Tits, Ass and Shameless Plugs

Has anyone seen The Scott Conner Show?

A couple months ago my boyfriend was asked to be a guest on "The Scott Conner Show," so two Alibi staffers and myself attended the live taping at the Wool Warehouse downtown. It started off normal enough--we got cocktails and sat down at a table. However, once the show commenced, I couldn't believe the spectacle in which we were taking part.

After being given instructions on when and how to applaud, the music started and five sexy dancing girls began to awkwardly shimmy before us. It was like a low-budge "The Man Show," and I felt embarrassed for myself and everyone else in the room. This went on for some time, and eventually Scott Conner showed up for a monologue. After a series of bad jokes, he took a seat and plugged his sponsor McDonalds, actually saying their tag line, "I'm lovin' it." At this point my two companions and I collectively shuddered. Meanwhile, I'm told the backstage contained a general air of chaos, complete with a horde of screaming children. On stage, guests were cycled through and "interviewed." Interviewees were allotted only a few words before being interrupted by Scott Conner, who usually broke in to talk about himself in a humorously self-deprecating way. There were a few more rounds of dancing girls, then the show culminated in a dance party of dancing girls, party boys and one single hippy in tie dye. The production was so bad it was almost hilarious. But not quite.

The show's translation to television is even worse. Bad lighting, sound and angles are paired with scrolling ads at the bottom of the screen--ads for things like mattresses. C'mon! It feels sad to pan these folks, but why bother putting so much effort into something that just insults itself in the end? It's undignified. The show airs Monday through Friday at 12:35 a.m. and 1:40 a.m. on KRQE 13.