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Old 07-13-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Here are what I think are some overused phrases and other things found in "reality" shows:

1. "I'm in it to win it!"

2. (BLEEP)

3. Music that is so bombastic it might cause cardiac arrythmia.

4. People hectoring us on how great and important they are, dammit!

5. Spray tans and waxed chests

6. People who look like walking comic books because they have so many tattoos.


Any others?
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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I think there must be a "Reality Show Sound effects CD" because I hear the same background noises on different reality shows.

Reality Show Sound Effects and Music - YouTube
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Overused statements.

1. This means everything to me.

2. This is my dream.

3. This is for my family.

4. I worked soooo hard.

5. I want it so bad.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: West Texas
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I'm doing this to show that _____ people can _____ (fill in the blanks, such a long list to choose from)
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:28 PM
 
Location: TX
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Another interpretation of those:
1. =I'm greedy, give me money and fame.
2. =I'm a loser and have no worthwhile dreams, so this will do.
3. =My whole family are losers.
4. =I'm tired of working...just give me an easy way out so I can loaf around.
5. =I'll stab anyone in the back, lie, steal, cheat...whatever I have to do to win.

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Overused statements.

1. This means everything to me.

2. This is my dream.

3. This is for my family.

4. I worked soooo hard.

5. I want it so bad.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:33 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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Overused statements.

1. This means everything to me.

2. This is my dream.

3. This is for my family.

4. I worked soooo hard.

5. I want it so bad.


add to that "I want it more than anyone here"
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:12 AM
 
Location: 89074
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The really annoying 10-second pause before anything of importance is about to happen. It's such a cliche now, I think people on reality shows already know they're expected to look around with that worried, pained look on their faces just before a big announcement or 'vote'.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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The really annoying 10-second pause before anything of importance is about to happen. It's such a cliche now, I think people on reality shows already know they're expected to look around with that worried, pained look on their faces just before a big announcement or 'vote'.
You know what's funny about that? I use close captioning because I am a bit hard of hearing even with my hearing aides. On America's Got Talent they really prolong the announcements like you describe. But the words come on the screen a few seconds before Nick Cannon announces them. So those of us who use CC get to find out a few seconds before the rest of America.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:52 AM
 
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You know what's funny about that? I use close captioning because I am a bit hard of hearing even with my hearing aides. On America's Got Talent they really prolong the announcements like you describe. But the words come on the screen a few seconds before Nick Cannon announces them. So those of us who use CC get to find out a few seconds before the rest of America.
I like it when Nick says "America HAVE Voted!", which is the same this Ryan Seacrest says with only better grammar
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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I'm not here to make friends.
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