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The Joe Schmo Show 2 - Episode 9 Summary

'Schmo No More' By woeisme1
Original Airdate: August 10, 2004

I must say that even though I loved the original Joe Schmo show and had no idea how they would pull it off again, they outdid themselves and gave us an amazing second season which was more fun than the first IMO. You made me laugh, cry and learn some new porn terms and I am grateful. Kudos to Stone Stanley and all the people who made it possible for me to be so entertained in my own home. If anyone can pull it off for a third season, I believe you can do it.

Ingrid figuring it out: $100,000.00
Tim and Amanda not figuring it out: PRICELESS

First up:
We see the previews of the show we are about to delight in. I won’t go into detail because, well, I will do that as it unfolds.

Next is Rhett Reese telling us what Joe Schmo is “ The JS show is two things, one, it’s a parody. It’s looking at something in the world that is borderline ridiculous and making fun of it. Number 2, it’s a practical joke. It is ,um, essentially, um, putting someone into a ridiculous situation and screwing with them.” Well thank you for clearing that up for me Rhett

We then see footage of Tim and Ingrid and all the suitors arriving at the beginning of this adventure. We are in recap mode here as we see the gift exchange, with reactions and commentary by Tim and Ingrid (as well as our smarmy host Derek), the first falcon twist, with commentary by Derek (who actually was in awe of having it land on his arm and said it was “cool”) and we see Montecore footage, landing on Derek’s arm and hitting the glass doors.

Derek goes on to explain that this year is a little bit broader, more absurd as we see footage of Ingrid in the lap dancing mode and Cammy in the bathtub with pork and beans. And of course the pearl necklace ceremonies, from the very first when Ingrid has the look on her face like something is amiss with the rehearsed speeches to Austin giving the necklaces to the guys (the footage was of him giving it to Gerald)

Gerald stating the one thing they couldn’t have accounted for was Ingrid questioning everyone around, with footage of her after the first pearl necklace ceremony asking if the other girls knew about the speech and the next day saying she thought she was on the Truman Show, with scenes of “oh sh!t” by Rhett and the control room people in between.

Then the “Cammy almost blows it” scene where she pulls Ingrid into the bathroom to bare her soul about having done the soft core porn. But since Ingrid is one smart cookie who is driving them to bad nail biting habits, they reveal the truth and invite her onto the dark side. And, while she accepts the challenge, they are left with only one “mark” and to correct it for the premise of the show we see Amanda’s arrival.

Then of course we see footage of Amanda with her face buried in mashed potatoes and sausage before Rhett tells us that we are back on track with our new wide eyed woman who is buying it all and…………. wait!!!! Is that Matt Kennedy Gold? Why yes it is!!! And he whispers “what is going on” and laughed, having been there, done that, won the shirt, and moved on. Well come on, ya gotta show the original Schmo, but ya coulda given us a little more. I would venture to say that a cameo appearance is better than none at all (for the sake of us MKG lovers) and he looks great BTW.

Ahhhh, but then Rhett tells us that this season had a doubly difficult assignment for two of their actors, which is a segue to footage of “the parents” and the introductions to the guys as Piper’s “rents” and to the girls as Austins’. They explained playing opposite roles to each party of victims. The dad being a “hard a$$” to the guys and footage of Tim stumbling over his words when asked if he had been sexually active, and reversing roles as Piper’s dad and fawning all over and drinking shots off of Cammy.

Then we hear how, as the game progressed, Tim and Amanda got more sucked in by it, with footage of Amanda doing the “heart light switch” and Tim trying to resist Cammy in the blood pressure game. And my what a long tongue he has! Sorry, I digress.

Derek says that at this point they are able to get a little more crazy and naturally we go to footage of Bryce trying to hypnotize Tim and TJ as well as Piper and his whispering “mockingbird” during his eviction. Tim’s facial response to said whispering were priceless. Then he discusses this with TJ.

Then we see Eleanor losing it when she doesn’t get the date and discovers a coupon missing from her book. Bad Cammy and Austin, bad, bad. But here, the reactions of both Tim and Amanda are the best of the segment. Eleanor really was beautiful as we see her telling Austin what to do with his jewelry, as was Tim and Amanda’s reactions. Well, okay this show IS about them and so it stands to reason that most of what we are seeing is a montage of their reactions. So, with that in mind, I won’t stress it anymore.

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