Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Reality Show Pitch


So, I’ve still been clinging to the conjecture that I’ve got a multi-million dollar scheme hidden somewhere in my expansive brain, and I think I may be onto something with my latest idea. With the latest craze in competitive, reality television, I’ve designed a form of entertainment the likes of which has never been seen before.

I intend to start off with a few strapping young lads and robust lassies. With the promise of a large sum of cash such as $40 and maybe an Applebee’s gift card or something, I aim to pin these adolescence against each other in a match of strength and wits. The competition will be based off a bracket system where contestants will compete against one another head to head. The loser is eliminated from the show, and the victor continues onward.

The setting will be a circular arena with stadium seating all around, and the center consisting of a sandy pit. The contestants will have an array of weapons and armor to equip themselves with such as maces, long swords, and frying pans. Essentially, the premise of the show is to throw the contestants in the arena two at a time to battle against one another.
Yeah, kinda like that.
With America’s insatiable appetite for competition and permanently damaging consequences, reality television as been increasingly becoming more brutal, bloody, and aggressive. I say we skip the steady progression and jetpack to the peak we’re destined to attain. I’m talking about full, unadulterated violence with lasting consequences. These contestants won’t only be fighting for their lives, but also for the chance to gain their freedom along with like 40 bucks and an Applebee’s gift card or something.

Now, of course I’ll implement some additional aspects to the competition. Say a competitor is cut down but still breathing; with the motion of a thumb, the audience will be able to vote on the fate of the loser. I’m just throwing something out there, but let’s say that thumbs up means the loser lives and thumbs down means, the loser is decapitated.

For the sake of entertainment, I’ll also have surprise guests visit the center ring such as a malnourished herd of tigers or a pissed off Italian deli shop owner. These guests won’t have a shot at the $40 and Applebee’s gift card or something, but they will provide an additional obstacle for the two contestants duking it out.
I know this idea seems risky, but given the chance, I believe it can work its way to the most viewed program in America. How can such an original idea that has never been done before fail?

14 comments:

  1. You'll need a central figure like Donald Trump or Alan Sugar for everyone to bounce off of and to influence decisions. To make the show a bit more highbrow, how about calling him "Julius"?

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    1. I like where your head's at. Maybe he can overrule the audience vote if he so chooses. Then, he can wear a laurel leaf crown to signify his innocence in the decision.

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  2. That would be great! And America loves corporate sponsorship, especially when it's put into the show!

    "This beheading of a 10 year old girl is brought to you by Applebee's. Eatin' good in the neighborhood!"

    *CHOP*

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    1. Brilliant! And, the weapons can be donated by a sponsers such as Lowe's Home Goods and The Christmas Tree Shoppe to save the show money.

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  3. Sounds good to me, I'd watch it.

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    1. Excellent! I know it'll be a hit.

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  4. Okay, okay...hasn't this been done before, ya know gladiators in Roman time, lions vs Christians...I smell remake. Good try though. I especially like the frying pans as weapons. The robust lassies will be proficient with them I'm sure.

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    1. I haven't heard of anything like that happening before. But, yes I believe those frying pans will look nothing less than deadly in the hands of these robust women.

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  5. "Robust lassies." I suddenly had an image of a collie saving Timmy from a well. :P

    And frying pans as weapons? Will you also equip the contestants with rolling pins, too! :D

    -Barb the French Bean

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    1. Rolling pins will most likely be an option depending on what sponsors decide to donate. There can very well be spatulas and wooden spoons also.

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  6. You could include people on horses throwing spears at the contestants, each time they dodge one another animal would be let into the arena. The gift card or something needs to be earned, don't just give it away! :)

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    1. That is a great idea! Applebee's just updated their menu so this will make the reward even more covetted.

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  7. oh i love it! i'd bring a foam finger and point at the weak ones with it. a $40 applebee's giftcard. you're not fucking around with a prize like that. once, a girl dropped a $10 applebee's giftcard off of a cruise ship, and she jumped off to get it and died. or her boyfriend killed her and threw her overboard. but then what would have happened to the gift card??

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    1. Hopefully some poor sap stranding on an island came across it washed up on shore and used it to bribe some pirates to bring him back to the mainland. Yeah, that's most likely what happened

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