TLC, having jettisoned the “learning” aspect of its name many moons ago, is tired of towing the line between science and carnival freakshow. With the news of this new show, TLC will be 100% freakshow all the time.
In the interest of being up front about things, TLC has named the show The Man With The 132-lb. Scrotum. Can’t say you were caught off guard when you tune into this one. The specific weight leads me to believe that the title might change from season to season along with fluctuations in the weight of star Wesley Warren’s ballbag.
For instance, in season two, maybe it would be The Man With The 111-lb. Scrotum, planting a seed of hope in the mind of the audience that, before this show is canceled, he may end up as The Man With The 6-oz. Scrotum. Or whatever a normal scrotum weighs. I’m not a doctor, but I do have a scale. However, just weighing my scrotum is a logistical nightmare. Also, do I include the balls? How do I exclude them? I’m guessing the “tare” function factors in, but I’ll be the first to admit I did not wake up with this activity in mind, and I’m a bit out of my depth.
Knowing TLC, they’ll milk this concept raw until, one day, they give the scrotum its own spin-off titled Here Comes 132-lb. Scrotum!
And I’ll watch it. Because they know me better than I know myself.