Monday, May 08, 2006

are you going to eat that?

A recent episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" combined with a trip to the store yesterday gave me an idea for a TV show. Oprah featured clips from a Discovery Health Channel show in which Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen made a surprise visit to a woman's home. They went through all the items in her pantry and refrigerator sorting the food into good and bad piles. Most of it was bad for her and for her family. The store I visited was one of America's biggest retailers, if not the biggest. Several shoppers had carts (or buggies as they're known in the South) full of junk food. Based on the size of the people, there truly is something to the adage "you are what you eat."

Here's the pitch: a camera crew approaches shoppers as they wheel their grocery carts to their cars. If they agree to be on TV, the host identifies the most fattening foods in the cart and tries to get the shopper to part with the treats. They could try to get the shopper to taste some healthier foods and then destroy their beloved junk food in a variety of entertaining ways. Dunk it in liquid nitrogen and watch it break like glass. Melt it in a kiln, run it over with a steamroller, drop it off the roof. Think Letterman style stunts. I guess you could call it "Meal or No Meal," which is better than my original idea for a title: "Why Are You So Flippin' Fat?"
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Blogger Jennifer Bohlken said...

Don't forget the lightening round where they bet on which number is higher: their weight or their cholesterol.....


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