Contest Searchlight: Real or Staged?

So I was watching the Contest Searchlight marathon on Comedy Central the other night. The whole time I couldn’t decide if it was real (reality) or if it was a staged parody of a reality show or what. It seemed to stay on the borderline of the two, and I still can’t figure it out.

Any of you know?

This thread might be better off in Cafe, but I’m not sure. (mods move please)

It was a staged parody of HBO’s show Project Greenlight. The official site explains

I thought the Daily Show did a much funnier version with their Project Redlight segment about sponsoring a first-time porno director.


I see. Thanks.


I cant believe you dont know what MPSS means.

Faux, what the hell is mpss



I see by dark wumppussism?

Exactly! (ecxept you have one to many Ps and one to little Ss)