I don’t really get out into the real world much. I did for a few minutes this evening and caught a glimpse of this TV show called “Hole in the Wall”
At first I thought it was something a FOX CEO dreamed up while sticking his _________ in a __________ (kind of like Alec Baldwin inspiration on 30 Rock, but worse), but then I discovered that the show has actually been airing in Japan/UK/etc for some time now.
Apparently Hole in the Wall is a big phenomenon, and with a catch phrase like “face the hole!” I mean why the hell not, eh?
The announcer explains to you at the start of each episode that the game is great because it’s so simple.
Hmmmm…. like Go Fish?
The American version appeared to be very American, with a team called “Hometown Hotties” and the opposing team called “Gyrating Gents”… wow.
It looks like the American version is working on sex appeal (the female ex-model floor hostess turned to a female contestant and proclaimed “you’re even sexier when your wet!”), while the Japanese version seems to be more focused on good old slapstick humor:
I don’t get British entertainment so I can’t tell you what that version of Hole in the Wall is like.
I bet HITW is going to reverse the econo-depression.
Also, I’m pitching an idea to the CBC for the Canadian TV Show “Hole in the Igloo” – where Igloos with missing ice blocks come towards you, and if you don’t make it through them you get pushed into the arctic ocean and chased by starving polar bears.
If CBC doesn’t pick it up, I’m thinking about making a casting video submission for Hole in the Wall. My life would be more complete if I got to spend a night on national television.
Might model my video after this guy’s submission for Survivor. I imagine he made it onto on the show:
I just want to be part of an intellectual, phenomenal, entertaining show that gives me the chance to win taxable money and make my national television debut.