I have learned a couple of things from Fox’s Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – I know, I too am stunned.
First is that Jeff Foxworthy? Is a terrible host. Just terrible. He’s clearly phoning it in here, reading cue cards and hosting with all the excitement of a dying ficus. He’s also incredibly monotonous which, as we all know, is the kiss of death for game show hosts.
The other is that this show practically requires a TiVo or DVR to view because it’s 98% commercials. In a recent episode, the first twenty minutes tackled only three questions. That’s a lousy signal to noise ratio. Just imagine: in nearly that time, Jeopardy! is into Final Jeopardy! territory.
It makes me long for simpler times, when 5th graders were concerned about alcohol-based fuel.
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