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TV audience request fail [Sep. 16th, 2009|03:22 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!

Hello there!

We thought that you might be interested to know that tickets are now available for a brand new show! As with all of our shows, the tickets are FREE!

MY UGLY BEST FRIEND

My Ugly Best Friend is a brand new show where a glamour puss nominates her ugly duckling best friend for a makeover and we need men to rate these two girls! Whether you like blondes or brunettes, tall girls or short girls - if you have an opinion and know what you like, then we’d love to hear from you!
You will be watching video footage of our two friends and then being asked to comment on everything from their noses to their clothes but don’t worry; you won’t have to meet the girls in the flesh.
We are shooting the show this Sunday, 20th September at 9.00 in the morning in Brick Lane so if you fancy taking part, then apply now! Remember, this is a show for the chaps. Ladies, we look forward to seeing you one of our other shows!

Booking is now open so if you would like to join us then you may either apply online via our website at http://www.sroaudiences.com or by replying to this email with the following details:
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[User Picture]From: catbo
2009-09-16 02:34 pm (UTC)
you have to laugh. it's that or find the producers and STAB THEM TO DEATH WITH BLUNT INSTRUMENTS. how horrible.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-09-16 03:02 pm (UTC)
Quite. I mean, even leaving aside the horrific misogyny and giving the benefit of the doubt that there'll be a version where the girls get to pass judgment on the chaps, how do you start going on this show?

"Hey, do you want to go on the telly as my ugly best friend?"

"Why, yes, I'd be delighted to."

I'm half tempted to apply, then give the glamour pusses - ew! - 0 out of 10 for everything, and their ugly friends who I imagine will be much more fanciable anyway 10 out of 10 on all the before shots. They aren't even going to be proper ugly are they, it'll just be TV ugly, ie normal. And nice.
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[User Picture]From: slemslempike
2009-09-16 03:09 pm (UTC)
Surely the best tactic is to surprise the best friend with the "opportunity" on camera, so that she feels unable to tell them to fuck off for fear of being thought ugly AND a bad sport?
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[User Picture]From: tomatorama
2009-09-16 04:53 pm (UTC)
Please do. I would (theoretically, if I were a bloke and wanted to) probably vote the same way. And they probably would be more fanciable, not just to ruin it.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2009-09-16 02:34 pm (UTC)
this is a FIX i reckon, a la tool academy...
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[User Picture]From: absinthecity
2009-09-16 02:42 pm (UTC)
Monkey tennis?
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From: mooism
2009-09-16 02:48 pm (UTC)
Please tell me this will only air on a tv channel I never watch.

It's the "don’t worry; you won’t have to meet the girls" that does it for me.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-09-16 02:58 pm (UTC)
Yes, I know. "Phew, I won't have to stand face to face with these women I'm passing judgement on."

Also "comment on everything from their noses to their clothes". After all, what else is there?
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2009-09-16 03:03 pm (UTC)
a quick google reveals lots of people upset about this, but no actual link to an actual programme...
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-09-16 03:12 pm (UTC)
Don't interfere with my ANGER!
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From: mooism
2009-09-16 03:18 pm (UTC)
Maybe if enough people get sufficiently upset by it, the broadcaster might drop it before claiming responsibility.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2009-09-16 03:27 pm (UTC)
moar likely that possible approbium (given that the programme is likely to be bravo/nuts/similar) will not impact on their key demographics and will, in fact, increase the ratings...

or, it's a scam programme of some sort, just like this:

http://www.realitywanted.com/call/4482-her-energy-international-party-king-now-casting

turned out to be this:

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/ilovetowatch/2009/09/tool-academy-1.html
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[User Picture]From: ultra_lilac
2009-09-16 03:00 pm (UTC)
I suppose there are certain advantages to have the slathering arseholes of the world gathered in one convenient location.
I'm not condoning violence, just the bricking up and detonation of the building.
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[User Picture]From: oldbloke
2009-09-16 03:36 pm (UTC)
That would be cordoning violence
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[User Picture]From: kiss_me_quick
2009-09-16 06:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, my first thought was let's bomb the place.
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[User Picture]From: martylog
2009-09-16 03:01 pm (UTC)
Please let this be a set-up of some kind. If it's a real programme I will weep.
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[User Picture]From: slemslempike
2009-09-16 03:05 pm (UTC)
...nine am? What sort of self-respecting misogynist is awake and raring to judge at that sort of time on a Sunday?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-09-16 04:14 pm (UTC)
One that's still awake, because he's been up all night giving it to some bitch, of course.
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[User Picture]From: obsessive_katy
2009-09-16 03:13 pm (UTC)
It's no Hot Tub Ranking.

xx
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[User Picture]From: amuchmoreexotic
2009-09-16 03:31 pm (UTC)
Let's all sign up!
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From: baphomette
2009-09-16 03:43 pm (UTC)
When did you receive this? Only, I'm on SRO's mailing list as well, but didn't hear about this and now I'm wondering if they deliberately haven't emailed women about this. Almost as though it were something we might be offended by...?

(Of course, ALL blokes want to pass judgement on women in such a manner, that list surely doesn't need to be filtered down any further than "Has penis? TICK!")

Everything else I want to say can only be expressed in hard consonants. FFFNNNGGGGHHHHHHHH.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-09-16 04:13 pm (UTC)
I got it just this afternoon. Perhaps there's something in my booking history that made them think I'd like this. Christ.
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From: baphomette
2009-09-16 04:20 pm (UTC)
What on earth have you been to before? :)

I suspect, going from the info you provide when booking, that all the "Mr"s got emails, but "Ms/Miss/Mrs"s didn't...
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[User Picture]From: azureskies
2009-09-16 04:39 pm (UTC)
I'm on SRO's list, and didn't get it either...

(er, and am male)
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From: baphomette
2009-09-16 04:42 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, well then perhaps ruudboy's earlier comment is the more accurate. Sorry ruudboy! Either that or our emails are held up in the ether...
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[User Picture]From: kiss_me_quick
2009-09-16 06:17 pm (UTC)
I didn't get it either...

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[User Picture]From: oursin
2009-09-16 03:52 pm (UTC)
Eeeeeuw: am also reminded of US show I saw once of women trying to persuade their sisters/cousins/BFs who were very, very casual in their attire and not into gender display to dress more femme: it could well have worked the other way with sisters/cousins/BFs trying to get the women in question not to dress like v low-rent hookers.

Who are these glam women with their 'ugly duckling' friends, who surely are unlikely to remain their bezzies for very long once this proposal is put to them? Enquiring minds would like to know. (Surely there is only one Liz Jones?)
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