Yep, I’m starting the thread now.
First, let me say that I am truly disappointed that we have to wait 2 friggin’ weeks for the finale. Apparently, the Spike awards are taking up next Tuesday’s prime time. Piss poor planning by Spike. But I’m sure we are going to be inundated with reruns until then.
I think that this was a great idea for a show. I think that they pulled it off relatively well. Atleast, it was on par with all of the other reality shows. So I think the producers accomplished their goal.
I think Spike, the network, wasn’t so sure that this would succeed as much as it has, so they hedged their bets and didn’t put as much into it as they should have. I think the show had a pretty short run. They only started out with nine contestants, which is to say that there will ever only be eight episodes. The prize is only 100,000.00, as opposed to 1 million, and cars and trips galore, taking place in an exotic location, etc.
It is pretty evident that Spike realized their mistake early on. When the show just took right off they started running two hours of Joe Schmo a week, showing last weeks episode along with the new episode.
It’s a shame, because, this is a premise that you can only do once. Hind sight is always 20/20, but Spike lost a bundle by not investing more into this show.
But I’m sure that we will start to see ads for the Joe Schmo DVD boxed set with all of the cut scenes and extras.
At the end of last episode, after the credits, we see an outside picture of the house. There are some loud and rapid popping noises coming from inside the house. Balloons? Firecrackers? Earl’s M16? We immediately hear Matt scream, in a very high voice, “What the hell is going on?” I laughed my ass off.
- Brian will get the last vote, making it a three way tie.
- They will go back and count the votes from all of the last voting ceremonies, and find that the least amount of votes went to Matt, so Matt won.
- All Hell immediately breaks loose. I’m talking pure chaotic armageddon. They will stretch it out as long as possible, but when they finally announce that Matt won, before he can even process the victory, walls of the house will fall down, people will come running out of everywhere, streamers, firecrackers, balloons. Hugging, kissing, crying.
- As soon as things calm down, the actors will start calling each other by their real names. They will start BSing with the producers as if they are old friends. We’re going to see scenes of Matt’s face (and eyes) trying to process this. He’s going to figure it out, eventually, and ask them about each little aspect of the show: “Molly, your boyfriend was fake?” “Hutch, you’re not an asshole?” “Kip, you’re not gay?”
- Matt will be somewhat offended, but everything will end up a-okay, and Matt will walk away with 100,000.00.
- The last half hour of the show will be some behind the scenes and after the show footage.
I live in Pittsburgh. I grew up in a suburb south of Pittsburgh, right next to Mt. Lebanon, where the pizzaria that he works at, Bado’s, is located. Not to be confused with Beto’s Pizza, which is only a mile away - they truly have the best pizza in the region. Danny’s in South Park has the best hoagies - but I digress. When I was in high school, we used to go to Bado’s kind of frequently - atleast once a month. It’s a great establishment. Nice and classy. One of those upper scale pizza places.
The last time I was there, though, was three years ago.
Every Tuesday night, during the show, they have Joe Schmo night. You cannot get anywhere close to the place. It is packed. Cars are everywhere, people in the street. The show is on all of the TVs. It’s a sight to see.