Monday, October 27, 2008

Must See TV

Marshall and I didn't watch CMT (Country Music Television) until we were flipping channels last season and came across this little gem...


After the first episode, we were hooked and set our TIVO to record each and every episode. It's about as much entertainment as one can handle in a 30 minute program.

Each episode features a couple who is getting married and having a "Redneck Wedding". What's a Redneck Wedding, you ask? Well, it often involves a camouflage-wearing groom and sometimes a camouflage-wearing bride as well. You might witness pre-wedding activities like jello shots with Granny, hunting or fishing for the reception food and a mother (demonstrating on a banana) how a ziplock bag is a perfectly acceptable homemade form of contraception. Oh yeah. Not to mention fun reception activities like bobbing for pigs feet, mud wrestling, jello wrestling and giving guests a ride on a mattress pulled by an ATV. My favorite was when one woman removed her teeth before participating in the hot dog eating contest. Sadly she didn't win. Maybe she should've left the teeth in.

Each episode features a different couple, while Tom Arnold (the host) pops up in front of the screen with a humorous commentary.

Some couples are downright hilarious. Some you wish would never have kids. Some couples just have you shaking your head in disbelief. Like the episode we just watched where a sister married her brother. You see, her parents adopted her, and also had a biological son. So while not biologically related, they were still brother and sister. And they got married. They're just keeping it in the family. Yeah, that's so sweet. Haven and Seamus... Marlie is OFF LIMITS!

And the brides and grooms provide some of the best quotes:

Bride: "He proposed to me at Ponderosa on Valentine's Day. I was in the bathroom dropping a deuce while he was at the table dropping a diamond. Hahahahahahaha!!!!!"

Mother of the Bride: (speaking to the bridesmaids right before the wedding starts) "Anyone who has to fart, do it right now!"

Groom: (while explaining his passion for picking up and taking home roadkill) "I collect raccoon wieners because they are made of ivory."

I did not know that. See? It's educational too.

Mostly it makes me feel like my little ol' Victorian wedding was way too boring. I definitely missed the chance to do jello shots with my Granny.

23 comments:

  1. that sounds funny, too bad I don't get it over here... I just sent you some stuff...

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  2. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Oh my, that is just too funny and yet, somehow scary at the same time. I will have to let my husband know about this show!

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  3. Oh, I am going to have to look for this gem. I got massively sucked into the train wreck that is the Duggars' last night (17 kids and counting on TLC). I spent the whole evening getting nothing done and shouting at my television.

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  4. That sounds hilarious. And kind of sad. I'm constantly amazed at the lunacy of people.

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  5. Confession: I watch it too..... Although I do NOT TIVO it! LOL. Its insane

    Robbin

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  6. Wow! There are some really weird people in this world. That must have been the show I ran across recently. I had no idea what it was. The groom looked like he was 80 and had a long scraggly beard and no teeth.

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  7. Bahaha! I am going to look for that!

    Although I will confess right now that there are pictures of me in my long white gown wearing Chuck Taylor high-tops (green!), smoking a cigar and throwing a football. (Yes all at once... I am a multi-tasker!)

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  8. I've never even heard of this show! It's not for real is it??? I don't believe it!!!

    And I thought I was bad for jumping for joy when my soapy shows (des. housewifes/bros.& sistrs.) came on last night!!

    You win this round Julie!

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  9. Oh. My. I think I'll pass on that use of a Ziploc bag . . .

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  10. That is some classy stuff right there.

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  11. I've seen just a small bit of one episode... all I remember is that the guests sat on hay bales and the bride came down the "aisle" on a horse. I think the wedding took place inside a barn...

    Jello shots with Granny... now that sounds like a good time.

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  12. hmm. sounds like north central florida to me (aka baja georgia). racoon wieners?

    thanks for the compliments on the photos. means a lot that your hubbie says i've got an eye! :)

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  13. I love this show!!!!

    I love the mud bogging! If i had the space I would have so done that at my reception! LOL

    I grew up going to mud runs. Oh did I forget to mention I'm from redneck country LOL

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  14. Eew, brother and sister? I don't care if on is adopted!

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  15. This show cracks me up.. one time I saw a bride rubbing a stick of deodorant all over her face to keep her from sweating. hahahahahahahaha

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  16. Everyone is in danger of being sucked into those shows! I myself have a Top Model problem. And recently, I haven't felt well and discovered Wife Swap! Why oh why do we love this crap?:)

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  17. And they there's nothin' good on TV! ;)

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  18. uh, SAY. Sentences are so much more coherent when they include verbs. Gracious.

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  19. oh my word! this makes me miss tv! so so funny, thanks for the quotes, those will have me laughing all day at odd moments! :)

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  20. How sad, I actually saw the one about the racoon wieners. It was awful nice of the bride to gift one to her groom too.... ah, they are going to be so happy.

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  21. Are these weddings really TRUE - and not spoofs?

    LOL!

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  22. Oh wow!

    I am such a city girl trying so hard to forget my redneck roots....

    Great post!

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