Friday, January 02, 2009

The funniest thing all year.

I know that we're only on day 2 of the year, so there isn't much to compare against, but I'm telling you I have found the funniest show I've seen all year -- in 2008.

It all started in early December when to save some cash, we dumped about 3/4 of our DirecTV channels. We now get a bunch of junk for kids, a bunch of religious channels, locals, DIY and the Science channel. It leaves a lot to be desired for adult daytime and late night viewing, especially when everything has been reruns since Thanksgiving. At first I thought I was going to die from watching all of the remodeling shows. You can only watch so many stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops go into 5 million dollar homes so many times before you want to pull your hair out and scream.

Yesterday, though, DIY had a marathon running. And you know those marathons, they're highly addicting -- even when the shows aren't that interesting. But then, you show a bunch of idiots doing projects themselves, and you're hooked. For life.

Renovation Realities is probably the stupidest show in the entire world. At the same time it is laugh-out-loud funny. As an added bonus it has that 'car-wreck' appeal. Once you start watching your jaw drops to the ground, you go into complete and total shock and you're unable to look away. That's bad when they air episodes for 24 hours. The entire time we watched these shows yesterday, I was dying a little inside because I felt the need to share this show with you. I needed to blog about it, and I felt bad that I wasn't taking notes about all of the mishaps, fights, and utter insanity of it all.

The people doing these projects go from people who know what they're doing, but are such complete and total control freaks that they shut down when something doesn't happen the way they expect to people who have NO idea what they are doing, NO idea how much it is going to cost or how long it should take and absolutely NO common sense whatsoever -- OR they've planned to complete several week project in just a few days in preparation for an inspection, party, etc.

As we were watching we wondered how the producers screen for this show -- because seriously, you can't come across pure comedy like this just anywhere. Unless of course, you've ever wandered into our household while we're doing a home improvement project. Yes, we're do-it-yourself-ers. We've landscaped, installed fencing, redone two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a garage. We're not perfect, but we're not nearly as bad as ninety percent of the people on this show. Not the Momma has fallen through rafters, and we've had holes end up in walls where they weren't supposed to. We've done some pretty unconventional things. And as for drywall sanding, it isn't our friend either -- but I hope if Renovation Reality ever showed up to tape one of our projects our episode would be boring enough that they'd never air it.

If you're bored and you're looking for something to watch on TV, it airs Saturday nights at 9:00 (or something like that) on DIY. I think you can click the link too and watch a couple of episodes online. I doubt you'll be disappointed.

**This was not a paid advertisement for DIY, or the show Renovation Realities. Simply a public service announcement for my DIY friends who like to laugh at the mistakes of others.**

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