10 Hushed-Up Reality-Show Mishaps

by Tara Ariano on December 8, 2011

in News,Pop Culture

While my heart goes out to the California homeowners whose house was damaged during a Mythbusters segment, I would be remiss if I did not use the incident as a teachable moment regarding the very real destruction that reality shows wreak every day, but which the shows’ various networks keep out of the news. Sure, you haven’t heard about any of these other mishaps, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t happen.* Wake up, sheeple!

  1. Stacy and Clinton buried a contributor (What Not To Wear‘s word for its makeover subjects) in Crocs, suffocating her.
  2. Though the Survivor opening credits identify contestants as “Americans,” since the show’s premiere, three contestants have been native Canadians.
  3. That guy on My Strange Addiction who ate glass was fine, physically, but then on the way out of the therapist’s office, he tripped on a mat and broke his collarbone.
  4. One time on Hoarders, they totally found a dead kitty! :(
  5. Teen Mom baby Leah had her soul stolen by one of the production’s cameras.
  6. Top Chef contestants tend to enter the competition with ten fingers each, but not all of them have left that way. (Ditto toes.)
  7. America’s Supernanny put a kid in time-out and forgot about him for three days.
  8. Property Virgins subjects always think it can’t happen to them, but many of them get pregnant in the very first house they tour.
  9. One time on The Amazing Race, the last team to arrive at the Pit Stop didn’t get eliminated! :(
  10. Every lady on the Bob Guiney season of The Bachelor got Legionnaire’s Disease.
*It also doesn’t mean they did happen, because they didn’t, except for the ones that did.

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Glark December 8, 2011 at 7:06 pm


T.J. May 26, 2012 at 6:48 am

I implore you to watch the first season of Obsessed (Hoarders’ red-headed stepsister) – you will never look at leftover peas or toothbrushes the same ever again.

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