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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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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







Release Date:

2 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joe Schmo 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

After the season concluded, Spike TV reran all the episodes, but with added commentary by . See more »


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

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first annual droopys
24 September 2003 | by rocketboygold99See all my reviews

this is the funniest television show i've seen in ages. if you haven't seen an episode yet, trust me, give it a chance. the show's posing as a reality show with eleven fake contestants and one real one. the eleven are really actors, while matt, the sole contestant, is the show's basis.

all the actors play a different type of character from different backgrounds, a gay guy, white trash, a geek, a southern bell, and a couple others. each actor stereotypes their characters to the max, while matt hasen't at all a clue he's being played. sorta like the truman show, but on crack.

the difference between this game and others, is that it's really based on a 'joe schmo' - the average guy. he isn't very good looking, nor wealthy in any means. he's just a nice guy, or like two of his fellow 'competitors' refer to him as 'just the nicest guy in the world, the kinda friend all girls love.'

trust me, watch it. shame though, that it's on spike. bet if it was on nbc or cbs, it'd be recognised as the next best thing.

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