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Thursday, 5 February 2009

image for Hard Times? Game shows For Homeless People! Box: A delusional man lives in a box and thinks he's a doctor.

The three major United States television networks have announced their new spring schedules, all of which are heavy on game shows whose target audiences are homeless people.The most promising shows so far are those based on familiar themes.

Here's a sample:

Are You Smellier Than a Fifth Grader? Audience members try to decide who smells worse, a homeless person or a fifth-grade boy fresh out of gym but who has not yet showered.

Meal or no Meal? Contestants spar with a bill collector over spare change by opening metal lunch boxes to see what's inside.

Who wants to wear clean underwear? People answer questions in exchange for new clothes.

Work or Consequences Contestants complete odd jobs for small rewards or suffer the consequences.

The Bong Show Addicts display their talents in hopes of scoring a hit of their favorite recreational drug.

Also returning to the schedule are these favorite shows:

The Young And The Homeless Daytime drama on the streets.

Box A delusional man who lives in a box and thinks he's a doctor who can cure people if he stares at them long enough.

MOPS A camera follows street people as they look for day labor. It's signature introduction song won a Grammy last year.

"MOP boy! Mop Boy! Whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when your work is through?"

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