Don’t Try This At Home Kids!
Talent shows are the bane of humanity. They’re horrific, pointless machines created to build up people’s dreams and force them to act out in attention seeking ways so that they can “achieve their potential”. No matter what the criteria for any talent show is, an inevitable amount of crazies will come out of the woodwork to participate and we’ll watch because them being mercilessly ripped apart for their weirdness makes us feel better about ourselves. It’s a sad human trait and one that is unavoidable.
However, in saying all of this, I stumbled across this old video that was taken from an audition of Russia’s version of Britain’s Got Talent, which is possibly one of the funniest clips I’ve ever seen generated from one of these shows. Without my spoiling it, check it out.
Now that you’ve seen it, yes, it’s most likely faked, which doesn’t detract from the humour as personally I found it incredibly amusing and rewarding. This is what should happen to almost everyone that sets foot onto these meaningless shows, or perhaps that bow should just be aimed at the judges. Fake or not, it looks pretty convincing and no one is entirely sure whether it’s real or not. It’s believed to possibly be a failed advertisement for the drink that the man puts on his head at the end, which admittedly gets a fair amount of screen time in comparison, but no one has ever been able to properly confirm it. Either way, it totally brightened up a weekend spent working away, so hopefully it’ll brighten up your Monday morning too. I mean, let’s face it, who doesn’t like watching other people get hurt?
Oh, and if I see one arrow to the knee joke…