I love reality tv. I especially love The Simple Life, which premiered tonight. I love seeing pompous self-centered people become the object of mockery. Take, for instance, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. Please.
Greatest moment in tonight’s episode that showcased their incredible real-world lack of exposure:
The girls at the grocery pick up too many things and end up getting $65 worth of groceries (they only have $50). They ask the checkout guy if they can just take them all anyway. He laughs and says, “No, what do you think this is – a soup kitchen?”
Moments later the girls leave with only $50 worth of groceries and load up the truck. As they drive off, you can hear Paris ask, “What’s a soup kitchen?”
Now that’s ridiculous. You would think that girls that go to “prestigious” schools and live these incredible lives would take pride in themselves and actually try to be intelligent. Or at least not lie on their biographies on the website. It claims Paris is “involved with charities”. Yeah, and yet somehow missed what a soup kitchen is. Seems to me that her involvement with charities is probably attending $10K a plate dinners held by Liz Taylor or the Glazers and schmoozing and fawning for the cameras. Honey, that’s not charity work, even if a charity does get some nice cash.
But you know what? I’m still hooked and plan on watching the entire series of episodes. If only to watch The Gals be put in their place by their amazingly patient (and brave) hosts.
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