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    Fox Ponders Doing Another 'Joe Millionaire'

    You knew this was just a matter of time, right?

    Fox Ponders Doing Another 'Joe Millionaire'
    Wed Feb 19, 3:58 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It was a smash hit TV show by any standard, drawing millions of viewers and concluding with a two-hour special that drew some of the best ratings in years -- but at the heart of "Joe Millionaire" was a deception that may be hard to repeat.

    So that perhaps explains why the Fox network was cagey on Wednesday about how it will put up a new series.

    Sandy Grushow, the chairman of Fox Television Entertainment Group, told the Hollywood trade paper Daily Variety that the network was close to figuring out a way to do a sequel next season, but he did not elaborate other than to say the sequel would involve "lots of money."

    The whole basis of "Joe Millionaire" was essentially a fraud; female contestants vied for the heart of a man they were told had inherited $50 million, but as the "winner," a substitute teacher named Zora, learned, "Joe" was in fact a $19,000 a year construction worker. But as a consolation prize the network gave Joe and Zora $500,000 each.

    An average of 34.6 million viewers tuned in to Monday night's final episode, according to Nielsen Media Research; at one point fully 50 percent of all women between the ages of 18 and 34 watching TV were glued to the show.

    Excluding post-Super Bowl programming, it was the highest-rated entertainment programming on any network since August 2000.

    Fox is a unit of News Corp. Ltd.

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    I just can't see how they could get away with a similar concept.
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    I wonder if they can find another group of women who are stupid enough to fall for it again. I would hate to see those women if they do...

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    Hey, there might be some smart women in there that know that they will get a $500,000 consolation check at the end of the "fairy tale"
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    Originally posted by Zaius
    Hey, there might be some smart women in there that know that they will get a $500,000 consolation check at the end of the "fairy tale"
    And the next big twist would be lift the lid to a big fat nothing.

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    Originally posted by dagwood
    And the next big twist would be lift the lid to a big fat nothing.
    or even better, lift the lid to reveal a bill for lodging and dining.

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    Actually what would be a better "twist" is if they pull those character-reversal "twist" like the Pepsi commercials do... heh
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    How could they possibly do another Joe Millionaire? It's such a such a one-shot deal! There goes FOX, beating a dead horse.

    The only new twist I can think of is "Jane Millionaire"--20 men vie for the attention of one "woman" who turns out at the end to be a transsexual. And if her chosen beau doesn't accept her as she is, she gets all the money!
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    They would have to find twenty women who have never seen or heard of "Joe Millionaire":

    ***
    A hospital in Delaware:

    [Mother and father by the bedside of a woman in a coma. Woman in coma stirs, comes to.]

    Mother: Thank god! Christy, can you hear me?

    Christy: Ugh.

    Fox executive standing by bed: Welcome back! On behalf of Fox, let me congratulate you. How would you like to participate in a reality TV show where you get to meet, and perhaps marry, a multi-millionaire? Here, sign this release form.

    Christy signs the form.

    Christy: Cool. What's "reality TV"?

    ***
    Western Pennsylvania:

    Fox executive walks up to a group of Amish raising a barn.

    Fox exec: Hi, any hot Amish women here?

    Woman walks forward, takes off her headdress and shakes her long, blonde hair loose.

    Fox exec: Rockin'.

    ***
    The Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

    Fox executive peering into cave.

    Fox exec: Helllooo...

    Group of Taliban emerge, with a woman covered head to toe.

    Taliban: Aiiieee! The Great Satan!

    Fox: Whoa there. Just wanted to know if the lady would like to come to America and do a little TV show with us? She can meet a handsome multi-millionaire.

    Woman takes off outfit, revealing exotic looks and sexy body in thong bikini.

    Taliban woman: Hmmm. Western television is a corrupt and vile instrument...You have a catering truck?

    Fox: Every day.

    Woman: Let's go.

    ***
    End of the world cult in cave lit with torches.

    Cult (speaking as one): We worship you, Shuguroth! We worship you, Visiriaan, Shuul. We give thanks to the Moon with a Thousand Eyes...

    Fox exec on ledge: Hey! Who wants to marry a multi-millionaire?

    Beautiful woman in robe steps forward.

    Woman: But "mass media" is just one of the things controlled by the secret cadre that runs the world. Where did you say you were from again?

    Fox exec: Fox.

    Woman: Is it part of the conspiracy?

    Fox exec (sighs): Okay, for the last time...Fox is part of the conglomerate made up of the Trilateral Commission, the shadow U.S. government, the Freemasons, the money-lenders, the alien Grays, the military-industrial complex, the Rotary Club, Pepsico/Blockbuster Video, Columbia House DVD Club, the owners of Wal-Mart, Ron Popeil, and the people who make Hot Pockets.

    Woman: Hot Pockets?

    Fox: Ever try them? They're good, but you feel kind of loggy afterward. Makes you more susceptible to suggestion.
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    How did phat work in the Hot Pockets references? I think Paulie is rubbing off, and that's never a good thing!

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