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(Salon)   Viewers are pissed that FOX tricked them into watching an extra episode of "Joe Millionaire." Angry fans swear they won't watch the final episode. No, really   ( divider line
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23126 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Feb 2003 at 12:16 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-02-13 12:49:43 PM  
Nabb1 --- Too skewed? Which part -- the fact that he slept with his mother, or the fact that he was so traumatized as a child that he could only get to sleep inside a cardboard box with a hole cut into it so he could see the TV? Doesn't seem skewed to me at all! :)

He's married to a cute lil' Dixie Chick now, the lucky bastard.
2003-02-13 12:49:48 PM  
What do you think of the date recaps with Sara? Where FOX put subtitles on the screen (when they snuck off in the yard)...

(Slurp) Ahhh (Slurp) Ohhh (Gulp)

How 'bout them apples...
2003-02-13 12:49:55 PM  
How this chick even got on the show is completely beyond me...a stupid, unable to cook, smoking CSR? That looks like this?

2003-02-13 12:50:19 PM  
Anyone who would watch this piece-of-shiat-of-a-show has no reason to complain.
2003-02-13 12:50:25 PM  
Fox a man's network. Here are the rules of Fox:
Funny, #3 seems to be the most popular.

FLA, you're too good for him.
2003-02-13 12:50:58 PM  
2003-02-13 12:51:47 PM  
Diogenes..."dumber than a sack of hammers"...LOL...nice "Oh Brother" ref.
2003-02-13 12:52:01 PM  
1. He picks Zora. A local radio show called her Mother and congratulated her on her new famous son in law. She said "Thank you very much." "We're all really happy."
...and then caught herself and tried to deny she said it.

2. The joke is on America. This idiot is going to pick the girl, then tell her he's broke. Then fox is going to give him $1 million, so he's actually a millionaire.
2003-02-13 12:52:32 PM  
That woulnd't suprise me about Zora. She seems too cool to be on the show.
2003-02-13 12:52:36 PM  
this show is still on? Maybe I'll watch the last episode.. I want to see how those girls cover up their dissapointment.
2003-02-13 12:52:42 PM  
Well, yes, CaptainBuggernuts. And the DVD's for us USA people might finally be coming out. But it's sad to see the brilliant creativity of that show stifled. Twice.
2003-02-13 12:52:52 PM  
To all the people saying theres no reason to complain...

the show isnt the issue, just pretend its your show..

if this sunday, the simpsons is a repeat, instead of the much advertised 300th new episode... wouldnt you be a little pissed?

The say we have a "contract" to watch the commercials along with the tv show. At least thats why the tv execs dont like tivos. This is kind of just the opposite. I watched their commercials, and didnt get what i was promised.

So ill get mine by stealing some music from a fox label.
wil [TotalFark]
2003-02-13 12:53:02 PM  
"You're watching FOX!"

"We are all watching FOX."

2003-02-13 12:53:05 PM  
I like Maveno, she's a fiesty one.
2003-02-13 12:53:35 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

I guess viewers need to go another week not knowing who Joe Millionare's real father is.
2003-02-13 12:53:52 PM  
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2003-02-13 12:53:54 PM  
Wifey kinda thought he was cute too. She asked me if I thought he was handsome and I said, "no honey, I'm a dude." I then pointed out that he walks with his head sort of down and stuck way out like he's walking under a limbo stick that is only like an inch shorter than him. She thought that looked wierd and now she doesn't think he's as handsome.

I mean, that exchange would have occured if wifey and I weren't way too sophisticated to watch the show.
2003-02-13 12:54:08 PM  
1) Fark Fox. Shows they cancelled:
- Profit
- Action
- Family Guy
- Futurama
- Firefly
- Andy Richter Controls The Universe
After the last two, I'm NEVER going to watch Fox again. There's no point is getting excited about good programming that will be cancelled for another crappy reality show.

2) "Joe Millionaire" would only have meant something if Joe was pug ugly.
2003-02-13 12:54:12 PM  
Its really sad to think that so many people get suckered into watching these stupid shows... I mean what is so appealing about watching a bunch of dirty people on a beach eating cockroaches or a bunch of stupid bimbos who just want a rich man so they go on these marry a millionaire shows... i mean come on guys.. get a life... this is beyond crap
2003-02-13 12:54:21 PM  
02-13-03 12:53:02 PM Wil
"You're watching FOX!"

"We are all watching FOX."


So this is what you're doing with your spare time now that you're not updating your site!
2003-02-13 12:55:14 PM  
Why does this sound more like [image from too old to be available] than real news?
2003-02-13 12:55:28 PM  
I miss firefly hard :(
2003-02-13 12:55:34 PM  
Hey Wil --- just curious. did they contact you for that "Surreal Life" show?
2003-02-13 12:55:53 PM  
Superoogie: Was that andy richter show funny?
2003-02-13 12:56:38 PM  
You know, if the South Park similarities continue, wouldn't that mean that one of the women is a hermaphrodite? If it's the one that opened her heart and throat to him, is he going to be freaked out? What a homophobe.
2003-02-13 12:56:43 PM  
"It will be a while before I put my trust back into Fox."

Hahahahaha *wipes tear*
2003-02-13 12:56:47 PM  
Sounds like they got some of the "talent" from Fox News to do their marketing. (Yo! O'Rielly! Spin on this, honkus!)

Fox is sush the incredibly weak thing to waste your time on. Fark is a much better way to waste time.
2003-02-13 12:57:01 PM  
Being in England, I have never watched Fox. Ever.

2003-02-13 12:57:30 PM  
Superoogie, don't forget the Cricket... I mean, the Critic. That show was awesome.

It stinks, it stinks, it stinks
Yes... Eeeverything stinks

BTW... Fark Joe Millionaire. It's a disgusting concept.
2003-02-13 12:58:23 PM  
I told you Wil would keep farking. Most of us try to walk away from this. But it pulls us back in.
2003-02-13 12:58:37 PM  
Theater is life.
Film is art.
Television is furniture.
2003-02-13 12:59:01 PM  
Andy Richter was and still is (I think) very good.

I honestly think that the no-studio-audience, no-laugh-track shows suffer because people don't know when something funny happened without it.
2003-02-13 12:59:07 PM  
Let the games begin !

2003-02-13 12:59:27 PM  

I could not agree with you more. Futarama and ARCTU particularly. Anyway, if you're interested in the full first season of the latter on disc (bootleg), drop me a line.
2003-02-13 12:59:31 PM  
Skinink- now THAT was funny!
2003-02-13 01:00:07 PM  

so does Buffy and Angel which are by the same dude
2003-02-13 01:00:29 PM  
02-13-03 12:54:12 PM SuzeQ320
Its really sad to think that so many people get suckered into watching these stupid shows... I mean what is so appealing about watching a bunch of dirty people on a beach eating cockroaches or a bunch of stupid bimbos who just want a rich man so they go on these marry a millionaire shows... i mean come on guys.. get a life... this is beyond crap

What do you suggest I do? I've just painted the last room in the house, I cook dinner every night, I'm in love, the house is sparkling clean, I work 9 to 5/40 hours a week and I like watching t.v. when the "day is done". There's NOTHING else on. Honestly. Nothing. I watch a lot of our local public broadcasting station because it's stupid and funny.
not to mention I crank call them and laugh my ass off
2003-02-13 01:01:33 PM  
It was easily the best sitcom on TV, and the only one I watched anymore.
2003-02-13 01:01:36 PM  
The fact that these people are outraged is hilarious. I can't believe they're surprised that Fox pulled a swerve. The last episode is probably going to be the biggest lie of all, when everyone turns to the camera and says "gotcha!" and they realize they just wasted however many hours of their lives watching a show that was just a set-up, not for the girls, but for the audience.
2003-02-13 01:01:51 PM  

Whenever I'm bored I drink... the time disappears.
2003-02-13 01:02:30 PM  

Second season of ARCTU to follow on disc as well. Write me if you want it. (Anybody at all.)
2003-02-13 01:03:37 PM  

try to not let the trolls get to you so bad. They talk smack, and you rise to the bait and get defensive.

as for the problem of nothing being on, here's what worked for me: turn it off.
2003-02-13 01:03:59 PM  
Speaking of that, LawTalkingGuy, did you ever watch Sports Night? I seem to remember that a few episodes of it had a studio audience/laugh track and some didn't. Anyone else? I distinctly remember thinking that it was a horrible idea to have an audience for that show.
2003-02-13 01:04:13 PM  
I'd like to know what all you noble ones do with your spare time since watching television is obviously only for couched morons. Come on, spill.
2003-02-13 01:04:18 PM  
NyQuiLlama LOL How funny, I forgot to add that. Yes, I do too.

It's nice to do whatever I want.
2003-02-13 01:04:45 PM  
Attention Salon-
Please crawl under my house and die
2003-02-13 01:06:24 PM  
I never watched many reality shows until very recently. We just bought a house and decided not to get cable. So after a long day of remodling the kitchen, painting, hanging doors, etc. when I'm too tired to even read, watching some goofy guy lie and lament to a bunch of moron women looking for a free ride sounds pretty good.

I even caught an episode of the Surreal Life before we moved and found it funny, oh except for any scene involving Corey Feldman, which just made me want to hit him in the face with a frying pan full of greasy animal parts.
2003-02-13 01:07:15 PM  
Exick -

If Andy Kauffman were a TV exec, your idea would've happened years ago! The 'ultimate reality' show where the viewing audience is the brunt of the joke in the end.

Some people are too hip for the room and its a shame that it goes over the head of 90% of amoricans.
2003-02-13 01:07:19 PM  
Exick I think Comedy Central added the laugh track when they first picked it up. Made the show awkward, IMO. Good show though.
2003-02-13 01:07:20 PM  
Maveon -

i watch a lot of TV too. i've somehow managed to avoid JM.
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