The Joe Schmo Show - Season One Uncensored
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The eight episodes in The Joe Schmo Show: Season One Uncensored look and sound like any other reality gimmick, though part of what makes the series fun are little risk elements that threaten to blow open the whole scheme or at least create suspicion in Gould's mind. There are several occasions in which one or another actor gets confused about a character detail and Gould wonders about apparent contradictions; once or twice, actors have to leave a situation because they are close to cracking up. For the most part, however, the tall, gullible, good-natured hero bonds with his "housemates" and keeps a smile on while participating in underwear-swapping contests, gross-out meals, and tense elimination rituals. The final episode, in which Gould is told the truth, is surprisingly moving. This DVD set includes extensive supplementary material, including Gould's after-the-fact, mixed responses to many of his experiences. --Tom Keogh
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As for my review of the DVD, I have few gripes, and plenty of praise!
The luxury of seeing the show in DVD quality is of course a plus. And I like that they included the "Coming up next" sections that came right before a commercial break (No, no commercials during the episodes here, thankfully)
The audio commentary on disk 3 (the finale) is hilarious, as are most of the uncensored deleted scenes. And not that *I* personally needed to see how they created the *ahem* "food" that Matt was challenged to eat during the "The Meal" challenge, it was still funny to see the behind-the-scenes of that stunt.
There's also some additional "eviction" footage, but it's more of like "now-I'm-out-of-character-and-commenting-about-Matt" footage. Which isn't a bad thing really, since you DO get to see how different the actors are from their characters.
The "chocolate sauce on models" extended sequence is not as hot as it might sound. The models are already covered in chocolate when the sequence begins, so no bare bodies are to be found. But if you like low level bi fun, or just want to see what three chocolate covered models look like in DVD quality, check it out.
One gripe, which is actually more of clarification really, is that the show is not actually shown "uncensored." Unbleeped, definitely!Read more ›
First, you'll get to watch all the episodes without logos, commercials, promos over the closing credits or other such nonsense. This is great in itself and even if you've been a regular watcher of the show (maybe more than once), I think you'll still laugh. For more fun, try using your DVD's pause / slow motion feature during the director's meetings to pick up things you might not have noticed before.
The special features are pretty sweet. One of the best ones is what I mentioned above - a commentary on the finale by Matt Kennedy Gould and executive producer Rhett Reese. Since the finale also includes a look-back at the entire season, you'll get to hear their thoughts on that as well. You'll also catch up on how Matt's doing now and some of his deepest thoughts on what during the show.
As for the actual bonus features section, you get Deleted Scenes, Chocolate-Covered Models featurette, the Making of a Meal and additional Eviction footage. Of these, I'd have to say that the most interesting and revealing is definitely the Eviction footage. You get the complete commentary of what the cast had to say to Matt after they were "evicted," plus Matt's full commentary afterwards. You'll recognize the bits and pieces that were shown during the program, but this is the chance to see the entire thing and pick up a lot of stuff that got cut before. Of the Deleted Scenes, the two funniest are Matt's Breakdown and a Fish Story from Kip. The breakdown is very funny and almost alone makes the DVD worth it.
Finally, to those who are complaining about the censorship, I just have to say that I don't think it's any big deal.Read more ›
I think the premise of the show is good and well thought up. Kip the gay guy is by far the funniest and does the best acting job. Ashleigh the rich Snob is hot as all and does a great job as well.
I would recommend you buy this right now because it is hours of entertainment joking the reality shows we love
I would never have tuned into this show if I hadn't read about it, and I'm so glad I did! It is the funniest show that has ever been on television! I think it's fantastic and it gives such an insight on these reality shows and how they work.
I myself am a big fan of reality shows, so I was able to see all the jokes and parodies of other reality shows, and I just died laughing at all of the little in-jokes.
For all of you who are wary of the reality band wagon and don't appreciate this new genre, I highly recommend the Joe Schmo, for its interesting take and gentle satire! What a classic!
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Soo Many Funny Moments in this season! Chase is such a "real" guy with a good heart! Perfect person you picked for your "Joe"Published 3 days ago by Mindy J. Kinner
One of the funniest shows I've ever seen. You have got to watch this! It takes alot to make me laugh but this show had me laughing all the way through. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric Offen
Loved it when it was on television, even better without the commercials !!Published 2 months ago by Dolores Matarazzo
Love this show! So glad I found the DVD! 3 Discs for such a low price.Published 6 months ago by Wendy Ahearn
Love me some Joe Schmo Show. I wish they would bring this concept back to reality tv again.Published 7 months ago by Joe Hammer