Jun 02 2009

TLC’s fascination with little people!

Published by at 3:20 am under Sucky TV

little people on tlc

Enough already with the little people, TLC! I have nothing against these (or any) little people, but that does not mean I want to watch them buy groceries and mow the lawn. No offense little people, but you are as boring as “normal” people. Just because you are wearing doll clothes, it does not make the mundane suddenly exciting. WOW, that was mean! Sorry about that little people, you just got hit with a little (no pun intended) rage shrapnel. My beef is really with TLC. The latest addition to their cavalcade of tiny people is “The Little Couple.” From what I gather it’s a show about a couple that is little. I bet the Roloff family from “Little People, Big World” is up in tiny arms over this new show.

Is it just me or is TLC turning into the freakshow tent of the basic cable circus? Seems like every time I whiz past TLC, there’s either an 800-lb. woman being lifted from her bedroom window by helicopter or a there’s a fucking guy turning into a tree. A TREE!

I’m sorry, but doesn’t TLC stand for “The Learning Channel?” What exactly am I learning from TLC? I’m learning to thank pretend God for not giving me two heads and extra hands growing out of my back.

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32 comments to “TLC’s fascination with little people!”

  1. jasonon 02 Jun 2009 at 5:21 am

    I’m just tired of all the damned reality. I’d like to see some actual actors doing things that would never happen in real life. The only possible exception is the Romanian Survivor, which recently had it’s first casualty. It’s about time that fucking show earned it’s name. ‘Yeah, I won! I get to live!’

    I want to see more shows where the children do what their supposed to do and the parents don’t have to do interventions or pick their dates on a dating show. How fucked up do you have to be MTV?

    Bring back Miami Vice!

  2. icecycle66on 02 Jun 2009 at 8:51 am

    You are learning what the monarchs of old knew long ago: Freaks are entertaining.

    Think of it; 10,000 years ago when people wore crowns daily and sat in a castle there was no television. So traveling courts of tree men, fish girls, monkey babies, and midgets made crazy cash entertaining the throne sitters.

    Look at that list, compressed humans are in the lineup as animal-people. They are the closest things to dogs that understand human speech that can be found, so people are interested in them as little play things. TLC is essentially devolving back to before TV. Why bother pay writers and actors to do things people want to watch when these overblown, undersized carnies?

  3. Xinaon 02 Jun 2009 at 9:57 am

    Listy I’m actually going to have to disagree with you. I like to watch freaks. My favorite shows tend to pop up on Discovery Health. Give me a tree man, two headed girl, conjoned twin, midget, transgender any day of the week. My goal in life is to own a conjoned twin fetus that I will keep in jar and display on my entertainment center for my endless amusement and entertainment! I’m getting chills of excitement as I type this. I love freaks!!!!

    And I want Maury to bring back the fat baby shows. Who cares what the DNA results are? I need to see a 3 year old that out weighs me by 40lbs. That’s what makes me feel so much better about myself.

  4. SanFranon 02 Jun 2009 at 9:58 am

    TLC: isn’t that the active component in cannabis? Oh, wait. never mind.

    Could you pass me the lighter?

  5. You Just Made My List!on 02 Jun 2009 at 10:02 am

    Dearest Xina – Please understand that I LOVE freaks as well but little people aren’t really freaks in my book. I feel like following a couple around just because they are short is boring. BUT follow around a tree couple and I will set the DVR up for a series recording. A SERIES RECORDING!

  6. Xinaon 02 Jun 2009 at 10:19 am

    Listy my darling, little people are freaks. Do you need a special grabbing tool to wipe your ass? Do you need a special kitchen so you can act like a human? I don’t know, maybe you do. Perhaps this is where this anger stems from. Are you a little person Listy? Like one of the t-rex little people? That would be so awesome. Please tell me this is so. Tell me, damn it!

  7. hodanon 02 Jun 2009 at 10:48 am

    You forgot about the lady who was pregnant for 56 years!!!!

    I wonder if they do a ritualistic “One of us” chant every time a weirdo gets a show?

  8. RBoneon 02 Jun 2009 at 11:36 am

    I actually like “Little People, Big World” if only to see their ridiculous house/yard/amusement park.

    I mean, they have a fucking Western Town on their property! They drive ATVs all the time! They set up fucking ziplines everywhere!

    If anything, this show makes me feel worse about myself.

    Crippled dwarves are living it up on ziplines and forts and I’m plugging away for “The Man”! Fuck!

  9. You Just Made My List!on 02 Jun 2009 at 11:54 am

    RBone – What? I need to start watching this show. They live in an amusement park?

    Xina – Hilarious! Mean and hilarious!

  10. joeon 02 Jun 2009 at 12:20 pm

    come with me. i can show you…

    🙂

  11. SanFranon 02 Jun 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I grew up on Cape Cod, and up in Hyannis, MA (home of the Kennedy’s for the record), there was this little village set back off the main road a ways.

    Driving in, you’d be like, “Oh, this is a quaint little village”, and then you realize, as you get closer to the victorian/gingerbread style houses, that your car is about as tall as the front door and windows…

    Yes, this little enclave was called “Midget Town” by pretty much everybody, and while I can’t find any information on it online per se, it does in fact exist. I could take you there today. Maybe I’ll swing in there and take some photos next time I’m back East. I can’t remember how many houses were there – a couple of dozen or so – and they were all just super small and supposedly, a group of ‘little people’ lived there, presumably in harmony.

  12. Great Oden's Ravenon 02 Jun 2009 at 12:53 pm

    San Fran…. if that is true… it is now on my list of things to see before I die. And for the record, my 3 biggest fears are heights, clowns and little people **Shudders**

  13. joeon 02 Jun 2009 at 1:29 pm

    you’re probably only afraid of heights because when you’re up high, everybody looks like little people. let us sex.

  14. You Just Made My List!on 02 Jun 2009 at 1:55 pm

    SanFran – I need to know about this tiny village. I need to live there. I’m guessing the houses are half the cost of a normal home?

  15. RBoneon 02 Jun 2009 at 1:59 pm

    They don’t live in an amusement park but they have plenty of amusement park trappings on their property including a pirate ship…

    http://mattroloff.com/the-farm/

    Apparently it is only open to the public during pumpkin season….

  16. SanFranon 02 Jun 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I will investigate on my next visit to Cape Cod, which happens to be in a few weeks…

    More at 11:00

  17. SanFranon 02 Jun 2009 at 3:56 pm

    here’s a google maps link to the neighborhood.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&q=hyannis,+ma&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF8&split=0&gl=us&ei=L58lSsvsH5HitQO8hM2VBg&ll=41.683449,-70.261238&spn=0.004719,0.004855&t=h&z=18&iwloc=A

  18. SanFranon 02 Jun 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Sorry for the repeated posts here, but Microsoft has a better view on their map, in Birdseye view…

    It’s more developed than I recall from 20 years ago, but if you look at some of the houses, and then look at the size of the car in the driveway, you can clearly see the houses are WAY small… Looks like there are some normal sized ones in there, too.

    Also, the sign out front says simply “YCGA”. I have no idea what that means. Maybe it’s a church or something?

  19. SanFranon 02 Jun 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Sorry for the repeated posts here, but Microsoft has a better view on their map, in Birdseye view…

    It’s more developed than I recall from 20 years ago, but if you look at some of the houses, and then look at the size of the car in the driveway, you can clearly see the houses are WAY small… Looks like there are some normal sized ones in there, too.

    Also, the sign out front says simply “YCGA”. I have no idea what that means. Maybe it’s a church or something?

    http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=qydkjw94bdkc&style=b&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&scene=2957988&ss=yp.willow~pg.1~sst.0&encType=1

  20. You Just Made My List!on 02 Jun 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks SanFran

  21. icecycle66on 02 Jun 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Hyannis? High-anus?
    The midget town is near High-anus.
    That is spec-fucking-tacular.

  22. SanFranon 02 Jun 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Hey, I was born in Hyannis.

    It was glorious, I’m sure.

  23. Xinaon 02 Jun 2009 at 6:28 pm

    When isn’t a Hyannis glorious?

  24. SanFranon 02 Jun 2009 at 8:38 pm

    when it’s in your face with a turtle head poking out?

    just thinkin’ that be a bad scene.

  25. Balzac Onyerchinon 21 Jun 2009 at 11:01 am

    no TLC stands for The Large Coont – this is evident with all the super sized families having their own shows. Octomom is next, just wait.

    Remember: It’sa vagina, not a clowncar.

  26. CapeCodGirlon 07 Aug 2009 at 10:40 am

    I can confirm SanFran’s post. Growing up we always said that YCGA stands for You Can’t Grow Anymore… But it is like a like an eery little village. It used to scare the crap outta me…

  27. You Just Made My List!on 07 Aug 2009 at 12:44 pm

    CapeCodGirl – I am jealous of this tiny village!

  28. Adamon 27 Dec 2009 at 6:50 pm

    The little village on Cape Cod is real. It is called the YCGA. If you are ever on the Cape, take exit 7 (Willow St.) off route 6. Take a left off the exit and it will be about 1/2 mile on the left. Be careful not to miss it…..the sign is very small. My friends and I always assumed that YCGA stood for The Yarmouth Chapter of the Gnomes of America.

  29. You Just Made My List!on 27 Dec 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Adam – “the sign is very small” – nice

  30. Plymouth1620on 03 Feb 2010 at 10:39 am

    Hahaha yes “midgetville” does exist. I took a drive through there a couple days ago. I heard about it and just had to go check it out. I’m 6’2″ and felt like a giant. The homes are so little and so are the people. They DO NOT like people driving around in their little neighborhood one bit though lol.

  31. kapechickon 31 Jul 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I also grew up in Hyannis. I knew about the rumored little village. I drove around the village today. I did not see even one little person. I saw plenty of “normal size” people. We just smiled and waved like we belonged. I’m sure its a summer association or something but the houses are for sure small and the window low to the ground. Great architectural detail on the houses as well.
    just my 2 cents

  32. Johnon 12 Aug 2010 at 11:05 pm

    My family actually owns one of the homes in YCGA (Yarmouth Camp Grounds Association). It’s been in the family since it was built in 1897…when people were simpler and just needed basic shacks to enjoy during the summer months. Each house is a registered landmark and there are very strict regulations on expanding or building. The land the cottages sit on belongs to the association and not the cottage homeowner. I’ve been going there every summer since I can remember and it’s a great little community…almost untouched by time. Very refreshing.