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(NYPost)   Shark Tank is one of the most popular shows on TV year in and year out despite being in one of the worst time slots. So... why doesn't anyone talk about it?   ( nypost.com) divider line
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2017-10-03 03:12:56 PM  
I figured this was the appropriate place to register that I've never seen it and have no plans to do so. Nothing against it, just not looking for products to know about.
 
2017-10-03 03:18:44 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: It's storage wars, but instead of cruddy storage lockers people are bidding on the ideas and livelihoods of people that hit that right note of hapless and greedy.


Unlike Storage Wars producers don't hide fake rating grabbing items in the Shark Tank.

Can't stand Storage Wars.. A whole garage of shiat and magically everyone finds that ONE item that is worth thousands.
 
2017-10-03 03:19:47 PM  
I worked with a client team awhile back who talked about that show CONSTANTLY. They wanted to reproduce that type of "individual pitches idea to a team of judges" format for a corporate training activity, and only finally conceded that it wouldn't work (primarily because what we were training on had nothing to do with anything even remotely related to Shark Tank) after several months of development. I still haven't seen a second of it, but it doesn't matter because I've heard "Shark Tank" so many times the words have lost all meaning.

/f*ck that show
 
2017-10-03 03:28:08 PM  

runwiz: I like the show but I take it for what it is and not some great example of a divided America.  I always wonder how many deals really get done after all the due diligence and the contracts are drawn.  I also wonder how many are done but end in failure as they naturally like to tout the success stories.  the article claims the businesses have created 10,000 jobs since ST first aired.  That's fine, especially if you have one of those jobs, but in reality one big layoff, factory closing, or major bankruptcy costs that many jobs in one fell swoop.  They should consider a show on corporate mergers and watch the job losses.


I doubt too many outright fail... just being on the show has provided some products a big boost even if no deal was made. It's practically free advertising no matter what happens...
 
2017-10-03 03:41:43 PM  

styckx: HotWingConspiracy: It's storage wars, but instead of cruddy storage lockers people are bidding on the ideas and livelihoods of people that hit that right note of hapless and greedy.

Unlike Storage Wars producers don't hide fake rating grabbing items in the Shark Tank.

Can't stand Storage Wars.. A whole garage of shiat and magically everyone finds that ONE item that is worth thousands.


I did a short stint at a storage company and we had those auctions, ain't nothing like storage wars, one room bags of clothes when for $2 she bought in hopes of maybe finding money in the pockets. I think the highest went for $500 had some furniture and appliances in it.   The military ones are better but it takes quite a while to let a unit rented by someone in the military to go. if they are overseas the unit is untouchable
 
2017-10-03 03:52:54 PM  
When I was in rehab last year,  these only thing dozens of addicts agreed on was watching Dragons Den (the Canadian version)
 
2017-10-03 03:54:58 PM  
I'd prefer to watch "Mavs Tank," where 3 Dallas Mavericks season ticket holders ask Mark Cuban if he knows there's still a season after the All-Star Game.
 
2017-10-03 04:03:47 PM  
The contestants are assholes.  The judges are assholes.

If I want to go see assholes interact I'll just go sit in traffic again for awhile.
 
2017-10-03 04:15:09 PM  

styckx: HotWingConspiracy: It's storage wars, but instead of cruddy storage lockers people are bidding on the ideas and livelihoods of people that hit that right note of hapless and greedy.

Unlike Storage Wars producers don't hide fake rating grabbing items in the Shark Tank.

Can't stand Storage Wars.. A whole garage of shiat and magically everyone finds that ONE item that is worth thousands.


It's greed porn. I wonder how many poor saps pissed away all their cash trying to emulate that nonsense and ended up with a bunch of broken furniture and filthy laundry from the late 80s
 
2017-10-03 04:17:25 PM  
TIL, Shark Tank is a thing and not a throwaway line on Supergirl.
 
2017-10-03 04:20:09 PM  

The Silver Mullet: Gubbo: I'm very fond of the people who come on the show with no patents. And just expect these business people, not to mention the general public, not to just flat out steal their product/idea.

In Canada we have Dragon's Den (same show and some of the same cast). There was an awesome episode where some women came in pitching their all-female mechanics business. They called it 'Ms. Lube'. They pitched it to Jim Treliving, who is the owner of the Mr. Lube franchise chain. They hilariously thought they could ride his coattails to fame and fortune. After each of the Dragons utterly destroyed the women for their stupidity they came to Jim for his thoughts. He said he couldn't comment and they'd be hearing from his lawyers post-haste. /csb.


FTFA: "It is very representative of the machismo and the male chauvinism that exists in the trade, that they would want to do this to the very first all-female shop," Ms. Gilbank said.

Oh, fark YOU, lady. You don't get to blame men for this one, you stupid coont.
 
2017-10-03 04:22:18 PM  
The most one ever talks about Shark Tank is when they're with their spouse in the store and you see something and are like, "Oh, hey! Remember when that was on Shark Tank and we really liked it? We should buy one."

And then you don't.
 
2017-10-03 04:22:49 PM  
I don't talk about my shame in going out of my way to buy a "scrub daddy" or "squatty potty"  submitter.
 
2017-10-03 04:27:49 PM  

Telos: just being on the show has provided some products a big boost even if no deal was made.


Some go on the show with no intention of landing a deal and only the free advertising in mind.

However, it's not always a positive in the long run.  There's instances where the smaller companies go on the show and get slammed for orders immediately after, and they don't have the inventory or capabilities to keep up with demand.
 
2017-10-03 04:28:38 PM  

styckx: HotWingConspiracy: It's storage wars, but instead of cruddy storage lockers people are bidding on the ideas and livelihoods of people that hit that right note of hapless and greedy.

Unlike Storage Wars producers don't hide fake rating grabbing items in the Shark Tank.


No, but I do get the feeling that everything is very scripted and that any and all deals have been decided on before the cameras start rolling.  The "bidding" on shark tank is probably as real as the bidding on Storage Wars.  I would imagine that there's also a team of writers coming up with the zingers the sharks use to put the hopeful inventors in their place.


Can't stand Storage Wars.. A whole garage of shiat and magically everyone finds that ONE item that is worth thousands.

Take it for what it is: a show like Pawn Stars where you learn about unusual items.  After the finding that one weird thing, wouldntyaknow the buyer has a buddy nearby who happens to be an expert on that sort of thing and can tell us all about it.  Doesn't really matter whether it's worth $50 or $5000.  The buyers are all drawing a paycheck from the show anyway.

In other news: The American Pickers aren't making a living by driving three days and nights to nowheresville USA in order to make a $600 profit on all of four items.
 
2017-10-03 04:31:29 PM  

Persnickety: Take it for what it is: a show like Pawn Stars where you learn about unusual items.  After the finding that one weird thing, wouldntyaknow the buyer has a buddy nearby who happens to be an expert on that sort of thing and can tell us all about it.  Doesn't really matter whether it's worth $50 or $5000.  The buyers are all drawing a paycheck from the show anyway.


Someone brings in a vintage old guitar... let me call my buddy that deals in buying old guitars because that wouldn't be the first person you went to but no I run straight to the pawn shop.
 
2017-10-03 04:37:15 PM  

BowtoMogul: The smiley face sponge disintegrated awfully quickly.


tdyak: going out of my way to buy a "scrub daddy"


Bought one. That thing was f*cking terrible.

"Hey, it really does stiffen up in cold water and oh look now it's a floppy mass of ragged crumbs."
 
2017-10-03 04:52:56 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: It's just like Big Bang Theory - millions watch but are too embarrassed to admit they love consuming actual garbage.


Translation: What you watch is garbage if I don't like it.

You do understand different people like different things, right?  Or are you just being edgy?
 
2017-10-03 05:03:30 PM  

idrow: Contrabulous Flabtraption: It's just like Big Bang Theory - millions watch but are too embarrassed to admit they love consuming actual garbage.

Translation: What you watch is garbage if I don't like it.

You do understand different people like different things, right?  Or are you just being edgy?


And why is "Stop not liking what I like!" any different?
 
2017-10-03 05:34:40 PM  
Too many people go on that show without proper preparation.

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2017-10-03 05:49:10 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: scottydoesntknow: Because it's basically an hour long infomercial. We enjoy it, but it's not Must See TV or something you talk about with coworkers.

Also, stop putting people/products on there that have no sales. Sharks almost never buy into it. And stop offering $5M for 3% of your company, especially when you only have $150 in revenue in 6 months. You know it's bullshiat and so do they.

The only ones that really get annoying to me are the Silicon Valley assholes that come in and use it as a free infomercial, like the guys that were pitching "life hack" sugar cubes for coffee asking for (Googles) $2 million for 5% last year. Stupid. 

I did take some perverse pleasure in watching Cuban bring the millenial to tears the other night.


Those can be pretty satisfying.
 
2017-10-03 06:02:50 PM  

BowtoMogul: Carter Pewterschmidt: Telos: Where wolf: BowtoMogul: I've had conversations about products I would but or that I think are dumb as fark.
I'm wearing a mission belt right now and I probably won't buy another regular belt. I own 2 and both my brother and father swear by them now.

The smiley face sponge disintegrated awfully quickly.

Googled the mission belt, based on your recommendation.  I like the idea, but am seriously put off at how they don't tell you what kind of leather they're using. I'm guessing it's stamped "genuine leather?"

I have one too, I believe it is stamped genuine leather but I'm not taking it off in my cube to check. ;)

I'm pretty happy with it, but if you look around there are now other belts that use similar clasping systems.

Is something wrong with "genuine leather?"

The belt buckle of my old RAF uniform was far simpler and I use the same type today.
EBay link.
They use webbing, though I see no reason they wouldn't work just as well with leather, adjust to any length, can be easily fitted to new webbing in seconds with no tools and only cost a few pounds.

 I've had lots of people point this out or something similar.
Fine, but where can I buy one?


Ebay.com.  $6 inc postage. This is the type I use now. They're not exactly like the military issue ones I had, where you slide the webbing in and it's held by a roller. These the buckle top opens and releases the webbing. These wouldn't work with leather because they'd bite into the surface of the leather. With webbing there's no wear even after years of use.
img.fark.net
 
2017-10-03 06:10:32 PM  

TNel: Persnickety: Take it for what it is: a show like Pawn Stars where you learn about unusual items.  After the finding that one weird thing, wouldntyaknow the buyer has a buddy nearby who happens to be an expert on that sort of thing and can tell us all about it.  Doesn't really matter whether it's worth $50 or $5000.  The buyers are all drawing a paycheck from the show anyway.

Someone brings in a vintage old guitar... let me call my buddy that deals in buying old guitars because that wouldn't be the first person you went to but no I run straight to the pawn shop.


img.fark.net
img.fark.net
 
2017-10-03 06:50:09 PM  

Fano: Incorrigible Astronaut: scottydoesntknow: Because it's basically an hour long infomercial. We enjoy it, but it's not Must See TV or something you talk about with coworkers.

Also, stop putting people/products on there that have no sales. Sharks almost never buy into it. And stop offering $5M for 3% of your company, especially when you only have $150 in revenue in 6 months. You know it's bullshiat and so do they.

The only ones that really get annoying to me are the Silicon Valley assholes that come in and use it as a free infomercial, like the guys that were pitching "life hack" sugar cubes for coffee asking for (Googles) $2 million for 5% last year. Stupid. 

I did take some perverse pleasure in watching Cuban bring the millenial to tears the other night.

Those can be pretty satisfying.


I love it when people come in selling snake oil supplements or magnetic vibrator toys or organic cat farts or something and Cuban looks disgusted and tells them before they finish their pitch that he is out. Then comes back later and tells them what he really feels about their perpetual stupidity machines.
 
2017-10-03 06:56:46 PM  

EyeballKid: idrow: Contrabulous Flabtraption: It's just like Big Bang Theory - millions watch but are too embarrassed to admit they love consuming actual garbage.

Translation: What you watch is garbage if I don't like it.

You do understand different people like different things, right?  Or are you just being edgy?

And why is "Stop not liking what I like!" any different?


In this case you are precluding that any decent person could like it.
 
2017-10-03 06:59:46 PM  

Telos: runwiz: I like the show but I take it for what it is and not some great example of a divided America.  I always wonder how many deals really get done after all the due diligence and the contracts are drawn.  I also wonder how many are done but end in failure as they naturally like to tout the success stories.  the article claims the businesses have created 10,000 jobs since ST first aired.  That's fine, especially if you have one of those jobs, but in reality one big layoff, factory closing, or major bankruptcy costs that many jobs in one fell swoop.  They should consider a show on corporate mergers and watch the job losses.

I doubt too many outright fail... just being on the show has provided some products a big boost even if no deal was made. It's practically free advertising no matter what happens...


Of course, I'm pretty sure the fine print says they own 5% of your company no matter what happens just for being on the show.
 
2017-10-03 07:00:33 PM  
It is mindless and entertaining on a night when almost nothing else is on. Also, as someone who has tried to build a start-up and had to pitch to investors, it was a great lesson in what to do and what not to do. You could see how pitches are formulated etc. and what not to do. Company vs. product, proper protection and valuation etc. obviously not all there is to know about a good pitch obviously but it can help. It is also wish fulfillment. You see people building companies and becoming their own bosses. It is a fun, mindless reality tv show.
 
2017-10-03 07:01:12 PM  

Fano: Telos: runwiz: I like the show but I take it for what it is and not some great example of a divided America.  I always wonder how many deals really get done after all the due diligence and the contracts are drawn.  I also wonder how many are done but end in failure as they naturally like to tout the success stories.  the article claims the businesses have created 10,000 jobs since ST first aired.  That's fine, especially if you have one of those jobs, but in reality one big layoff, factory closing, or major bankruptcy costs that many jobs in one fell swoop.  They should consider a show on corporate mergers and watch the job losses.

I doubt too many outright fail... just being on the show has provided some products a big boost even if no deal was made. It's practically free advertising no matter what happens...

Of course, I'm pretty sure the fine print says they own 5% of your company no matter what happens just for being on the show.


That was true season 1. Mark Cuban made them drop that clause around season 2.
 
2017-10-03 07:12:23 PM  

idrow: Contrabulous Flabtraption: It's just like Big Bang Theory - millions watch but are too embarrassed to admit they love consuming actual garbage.

Translation: What you watch is garbage if I don't like it.

You do understand different people like different things, right?  Or are you just being edgy?


No, just stating a fact. It's scientifically provable that TBBT is trash.
 
2017-10-03 07:30:39 PM  
I just want to say that I'd bang Lori Greiner like a screen door in a hurricane while Mr Wonderful called me a cockroach.
 
2017-10-03 07:38:38 PM  
It's background noise until I remind myself to turn off the TV if i'm not watching it.
 
2017-10-03 07:39:01 PM  

greentea1985: It is mindless and entertaining on a night when almost nothing else is on. Also, as someone who has tried to build a start-up and had to pitch to investors, it was a great lesson in what to do and what not to do. You could see how pitches are formulated etc. and what not to do. Company vs. product, proper protection and valuation etc. obviously not all there is to know about a good pitch obviously but it can help. It is also wish fulfillment. You see people building companies and becoming their own bosses. It is a fun, mindless reality tv show.


Compared to the horrid shiat on your usual reality show where you watch scripted nastiness like Survivor or The Apprentice, SharK Tank is fine normal entertainment.

That Mattel show after it showed how bad they can be. That judge had zero rappor with the kids. And the kid judges were awful.
 
2017-10-03 09:55:13 PM  

Fano: greentea1985: It is mindless and entertaining on a night when almost nothing else is on. Also, as someone who has tried to build a start-up and had to pitch to investors, it was a great lesson in what to do and what not to do. You could see how pitches are formulated etc. and what not to do. Company vs. product, proper protection and valuation etc. obviously not all there is to know about a good pitch obviously but it can help. It is also wish fulfillment. You see people building companies and becoming their own bosses. It is a fun, mindless reality tv show.

Compared to the horrid shiat on your usual reality show where you watch scripted nastiness like Survivor or The Apprentice, SharK Tank is fine normal entertainment.


I dunno.  Shark Tank seems like the fakest of all of them.  The entire premise is BS.  I don't believe for one second that an entrepreneur is making a blind presentation to a group of investors, followed a rapid fire series of snappy zingers and criticisms and then a round of bidding.  I think everything is pre-screened and any deals are pre-made and the clever dialogoue is scripted.
 
2017-10-03 10:03:46 PM  

RandomAxe: I watched part of an episode once.

It's basically a really, really lame version of The Gong Show.

Edgy. Do try to not cut yourself upon that edge.
 
2017-10-03 10:08:14 PM  

BeesNuts: I simply can't handle the sound and visual design of these shows.  Everything is designed specifically to annoy me.

Here's a dutch angle with a hard zoom followed by an ominous musical cue and a fast-pan cut to Mark Cuban.  Commercial!  Tense piano opens to the same shot of Mark Cuban, will we resolve the artificially created tension now that we're back?  NO!  HARD cut to the lady who never buys anything.  She asks questions.  Music continues to be tense but light.  ZOOM CUT TO THE CONTESTANTS!  Deep gong sound!  They answer the questions.  Lady says she's out.  Cut to the three men obviously working together to undercut the contestant rather than themselves.  Music is upbeat.  An actual offer gets made.  Another gong.  CUT TO CONTESTANTS!  "I'd like more than that please."  Ominous music ensues.

It's the cheapest, most manipulative and classless kind of editing imaginable.

I'd rather watch mid 2000s trash like Flavor of Love.  At least then, the editors were lying to us and manipulating our emotions in the interest of long form story telling.

Shark Tank is like watching a show that was edited by a computer algorithm inside a server farm.


I have absolutely no idea what you do for a living, but I am absolutely sure you are perfectly suited to do it,
 
2017-10-03 10:14:43 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: TNel: Persnickety: Take it for what it is: a show like Pawn Stars where you learn about unusual items.  After the finding that one weird thing, wouldntyaknow the buyer has a buddy nearby who happens to be an expert on that sort of thing and can tell us all about it.  Doesn't really matter whether it's worth $50 or $5000.  The buyers are all drawing a paycheck from the show anyway.

Someone brings in a vintage old guitar... let me call my buddy that deals in buying old guitars because that wouldn't be the first person you went to but no I run straight to the pawn shop.

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This might nbe the most accurate description of Pawn Stars I've ever seen
 
2017-10-03 10:24:07 PM  

Persnickety: Fano: greentea1985: It is mindless and entertaining on a night when almost nothing else is on. Also, as someone who has tried to build a start-up and had to pitch to investors, it was a great lesson in what to do and what not to do. You could see how pitches are formulated etc. and what not to do. Company vs. product, proper protection and valuation etc. obviously not all there is to know about a good pitch obviously but it can help. It is also wish fulfillment. You see people building companies and becoming their own bosses. It is a fun, mindless reality tv show.

Compared to the horrid shiat on your usual reality show where you watch scripted nastiness like Survivor or The Apprentice, SharK Tank is fine normal entertainment.

I dunno.  Shark Tank seems like the fakest of all of them.  The entire premise is BS.  I don't believe for one second that an entrepreneur is making a blind presentation to a group of investors, followed a rapid fire series of snappy zingers and criticisms and then a round of bidding.  I think everything is pre-screened and any deals are pre-made and the clever dialogoue is scripted.


I went on the set on a tour last year- they're definitely screened and found by producers, but what they end up doing is editing hour-long pitches into about 15 minutes each, leaving in the parts that will play best on TV. A ton of the deals tend to fall through after due diligence.
 
2017-10-03 10:28:14 PM  
It's not even in the top 25.  How is it one of the most popular shows on television?
 
2017-10-03 10:37:32 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Persnickety: Fano: greentea1985: It is mindless and entertaining on a night when almost nothing else is on. Also, as someone who has tried to build a start-up and had to pitch to investors, it was a great lesson in what to do and what not to do. You could see how pitches are formulated etc. and what not to do. Company vs. product, proper protection and valuation etc. obviously not all there is to know about a good pitch obviously but it can help. It is also wish fulfillment. You see people building companies and becoming their own bosses. It is a fun, mindless reality tv show.

Compared to the horrid shiat on your usual reality show where you watch scripted nastiness like Survivor or The Apprentice, SharK Tank is fine normal entertainment.

I dunno.  Shark Tank seems like the fakest of all of them.  The entire premise is BS.  I don't believe for one second that an entrepreneur is making a blind presentation to a group of investors, followed a rapid fire series of snappy zingers and criticisms and then a round of bidding.  I think everything is pre-screened and any deals are pre-made and the clever dialogoue is scripted.

I went on the set on a tour last year- they're definitely screened and found by producers, but what they end up doing is editing hour-long pitches into about 15 minutes each, leaving in the parts that will play best on TV. A ton of the deals tend to fall through after due diligence.


Yeah, the magic of editing surely makes it look like they only ask certain questions when the presenter is going to fall apart.

I like that Shark Tank is a bunch of short segments. I can't stand the reality shows where it's all about group nastiness over a season, where everyone tries to outdo each other and all time in biatchiness and such. Like all the devil spawn of The Real World, etc.

At least with Shark Tank you can see "oh, this seems to be a legit good idea, let's see if they also have any real sales or marketing plan or etc etc." The most I want to shout at the tv is when someone has a mediocre product or execution and one of the sharks are offering a pretty good deal and the person suddenly starts hesitating, or trying to negotiate with a shark that is "out."

"Mr. Wonderful" is my least favorite and interesting because he tends to just barge into other deals or talking over, and thus blowing deals the presenter was working with someone else. I understand some elements are staged and I'm sure there's some collusion in the bargaining process but when he starts bellowing and the presenter begins to overcome his objections and the other shark says "I'm out" it's pretty annoying.

They seem to have SOMETHING figured out on that show, because no one seems to have made a worthwhile knockoff, and it's such an easy formula to replicate, the best they could come up with was the show with the bad inventors and Steve Harvey or Sinbad or whoever.
 
2017-10-03 11:18:32 PM  
 As a small business guy and entrepreneurial dreamer I have binged on it a time or two on YouTube while puttering around the house.  Got into it for a while, went so far as to try and research how the show actually worked after the fact.  There are far worse shows to waste your time on, this one at least has an undercurrent of "follow your dreams" BS  that isn't entirely unneeded these days.  They certainly have the formula down pat: moron/whack job/good idea/crying wife/Sharkfight/where are they now?/hey, our left handed toilet seat comes in Mavs colors!/etc.
 TV junk food, to be sure, but  halfway interesting nonetheless.
/also agree with Lori/screen door comment above
 
2017-10-04 12:33:08 AM  
Scanned article and stopped reading when it was described as reality television. I have a standing order. I will kill everyone I know and myself before I will watch one minute of any reality television show ever.
 
2017-10-04 12:38:00 AM  

The Silver Mullet: Gubbo: I'm very fond of the people who come on the show with no patents. And just expect these business people, not to mention the general public, not to just flat out steal their product/idea.

In Canada we have Dragon's Den (same show and some of the same cast). There was an awesome episode where some women came in pitching their all-female mechanics business. They called it 'Ms. Lube'. They pitched it to Jim Treliving, who is the owner of the Mr. Lube franchise chain. They hilariously thought they could ride his coattails to fame and fortune. After each of the Dragons utterly destroyed the women for their stupidity they came to Jim for his thoughts. He said he couldn't comment and they'd be hearing from his lawyers post-haste. /csb.


Do you know where there is a video of this pitch?
 
2017-10-04 01:05:49 AM  

BeesNuts: I simply can't handle the sound and visual design of these shows.  Everything is designed specifically to annoy me.

Here's a dutch angle with a hard zoom followed by an ominous musical cue and a fast-pan cut to Mark Cuban.  Commercial!  Tense piano opens to the same shot of Mark Cuban, will we resolve the artificially created tension now that we're back?  NO!  HARD cut to the lady who never buys anything.  She asks questions.  Music continues to be tense but light.  ZOOM CUT TO THE CONTESTANTS!  Deep gong sound!  They answer the questions.  Lady says she's out.  Cut to the three men obviously working together to undercut the contestant rather than themselves.  Music is upbeat.  An actual offer gets made.  Another gong.  CUT TO CONTESTANTS!  "I'd like more than that please."  Ominous music ensues.

It's the cheapest, most manipulative and classless kind of editing imaginable.

I'd rather watch mid 2000s trash like Flavor of Love.  At least then, the editors were lying to us and manipulating our emotions in the interest of long form story telling.

Shark Tank is like watching a show that was edited by a computer algorithm inside a server farm.


So Mark said no?
 
2017-10-04 02:28:08 AM  
For those like me who had no idea this was a stupid show and were expecting an actual shark tank, enjoy:

Shark Tank Breaks In Mall
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2017-10-04 03:19:59 AM  

Persnickety: styckx: HotWingConspiracy: It's storage wars, but instead of cruddy storage lockers people are bidding on the ideas and livelihoods of people that hit that right note of hapless and greedy.

Unlike Storage Wars producers don't hide fake rating grabbing items in the Shark Tank.

No, but I do get the feeling that everything is very scripted and that any and all deals have been decided on before the cameras start rolling.  The "bidding" on shark tank is probably as real as the bidding on Storage Wars.  I would imagine that there's also a team of writers coming up with the zingers the sharks use to put the hopeful inventors in their place.


Can't stand Storage Wars.. A whole garage of shiat and magically everyone finds that ONE item that is worth thousands.

Take it for what it is: a show like Pawn Stars where you learn about unusual items.  After the finding that one weird thing, wouldntyaknow the buyer has a buddy nearby who happens to be an expert on that sort of thing and can tell us all about it.  Doesn't really matter whether it's worth $50 or $5000.  The buyers are all drawing a paycheck from the show anyway.

In other news: The American Pickers aren't making a living by driving three days and nights to nowheresville USA in order to make a $600 profit on all of four items.


Pawn shop shows are basically Antiques Roadshow for manly men who are afraid their manly male friends would call them gay.
 
2017-10-04 04:51:16 AM  
Yet they rejected my idea for a show where people are half submerged in water and forcefed milk and honey. Whoever produces the most bubbles without befouling the water is the winner.

I call it Shart Tank.
 
2017-10-04 06:02:33 AM  
Meh.  I like The Profit but even that show had some obviously scripted drama.
 
2017-10-04 07:19:37 AM  
There's only so many times a man can stand getting a squash onesie pitch before he's had enough.
 
2017-10-04 09:36:37 AM  

Fano: Yeah, the magic of editing surely makes it look like they only ask certain questions when the presenter is going to fall apart.

I like that Shark Tank is a bunch of short segments. I can't stand the reality shows where it's all about group nastiness over a season, where everyone tries to outdo each other and all time in biatchiness and such. Like all the devil spawn of The Real World, etc.


Again, I put Shark Tank in the same category as Storage Wars, Pawn Stars and American Pickers.  It's a "Hey Look At This Cool shiat" kind of show.  Shark Tank's niche is that it shows you new shiat instead of old shiat.  Everything else about the show that isn't showing us their shiat is 100% Grade A bovine excrement - just like those other shows.  The round of criticizing the inventors' business plans followed by the melodramatic round of bidding is all just nonsense filler.


They seem to have SOMETHING figured out on that show, because no one seems to have made a worthwhile knockoff, and it's such an easy formula to replicate, the best they could come up with was the show with the bad inventors and Steve Harvey or Sinbad or whoever

That's because the show itself is a knockoff of other "Hey Look At This Cool shiat" kind of shows combined with the American Idol/Miss America/Roman gladiatorial games genre wherein oh-so-serious judges/caesers get to give thumbs up/down and proclaim winners and losers for the masses.

/are you not entertained?
 
2017-10-04 10:56:53 AM  
I like Shark tank. I farking hate Barbara Corcoran though. And that GoPro douche.
 
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