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2012-12-04 08:19:13 AM
5 votes:
celebritywonder.ugo.com

I don't care, I like watching Barry. He's a cool dude.
2012-12-04 01:23:34 PM
3 votes:
What's wrong with enjoying a show that's easy to digest, pairs well with an after work smoke, and sometimes teaches you a thing or two about antiques?

Fake or no, it entertains me. So fark the haters.
2012-12-05 02:19:27 AM
2 votes:

Generation_D: "Reality" has been fake since it started.

Anyone remember Junk Yard Wars?

They once found a pristine boat propeller in a junkyard. $20,000 value. Which was just the piece they needed for that show. What an amazing find. It sure was great someone threw that away.


That wasn't fake, the whole point of the show, at least if you watched the original British version, was that several needed items were placed there.

I'm willing to believe that the American version pretended otherwise, but well, the original Junk Yard Wars didn't. They'd even talk about the stuff that was planted, and wonder whether the contestants would find it.

Sometimes the contestants wouldn't find it, and try to achieve the goal with some genuine junk. This happened because while they knew that the stuff was there, they didn't know what was placed, and what was random junk. Obviously it was more awesome when someone managed to win with the "wrong" stuff.
2012-12-04 07:19:13 PM
2 votes:

unfarkingbelievable: ... is trying to ignore the fact that all of us in reality TV are responsible for the dumbassing and rapid decline of America.


Thirty-odd years ago you'd say the same thing of Three's Company. These days we remember John Ritter as a comic genius.
2012-12-04 02:29:03 PM
2 votes:
media.giantbomb.com
All reality shows are scripted and fake.
2012-12-04 11:40:46 AM
2 votes:

FriarReb98: If it's a reality show on a cable network, odds are it's one that has absolutely no reason to exist. At this point, I can't think of one that deserves to exist, with the possible exception of the one that is least reality-like, namely Mythbusters.

\bunch of cheap-assed execs creating pussified drama out of nothing


Mythbusters draws shiat out too long. I need a season-end special episode that is like, an hour long, where all the myths and the results of their "testing" (for some value of the word) are montaged without the ridiculously slow pacing that they use to take up an hour each episode.
2012-12-04 09:52:20 AM
2 votes:

Donnchadha: Besides, the star is clearly... uh... the... um.... I'd say the chick,


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2012-12-04 09:42:58 AM
2 votes:
I like pawnstars. I don't care if it is fake, they have interesting items and make an attempt to explain history.

I also like ricks restorations for the same history reasons. It is also neat to see the insides of some of those old machines and how they work.
2012-12-04 09:22:00 AM
2 votes:
"Reality" has been fake since it started.

Anyone remember Junk Yard Wars?

They once found a pristine boat propeller in a junkyard. $20,000 value. Which was just the piece they needed for that show. What an amazing find. It sure was great someone threw that away.
2012-12-04 08:10:23 AM
2 votes:
Entertainment on television is staged?
2012-12-04 08:17:12 PM
1 votes:
My brother and I own a storage facility. It is seldom we find anything worth a shiat when people default. This show makes it seem everyday.
2012-12-04 04:58:36 PM
1 votes:

Old_Chief_Scott: Strategeryz0r: groppet: Generation_D: "Reality" has been fake since it started.

Anyone remember Junk Yard Wars?

They once found a pristine boat propeller in a junkyard. $20,000 value. Which was just the piece they needed for that show. What an amazing find. It sure was great someone threw that away.

I did love that show but damn what a coincidence they always seemed to find what they would need

With that show who cared? They built some cool farkin shiat. Anyone who complains about Junkyward Wars can go sit in the corner. That show was awesome.

Amen, brother, preach it! This is why I still have a VCR hooked up, because I taped every single episode of that show during one of the weekend marathons. I suppose I should see if Amazon has them on DVD or something.


add me to the Junkyard Wars fans... loved that show... and yes they 'added' things to the junkyard... sometimes wheels and tires specific to the 'build'... amazing that they could always find a beat up old 4x4 when they needed one... drag it into the build area and have the motor running in 20 minutes...
still... a good show...
2012-12-04 04:36:11 PM
1 votes:

toetag: In four months, someone is going to announce the show "Amish Mafia" is fake? I wont believe it!


I LOL'd first time I saw that commercial.
2012-12-04 04:26:35 PM
1 votes:

Strategeryz0r: groppet: Generation_D: "Reality" has been fake since it started.

Anyone remember Junk Yard Wars?

They once found a pristine boat propeller in a junkyard. $20,000 value. Which was just the piece they needed for that show. What an amazing find. It sure was great someone threw that away.

I did love that show but damn what a coincidence they always seemed to find what they would need

With that show who cared? They built some cool farkin shiat. Anyone who complains about Junkyward Wars can go sit in the corner. That show was awesome.


Amen, brother, preach it! This is why I still have a VCR hooked up, because I taped every single episode of that show during one of the weekend marathons. I suppose I should see if Amazon has them on DVD or something.
2012-12-04 03:34:28 PM
1 votes:

groppet: Generation_D: "Reality" has been fake since it started.

Anyone remember Junk Yard Wars?

They once found a pristine boat propeller in a junkyard. $20,000 value. Which was just the piece they needed for that show. What an amazing find. It sure was great someone threw that away.

I did love that show but damn what a coincidence they always seemed to find what they would need


With that show who cared? They built some cool farkin shiat. Anyone who complains about Junkyward Wars can go sit in the corner. That show was awesome.
2012-12-04 03:27:55 PM
1 votes:

rooftop235: DemoKnite: So A&E thinks that Hester has let the cat out of the bag? They really do think the audience is dumb. The next thing you know, they'll be saying that the WWE is fake. pffft!!!!

WWE IS REAL, DAMN YOU!


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2012-12-04 03:26:55 PM
1 votes:

Radak: FriarReb98: If it's a reality show on a cable network, odds are it's one that has absolutely no reason to exist. At this point, I can't think of one that deserves to exist, with the possible exception of the one that is least reality-like, namely Mythbusters.

I'm with you on most of that, but I'll step up to defend The Amazing Race. That's a really good reality show and if they're faking anything beyond a little creative editing, they've fooled me for years.


How about when they managed to get a couple on a plane that was already taxiing out to the active runway?

Was a finale and might have been the first Boston Rob series. The lead couple on the plane ended up losing to the ones managed to be shoehorned in.

That was the season I stopped watching regularly. Up until then I enjoyed as you described.
2012-12-04 03:20:12 PM
1 votes:
Next you'll be telling me that the girls on Backroom Casting Couch know exactly what they've signed up for when they walk in the room.

/OK, it's still real enough for me.
2012-12-04 03:16:21 PM
1 votes:

grinding_journalist: AshCampbell: Having said that, all TV is fake, so get over it or don't watch it?

Bolded for emphasis.

It blows me away how many people in this thread think that anything, ANYTHING at all on the reality shows they watch isn't completely set up and constructed to run in just the way that the producers want.

If there were any real element of danger, the show's insurance would make it impossible.

If there were real conflict between cast members, you wouldn't be able to guarantee production of a whole season.

I'm not saying they can't be enjoyed, but please understand that it's all faked for your entertainment. If it weren't it wouldn't be entertaining.


CSS: A friend of mine was on Four Weddings (hers was the Halloween Wedding where the guests all went to a haunted house after the reception). During every interview aired for the show, she said the producers kept asking the same questions, trying to get a very specific answer from her. Since she was the oldest of the 4 brides (mid-30s where the others were 20-somethings), they decided she'd be the "bitter, catty one". And she absolutely refused to play ball. The producers then did a quick huddle and came back again with slightly re-worded questions, now intent on making her the "stuck-up biatch". At that point, after being trapped in the interview for over 2 hours, she did whatever they told her, just to get away from them. She likened it to a police interrogation.

Another friend is an extra--she's shown up in a laundry list of shows & commercials (and is on the set of Elementary right now). She's also been a dinner guest on Hell's Kitchen, sat for a tattoo in NY Ink, ordered a cake on Cake Boss, and a couple of stints on The Apprentice (usually part of the crowd buying whatever the contestants are hawking), She recently did Restaurant Stakeout but isn't allowed to tell which restaurant until it airs.
2012-12-04 03:08:38 PM
1 votes:

W.C.fields forever: Jim from Saint Paul: [totallylookslike.files.wordpress.com image 401x271]

I heard Darrel found a dead body in storage.Freaked him out.Still doesn't talk about it.


I heard Darrell suggest he could get $200 for it. Freaked Dave out.
2012-12-04 03:04:43 PM
1 votes:

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: And maybe 1 in every 10 of those had something good enough to put on TV. So basically for every "Oh my god, look at what we found!!" locker you'd see on TV, there were 99 lockers that you didn't see. But their show wasn't about the loser lockers, it was about the 1% that had something great.


I never lost money on a locker and I've ended up with everything from motorcycles to meth labs. I wasn't trying to make a living at it, though, so I had the benefit of time to liquidate. There's some queues you can take to decide if you're going to bid or not.

1. Is there anything obvious?
2. Understand that 90% of what you buy is going to be disposed of, so have a disposal plan.
3. How is shiat packed? Is it crumbled cardboard boxes? That's garbage. Is it nicely packed and stacked plastic tubs? Whoever put it there wanted to protect whatever is inside.
4. Is the unit itself neatly stacked? Poor trash that got their trailer repoed will throw shiat in last second. People looking to keep grandma and grandpa's stuff around will put it away nicely.
5. Are you surrounded by morons or professionals? Morons will drive the price of crap up, making it not worth the risk. Pros will drive the price of good stuff up, so bid accordingly. Learn who is who.
2012-12-04 03:00:19 PM
1 votes:

Mugato: I only watched two reality shows in my life, Face/Off because I'm in movies and it's about movie make up artists but then it started getting all dramatic like you see in the American Idol commercials. So I quit that. Then Comic Book Men but I'm starting to realize they're all a collection of douchebags.

But yeah, all reality shows are bullshiat.


Comic Book Men pisses me off to no end. And it's RIDICULOUSLY staged. I live nearby and used to frequent that shop for years--at least once a month, if not more--for over a decade. Mike is there 90% of the time. I have seen Walt a handful of times and Ming maybe twice. (Oddly, I've seen Bryan there a bunch of times but just assumed he was homeless and Mike was being a nice guy). The store is usually dead. Even on Wednesdays (new comic book day), there are MAYBE 2 or 3 people in the store at any one time. Nobody has ever come in to have anything appraised. It's not a bad shop and I've never had a problem there.

But goddammit, the way they treat customers on that show and talk about them behind their backs! Fine, you guys want to be douchebags, especially to the girls, fark you. I'll go to the shop in Toms River.

/The zombie episode was the last straw. "Don't give the flyer to her! She's wearing Uggs & has a Coach bag--she's not our demographic!"
//Fark you, assholes. We goddamn well ARE your demographic! Who else do you think can afford a $50/week comic habit like "Ugg-wearing, Coach-carrying" chicks?
2012-12-04 02:58:47 PM
1 votes:
The one on Spike TV, with Alan and Ton (i don't remember the show's name offhand and don't feel like looking it up) had a special at the end of the first season. They specifically said that maybe 1 in every 10 lockers they bought had anything of value. And maybe 1 in every 10 of those had something good enough to put on TV. So basically for every "Oh my god, look at what we found!!" locker you'd see on TV, there were 99 lockers that you didn't see. But their show wasn't about the loser lockers, it was about the 1% that had something great.
2012-12-04 02:56:07 PM
1 votes:
The thing that always bothered me about the show is their estimations of value. You're looking at a used five year old Sony receiver and they're saying it's 200 bucks. Mid line receiver, no HDMI, no remote, etc, you'd be lucky to get 100 bucks. For things I could price out they're high. I'm guessing other stuff they over estimate also.
2012-12-04 02:49:29 PM
1 votes:
Of course it's fake. The companies do it because it makes money, that's the reason it's on TV.

Everyone knows it's fake, and everyone knows that making money is all that matters. Everyone accepts that everything on TV is fiction or staged. It's done to make a profit, it's not a secret.

And yet, some still insist that sports are "real".
2012-12-04 02:37:12 PM
1 votes:
oi44.tinypic.com
Are we not entertained?
2012-12-04 02:35:02 PM
1 votes:
We had two different 'reality' shows taped at our Level 1 trauma center in New Orleans. The trauma was always real enough; but almost everything else was complete fabrication. Asshole MD's and RN's who often had little more than contempt for their indigent, 'urban' population could not wait to glam up and hog camera time to deliver unfelt soliloquies on the state of inner-city crime, drunk driving, and street violence. Fark all 'reality' TV in the arse. It is the worst. That, and the 'talent shows' are making America stupider by the minute.
2012-12-04 02:34:08 PM
1 votes:

Donnchadha: Dave Hester is the star of that show? I thought he was the annoying villain guy.

Besides, the star is clearly... uh... the... um.... I'd say the chick, but she's farking annoying too.


Barry.

Barry is the star.

We all tune in to see what that weird, creepy old guy will come up with this week.
2012-12-04 02:17:18 PM
1 votes:
Think this 'article' is a contrived P.R. stunt to cause a rating spike for the show?

YUUUUUUUUUUUP.
2012-12-04 02:15:25 PM
1 votes:

ManateeGag: yeah, I love what they are doing with Pawn Stars and trying to create a Paul Sr/Paul Jr. scenario.


That is such horseshiat. Nobody in their right mind would hire that dumbass to scrub a toilet. He's even terrible at negotiating prices and has no idea what a lot of stuff is worth. I know every ounce of "drama" on that show is manufactured, so if I'm watching it on DVR I skip from item appraisal to item appraisal.

I like Comic Book Men because I used to work in a comic book store and while I never really was much of a collector, I have some favorites.
2012-12-04 02:00:54 PM
1 votes:

ferretman: [i.cdn.turner.com image 215x222]

What?!?! No mention of MMEEEEEE!


Now THAT is just a terrible, trashy, scripted show. Everything about it just drips fake.
2012-12-04 02:00:25 PM
1 votes:
I have wanted them to run into these guys

lastheplace.com
2012-12-04 01:57:15 PM
1 votes:

Another Government Employee: electronsexparty: basemetal: I don't care, I like watching Barry. He's a cool dude.

Yeah. I mean, what idiot doesn't think the majority (if not all) of the show is staged?

Barry is still entertaining as hell.

Yuuuuup.

And all the rest are Orange County Assholes.


Orange County Assholes sounds like a good premise for a reality show about a proctology/endoscopy practice. If they can do a show about people who run a tattoo parlor, why not that?

Bonus: Since Dave's soon to be out of work, he could guest spot on OCA and go "yuuuuup!" every time they find a cancerous polyp in some old dude's bunghole.
2012-12-04 01:48:58 PM
1 votes:
Well, all I know is Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is real. I don't live in Georgia, but the next best (worst) place, and southwestern Pennsylvania is full of these extra-chromosome types.
2012-12-04 01:41:50 PM
1 votes:

Strategeryz0r: grinding_journalist: Strategeryz0r: What's wrong with enjoying a show that's easy to digest, pairs well with an after work smoke, and sometimes teaches you a thing or two about antiques?

The fact that you think it's teaching you something.

When they find interesting little trinkets that they get checked out. You learn a few things here or there about spotting fakes and the like. It's kind of interesting really. Not unlike Pawn Stars.

I'm in no way an advocate of reality TV(my wife tried to get me to watch Honey Boo Boo once. I walked away after the intro to go do something more productive.. like masterbate). But in the grand scheme of things, if someone is going to make reality shows, at least something like Storage Wars or Pawn Stars serves as a relatively interesting filler show that is leaps and bounds above crap reality TV like America's Got Talent, Intervention, Survivor, etc, etc, etc. Could go on and on and on.

I think crap like Pawn Stars and Storage Wars actually have some interesting angles to them, fake or no. And yes, it's not often but you can learn something from them. Whether it be history, how to spot fakes(like Brandi's tits), or just how worthless something you think might be valuable really is.


You should've just stayed and started fapping on the spot. That'll probably get her to never watch that POS show evar again.
2012-12-04 01:39:49 PM
1 votes:
i2.ytimg.com
Posted that in the other Storage Wars thread today. Which raises the question, why are there even 2 greenlit threads about this faker than fake show?
2012-12-04 01:30:27 PM
1 votes:
I knew the whole thing was fake when they brought in Hester's stand in for a few eps. There is no way, no way, that Mark Belao (sp?) as acted would have survived into adulthood.
2012-12-04 01:27:50 PM
1 votes:
I remember watching this show about running hotels and it seemed pretty legit. Then there was this scene that was just blatantly staged. Like, "This 'random' dude just happened to be mic'd up"-staged. Then I stopped watching it. Like, even if you're giving me actual, good information, if you blatantly bullshiat me on one thing, just one thing, how am suppose to believe that everything else you're telling me is real? TV is the greatest illusion in the world.
2012-12-04 01:10:13 PM
1 votes:
as someone who used to work on reality TV and has transcribed hours and hours and hours of footage of reality TV shows, I can tell you that close to 90% of what happens on reality TV is fake. It is a mix prodding by the producer or director to have cast members say or do certain things, having things "placed" on set, and/or creative editing.

the reason all that footage is transcribed is so editors can go through the transcriptions to find a certain word or phrase, then insert it in when needed, that is also why there are confessionals that cut away to action, so that you can't tell that the person speaking isn't saying entirely what they are saying.

reality TV is super cheap to make, particularly because the people on the show aren't union actors (like they would be in scripted drama) and most of the crew doesn't have to be union. i'm not saying this is a bad thing necessarily, but working in "legit" TV now has really taught me how crappy reality productions are on so many levels.
2012-12-04 01:07:20 PM
1 votes:
I don't see reality shows ending anytime soon. People eat them up and they cost nothing to make. It's like "found footage" movies.

You stick a camera in front of a white trash family and tell people it's entertainment and they devour it. Set up a web cam and have actor jump at it a few times and call it a horror film, $20mill opening.

This is where we're at.
2012-12-04 12:45:39 PM
1 votes:
My "reality" tv CSS is when a friend was DP on a pilot pitch for a show about a normal guy living with sub-culture groups that took it to extremes beyond a normal fan. Like the Klingon people, the 501sters, people with elf-ears every day--- they started with people who claimed to be vampires (blood drinkers and energy drainers).

The 'real' vampires weren't camera friendly enough so the DP got a bunch of us costumers to show up in our goth/victorian/club gear and fill in for a vampire wedding. The director wanted us to act all hostile and rude to the normal guy. Didn't care that we were extras and not into the subculture. All staged, all pre-rigged except for our interactions with him. It was 'be upset that he's trying to butt into your scene.'.

Wheee. I did have fun saying his outfit looked like it came off the clearance rack at Hot Topic... when my husband's had as well.

Shame the show never got picked up. We would have shown up in the LARP episode too and wanted to see if the guy remembered we were at the vampire one.

/End CSS
2012-12-04 12:44:07 PM
1 votes:

AshCampbell: Supposedly, my girlfriend's coworker is pretty good friends with Barry... According to what he was supposedly told, they definitely hide items in their own lockers and whatnot to make it more exciting. It's not very fun to watch people sort through old clothes and furniture in every episode.

Having said that, all TV is fake, so get over it or don't watch it?


Didn't they say in that one special that, like, two-thirds of the lockers end up having porn in them?
2012-12-04 12:43:43 PM
1 votes:

DemoKnite: So A&E thinks that Hester has let the cat out of the bag? They really do think the audience is dumb. The next thing you know, they'll be saying that the WWE is fake. pffft!!!!


Reality TV is like the early days of the WWE, when they all stayed in character all the time and Vince got really pissed when people broke character.
2012-12-04 12:42:31 PM
1 votes:
In four months, someone is going to announce the show "Amish Mafia" is fake? I wont believe it!
2012-12-04 12:38:47 PM
1 votes:
www.bladerunner2.net
I'd say for a replicant, Darrell's done alright.
2012-12-04 12:33:43 PM
1 votes:
cdn.cnwimg.com 
Those are fake???
Actually, I'm okay with that.
2012-12-04 12:24:03 PM
1 votes:

Generation_D: Anyone remember Junk Yard Wars?

They once found a pristine boat propeller in a junkyard. $20,000 value. Which was just the piece they needed for that show. What an amazing find. It sure was great someone threw that away.


I remember that show. They came right out and said they seeded the junkyard so that the teams would have the correct material to actually build stuff. And reseeded it every episode. You either dump a boat propeller in the junkyard for teams to use- one that would pass an inspection as being safe to use- or nobody's building a boat that day and you have no show. I remember one where they had to make a rocket to shoot an egg into the air and bring it down safely where they just said at the start of the show 'yeah, yeah, we're hiding rockets in the junkyard, so sue us; they still have to find them and figure out how to use them and that's really the goal here, right? We're still called The Learning Channel at this point in the network's life, after all'.
2012-12-04 12:13:02 PM
1 votes:
This is what I keep trying to explain to pepole who watch reality shows. If you're going to watch manufactured drama, why don't you at least watch the ones made by people who are good at it and tell stories more engaging than, "What's Bubba gonna find behind this door?"
2012-12-04 12:07:27 PM
1 votes:
I miss The Colony. It was totally staged but the people's reactions were legit. Especially how stupid they were in the face of danger/starvation/raids by marauders. Oh look. All these power supplies and viable non-warped lumber was left behind! Oh, look, a boat without any holes and a motor which only needs rudimentary repairs to get running.

Oh look, you found this room upstairs which wasn't there on your previous explorations of the building!
2012-12-04 11:10:47 AM
1 votes:
I'm sure it's fake, but I don't really care. Storage Wars is the one reality show I watch. Not that I go out of my way to watch it, but I'll stop flipping channels if i see it.
2012-12-04 10:51:11 AM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A 300 DOLLAR BILL!!


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2012-12-04 10:50:58 AM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Hester is the anti-Rick. Rick looks at a $12,000 Les Paul and says "I'll give you $500 for it"
Hester looks at a Fisher Price guitar and says "That's an easy $500"



That's the whole difference between a buyer and a seller. My only problem with Storage Wars is Darrel saying "bill" after every dollar amount, ie: that's a 300 dollar bill. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A 300 DOLLAR BILL!! And the way they edit it he says it like 4 or 5 times right in a row. arrggg

I know, but it's a pet peeve


That's a 300 dollar bill all day long
2012-12-04 10:38:47 AM
1 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Hester is the anti-Rick. Rick looks at a $12,000 Les Paul and says "I'll give you $500 for it"
Hester looks at a Fisher Price guitar and says "That's an easy $500"




That's the whole difference between a buyer and a seller. My only problem with Storage Wars is Darrel saying "bill" after every dollar amount, ie: that's a 300 dollar bill. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A 300 DOLLAR BILL!! And the way they edit it he says it like 4 or 5 times right in a row. arrggg

I know, but it's a pet peeve
2012-12-04 10:22:58 AM
1 votes:

ManateeGag: yeah, I love what they are doing with Pawn Stars and trying to create a Paul Sr/Paul Jr. scenario.

I also love how they have Hester pull numbers out of his ass so he always turns a profit on his lockers.



Hester is the anti-Rick. Rick looks at a $12,000 Les Paul and says "I'll give you $500 for it"
Hester looks at a Fisher Price guitar and says "That's an easy $500"
2012-12-04 10:16:49 AM
1 votes:

FriarReb98: If it's a reality show on a cable network, odds are it's one that has absolutely no reason to exist. At this point, I can't think of one that deserves to exist, with the possible exception of the one that is least reality-like, namely Mythbusters.

\bunch of cheap-assed execs creating pussified drama out of nothing


yeah, I love what they are doing with Pawn Stars and trying to create a Paul Sr/Paul Jr. scenario.

I also love how they have Hester pull numbers out of his ass so he always turns a profit on his lockers.
2012-12-04 09:46:32 AM
1 votes:

RedPhoenix122: weave: Of course it's fake. I sit and think of the "take" they make, then deduct all the time, expenses for vehicles, hired help, paying an appraiser, and then the effort to find a willing buyer. Going through a box and saying "This will get $20" and having it cha-ching on the screen doesn't mean you can easily find someone to pay $20 for it. And even if you did, you have to deduct the cost of selling it for $20, like a store or ebay listing fees, etc, etc, etc...

Plus they act like they have to sell all this stuff for a profit or they'll go out of business...never mind they're being paid more to be on the show than they'll ever make buying storage lockers. That being said, I do like to watch sometimes, just to see the random things they may find in a locker.


There was an episode where they showed Barry's outtakes for one of his lines. They weren't exactly hiding it
2012-12-04 09:32:37 AM
1 votes:
"Storage Wars" is real. Right. Next they will tell me those dysfunctional people on C-SPAN are really running the United States.
2012-12-04 09:27:49 AM
1 votes:

cretinbob: Dave Hester is a douchebag


I think that's why he's the only believable guy on the show. ah well, I always assume reality shows are all stage managed anyway. of course it's fake - duh. it's television. the producers have to manufacture drama to make people interested enough to tune into it and watch.
2012-12-04 08:55:03 AM
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Of course it's fake. I sit and think of the "take" they make, then deduct all the time, expenses for vehicles, hired help, paying an appraiser, and then the effort to find a willing buyer. Going through a box and saying "This will get $20" and having it cha-ching on the screen doesn't mean you can easily find someone to pay $20 for it. And even if you did, you have to deduct the cost of selling it for $20, like a store or ebay listing fees, etc, etc, etc...

It's not a ticket to quick wealth. I wonder how many more people go to these auctions trying to duplicate that lifestyle. I'm sure storage locker owners love it though.

/that said, I often end up watching several of them in a row when I'm home sick or bored.
2012-12-04 08:47:21 AM
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Dave Hester is the star of that show? I thought he was the annoying villain guy.

Besides, the star is clearly... uh... the... um.... I'd say the chick, but she's farking annoying too.
2012-12-04 08:45:20 AM
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If it's a reality show on a cable network, odds are it's one that has absolutely no reason to exist. At this point, I can't think of one that deserves to exist, with the possible exception of the one that is least reality-like, namely Mythbusters.

\bunch of cheap-assed execs creating pussified drama out of nothing
2012-12-04 08:11:03 AM
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One big issue: accusations that the show's bidding is rigged and that items are put in some lockers to be "discovered" and add to the drama of the episode.

This is my shocked face.
 
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