Free Beer, Hot Wings and Zane Think New NBC Show ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ Is Awful [FBHW]
Free Beer and the guys listened to clips from the upcoming NBC show ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ this morning and we think it’s safe to say that they were not fans of it. Perhaps feeling a bit of Olympic withdrawal already, the guys were merciless with the show, tearing every facet of it to pieces.
Zane said that he thought it seemed like “a spoof of a reality show.” He went on to say that producer Mark Burnett was going way overboard with everything. ”Every clip you watch, there’s helicopters everywhere and ratatat sounds,” he said. Free Beer went even further, saying that NBC’s new reality show was “pretending to be a tribute to the troops.”
Hot Wings added that “the things they’re doing should be really easy,” making the argument that any person who was relatively fit could pull off what they were attempting in the show. “This isn’t real military training.”
We have to agree with the guys on this one. There’s something unsettling about having a real life, four-star general pretend as though celebrities are going through something that actual soldiers would. Free Beer made fun one of Clark’s motivational quotes used in the promos, saying, “I’ve always wanted my platoon to look more like the cast of ‘Surreal Life.’”
From the entire premise to the inclusion of a former military general, to the array of has been celebrities, the guys covered everything they hated about this show. By the end of it, they seemed pretty exhausted over it all.
Zane summed it all up, simply saying, “This is the worst show I’ve ever seen.”
If you watched any of NBC’s Olympics coverage, you’ve probably this promo a million times: