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Rob Ford Reality Show Cancelled. Wait, What?

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | November 20, 2013 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | November 20, 2013 |

If you’ve watched The Daily Show in the last two weeks, you know Rob Ford. They could have just recorded the next two weeks of shows in one continuous take of Jon Stewart landing jokes in between the things this dude says on camera, and called it for November.

Rob Ford is the mayor of Toronto. Or was, sort of. They kind of took away all his mayoral powers a couple days ago after the crack thing. Crack thing? Oh yes, it is as good as it sounds.

Ford got caught on video doing crack (and how does one do crack, is that smoking, snorting, or shooting? And please, if you can answer the question, do so and then get some help for yourself) and his defense is: well I don’t know, maybe I did. Who doesn’t do stupid stuff when they’re blackout drunk? And let me tell you, I get blackout drunk a lot.

When pressed on this chain of logic, Ford answered “You know what, I’m not perfect, I don’t believe anybody is perfect.”

Oh Ford, the only way perfection is even in this conversation is if we were to discuss how perfectly entertaining this is going to be for all of us who don’t have to live in a city run by you.

But the best news is the bit that broke this morning, that Rob Ford’s reality television show had been cancelled. Of course the real news is that he had a reality television show in the first place. It debuted Monday night, received so few viewers that they could have been crammed into a large stadium, and was promptly cancelled yesterday. Given the level of political meltdown hilarity going on here, I’m surprised they didn’t get more viewers purely out schadenfreude. But I’m sure TLC will get him a show within the next six months, presuming he doesn’t literally die, which might actually be on the table.

No word yet on whether a DVD boxset will be released, and whether the special features will even be legal in Canada.

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