Thursday, October 18, 2007

More Quality Television

Tonight I am watching a show called Embarrassing Illnesses. If Tom were here we would watch it and cringe loudly, but without him I don't think I can make it through the whole thing. Here is the description from the digital synopsis:

"Patients include Teresa, who has something nasty in her ear, and 20-year-old Jack whose constant and very smelly diarrhoea is ruining his life."

There's another episode immediately after that wherein, "Patients include a man whose gigantic hairy mole covers his entire shoulder and a young woman whose life is being ruined by boils that constantly erupt all over her body."

What's not to love?


Coaster Punchman said...

This show would be worth a special trip just to watch it with you.

michaelg said...

Oh god. Pleeeeaaaaassse tape this show for me. The nasty ear and diarrhea episode sounds divine. Do they have live action or re-enactments? Do the contestants (I know this isn't a contest, but should be) ever have two or more concurrent embarrassing illnesses?

Bubs said...

Oh man. Just your description in the last paragraph was amazing enough. I'm not sure I could handle the reality of the show itself.

Melinda June said...

Talk about a freakshow. I suppose if I suffered from explosive diarrhoea that smoke me out of the bathroom for hours I, too, would be willing to see a doctor on national tv in hopes of being cured.

I don't have taping capacity, MG, but explore the website. The hairy mole is actually an affliction that both Richard Gere and Heath Ledger have, as well. Who knew?

michaelg said...

I so owe you a big bucket-size cocktail of your choice for referring me to the web site. Pictures and everything! I'm all aquiver.

Mnmom said...

Richard Gere has a big hairy mole? That's just too much information. I think I'm going to be sick.

lulu said...

Oh dear.

I would make it through about 5 minutes of this show before completely freaking out and changing the channel.

I'm curious about Teresa though, "something nasty" is awfully vague; it could be just about anything from a lump of wax to a huge cockroach.

Melinda June said...

I will take you up on that, MG.

Yes, MnMom, apparently you can even see it in most of his love scenes.

I'm with you, Lu. But yet it's oddly compelling and I didn't turn away.

There is something wrong with me.