What is it with clip shows?

I guess they’re easy to produce, cheap too probably, pick a broad subject and you can make a series out of it. Case in point; ‘The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest’ which really should be called ‘Out of work has-beens working for snacks’. They show clips of crashes, accidents, stupid criminals (you’ve seen them all before on other, better, clip shows) but here we’ve got out of work losers like Leif Garrett, Tonya Harding and Todd Bridges reading, badly, terrible jokes off cue cards throughout the episode.

Another case in point; I just had the displeasure of sitting through (most of) VH1’s ’40 Freakiest Concert Moments’ of which they had actual footage of perhaps half. The rest of the show was filled in of other footage and stills of the band(s) in question, HORRIBLE animation done, I’m sure, by community college Computer Arts program drop outs repeated incessantly, the occasional comment from real musicians and even some members of the bands being highlighted and the cadre of out of work losers you’ve never heard of and never will including comics and a group of music Podcast commentators. WOO!

Hawk (if it weren’t my friend I’d shoot the TV)

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