Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Me wants to judge too!! ...

What an absolutely awesome job those two guys have! You know the ones I’m talking about – the bald one with strange spectacles and the one with the goatee and the oh-so-difficult-to-reach-boiling-point. Yes, yes I’m back to watching Roadies on MTv (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Roadies ).

Last year we had the most awesome time as everyone around was hooked on the show and watching roadies was a very regular feature every week. Bani (sigh…) was my favourite and many a pitched (verbal) battles were fought in our living room while I defended my damsel’s honour against a bevy of Bani-haters. It was the first time I saw a reality show in its entirety and enjoyed it (Yes, I do not watch chhote ustad, bade ustad, sa, sa re ga ma, sa re ga, sa re ga ma, sa re ga ma pa, sa re ga ma pa dha…unto infinity. And I’m proud of it! ).

Ok, ok coming back to the judge’s job.

To be paid to be sarcastic is such a dream come true for me! Its like getting money for ragging – how cool is that! So you sit infront of the hapless interviewee, go through some crap he/she has written in the hope of getting attention (and hence a spot in the final 13) and then you unload with both barrels on the wet-behind-the-ear-guy who thought, while sitting in his college canteen – surrounded by a bevy of admiring friends, that he had written such clever answers.

Hey, its even better than ragging – here you get a form full of mines and bombs to be used against the rag-ee (er…probably a wrong word, but you get what I mean, don’t you? There, that’s my loyal intelligent readership  ). Its heaven. You can take each and every word that the poor chap has written, lace it with oodles of sarcasm and throw it back at him and watch him feel like the biggest idiot on earth!

Its like shooting fish in a barrel, I tell you, just too easy…

And of course, when the pretty girls walk in to give their interviews, emphasis here please, you get their numbers on the form straight away! No effort required to chat them up – the number is just right there! How brilliant is that? Hats off to Raghu who created the show and fixed himself as the permanent judge. I bet his li’l black book is teeming with amazing phone numbers now. Lucky bugger…grrr

And to add to that, you can filter out the chaff by asking personal questions. So you can ensure there’s no goalkeeper (read: boyfriend, husband, parole officer, psychopath stalker etc.) lurking in the background, find out her interests (so you can sound intelligent and interesting atleast on the first date, before your real 'intellect' peeks through)

All in all, what an amazing job to have even though I haven't even spoken about the amazing journeys you make, the adventures you see people do etc etc. I'm sure those two guys had to play a dirty dirty game of office politics to get the job!

Whaaa! I want the job too, please please…somebody help....

10 comments:

bhumika said...

I’ve not been a great fan of Roadies (literally lived without TV for 3 years!). Happened to watch one episode a couple of days back and now I know what leaves you feeling J about those hosts (who are by no means your dosts). They sure have a lot of fun. What’s more, there is no dearth of people who are ready to get humiliated. It sure is a dream job...wish i could help you..

Swapnil said...

Bhumika: lived without TV for 3 years??? whats the story here?

well its more of a trial by fire - hope you see the series this time - it was great fun last time...

adwaita said...

oh man i saw a few roadie interviews!!!!wht dyu kno abt sex?how many grlfrnds dyu hav?u know wht ur problm is?you knw wht is wrng with u?
o my god
!!!!
but hell interestin to jst see the ppl shit each othr out like hell's end and worse!

Swapnil said...

Adwaita: Wouldn't it be the most awesome ever to be on the right side of that table :)

raindrops said...

Surely to get paid for such a job seems interesting, but i'm not really sure if is it the sarcasm (tht too paid!) or the pretty girls that are luring u, coz both wont go together..u wont be able to use sarcasm on babes!!
All in all MTV Roadies rocks..
survival by playing mind games.. not easy ehh !!

Swapnil said...

Raindrops: Why not? The smart ones would appreciate the sarcasm - and thats the target segment anyway :)

bhumika said...

here's my story: 2 years i lived in the university hostel which has one chotu TV room for 300 girls. The channels - only doordarshan. i rembr going there once to watch one of my fav songs on Chitrahaar.

the third year i had a flat and 50+channel TV to myself. But by that time i was too used to not watching the idiot box.

Watched the jaipur audi yest - now i feel a little apprehensive abt this show...

Swapnil said...

Bhumika: Apprehensive? Why would that be? You've signed up for it kya?

chandu said...

I loved the last season..well that's the only one I've ever seen and I LOVE baani!

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Swapnil said...

Chandni: Ditto here...Bani rocked the show last time. Theres a girl called Ankita this time who I think would be Bani's heir apparent - though lets see if she lives up to the hype :)