Tuesday, 4 December 2007

And the Prize for Most Stupid goes to ...

I've mentioned some of the stupid things that occur in television before - but today I heard 3 of the most hysterical incidents in production that have happened whilst filming.

Prepare to laugh yourself stupid over the human desire to make "The Perfect Show"

1) The health & safety supporter, let's call him Ed, who accidentally drove a car off a cliff to get the perfect shot.

- Seriously is it really worth it?!


2) The gentleman who must have asbestos hands who – for the benefit of good presenter relations and general all round arse-licking - proffered his palm so that The Lovely Presenter had somewhere to spit out a piping hot vol-au-van

- It touched my hand, I could sell it on ebay!!

3) And an un-named exec who – in order to keep a couple of contributors on side – reluctantly agreed to be filmed naked playing volleyball

- I'm speechless. Completely speechless.

So what do you think, worth doing to make a show?

I will leave you with this thought ...

We do incredible things for an incredibly worthy cause



10 comments:

DelBoy said...

Stupid people indeed. But once you become a parent, you too will be holding out your hand for your kids to spit hot things into.

Or your shirt to wipe snot on for that matter!

sweetass RSA said...

naked volleyball!... LOL

TBHanks said...

Ha, ha, ha. You TV folk are all completely insane. But perhaps I shouldn't be so quick to say that... magazine people are not the most normal people either!

Ruby said...

somehow I don't think i'll ever be holding my hand out for my child to spit on.........i'll start making a list of things to carry around with me once I have children
1. Dribble bowl

sweetass RSA said...

lots of tissues...

i have 2 kids and i don't let them spit in my hand, spit on the ground sweetie, there you go...all better?? *smooches* ;-)

Elise said...

Oh my God! Miss M you nearly made me pee my panties! What the hell were these people thinking?! x

Lopz said...

I'm curious... did Ed survive? And did he perhaps get that perfect shot in the last split second, or did they use the footage in a "How not to" documentary?

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Holy crap! Um...would I, would I would I????? Um...no...unless alcohol was involved... NO!
Ha ha ha ha!!

The Divine Miss M said...

@delboy -I don't care, there is no way that I would ever let a child spit in my hand. My shirt I'm fine with wiping their nose but not the previous.


@toby - Hell ya, we're warped!

@ruby + sweetass - see above, I'm with you there!

@elise - I wonder too ....

@lopz - no idea. He probably did get the perfect shot though!

@blonde bombshell - nice to see you :) Alcohol would turn this industry even more absurd than it is. Meh, health and safety wouldn't allow us to :(

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Yes, I happen to work in a similiar industry and I know only too well what you mean! LOL!
PS> LOVING, LOVING, LOVING your blog!