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TruTV Shows: Are They Real?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:35 am

Well I really enjoy watching Lizard Lick, Southern Fried Stings, Bait Car, and other similar shows on TruTV. I know Op Repo is actually a dramatization, but the other ones seem too realistic to make all of this stuff up, especially with a lot of the operations which involve the injuries/police intervention/stuff being destroyed.

So what's the jury saying about these shows? They call it "Actuality" as their tagline but I'm not sure if it is or not.


I hope so. I like watching real stuff happen on TV   
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RE: TruTV Shows: Are They Real?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:37 am

To put it simply, they're scripted.
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RE: TruTV Shows: Are They Real?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:17 am

Maverick's correct, you can tell that they're blatantly acting, and very poorly at that. I just can't believe the amount of these so called "Reality Shows"! They're everywhere!

Pawn Wars, Storage Wars etc. I don't see how anyone can get excited over the contents of an abandoned storage unit!

Not to mention "Here comes Honey Boo Boo" about an overweight redneck six year old competing in beauty pageants.

The dumbing down of America is alive and well.

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RE: TruTV Shows: Are They Real?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:16 pm

About the only thing real on TruTV are the videos on Most Shocking and World Dumbest. Even then I'm only about 75% sure they're real.
 
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RE: TruTV Shows: Are They Real?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:47 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Thread starter):
Southern Fried Stings

Fake. Producers claim the episodes are based on real stories, and the show is claimed to be a "re-enactment".
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RE: TruTV Shows: Are They Real?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:08 pm

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 1):
To put it simply, they're scripted

Jerry Springer has been doing it for decades........................
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RE: TruTV Shows: Are They Real?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:07 pm

Since I'm live in RDU, I have caught a few episodes of Lizard Lick and they've had some local media exposure, of course.

http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/liz...ity-television/Content?oid=2174307 is a good look at the Shirleys as well as Lizard Lick. To address your question though:

Then there's the issue of suspension of disbelief, which in theory shouldn't even be a problem with a reality show. Take, for instance, the parolee in Episode 1, a tattoo artist who beat Bobby's ass on camera with the help of some biker buddies with no apparent fear of going back to prison. Folks, if you believe this stuff is "real," then you're about dumber'n a possum playing in traffic on Fourth of July weekend (or something like that).

But Ron and Amy insist the violence, at least, is real—they had a cameraman who was hospitalized with a concussion in Louisburg two years ago to prove it.

And Ron says there's a reason some people sign that release paper to appear on the show, even though they're risking prosecution for some of the criminal things they do on camera.

It starts with Ron agreeing to not have them arrested on the spot.

"I would never get the guy on TV" if that happened, he says. "I use the police as leverage."


and

Bobby talks a bit more candidly than Ron or Amy about whether some of the stuff on the show "really happens."

"Some does, and some they stage," he says. "I'm not gonna tell you any stories. Sometimes we have to egg 'em on a little bit: 'What you got? What you got? What you gonna come get me with?' We might have to ... poke 'em a little bit, to get them riled up."

And yes, some of their antagonists really are just excited to be on TV, he admits.

"Some people are like,'Oh, yeah! You need me to do something else?'"
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RE: TruTV Shows: Are They Real?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:26 pm

Quoting bohica (Reply 3):
About the only thing real on TruTV are the videos on Most Shocking and World Dumbest. Even then I'm only about 75% sure they're real.

One clip from World's Dumbest (Partiers) showing a drunken partier climbing up a traffic signal mast-arm and then falling in South Philadelphia was indeed real. The incident took place just after Phillies won the 2008 World Series.

I remember the local news stations showing that video clip that following morning.
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RE: TruTV Shows: Are They Real?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:17 pm

Quoting bohica (Reply 3):
About the only thing real on TruTV are the videos on Most Shocking and World Dumbest. Even then I'm only about 75% sure they're real.

All the clips on those shows are real. A guy I work with had a video of him shown on a World's Dumbest episode. Took a skateboard to the face.
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RE: TruTV Shows: Are They Real?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:25 pm

Isn't bait car with police? I think that one might be real. Police departments do have bait cars.

As for the rest of those shows they are fake. I saw someone I know who ran a very unsuccessful campaign for Miami Beach mayor acting on Sout Beach towing. Those shows could not be anymore fake.
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RE: TruTV Shows: Are They Real?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:26 am

Quoting fridgmus (Reply 2):
Pawn Wars, Storage Wars etc. I don't see how anyone can get excited over the contents of an abandoned storage unit!

To be fair, it is mildly amusing to watch them pull dollar values out of their ass for some of the crap they find.

And don't forget "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura". That one managed to royally piss off a number of congressmen, by portraying FEMA emergency camps as 'death camps', forcing TruTV to handwave that the show is 'an entertainment program on an entertainment network'.

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