July 25, 2001
The Top 12 Signs a Reality TV Show is Getting Desperate
- It's geek vs. nerd in... "Temptation Server Room."
- Once a month: "Menstruation Island."
- "Tea Time Uncensored: Who will get the last scone?"
- "When Staplers Jam"
- "The Crocodile Humper"
- It gets really drunk and wakes up with ugly contestants.
- New reward challenge: naked "Pin-The-Tail-On-The-Donkey" using hot glue and licorice whips.
- All remaining players are placed in a giant mason jar and vigorously shaken.
- All the furniture in the house has been replaced with yaks.
- Crew has resorted to poking live raccoons with a stick and throwing them on the cast.
- Notes left behind in a Fox boardroom contain the words "infants," "wolverines," and "ratings."
and the Number 1 Sign a Reality TV Show is Getting Desperate...
- "Next week, an episode you *won't* want to miss. No, really. Please don't forget to watch. PLEASE? We'll show you boobies!"
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Today's Top Five List authors were:
- Kristopher Kettner, Chicago, IL -- 1 (2nd #1) Email / Website
- George T. MacMillan, Shillington, PA -- 2
- Ed Smith, Chattanooga, TN -- 3 Hall of Famer
- Marshal Perlman, Minneapolis, MN -- 4 Email / Website
- Martin Bredeck, Hybla Valley, VA -- 5
- Dave Henry, Slidell, LA -- 6 Email
- Doug Finney, Houston, TX -- 7 Email
- Jim Rosenberg, Greensboro, NC -- 8 Email / Hall of Famer
- Sandra Hull, Arlington, VA -- 9 Email / Website
- Jason Anderson, Birmingham, AL -- 10, 11 Email
- Tristan Fabriani, Passaic, NJ -- 12, Banner Tag Email
- Mitch Berg, Saint Paul, MN -- Topic Email / Website
- Dave Wesley, Pleasant Hill, CA -- RU list name Email / Hall of Famer
- Larry Hollister, Concord, CA -- HM list name Email / Website / Hall of Famer
- Fran Fruit, Winnetka, IL -- List moderator
- Chris White, Los Angeles, CA -- List owner/editor Email / Hall of Famer
- Survivor, Detroit, MI -- Ambience (explanation)