Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Sign Me Up

How can these Reality TV spinoffs not exist already?

Instead of 'The Biggest Loser' ... 'The Not So Big Loser' featuring people who have less than 25 pounds to lose. Or better yet a special edition for folks like me who just want to get our ass kicked by Jillian for a little bit!


Instead of 'Wife Swap' ... 'Spouse Swap' (no kids needed) where you trade places with your own spouse for a week and finally see what they are complaining about!


Instead of 'Extreme Home Makeover' ... 'Simple Home Improvements' this is the show that comes in and finishes all the small tasks that were so easy to do you put them off.... indefinitely... like hang your storm doors, paint your kid's bedroom, replace the switch plates you removed for that "simple" electric work you did.


Sure maybe the finales of these shows would be less dramatic for the viewers but not for the participants! Think of the stress it would relieve to have all those little unfinished household projects tackled! That last stubborn 10 pounds obliterated! Your spouse finally appreciate what you do all day!

28 comments:

Bi0nicw0man said...

haha, see you could be a reality TV millionaire...go find an agent. Now.

Canada has a show called The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp. It's exactly for people that have already lost some weight but need that last big kick in the pants to lose those last nagging 10 or so pounds. Pretty good. They also did a version with the same trainers called Bulging Brides for women that needed to lose the last few pounds to fit into their wedding dresses. (Actually the first woman on the Brides one was a gal from the Canadian WW chat boards!)

Shirls said...

I love it! sign me up for #1 and #3please :0)

Feener said...

ok, i am 100% serious that i have a reality show in mind and what to write up a plan and send it somewhere. hubby's friend is an reality show writer...i think they should have moms who want to get in shape compete in a spring triathlon. they pick one from each state and you get a trainer....then you all compete and see who wins.

they did have a show about swapping with hubby. i forget what it was called...mr. mom or something. hubby's friend worked on it. the wife had to do his job for a day - but then she got a vaca, and the hubby had to be the mom for a week, he competed against other dad's and they were graded on money, time, nutrition. it wasn't that good.

Mrs. Furious said...

Feener,
yes I remember that show now... I still would want to actually swap with Mr F for the whole time since just taking over 24hours a day isn't fair for the guy either. Plus I would like to know if taking out the trash, walking the dog, etc is really that time consuming or not ;)
Triathlon show... do it... you should definitely write that up.



bi0nicw0man,
The Last 10 Pounds!?! See that is what I am talking about. Why can't we have that here!?



Shrils,
Wouldn't it be great to go live on the BL ranch and get trained w/o any outside interference?! Even if it was just for 2 weeks... what an amazing kick in the pants that would be!

Deb said...

Don't forget "The Turtle Dove". Not as extreme as "The Swan", it's the makeover show for women who can't spare six months away from their families and only get a long weekend.

Mrs. Furious said...

Deb,
for some reason the name 'Turtle Doves" cracks me up... I can't stop laughing about it. But yeah.. sign me up for that one too (especially if it includes some free plastic surgery!)

Robin said...

You know I am all about the Not so Biggest Loser. Give me a few weeks away from kids, husband, and housework, with Jillian or Bob as a trainer and no distractions. I would be ripped. That would be incredible.

Danielle said...

OK, you know husbands all over are NOT going to allow #2 to happen...because then their wives/spouses would find out that most of them don't do crap all day! :)

Mr Furious said...

#1--I NEED this.

#2--LOL. What? We both blog all day...

[ducks]

The funny thing is, some of what is killing you probably wouldn't bother me too much (ie: sleeping with Baby). If there was a way to do it, I would, because I think you deserve a break...

#3--What are you trying to say?

Rickey Henderson said...

'Simple Home Improvements' is definitely up Rickey's alley. Those stubbon shower tiles in the Henderson household have been demmanding a scrubbing for some time now...

Nutmeg said...

I need number 3 bad.

Torey said...

I'm curious about this new show on TLC called the "Secret Lives of Soccer Moms" where they take a "soccer mom" and "give her career back to her". I haven't watched it, but I'm already offended by the idea that these women are missing out on something because they're GASP taking care of their families!

I have nothing against working moms (heck, I am one part time!) but it's a choice that women make, either for finances or for self satisfaction. If women choose to stay home, that is their choice!!!! No one is forcing them!

Off my soapbox now.

Robin said...

Torey-
I am glad to hear you are also offended by that show. I saw the commercial and was pissed. They make it out like "we are going to show you what you are missing out on." Ugh.

Mrs. Furious said...

Robin,
I'm really surprised they haven't done this yet. We can hope and pray that they will!



Danielle,
LOL. Although I do kind of want to know what Mr F's day is like... it might piss me off... but maybe I'd be surprised too (doubt it).



Rickey,
Mr F NEVER cleans the shower/bathtub.... claiming that with his glasses off (in the shower) he can't tell if it is dirty so he never thinks to do it since he can't see the mildew, etc taking over the grout. That seems to be a very convenient excuse... but it has been working for him for the last several years ;)



Torey,
I haven't seen the previews for that. Interesting. You know Mrs F would not be down with that!

Heather said...

I'm in between frantic meetings but wanted to tell you I almost spit my taco salad out when I read this! Freaking hilarious! I'm all about #1, post-baby.

Mrs. Furious said...

Heather,
post-baby you are going to be all about ALL of them ;)

Kelly O said...

How about "What Not To Wear Castoff" - for people that know how to dress but just want to get the $5000 VISA to shop with? PLEASE, PURTY PLEASE??

Mrs. Furious said...

Kelly,
Sadly I still qualify for the original! ;)

Sherry/Shay said...

My good friend and her sister recently went to the Biggest Loser audition in Oklahoma City. They're both pretty big girls, at least 220+. I could lose some lbs, but I am not overweight by no means. I was trying to ask my friend if there were people there that were my size that was wasting their time and others audition time. What came out of my mouth was this: Are there fat people there? insert foot in mouth

Mrs. Furious said...

Sherry,
OOPS! ;) That is too funny!

Cara said...

hahha I love these ideas!!!

How about getting college grads to grow up and start to decorate their home, perhaps even get standard things in their house like couches, and kitchen tables. hahaha.

michelline said...

'Simple Home Improvements'

I am SO signing up for this one. Let's see... french doors unpainted since they were installed in 2003. Kitchen tile - the last room left. Carpet cleaning.

ok. Where do I sign up? How about we just combine that with a show called House Swap and we go finish each other's simple things?

emmyjw said...

Oh the last 10# and home improvements are the winners here! We have so many half done projects it is just ridiculous. I have also decided I could start my own funniest/strangest video show if I took a camera on my home visits. This weekend I had a man who could seriously be a character on MAD TV, he was going on about why he needs to go out the house, the police who were also there because his sister called them to try and keep him from leaving the house in light of his mild dementia ,asked if was going out to see his girlfriend to which he replied " I just might!"and another man who had a huge cage in his living room to house his very large,fat pet racoon named...you guessed it Rocky.

Mrs. Furious said...

Cara,
Are you trying to say you don't have a kitchen table or a couch? ;)


Emmy,
I actually think people would watch the home visits show... they could run it on A&E much like "Intervention".


Michelline,
I'm with you on the home improvements. It seems anything we do around here gets left at about 90% completion!

Cara said...

We finally got a couch (moved up from a fouton!!) just a few months ago. No kitchen table though... it wouldn't fit in the tiny apartment anyway. Well maybe if I kicked out my desk I never use.... haha.

I am hoping my next place (which I should be moving into in May or June) will have room for it and we can find a table. I feel so pathetic when I invite friends over to eat and make them sit on the couch. hahaha.

Mrs. Furious said...

Cara,
" I feel so pathetic when I invite friends over to eat and make them sit on the couch."
LOL

MommyTime said...

Ok, this is brilliant. I want them all. Please. :)

Mrs. Furious said...

MT,
If only they could find a way to roll all of these elements into one show...

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