A weekly primetime newsmagazine that profiled funny, human interest stories. Instead of featuring celebrities, "Real People" searched out humorous individuals, situations and events that highlighted the common man. This landmark show inspired many copycats from the same era ("That's Incredible" & "Not Necessarily the News") to today ("America's Funniest Home Videos" & "The Daily Show")
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I was 14 years old in 1979, when this show first aired. Although at the time I did not get the political jokes, because I was too young , I still thought most of it was really funny. Skip Stevenson isn't around anymore , and I think that's sad was the best straightman of his time. Fred Willard is pretty much the same as he ever was , but I don't know if Sarah Purcell is still working. As for the show itself, it is a time capsule of the media of the 1980s; anybody younger than 40 might have trouble remembering some of the topics talked about on the show. Personally, I love it , because it reminds me of my teenage years , and the fun I had watching the program . Candid camera might've started the genre of "reality shows ", but this is one no setups , no sarcasm, and no stupidity. People interviewed in the segments give honest opinions of their situations, and it taught me that's really real people can be very funny indeed. 4.9/5, but if you were older than 40, you might want to raise it to five.
back when that's incredible, Not necessarily the news and ripleys belive it or not with jack pallance ( first run) ( then superman host dean, now evil dead host bruce campbell) very early experiment before reALITY tv mAY not be everyones cup of tea but strange enough maybe in todays time
Glad to see this show again and share it with my kids. I remember the real people train stopping in my city and the excitement of seeing the show filmed. While the show is dated, it is interesting some of the political and issues talked about are the same ones emerging again today.
Whoever picked this up for Prime, bless you! My husband and I sat in rapt delight watching our favorite childhood show last night. And it holds up! The non-studio stuff looks like an Errol Morris movie!