Monday, October 10, 2011

Misc. Monday - Repos Have Never Been This Much Fun!

So I'm watching TV on a Saturday morning and I leave the room. (I have the attention span of an olive.) I came back and it's one of those reality shows where this tough, muscled-guy is repo'ing a truck from a farm.

The skinniest woman you've ever seen comes out on her cell phone, demanding to know what's going on and then bellows for her parents.

Two of the skinniest people come out...and the muscled-guy says he's repossessing the car unless they can answer three of five trivia questions correctly, in which case he'll pay the car off then and there.

I was like, 'what?!'

So were they.

It's a car repossessing game show...
Oh. My. Gosh. The concept of this show, Repo Games, is hilarious.

I ended up watching the whole thing and found myself rooting for the three people about to lose their cars.

But what the heck? They didn't pay their bills, why am I rooting for them?

You've just got to see this one to believe it.

(From the Spike TV website: "From the producers of Jersey Shore and Spike TV comes Repo Games, a whole new kind of game show. Repo Games follows a crew of real-life repo men, Josh Lewis and Tom DeTone, as they give debtors one last chance to keep their cars -- but only if they’re willing to play for it. The debtors are asked five questions, and if they get three answers correct, their cars will be paid off on the spot. If the debtors fail, their cars get a new home at the impound lot.")

7 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

I'm curious about what kind of questions they were asked.

Live Out Loud said...

Things like, what the 'W' stands for in George W. Bush...the first names of the sister tennis stars with the last name of Williams...there were some other questions but I don't remember the exact wording. Reality show judges and monster truck names.

Just trivia.

Of the three I saw, two people had help from their family and one guy was alone. The guy that was alone lost. It really helps to have help, not just with answers but the confidence and moral support.

It was interesting to say the least!

Ellie said...

It was absolutely bizarre. Other questions - What book is Quasimodo from? Who is the Godfather of Soul? Who was Samson's mistress...

Live Out Loud said...

Wow - you have a better memory than I do. If my car ever gets repo'd, I hope you're there!!

Au and Target said...

You'd love Repo Man! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087995/

croneandbearit said...

if you think that's bizarre tune in to Lizard Lick Towing - about a towing company in North Carolina - it's absolutely hysterical. I can't believe people actually live like that! Reality shows on car repos have become my new fascination. lol

Live Out Loud said...

Au and Target & Linda - I'll have to check these out. It's crazy what people come up with!