Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Reality TV that's all too Real

"They were like Lemmings"

The Harpoville Post reports that it was all too real when a TV Reality Show stunt backfired and seven people were killed. It was a heavy dose of reality when a train rolled backwards killing the shows contestants.

The Harpoville Post has learned that the European game show called, What'll You Do For Money? was filming in a remote location when the mishap occured. Contestants were told to push a train down a train track but, when the train started to roll backwards the team leader got trapped beneath the train, and in the confusion the contestants, not wanting to loose the game, dove beneath the trains rolling wheels. "They were like money grubbing Lemmings the way they jumped under the train." said one onlooker.

The Harpoville Post spoke to a producer of the show who said, "You see when you advertise for people to win money on TV you don't get the sharpest tacks in the box." he added, "They were told to follow their leader, and when his foot slipped and he fell beneath the train....well, you know what happened next."

The Harpoville Post reports that although Reality Shows have been on TV for sometime this is the first reported deaths, other than many of the shows themselves. We spoke to an ex-Fear Factor contestant that had this to say, "It all seems so real at the time but, you've got to remind yourself that this is only TV and it can't hurt you until something like this happens. It really makes you sit back and think, I wonder if they're hiring?"


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