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Social TV Network “Youtoo” Sounds Pretty Cutting Edge

Mark Burnett, producer of Survivor, The Apprentice, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, like all of the VMAs, and special guest on the one episode of the Paul Resier Show, so pretty much all of the best TV things you can think of, has signed on to join Chris Wyatt, whoever that is, in creating the “nation’s first social TV network.” Called “Youtoo.” Oh, perfect. That sounds perfect. From Deadline:

Youtoo will start by putting 500 people on TV each day via videos called Fame Spots that can be uploaded via smartphone, tablet or PC. Such interactive programming includes Say Yes & Marry Me, which will offer viewers the opportunity to propose marriage on-air. Burnett is producing 250 short programs to establish the identity of the network.

OH, PERFECT. Heaven knows we were all already sold at “social TV network” because social network + TV network is too smart of a word mashup to NOT work, but “Fame Spots” and interactive programming such as Say Yes & Marry Me? Oooohh my goodness. If there’s one thing the world clearly needs more of it’s the opportunity to watch strangers propose marriage to each other, we all LOVE that, and the opportunity to allow Mark Burnnett to make lots of money on people making fools of themselves on TV, so I really can’t get behind this idea enough. Can I have it on all the channels? (The article goes on to say that the network’s lineup will also include The X Files, Batman, and the Green Hornet. Hahah. What? Really just plain “what” first of all, and then second of all, aren’t there like a million iterations of Batman and the Green Hornet? WHICH ONES ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT I NEED TO KNOW.) Anyway, Say Yes & Marry Me is the only example given of one of these viewer generated TV shows. WHAT CAN THE OTHER 249 BE?

  • Trampol–oops! (Trampoline accidents.)
  • Hey That’s Not Yours! (Animals eating pizza.)
  • So, What Do You Think? (People are given the opportunity to talk about what they think.)
  • Anger Face (People are angry about things, with specific attention paid to their faces.)
  • Gotcha!(Pranks.)
  • Grrrrotcha! (Animal pranks.)
  • Goooooooootcha! (Sports pranks.)
  • There Are How Many Of You? (People who record themselves singing all the parts to different songs.)
  • In Memoriam (People who died after uploading their videos or people who died while filming their videos.)
  • Cutting Loose & Getting Down (Solo dancing.)
  • Have Beef? (People have the opportunity to threaten other people.)
  • UFO Vids (Video evidence of UFOs.)
  • Your Voice Is Their Voice (People sound like other people.)
  • Uh-Oh!! (People saying things they’ll probably regret.)
  • How Old…Are You? (Hot girls of indeterminate ages doing whatever.)
  • But Where Are The Instruments? (A capella versions of things.)
  • SILLY CAT! (Cats being silly.)
  • I Have A Complaint! (Product complaints.)
  • Maddison Hour (Maddison puts on makeup for an hour.)
  • Robots (Robots.)
  • Oldies (Old people.)
  • Oh Baby! (Babies.)

I just have one question — WHO DO I MAKE THE CHECK OUT TO OH RIGHT MARK BURNETT OK WELL FOR HOW MUCH IT DOESN’T EVEN MATTER I NEED THIS, BAD, JUST TELL ME HOW MUCH AND I WILL WRITE YOU A CHECK RIGHT NOW.