Because The Bachelor Isn’t Stupid Enough 6

I’m a little behind the times on this one, but while I was actually working for a couple of days last week (helping my union set up and tear down their holiday party), one of the oddest reality show concepts to actually make it to air got thrown at the screen last week.

I speak, of course, of ABC’s Conveyor Belt of Love (Variety’s photo illustration at that link is priceless). How does it work, you ask? According to The Hollywood Reporter:

“If a woman is interested in someone, that man will step aside and wait as the rest of the men go by.  But if another man comes by on the belt that seems better than that woman’s first choice, she can swap out the man waiting off of the belt as many times as she wants until the last man has passed by. If two or more of the women are interested in the same man, the tables turn and the man on the conveyor belt gets to choose which one he would like to wait for. After all 30 men have made it through the ‘Conveyor Belt of Love,’ each woman is left with her final choice as they embark on a date in the hope of finding a true connection.”

The description is pretty stupid, not to mention overly complicated to the point where my eyes glaze over about halfway through it. The trailer THR dug up looks infinitely stupider:

Something that explains a lot about the current state of the airwaves: Television executives watched that 86 second video and determined that, stretched out over an hour, it would be even better.

I would really like to know what kind of wonderful, powerful drugs these executives were on at the time so I can get some for myself. They are clearly the best drugs ever.

6 thoughts on “Because The Bachelor Isn’t Stupid Enough

  1. Reply acb Dec 15,2009 5:22 am

    This looks a lot like a reality show I pitched to ABC called “Conveyor Belt of Death.”

  2. Reply Ellen Dec 15,2009 9:14 am

    I would be MUCH more interested in that show than in this one.

  3. Reply km Dec 15,2009 7:00 pm


    I mean, not Anthony’s suggestion. Obviously I’d watch that one.

  4. Reply mrs. e. Dec 15,2009 8:17 pm

    watching that clip made my brain hurt.

    oh, and add me to the list of people who’d be interested in watching anthony’s show.

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