Harmon Leon invades Blind Date.
February 8, 2004 1:32 PM   Subscribe

Harmon Leon invades Blind Date.
posted by monju_bosatsu (21 comments total)
 
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posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:35 PM on February 8, 2004


rofl. That's awesome. Now I have a new goal in life.
posted by woil at 1:55 PM on February 8, 2004


Obvious Guy Says: "It's Better than Shakespeare in the Park!"
posted by Smart Dalek at 1:58 PM on February 8, 2004


oh, now I really wish there was an mpg of this somewhere....this show is a guilty (VERY guilty) pleasure already...and with something like this - HA!
posted by jearbear at 2:12 PM on February 8, 2004


[this is genius!]
posted by shoepal at 2:43 PM on February 8, 2004


OMG has anyone seen that episode!!!? This must be verified!
posted by jmgorman at 2:46 PM on February 8, 2004


So funny it must/must not be true! America must be great because we can scam the scammers!
posted by billsaysthis at 2:50 PM on February 8, 2004


this is the greatest thing i have ever read. harmon leon is officially my favorite person of the day.
posted by joedan at 2:58 PM on February 8, 2004


I'm also guilty of enjoying Blind Date, and I thought this was damn hilarious!
posted by Dirjy at 3:02 PM on February 8, 2004


don't miss some of the other great articles. renting a yellow golf cart, a michael jackson lookalike and then driving into the media swarm outside neverland - genius.
posted by quonsar at 5:10 PM on February 8, 2004


I laughed like a fool. I've got to see that episode. Uh. If true.
posted by Swandive at 5:37 PM on February 8, 2004


I suppose, umm, feeling sorry for the girl is out of the question here.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:56 PM on February 8, 2004


She wanted to get on television, and she got it, guy. She knew there were risks making a show like that, and she signed her rights away. If she was looking for true love and not fame, then she didn't have to go on tv.

Why would you feel sorry for her? Not that you can't, I just don't see a reason.
posted by Swandive at 6:07 PM on February 8, 2004


I wouldn't feel too sorry for the girl; she did say she wanted to go on another date.
posted by TedW at 6:12 PM on February 8, 2004


She knew there were risks making a show like that, and she signed her rights away.

I doubt that the average person with the questionable-level intellectualism to enter a televised dating show would consider the concept that her match would in fact be a humor writer seeking personal profit out of deliberately looking for ways to be a horrible person.

It's kind of why I've never laughed at Crank Yankers or the Jerky Boys but think some of Tom Green's stuff is hysterical- there's a difference between watching a person make an ass out of themselves and watching someone cause suffering because they're an ass.

I have little sympathy for people who cry foul about how they're treated by "reality" show producers but I'm not going to feel unsympathetic for a hapless bystander to someone else's self-pleasuring malice just because the camera's on her too.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:36 PM on February 8, 2004


The lederhosen was a nice touch.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:49 PM on February 8, 2004


The Steve-O blind date has become a classic in my household. If my memory serves me correctly he dons a speedo at the end in front of his date.
posted by photoslob at 7:16 PM on February 8, 2004


I doubt that the average person with the questionable-level intellectualism to enter a televised dating show would consider the concept that her match would in fact be a humor writer seeking personal profit out of deliberately looking for ways to be a horrible person.
But isn't that the entire premise of "Fox's Hit Show" "My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance"???
posted by wendell at 8:13 PM on February 8, 2004


I really, really hope this article is true.
posted by mosch at 8:35 PM on February 8, 2004


Harmon Leon (and repective publication The Wave) are some the best things out there in the alt-weekly writings out there. I always look forward to the next issues.
posted by Down10 at 12:24 PM on February 9, 2004


Kinda reminds me of (the also fucking high-larious) chapter in "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" in which David Eggers auditions for a spot in season 3(?) of The Real World...
posted by kaibutsu at 10:24 PM on February 9, 2004


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