Back in another life, I worked on the websites for various primetime FOX offerings. While I got to work on some still-beloved classics like , and Greg The Bunny, I also spent a good deal of time on some absolutely mind-melting reality shows and specials.
Since I think we could all use a bit of a distraction right now, here’s a roundup of a few of the “best” selections, may they never fade from our collective memories:
He walked through the office once, and it was quite the event. My favorite part is that everyone wildly speculated about how they’d trick people again for the second season, and the answer was “yeah, we’ll just do it in Europe.”
To this day, I still bring up the hot dog-eating bear to new co-workers. It’s honestly pretty central to my core identity at this point.
A true pioneer in the “make them wear masks before agreeing to bang” genre. Hosted by Monica Lewinsky, who I unfortunately did not get to meet when I visited the sweet mansion in Malibu. Sadly, I also think that this (surely invaluable) Cheat Sheet is lost to time:
Let’s be real for a sec, our belt buckle-centric landing page was groundbreaking stuff:
Interviewing Joey Buttafuoco and Vanilla Ice on the same day remains a “highlight” of my career.