then having them converge on a “traditional goat beauty pageant” (which begs the question, what can a non-traditional goat beauty pageant be like?). From there they move on to a haunted caste. Laurel and Hardy could have made that work, but it’s going to be a bit of a reach for Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman. In this context the word “haunted” is likely to have resonance in relation to what all the personalities in this show are feeling as they watch promising TV careers swirl down a plug-hole.
This is what happens when you have a generation of TV execs who are over-paid crack-heads.