"Happy Hour" is so bad you have to watch
Eric Starkman of PR agency Starkman & Associates writes on the Gawker web site that Fox Business Network‘s “Happy Hour” show at 5 p.m. is so bad that it makes people watch.
Starkman wrote, “With the hosts and guests perched on barstools as pints are pulled behind them, ‘Happy Hour’ has the production values of a community access channel in Aurora, IL (‘Itâ€™s Wayneâ€™s World, Wayneâ€™s World, party time, excellent!’). The banter is light and the guest lineup, umm, eclectic. You may get a CEO or an investment manager or two talking about taxes and assets, but youâ€™re more likely to get models, actors, strippers, ice dancers, comedians, filmmakers, more models, actors and â€¦ oh, did I mention the strippers?
“‘Who on earth is going to watch this show?’ I wondered aloud the first time I watched the show.
“Well, for starters, my colleagues Jeff and Anthony. Every day at 5 p.m., they immediately tune out CNBC and flick on ‘Happy Hour.’ These are two of the smartest people Iâ€™ve ever worked with, and they havenâ€™t missed a segment since the show began. Another surprising viewer? An erudite editor friend of mine at a major business publication â€“ weâ€™re talking a true Renaissance man who studied ancient Greek just so he could read the original works of Plato and Homer â€“ confessed over dinner last week that heâ€™s a big fan of the show.
“Ok, so ‘Happy Hour’ seems to appeal to highly intelligent people. That answered the ‘who?’, now I just needed to understand the ‘why?’ Jeff and Anthony helped me out on this one:
“‘We canâ€™t believe just how bad the show is,’ said Jeff.
“‘Itâ€™s so bad, itâ€™s actually brilliant,’ added Anthony.”
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