Apparently Ryan Seacrest, the wee leprechaun American Idol host whose continuing success is utterly inexplicable, has a new show on FOX in which he can just show up at your door, unbidden, and annoy and humiliate you on live television:
What if someone knocked on your door and offered you thousands of dollars for naming nine kids who live on your block? Could you do it? A knock at someone else’s door and it could be their favorite professional basketball player who challenges them to a game of H-O-R-S-E, with a chance to win courtside seats. KNOCK KNOCK! Who’s there?
Now, to be fair, it looks like you only get on the show if you self-nominate or if someone else nominates you. It is the latter that is the problem, however. What’s to stop someone you know from deciding you want to play a game of flag football with Michael Bolton and the neighborhood urchins live on television in order to score some cash? With Ryan Seacrest looking on? Are you really that desperate for money?
Let’s be honest. The list of things I would rather do than this probably approaches the infinite, so I’ve attempted to narrow it down to my top five.