The TV Challenge continues…
Talk Shows. Do you watch daytime talk TV? If so, do you prefer the calm shows like Oprah or the wilder side like Jerry Springer?
It’s been a long time since I’ve watched daytime talk TV. I have this other thing that I do during the day called working.
I must say that I’d prefer to watch a thoughtful and calm discussion of a topic than a slap fight over cheated on who first. That sort of show isn’t much different than pro wrestling: Someone calls someone else out, that person makes a grand entrance to much booing, heated words are exchanged, fists are swung. Suddenly a third player barges in from offstage, and clobbers one or both of the others with a folding chair, to the gasps of a shocked audience. Who, really, is expecting to be shocked. Just about the only thing that tabloid talk TV doesn’t have that pro wrestling does is the beefcake.
Which daytime talk TV show would you like to be on? What would the topic be?
I wouldn’t really want to be on TV, but I suppose I’d prefer to go on a The View type show, with a subject of “Tell us about your fascinating new book,” And then I’d say something like, “I invented the hyperdrive engine while trying to hang a poster of Back to the Future in my bathroom. I slipped on a patch of sunscreen, and when I awoke, I had a vision of what I at first thought was a new form of waffle iron.”
Or something like that.