Three Birds. One Show.

1. Europe: Yeeeeeaaaaah, not so much. (Well...)
2. The United States: SUPERCONGRESS!
3. NBC: The Playboy Club (Whoops!)

Europe and the US clearly need to try something different, and NBC's desperate for a brand new show that's basically just a slightly repackaged version of an existing show.

I give you Wank Swap, the new reality show where European and American leaders trade places to weigh in on important issues of economic policy.

Because I once had forty-five minutes of free time and something resembling Photoshop, I've been able to track down some stills from the first season:

[French President Nicolas Sarkozy struggles to give the tiniest infinitesimal fuck about a county fair in US Representative John Boehner's southwestern Ohio Congressional district.]

[US Senator Mitch McConnell beats a hasty retreat through the Frankfurt airport after disrupting a European Central Bank meeting to suggest that Belgium could really "lighten up".]

[US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner saves London from a dalek, or vice versa.]

[In season one's most shocking episode, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi serves as New Jersey's governor for four months. His cover is blown during an impromptu concert with the floating head and torso of White House Council for Community Solutions member Jon Bon-Jovi.]

[In a very special episode, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a guest appearance, cooking dinner for The Beaver the son of ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet. Portugal is doomed to a thousand years of hyperinflation.]

I'm not saying that this show is a good idea. I just think it's a lot better than anything anyone's tried so far.

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