Although there was no promise that the egg would be fertilized by the end of the show, Sperm Race never made it to air, nor did its sister reality show Make Me a Mum. For that program (also by Endemol), a woman would pick one man from a list of donors, and scientists would pick the other contestant. They would then actually impregnate the woman and -- using a paternity test -- see whether "love" or science had triumphed in the end. It's unclear if the resulting child would receive lifelong residuals from being born of a media clusterfuck that would make The Truman Show look like a Dr. Spock-approved child-rearing documentary.
The Georgian Show About How Stupid Women Are
As tasteless and downright offensive as some of the shows on this list are, we only know of one that resulted in an actual protest -- like, crowds with signs and shit -- in front of the makers' studio. That show comes from Georgia (the country between Europe and Asia, not the American state).
In spring 2012, the Georgian television broadcaster Imedi TV unveiled the quiz show Women's Logic, hands down the most famous game show ever to come out of the Caucasus Mountains region. Its premise? Models are invited to the show and asked a variety of questions. Meanwhile, teams of men are awarded points for guessing exactly how the beauties will answer each question incorrectly.
We're going to take a wild guess that "Feminist Issues" isn't a category.
See, that's why it's called Women's Logic: The show isn't about getting the right answers -- it's about logical, smart males trying to guess the mental workings of those stupid, shallow, vapid humans known as "women." They could easily have gotten the same funny moments by just featuring stupid people of both sexes (you could call it Idiot Logic or something like that), but no, that wouldn't make the point they were looking for (i.e., "men good, women bad.")
"Tee hee!" the creators of Women's Logic must have tittered when the show debuted. "We're trash-talking half of the planet's population like a bunch of sexist assholes! There's absolutely no way this show can blow up in our faces!" Just imagine their doe-eyed dismay when it did (and on an international scale).
The dude in the back is clearly shocked by this.
So how long did this one last before somebody cancelled it out of sheer embarrassment? Actually, it was still on the air the last time we checked.
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