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(Opposing Views)   "My biggest issue with the show was that we portray it as: We rescue animals. In my opinion, the animals weren't under stress until we arrived"   (opposingviews.com) divider line 45
    More: Ironic, mistreatment, anxiety, Animal Planet  
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2014-04-09 04:34:00 PM  
Eat em' or leave them be.
 
2014-04-09 04:37:16 PM  
News flash - Pick a reality show. Any reality show. It's staged. Every. Single. One.
 
2014-04-09 06:06:41 PM  
Yes, but reality shows usually focus on humans doing anything for a little bit of fame. These animals are being taken against their will and put in life threatening situations that they didn't sign up for.
 
2014-04-09 06:08:18 PM  

cookiefleck: Yes, but reality shows usually focus on humans doing anything for a little bit of fame. These animals are being taken against their will and put in life threatening situations that they didn't sign up for.


You don't know that for sure. They could be attention whores just like the rest of us.
 
2014-04-09 06:10:34 PM  
Oh God DAMMIT.  Seriously, it's like Animal Gladiators or something.

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???
 
2014-04-09 06:12:24 PM  
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/01/animal-abuse-drugs-cal l -of-the-wildman-animal-planet

since this is just another OV 'article' which is lifted directly from the original source i thought i might link that instead
 
2014-04-09 06:12:46 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh God DAMMIT.  Seriously, it's like Animal Gladiators or something.

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???


I like to see them poop in vaginas. How entertaining would THAT be?
 
2014-04-09 06:16:31 PM  
 
2014-04-09 06:16:45 PM  
Marlin Perkins and Jim, laugh.
 
2014-04-09 06:18:14 PM  

NoahFenze: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh God DAMMIT.  Seriously, it's like Animal Gladiators or something.

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???

I like to see them poop in vaginas. How entertaining would THAT be?


Isn't that basically what marsupial babies do?
 
2014-04-09 06:18:51 PM  
Speaking of reality show animal volunteers, anyone else remember this gem?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsR2-Ok0kv0
 
2014-04-09 06:19:50 PM  
I'm looking at that picture and hoping that turtle snapped his dick off.
 
2014-04-09 06:20:36 PM  
Stop watching this shiat, people.

You don't have to watch Call the Midwife, but just leave PBS on all day to fool the Nielsen people like that episode of Roseanne.
 
2014-04-09 06:23:57 PM  
Munchkin City Coroner: Speaking of reality show animal volunteers, anyone else remember this gem?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsR2-Ok0kv0


Lol, apparently someone's taken a cue from that Conan The Barbarian camel punching scene!
 
2014-04-09 06:26:32 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: News flash - Pick a reality show. Any reality show. It's staged. Every. Single. One.


... and we're done. That's the fun part - "reality" is anything a producer wants it to be, and "reality shows" are popular because they're cheap and easy to make. Plus, you can round up any bunch of morons and construct a "reality show" from their attention whoring. Jersey Shore, Duck Dynasty, etc., etc. - all exist because they're basic cable junk food. Easy to produce, easy to consume, with loads of real & manufactured drama based on real & manufactured scenarios. It's friggin' sad.
 
2014-04-09 06:26:39 PM  
This guy is a piece of shiat and the only appeal of that show is "Hey here's this hillbilly from Kentucky farking around with wild animals". fark him,his show and Animal Planet for being okay with obvious animal cruelty to make profit.
 
2014-04-09 06:31:02 PM  

NoahFenze: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh God DAMMIT.  Seriously, it's like Animal Gladiators or something.

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???

I like to see them poop in vaginas. How entertaining would THAT be?


I'm guessing you put the fist in "fistula"
 
2014-04-09 06:37:10 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-09 06:40:38 PM  
I for one am shocked, SHOCKED! - that a TV producer would go to these obscene lengths just for profit. What kind of world are we living in!!??

How many of us would pay for this channel if we were able to pick "buffet-style" from a menu which channels we want? How many cable stations would go bankrupt instantly if they weren't bundled with ESPN?
 
2014-04-09 06:41:41 PM  
I don't think Hoarders is scripted.  Those people are too crazy to stick to a script.
 
2014-04-09 06:43:33 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: News flash - Pick a reality show. Any reality show. It's staged. Every. Single. One.


Reality as in it's about a personality doing something while being recorded.  I mean, some of these shows are actually informative or wholesome, like Survivorman and Dr Pol.  Of course, this guy seems as genuine as Bear Grylls
 
2014-04-09 06:44:31 PM  

FormlessOne: Gecko Gingrich: News flash - Pick a reality show. Any reality show. It's staged. Every. Single. One.

... and we're done. That's the fun part - "reality" is anything a producer wants it to be, and "reality shows" are popular because they're cheap and easy to make. Plus, you can round up any bunch of morons and construct a "reality show" from their attention whoring. Jersey Shore, Duck Dynasty, etc., etc. - all exist because they're basic cable junk food. Easy to produce, easy to consume, with loads of real & manufactured drama based on real & manufactured scenarios. It's friggin' sad.


This^
Case in point: Mountain Monsters. Totally fabricated attempt to authenticate Appalachian monster folklore.

/I am a sucker for this dreck
//I have Trapper Tice's autograph
///Educated and somewhat embarrased by my decline
 
2014-04-09 06:44:37 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: News flash - Pick a reality show. Any reality show. It's staged. Every. Single. One.


Not Lizard Lick Towing. Those guys fearlessly risk their lives every day to repo our cars

ITS REAL TO ME DAMMIT!
 
2014-04-09 06:52:59 PM  
Animal Planet must be pissed that the World Court or whatever called off the Japanese whale hunt.
 
2014-04-09 06:57:28 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: News flash - Pick a reality show. Any reality show. It's staged. Every. Single. One.


a.espncdn.com
No kidding
 
2014-04-09 07:05:00 PM  
The producers of that show should be charged.
 
2014-04-09 07:14:00 PM  

NoahFenze: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh God DAMMIT.  Seriously, it's like Animal Gladiators or something.

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???

I like to see them poop in vaginas. How entertaining would THAT be?


What are you, twelve?
 
2014-04-09 07:23:04 PM  

Devil's Playground: NoahFenze: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh God DAMMIT.  Seriously, it's like Animal Gladiators or something.

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???

I like to see them poop in vaginas. How entertaining would THAT be?

What are you, twelve?


No sir, but I giggled like one when I typed that.
 
2014-04-09 07:27:33 PM  
Jeremy Wade is still real to me!
 
2014-04-09 07:35:18 PM  
 
2014-04-09 07:49:13 PM  

abhorrent1: The producers of that show should be charged.


I volunteer. Someone fetch me a car battery and a pair of jumper cables.
 
2014-04-09 07:55:52 PM  
fark coyotes.  They should have just shot the damn thing inside its cage.
 
2014-04-09 07:58:14 PM  

SenorBenedict: Jeremy Wade is still real to me!


Hint for all reality show viewers: the reveal takes place in the last seven minutes.

/pre-emptive flaming response: I know that I am a dumb-ass and a sucker for stupid reality shows
 
2014-04-09 08:01:57 PM  

gerbilpox: [i.imgur.com image 702x250]


Was that footage ever released?  I remember him saying if something like that ever happened, he wanted to keep the footage to show people what NOT to do.  I also seem to remember his wife destroying the tape.  I can't blame her for that.

I always thought he'd die some mundane death, like getting hit by a bus, choking on some grapes, etc.  But no...STABBED IN THE HEART BY A STINGRAY!!

That guy was great.  Sigh.
 
2014-04-09 08:30:48 PM  

peacheslatour: I don't think Hoarders is scripted.  Those people are too crazy to stick to a script.


scripted != staged
 
2014-04-09 08:38:38 PM  
 
2014-04-09 09:25:34 PM  
i287.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-09 09:40:10 PM  
www.mnn.com
Wow, who would have thought... that guy looks like a total animal rights activist
 
2014-04-09 10:34:51 PM  

Emposter: I think more disgusting than ironic  Irony is usually supposed to be humorous.

"The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect"


I think we're talking about *dramatic* irony here, here, not speech irony.
"irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama [i.e. reality show] and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play [show]."

The thing Alanis was trying to go for, and failed at.

A GOOD example is Oedipus Rex, where the audience knows the dude Oedipus just killed is his dad, despite (or even because) everyone involved trying to avoid that exact fate, but Oedipus is the one guy who has no idea.
 
2014-04-09 11:28:47 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: News flash - Pick a reality show. Any reality show. It's staged. Every. Single. One.


This.

I have an acquaintance who is a script writer. A couple of years ago he was working on a script for a new reality show....

People just seem to forget that reality show or not, they are still watching television...

BTW, hasn't it transpired that Jacques Cousteau's team used to do the same sort of sh*t when producing their award-winning marine life documentaries ?
 
2014-04-10 01:31:01 AM  
So, is the one thing to take away is that COPS is still the original and only "all real" reality show?

I dunno about you but a lot of those stops and chases looks pretty damn real to me.
 
2014-04-10 07:52:57 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: So, is the one thing to take away is that COPS is still the original and only "all real" reality show?

I dunno about you but a lot of those stops and chases looks pretty damn real to me.


No. For one thing, people behave differently when they know they are on film, plus the producers can still selectively and creatively edit the show to present a "reality" that's not accurate.
 
2014-04-10 09:43:31 AM  
This makes me sick.
 
2014-04-10 12:15:41 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: So, is the one thing to take away is that COPS is still the original and only "all real" reality show?

I dunno about you but a lot of those stops and chases looks pretty damn real to me.


Completely real.

Well except for the lights, the cameras, the sound recording, the director asking the cops to play up some aspect or other in order to make the show more dramatic, more interesting for the viewers at home and the editing to modify the chronology and condense days of unconnected recording down to a seamless 22 minutes. Apart from that, it's all real.
 
2014-04-10 06:00:44 PM  

capt.hollister: Apart from that, it's all real.


Don't forget 'making every effort to portray the cops in the best light possible'.  Not that it takes a lot of effort, given most people that cops actually interact with, but you ever notice you rarely see segments on that (or many other) shows where the cops don't 'win'?
 
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