Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Same Name As A Rapist

There's this new show called "Same Name". I don't think that it would be classified as a game show, but I don't know exactly what genre I'd put this disaster in. The premise is simple. Someone with the same name as a "celebrity" switches places with that celebrity. I don't know if we're supposed to expect shenanigans or what. I also don't know if we're supposed to be surprised that two people, even those with the same name, have incredibly different lives. Pretty much, the lower that you keep your expectations for this show, the better.

Now, I missed the first episode. It apparently involved a couple of David Hasselhoffs. I wonder if the non-celebrity David Hasselhoff had to go to celebrity David Hasselhoff's house, get rip-roarin' drunk, strip to the waist and attempt to eat a cheeseburger whilst lying prone on the floor while a fifteen year old films him and reminds him that his job doesn't want him to drink. It really seems like the most logical path to take. But here's where I realized that this whole idea can kind of take a rather weird turn.

The second episode involved a couple of Mike Tysons. The one poor Mike Tyson was some sort of a nurse who had to go and box. The other poor Mike Tyson was Mike Tyson. He had to go and be with other Mike Tyson's wife and kids. And that's when I started thinking.... Wait a minute. Mike Tyson is a convicted rapist. (Full disclosure: I think that Mike Tyson got a raw deal when he was convicted of rape and sent to prison for three years. But that doesn't change the fact that he is a convicted rapist, right? Right. Let's continue.)

So let me get this straight. This woman is supposed to be OK with a convicted rapist (and well-known ear biter) sleeping in her house with her and her two children? While her husband is...somewhere else? What the hell kind of a show is
that?! (Don't touch that dial! Coming up next...Live With A Rapist!) Who else are they going to swap lives with? Charles Manson? Casey Anthony? Michael Vick?! Where does it end?!

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