It’s relatively easy producing a TV “reality” show these days—just let viewers do much of the work for you!
First, announce that you’re coming up with a new program about a unique subject, like “Funny Accidents,” so you’re open to any and all video submissions on the topic. And wait for the windfall that follows!
It’s happening a lot these days, because just about anybody can now make a video, so all you have to do is choose the 10 or 20 best or most outrageous entries—and, you have a show!
Take “Hotheads from Hell,” a TV compilation of people who get so crazy-mad that they throw all caution, safety and shame to the winds, and act out their most extreme rages.
On a recent telecast, the TruTV production zapped stunned or chortling viewers with a series of over-the-top assaults, all captured for posterity on amateur video.
Standouts included a “babe brawl” featuring six mean and nasty women who engaged in a long slugfest, hair-pulling session and wrestling match over a shrill insult that unleashed a veritable torrent of verbal and physical abuse.
That doesn’t sound all that unusual—but, what made the video a should-see was the fact that all of the combatants happened to be dressed (so to speak) in wee bikinis!
Naturally, ogling viewers watched the whole battle royale unfold with fingers crossed, hoping that hidden body parts would inadvertently get exposed in the course of the long encounter—and they weren’t disappointed!
Another confrontation that made viewers’ day involved a married man who was cheating on his wife, having a great time seeing the sights with his girlfriend.
Unfortunately for both of them, his wife got wind of what they were doing, and expressed her displeasure and anger in no uncertain terms, by attacking the other woman.
Too bad for the object of her murderous ire, the wife was twice as big as she was—and promptly put her size and weight advantage to good use, by flattening her on the ground, until she cried “Uncle!” or “Auntie!,” as the case may be.
And what was her faithless hubby doing while all of this was going on? He swiftly made himself scarce, and thus lived—to philander another day?
Also a hit with viewers was another woman who caught her husband on a date with somebody else.
Instead of taking her anger out on her hubby’s girlfriend, however, she targeted his car, which she demolished with a blunt car tool, with which she smashed all of its windows!
Other telecasts of “Hotheads from Hell” keep viewers both shocked and delighted with more examples of video violence, some of which are edited together in montage showcases winkingly titled—“Wackos at the Wheel,” “Women Out of Control,” “Practical Jokers,” “Going Ballistic,” “Dumb and Dumber,” “Losers in Love,” “Escape from Death,” “Pranksters Do Their Worst,” “Losers and Boozers”—and, “Seniors Gone Wild!”
With in-your-face attractions like those, how could “Hotheads from Hell” not become a really hot TV hit?
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