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Updated on June 28, 2015

Survival of the Fittest?

Have you ever wondered about the IQ of some folks who appear on TV shows in which the participants confront each other over the identity of a “baby daddy?” They pummel each other as they scream expletives and slap and kick and rip and tear. Determined to settle all matters of paternity and fidelity or maybe which one of the two brawlers has the best hair, (wig) they circle around each other snarling like pit bulls.

Most of us have jobs during the day and miss the fun, but if you lying in bed with pneumonia and flipping past the channels you may catch a glimpse of a real catfight. It’s all quite astonishing as hair flies across the stage and clothing is shredded, and underwear and bodies are exposed. The action is set to a cacophony of the most vile swear words spewing from those ugly vocal chords.

No host is so foolish that he dares to get in the middle of too hefty women ripping at each other’s body parts, but waiting in the wings are several big burly men trained to interfere at the most critical moment. That is possibly just before blood or broken bones.

There is always a studio audience cheering wildly, not for anyone in particular but for the spectacle. That of course may cause you to question the IQ of the studio audience as well.

Eventually the sweating participants are forced to sit down, replace their hair and pull their torn clothing closed over their panting bosoms. It’s time for serious detective work and the host has a big envelope and a knowing look on his face. Once he advises the two participants and the audience and the world that yup according to the DNA, fighter woman number 1 has been impregnated by fighter woman no 2s baby daddy, it’s likely that the spectacle will start over again.

Sometimes the “baby daddy” shows up and with head bent and eyes cast downward he admits to fornicating and the ladies go ballistic. Both women may lunge at “baby daddy,’ incensed and humiliated at being shamed in public. “Baby daddy” will need protection from these two publicly humiliated women, and will be quickly rushed from the stage by the bouncers.

No, this is not an unusual performance. The revolting show begins again right after the commercial with a fresh set of brilliant human beings.

After you observe one of these programs you may feel inclined to just sit in silence and wonder. Where do they get these people? Who does that? What in the hell is wrong with everyone? Where did civility and dignity go?

It’s sad.


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      Jill Spencer 2 years ago from United States

      Lol. Yes, I know what you mean. Divorce Court, Judge Judy, etc. have a similar effect on me. (:

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      elizabeth 2 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      No dirt. I don't watch day time TV and rarely watch evening TV, but it's rather like driving past a horrible accident. The devastation sucks you in if only for a moment.

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      Jill Spencer 2 years ago from United States

      Sounds like you've been laid up with too few channels to choose from! Enjoyed your rant. lol Hope you're doing well. --Jill

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      elizabeth 2 years ago from Buncombe County, NC


      I guess they have an audience or they wouldn't last.

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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Those kind of shows are so ridiculous and a waste of time. I often wonder how these shows even stay on the air. I guess there are people out there that like drama. No thanks!

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      Old Poolman 2 years ago

      I would rather go outside and count ants than watch a show like this. The people who watch this type show have way too much time on their hands.