TLC's Downhill Slide Continues With Extreme Poodles
Continuing its descent into middle American white trash madness, TLC has announced another new show to add to its slate of programming that moves the channel farther from actual learning. Once called The Learning Channel, TLC is now simply known by its initialism. The new show is called Extreme Poodles. You read that right.
Extreme Poodles, which actually becomes funnier the more you say it, joins a cast of programming aimed at the disenchanted housewife. From Mall Cops, Jon & Kate, What Not to Wear and the blatantly disturbing Toddlers & Tiaras the so-called Learning Channel has become simply a disgrace to educational television.
It's a wonder that this channel still exists under the flagship Discovery Channel. I understand that there is a demand for lowbrow reality television in America. I get that. There are plenty of folks that have little or no drama in their own lives, so must feed off the televised drama of others like a modern day succubus. The problem here is that this material is being presented under the guise of a channel once dedicated to quality learning and educational programming.
Now, the only education presented on the channel is how to be a selfish, petty human being. It's time for an intervention.
As the viewing public, concerned with the decline of educational programming and this constant dumbing down of American intellect, we need to take a stand. Instead of watching a show about a family with 19 kids, watch the Weather Channel. It's just as exciting and a lot less creepy.
TLC needs to be taken to task for their clear lack of understanding of what it means to be a Discovery Channel property. I suggest we round up all the TLC executives and have them appear on Intervention over on A&E. We'll fill out the room with executives from The History Channel, who might benefit from the session as well.Continued on the next page