Friday, March 23, 2007

Scooby snacks

Last night, we reeling from Bill Buckley's mighty-long-way-down from co-host of That's Life to turning up as a wannabe "house dresser" on Anne Maurice's Apprentice-meets-property show Interior Rivalry. Why did they call it that? It's not like the contestants are fighting internal problems, like John Hurt in Alien. If it had been up to us, we'd have called it Interior Designates. (If you're wondering, house dresser is one of those non-jobs which is, effectively, being a drive-by designer.)

This meant we missed the jaw-dropping reality TV moment of the week, but thankfully Sweeping The Nation was alert:

[W]e found a piece about BBC2's latest ignored reality series The Underdog Show which stopped us dead in our tracks.

Huey from the Fun Lovin' Criminals is in it.

As Simon T points out, that's quite a fall from grace from being part of a band that was once so cool we imagine Tyler Brulee would buy their records to pottering about on BBC2 in the middle of a programme which can only have been pitched as Barbara Woodhouse meets Celebrity Fit Club.

We can't help but wonder if this is some sort of revenge from the BBC for Huey's "Michael Jackson fucks children" outburst on Liquid News a few years back.


3 comments:

Sean Fleming said...

I watched some of that Underdog thing - having seen a trailer for it, I wanted to see Huey. I thought he was top! Played it very Huey. He's got nothing to prove so why shouldn't he do stuff for laughs..?

simon h b said...

I can see where you're coming from, Sean - that Huey is so confident in his Hueyness that he can port himself into a range of formats with his integrity intact, but even so, there's a fine line between looking like you're doing something for laughs, and looking like you're doing something because it's three weeks since you had a square meal and you're sleeping in a car.

Robin Carmody said...

Personally, I never thought Huey or FLC were remotely cool (although I had a soft spot for "Love Unlimited"). This is about his level, I think.

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