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PBS Vs. Reality TV = Funny Takedown
July 15, 2013
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A while back, we shared some promotional posters that were frankly ridiculous.

They advertised new reality shows like 'The Dillionaire' (about a dill pickle business empire, presumably), 'Bad Bad Bag Boys' (detailing the adventures of bag boys at a grocery store), and 'Married to a Mime' (just what you'd think).

The shows advertised weren't real, but the point of the campaign was all in the tagline: "The fact you thought this was a real show says a lot about the state of TV."

The posters were created by New York City's local PBS station, Thirteen, to raise awareness about public broadcasting.

Now they've gone one step further and started producing video trailers for other fake reality shows. And just like the posters, the trailers are effective because they mimic the style and content of so many actual reality shows.

They're part of a campaign called #TVGoneWrong.

Thirteen is asking people to donate $13 to PBS in support of quality television programming.

Via Daily of the Day

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