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The new entry in Fox's "reality" lineup: Glutton Bowl.
February 15, 2002 12:40 AM   Subscribe

The new entry in Fox's "reality" lineup: Glutton Bowl. Eat a bowl of mayonnaise, win fabulous cash prizes. For this they're canceling Family Guy and Futurama?
posted by darukaru (17 comments total)

 
oooh. tough call.
posted by jcterminal at 1:11 AM on February 15, 2002


Next up, America's Most Dangerous Projectile Vomiting.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:08 AM on February 15, 2002


See, Family Guy had that and more. Darn you, Mr. Murdock!
posted by j.edwards at 2:09 AM on February 15, 2002


Disgusting.
I hope this won't be imported over here in Europe.
Mmm, maybe would serve as a psychological weapon against poor countries? Like, "see, did you know that you can die eating too much?".

Is this american pop culture at its best or what?
posted by samelborp at 3:13 AM on February 15, 2002


For some reason, an entire bowl of mayonaise - side, of course, not mattering - doesn't seem like such a challenge.
posted by GirlFriday at 3:31 AM on February 15, 2002


Hell, I do a bowl of mayonnaise to clear my palate between courses!

Bring me a bucket!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:20 AM on February 15, 2002


Is this american pop culture at its best or what?

No, I believe this is actually Japanese pop culture...
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 5:36 AM on February 15, 2002


Is it really good, homemade mayonnaise, or just something out of a jar?

Yeah, it's disgusting, but it's probably extremely cheap to produce, and there must be a significant number of people out there who'd watch it. "Hey, Ethel, come see this. Some fella's gonna eat a stick of butter in ten seconds. Hell, that's somethin' innit?"

Sponsored by Pepcid AC and Maalox, I shouldn't wonder.

Also, not to be a stickler, but it seems like a one-time show, so they probably didn't have this in mind when they canceled any of their series.
posted by anapestic at 5:52 AM on February 15, 2002


Future Fox series pitch: Who Wants to Marry a Glutton?
posted by MegoSteve at 6:27 AM on February 15, 2002


They should have the Japanese kid who ate all those hot dogs at Coney Island as a contestant.
posted by Potsy at 6:31 AM on February 15, 2002


This has nothing on Wingbowl.

For sheer gluttony, check out wingbowl in Philadelphia.

And watch video under the "wingador" link here.
posted by purplecow at 6:32 AM on February 15, 2002


The ideal contestant would be a bulimiarexic, no?
posted by alumshubby at 6:44 AM on February 15, 2002


YES!!! wingbowl! purplecow, you beat me to it.
posted by mich9139 at 7:25 AM on February 15, 2002


And to think, you people claim that the apocalypse is not coming! What further proof do you need?

We're all doomed.
posted by aramaic at 7:28 AM on February 15, 2002


futurama was cancelled?
posted by suprfli at 7:41 AM on February 15, 2002


for anyone who cares i found out that futurama hasn't been "officially" cancelled. read the article here.
posted by suprfli at 11:01 AM on February 15, 2002


Watch Dong_Resin bludgeon A Random Overpaid Program Executive Like They're A Side Of Beef And He Is Rocky is a show I think we could all get behind.

Every week, you get to pick a new bigwig. I get to pick a new blunt object.

I do the heavy lifting, Fox keeps the talent pool fresh. Everybody wins.
posted by dong_resin at 11:38 AM on February 15, 2002


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