Monday, January 29, 2007

A Cut Above

It's no secret that I love American Idol.

There is something mesmerizing about watching people throw themselves at the mercy of the judges and be voted off one by one.

And since I am a slave to the TV fingers uncontrollably clicking away (yes, I'm the equivalent of a husband and I actually arm wrestle for the remote)...I have discovered that A.I. is just part of a trend that has, quite frankly, gotten out of hand:

...the preponderance of shows where people compete, are judged, and then kicked off.

Of course there are shows like Top Model, Top Chef, Project Runway, and Survivor. There is even a show that allows America to pick the 2 stars of a Broadway production of Grease...yikes, a bit risky.

And then, just the other night, while flipping around the dial, we stumbled on a show called the TEASE...a hair styling competition where stylists strut their "haircutting stuff", are judged, and tossed out like an old pair of clippers.

The host of the show is Lisa Rinna, of Melrose Place and Dancing with the Stars (oops, there’s another one I forgot about) fame. Mind you, Lisa has the greatest short haircut in all of show-biz and has earned the right to host this distinguished show.

Mr. Cruisin and I just couldn’t believe how far this whole “compete, get judged and ripped apart, and then tossed out like a baby with bathwater” thing has gone.
What could possibly be next, you ask? Well, start looking for it, cause it’s coming soon.

A CUT ABOVE! America’s Next Top Mohel.

Mohel’s will compete before a panel of three judges: A surly British Rabbi, Joan Rivers, and of course, Paula Abdul. (Paula has agreed to share whatever’s in her Coke cup with the contestant).

Here’s a preview of what the competition will look like…Enjoy!

And to the winner, whoever he may be…Mazel Tov!


Jewish Smörgåsbord said...

I agree these shows got a bit out of hand. I only watch Survivor, the apprentice (which you didn´t mention) American Idol and Project Runway (which has an equivalent show in Britain called Project Catwalk), ok ok I do watch a lot of them I admit, but they are fun to watch :)

torontopearl said...

Randi, this is brilliant! Make sure that Jake will see it...A CUT ABOVE: AMERICA'S TOP MOHEL sounds like something he'd come up with. (did he?? just kidding!!)

See...didn't I tell you the wait for inspiration and the post would be worth it?

Ezzie said...

LOL - That was great!!! :)

Wendy said...

I watch some, I admit. My guys all love cooking - so Top Chef is on our menu! But the language got so bad that we had to start censoring... Yikes!

Fun post. Thanks!

kasamba said...

That was too hysterical!!!!

marallyn ben moshe said...

haha you are good girl...very very good...laughed like is so intoxicating...alas i too am hooked on american idol/survivor/the monster house/and one idiotic israeli soap...ha shir shelanu...four years i am watching this program and am hooked...i got weaned from the young and the restless when i was working and couldn't get home in time to see it...sigh...remember the good old days when we went outside to play ball or just chat with our neighbours on the next stoop??? great post...stay safe

Claire said...

Heheh. I love these kinds of shows also - they are far too addictive though!


Stacey said...

Uhh, I am not a TV watcher so I have no clue about any of this. I just wanted to say "hi" and see how you're doing...because...well, because...I just miss you!

cheated are the clouds said...

Hi cruisin, finally back on line, I don't watch all the reality shows but my grandaughter tries to get me to watch top model with her, she pretends she is a model and struts her stuff all over the place, I don't really understand the reality craze but I would love to see you and mr crusin arm wrestling, I bet you let him win sometimes right

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