PBS Reminds Us How Ridiculous Reality TV Has Become

As part of a promotion for its 50-year anniversary, New York’s PBS station has launched a new ad campaign reminding the public just how over-the-top non-PBS reality TV is. A series of subway posters feature promos for fake shows and (amazing) taglines including: The Dillionaire: Life’s a Pickle, Bayou Eskimos: Their life is headed south, Knitting Wars: It’s sew on and, our favorite, Married to a Mime: She’s got plenty to say. The posters also carry the line “The fact you thought this was a real show say a lot about the state of TV.” Yeah PBS, the state of how awesome it is …

3 Comments

esther.aspling

Um, isn't Eskimo a derogatory term? I would think that even while trying to be funny PBS would catch that one.

http://forthisisthetime.com/

blakecallen

I'm gonna be completely honest, I've never really watched PBS programming, however this piques my interest. I'm gonna have to at least checkout their site and programming now.

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cjparenzini

Oh PBS, how I have come to love thee. If only you would cast me on "Mr. Selridge"... and @Esther, I wondered the same thing but I found out it really depends on the native you talk to and which country you use the word... this article/post helps explain it. In any case I LOVE the use of humor. Bravo. Or rather, "Thank goodness you are NOT Bravo". http://askville.amazon.com/Eskimo-considered-pejorative/AnswerViewer.do?...

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