Saturday, February 9, 2013

Idea for "Intervention"

If I've already told you about my idea for jazzing up the television series Intervention, pardon this instance of regurgitation (if I begin to regurgitate something else at any point, however, do grab me some form of receptacle).

The show focuses on crippling drug addictions, but I want to see them broaden the scope of the addictions that they encounter. I'm talking less about crystal meth, more about nuts. No, not someone addicted to eating nuts (though that could work, that's not where I'm going with this), or merely someone addicted to porn, but someone who is actually quite nutty. I want an episode that focuses on a person who is undeniably addicted to their own craziness.

I think the perfect candidate for an episode of Intervention would be a conspiracy theorist. Seriously, imagine the bulk of the episode focusing on some pudgy, non-drug-addicted white guy who goes to work and completely isolates himself from his coworkers by denouncing them as "Bilderberg sympathizers." Later, he gets drunk with his one friend who he shares books with, and very jovially tells the camera,"but what I really mean by 'Bilderberg' is JEW! HAH!" His family has to disconnect the internet just to get him away from his Alex Jones videos and seated at the dinner table. They watch in horror as he twitches, foams at the mouth, and screams about the New World Order. Worse, they can't save any leftovers for him, because he's already used up all of the foil. He'll show the closet where he stores his homemade "exquisite, Jew-loving" hats that he's crafted from all the foil, as he clumsily tries to fold and hide his swastika flag.

The best part, of course, will be the actual intervention. Picture the pudgy protagonist, the one who believes everything is a conspiracy and ostensibly everyone is out to get him, surrounded in one room by everyone he knows. As George W. Bush would say, "nük-yul-urr!"

To find out what happens, Intervention actually has to make this episode, and you have to tune in (or just find the clips from the end online, even though I bet you wouldn't steal a car!).

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