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    MTV’s THE ’70s HOUSE Puts 12 Young Housemates in a Time Warp

    MTV’s THE ’70s HOUSE Puts 12 Young Housemates in a Time Warp

    by SnowflakeGirl

    FansofRealityTV.com – What “Colonial House” did to the era of corsets and wood chopping, MTV hopes to do to the era of leisure suits and disco dancing. MTV reteams with SuperDelicious, producers of “The Assistant” starring Andy Dick, to create a new reality competition show that is one part “That ’70s Show,” one part “Real World,” and one part “Big Brother.” Premiering on Tuesday, July 5, at 10:30 pm, MTV’s THE ’70s HOUSE is a series in which “12 young people kick their modern, 2005 coolness to the curb to live in a groovy 1970s-era house, in the hopes of winning cash and fabulous prizes.” Stopping by to trip the lights fantastic with the time warping young’uns will be special guests from the ‘70s like Erik Estrada, Deney Terrio, Jimmy Walker, Leif Garrett, and others.

    THE ‘70S HOUSE promises to resurrect all of the 1970s, good and bad; from “8-tracks to avocado-green appliances, rotary phones to bellbottoms.” The show will be hosted by “Bert” and “Dawn” (portrayed by stand-up comics Bil Dwyer and Natasha Leggero, respectively), who will help guide the guests back in time and oversee “the ‘70s-style competitions” like roller-derby dance-offs to spoofs on ‘70s TV game shows. Housemates will also be penalized for the use of modern slang, technological conveniences or any other such anachronistic slipups.

    Lois Curren, Executive Vice President, MTV Series Entertainment explains, “This series will test our audience – and our contestants – to see if they’re hip to the jive of 1970s kitsch. Eating, sleeping, and breathing the 1970s will be a whole new world for these kids who weren’t even born when this decade hit the first time around. If the culture shock doesn’t wear them out, the ‘70s-style meals of fondue and TV dinners just might.”

    Whoever successfully survives the rough life in the dark ages of polyester and the judgment of host Bert, will hustle off with prizes, many from HP, sponsor and “technology partner” for the show. “The young people on this show have grown up with a daily reliance on technology - from music, to photos, to doing their homework - technology is a connecting thread in their lives,” said Siobhan O’Connor, Vice President Consumer Brand and Marketing for HP, who also sees the show as “innovative opportunity to showcase the positive and pervasive impact technology has in young people’s lives.” So turn in that cell phone, switch off that Xbox, and kiss your iPod goodbye—without these things, no wonder people back then were amused by lava lamps.
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    This sounds like an interesting show. Penalized for using modern technology? I would be kicked out real quick. LOL

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    I would actually be quite comfortable on this show. Just now figuring out what an Ipod actually is and never have held one. Don't trust debit cards. Drink my coffee with milk and sugar free sweetener....(should have seen me at the internet cafe in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago, took me 10 minutes to decipher the menu). I was a teenager in the 70's and sometimes I wish I was back there.
    I enjoy the escapism of reality television. Beats the heck out of worrying about your REAL life!!

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    This show sounds like a hoot! I barely remember the 70s so it'll be fun in a nostalgic sort of way. To get up and change the channel, oh my
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    Sounds totally TUBULAR. Oh wait, that's 80's slang.....I wasn't even ALIVE in the 70's - I would so lose at that show. Should be interesting to watch though!

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    Gosh!! I wish I had known about this, I would have had my daughter go for it. We are very big coaster people. I saw this thing for the Discovery Channel about a reality show about coasters, thrill rides and amusement parks, with teams of two and had her and her friend try for it. Five teams of two were selected out of all those that tried and she and her friend got chosen. This was 4 years ago. Discovery paid for everything, even flying to CA and hotels and spending money. It was a great experience for her. They didn't win, but it was awesome seeing my daughter on tv on a reality show.

    She's knows everything about the 70's. I grew up between the 50's and the 70's. We actually have a working 8-track, she knows about those. I even taught her the "Hustle", along with the Twist, she even knows swing dance. My career was dancing when I was younger.

    Anyway, I wish I had known about this darn show. She would have loved to tried out for it. She even wears my "old" bell bottoms that I still have from the 60's/70's! I've taken care of them, only because I can still fit into them!

    Maybe the next show, if this first one catches on.
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    Wow, Bambi, it really does sound as if your daughter would be the perfect candidate for this competition! Too bad she missed it this time around. Here's to hoping there's a second season, and that your daughter makes it onto the show.

    As for me, I am perfectly happy not to have to get up to change the channel, thankyouverymuch. And I would be wreck without my cell phone, the horror!
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