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The Joe Schmo Show 

Faux reality TV show where most of the contestants are actors, and the reactions of the real person surrounded 24/7 by carefully engineered crazy.




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2013   2004   2003  
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Series cast summary:
Ralph Garman ...  'The Smarmy Host' / ... 28 episodes, 2003-2013


Faux reality TV show where most of the contestants are actors, and the reactions of the real person surrounded 24/7 by carefully engineered crazy.

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How will it end? When will he know? They're all actors working from a script, but he thinks it's real.


Comedy | Reality-TV


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Ace's character, Montecore, is named after the seven-year-old white tiger that attacked Roy Horn in Las Vegas. See more »


[Derek is giving a fake back story of the show before the cast plays a game]
Derek Newcastle: Well everyone, the original version of Last Chance for Love was actually done in England with myself as host. And we had many popular games we played on that show like, "Tally ho, ho, ho", "Who's in the loo?", and "Carton of Fags". We're now about to play my favorite of all the games, "Bangers and Mash".
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Alternate Versions

DVD release contains uncensored footage. See more »


Version of Gloire et fortune: la grande imposture (2004) See more »

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Nicely Done.
10 September 2003 | by klandersenSee all my reviews

WOW! From someone who really wants "Reality" shows to be taken off the air and all copies of all their tapes be destroyed utterly I really enjoy this show. I usually avoid "Reality" shows like the plague because of the fact that they appear so phony and the people on them really annoying but this one parodies those shows to the "T". Of course they will have to figure out a way to keep future "Joes" in the dark as to the real purpose of the show. After seeing this people will know that the show "Lapp of Luxury" is a fake and is really "The Joe Schmo Shoe". Unless when the producers poll potential candidates they (the applicants) have never seen any reality shows. It's possible but they have probably at least heard of the big ones like "Survivor" and "Big Brother". The producers will also have to keep finding new actors for the other "candidates", which isn't as difficult as finding the "Joes". I think being one of the actors on "The Joe Schmo Show" would be better than being a real contestant on any of those quote "Reality TV" shows.

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Release Date:

2 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lap of Luxury See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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