A Modest Proposal on Reality Shows based on "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift

Essay by h3llbringerHigh School, 12th gradeA+, July 2004

download word file, 1 pages 3.0 2 reviews

Downloaded 77 times

Write a modest proposal about an issue in society.

A Modest Proposal

I have a modest proposal...

It has come to my attention that the reality show genre has been depleted of new ideas for shows. From the hot tropical islands of Survivor 9 to hot transformed women in The Swan it shows that producers have completely run out of new creative ideas.

Here, I present to you several new, never seen before ideas for a better reality show:

First, I propose that Survivor be moved to Antarctica. There the contestants will have to pit their minds against each other while preventing frostbite and avoiding vicious flesh eating polar bears, immunity can be symbolized by a parka or a blanket and instead of kicking them off the island; we can just throw them to the polar bears.

Secondly, Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire? should be changed to Who wants to Marry a Beggar?.

Watch as the contestants fight over the warm heart of the frozen man on the street. It would save the network plenty of money, without having to use a studio or rent a house as well.

Thirdly, due to the popularity of some of the less talented contestants for American Idol, we have devised a new show called American Disgrace. Hosted by one and only, William Hung.

Or even better, The Wheel of Surgery, contestants take a spin of the Wheel of Surgery for a chance at a million dollars, but if the wheel lands anywhere else, they have to have a certain type of medical procedure performed on them. Possible procedures could be: a root canal, implants, or transplants.

There are plenty of new ideas for reality shows, but I am not seeking to gain any fame or fortune from these ideas, I would...