Thursday, May 21, 2009
Field Trip: Fruit or Breast?
The second DCoE field trip was quite an adventure. Thanks to loyal DCoE reader Kurt, I got a spot as contestant on a local gameshow called Fruit or Breast? filmed at Somerville Community Access Television, aka SCAT. SCAT is a pretty cool organization- for only $40 a year Somerville residents can have access to all sorts of media equipment and even their own weekly show. My fellow contestant and coworker Vibhu and I met up with our friends and the host Adam at The Independent for a couple of drinks before the show. The libations helped to calm our nerves before our big local access cable debut. About five minutes before showtime, we headed to the studio- it was pretty small but we all packed in. The show airs live, so Adam and his cohost bantered for a bit, a couple of local comedians performed brief stand-up routines, Adam's dad called in with a dental tip, and then Vibhu and I came on for the last ten minutes or so and played the game. Oh, and the whole thing is ENTIRELY ABSURD, complete with costumes and raunchy talk (no swearing or clamoring for the violent overthrow of the government, but everything else is kosher on SCAT). We competed against each other in the Match Game- a sentence is given with a missing word, and six panel members from the audience each write down a word to fill in the blank. Vibhu and I read our words, and we get a point each time our word matches one of the panelist's. For example, "Mrs. Robot treats Mr. Robot very well. She always _________ his nuts and bolts when he comes home." I said "oils" and scored two points. Oh, and I won...handily, I might add! I had a blast on Fruit or Breast? and it was really fun having a bunch of friends there for the taping. We all cracked up several times, like when Adam embarrassed my friend Jen and during the game when two of the panelists *cough*mulveyandlauren*cough* assured Adam that they had written down their words but then held up blank pieces of paper. I don't think the show has been uploaded onto the F or B website yet (and it's definitely NSFW) but here are a bunch of pics from the taping: