The Joe Schmo Show finale is tomorrow (10/28). How will Matt Kennedy Gould react when he finds out he’s been duped? If I were him, I would be royally pissed, not at the show for duping me, per se, but for letting myself be duped. The actors have been over the top bad. Matt should have suspected something was up. Maybe he has suspected it, but kept it to himself. Maybe he thinks they are all actors but he is reluctant to express his suspicions because the embarassment he would feel if he were wrong. He did state that he thought the TV exec was an actor. I do think he suspects something because I do not think that he is that dense, but I will think he will be shocked when he finds out that he is right.
The other possibility is that Matt is in on the joke and we, the audience, are the dupes. In that case, I would say “Good job, Spike TV. You knew I would give into my baser instincts and watch a fake reality show about a guy being duped. But the joke is on me. Ha, ha. Very good. You pulled a fast one on me. I have learned my lesson. I will be more careful about what I watch in the future. Every time I am in search of a voyeuristic thrill and want to watch someone get embarassed or humiliated I will think twice due to the time I got humiliated by watching Joe Schmo.” Given the other shows on Spike TV, I highly doubt this possibility though. They are the network that airs WWE, afterall.
Either case, it has been a great parody of the Survivor-Big Brother-The Mole-other reality competitions.