This is a real thing in the world.

[Content Note: Misogynist double entendres.]

image of a logo reading TOP HOOKER, featuring the silhouette of a fisherman who's got the final R in the logo on his line

Top Hooker is a new reality show on Animal Planet. It's a fishing competition.

(The website for the show is here; please note that a video begins to play automatically when you click through.)

I watched the premiere episode last night, the title of which was "World's Oldest Profession." For real. There are two female contestants out of ten. In the first episode, one female contestant is seen saying, "I'm really good with my mouth," about a challenge centered around catching goldfish in one's mouth (because "the oldest fishermen were other fish" and NO I AM NOT MAKING THAT UP). In scenes from the second episode, the other female contestant is seen saying, "I've never held a rod that big before," about a challenge centered around pole-fishing.

Fine work, Animal Planet. Excellence in programming.

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