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Just for fun, what's the most SAD-promoting, anti-paleo TV show?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 24, 2011 at 3:16 AM

Could it be Extreme Couponing, with its emphasis on hoarding processed fraken foods? All of those cupcake and cake shows focused on glutenous insulin bombs? Other suggestions?

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on February 04, 2012
at 01:01 AM

I was watching that at work (I'm a security guard) and my coworker wondered how he could eat like that and not be "1000 pounds", and I said "That's probably the only time he eats." That could be kind of paleo.

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on November 25, 2011
at 02:34 AM

Its also not a great advert for American food...

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on November 24, 2011
at 10:32 PM

Ha... that just makes me hungry without providing any satisfaction for said hunger!

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on November 24, 2011
at 09:39 PM

Not as bad as the [relatively new] "Eat Dessert First" or whatever it's called.

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on November 24, 2011
at 07:41 PM

While there are quite a few neolithic carb-bomb challenges (pancakes, milk shakes, etc.) the meat challenges (giant steaks!) are pretty darn paleo :)

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on November 24, 2011
at 07:23 PM

wrong http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i0Y_uk-4n5M/TXzvu7MtV5I/AAAAAAAAE5A/5bR9QjJTYA4/s1600/Logo%2BAnimal%2BPlanet%2Bold.png

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on November 24, 2011
at 04:19 PM

It's far from nonsense. I've been some posting coupons for organic vegetables. Had some last week for meat & Larabars. There are kefir ones out now. Is that not healthy food? And for what is donated to charity, we would all love to donate fresh produce and meats to food pantries, but they just plain don't accept them. We have to donate non-perishable foods - so free pasta to feed someone who is starving is far better than nothing. And I can recall a few episodes where they mentioned charities they donate to. Did you see the one where the guy donated a stack of cereal taller than his house?

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on November 24, 2011
at 03:58 PM

I've only seen one episode where anything was donated to charity. Meanwhile, every episode shows off couponers' enormous, in-home personal pantries replete with 400 rolls of paper towels, 200 bottles of soda, and 25 bottles of barbecue sauce. It's great to donate to charity and to save money on real food, but that definitely not what the shows I've seen have been about.

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on November 24, 2011
at 03:23 PM

Conventional butter with white flour and Karo syrup. Blech. Oh god I didn't even think... That "Hungry Girl" show is horrific. Boca burgers, egg beaters, smart balance. I should've answered "Hungry girl". Blech.

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on November 24, 2011
at 02:43 PM

yep, it's 24-7 cartoons now :-(

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on November 24, 2011
at 02:22 PM

I agree, OZ. While OZ is not SAD per se, he's definitely pro-ADA, pro-vegetarian. And now, he's stolen the "Paleo" concept with his "Prehistoric Diet" which resembles nothing of human prehistoric subsistence.

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on November 24, 2011
at 02:00 PM

I don't think they even have Saturday morning cartoons anymore.

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on November 24, 2011
at 02:00 PM

Totally agree, Tim! I loathe everything about this show. It encourages unhealthy and unrealistic rates and methods of weight loss while perpetuating tired stereotypes about overweight people.

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on November 24, 2011
at 01:56 PM

It's great to donate to charity, but the foods going to charity in those shows are the same processed franken foods those couponers are hoarding for themselves. I'm not anti-coupons. I use them all the time for cleaning supplies and toiletries. However, the oft-repeated mantra that you can buy healthy food with coupons is total nonsense and comes from a misunderstanding of what constitutes healthy food. Sure there are (very) occasional coupons for a healthy food, but these are the exceptions that prove the rule. Anyone who has ever looked at a Sunday paper can see that.

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on November 24, 2011
at 10:11 AM

Could we stop jumping on couponers please? This is not the first time it's been done on this site. The show is not about "hoarding franken foods". Apparently you've missed the parts of the show where the couponers talk about how much food they donate to charity? And in our current economic climate where food pantries are desperate for donations because of increased need, we should be mad at the show for teaching people how to help because they did it with pasta? Yeah I get it, the show is over the top, but learning how to coupon is a valuable skill that can be used on organics just as easily.

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on November 24, 2011
at 08:10 AM

she sure does like butter though.

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on November 24, 2011
at 06:36 AM

Sorry. Have to disagree. Although I sometimes literally cringe when I hear their advice, I still think they do more good than harm. They encourage contestants to cook. They supply organic veggies. Sure, they believe in low-fat, but say that not all fat is bad and they've promoted olive oil. When you look at the kind of diet their contestants have been eating, it's still a step in the right direction... even if it's misguided. I usually turn the channel when they visit Subway and bang my head against the nearest wall, but there are worse things than the Biggest Loser.

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B3e7d1ab5aeb329fe24cca1de1a0b09c

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on November 24, 2011
at 05:39 AM

TV is not Paleo :P

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on November 24, 2011
at 07:23 PM

wrong http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i0Y_uk-4n5M/TXzvu7MtV5I/AAAAAAAAE5A/5bR9QjJTYA4/s1600/Logo%2BAnimal%2BPlanet%2Bold.png

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on November 24, 2011
at 10:32 PM

Ha... that just makes me hungry without providing any satisfaction for said hunger!

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on November 24, 2011
at 05:50 AM

Dr. Oz.

What a hack.

69a2a5deb24d5b8d3aae3d9652fac564

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on November 24, 2011
at 02:22 PM

I agree, OZ. While OZ is not SAD per se, he's definitely pro-ADA, pro-vegetarian. And now, he's stolen the "Paleo" concept with his "Prehistoric Diet" which resembles nothing of human prehistoric subsistence.

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3f991b9d02d2c9b8bd91f93fdd88febc

on November 24, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Man Vs. Food; An instructive little show on gluttony, sloth, and neolithic agents of disease...

94a4a87e3d2e1e9160b6ed77678b4bea

(1311)

on November 25, 2011
at 02:34 AM

Its also not a great advert for American food...

Medium avatar

(19479)

on November 24, 2011
at 07:41 PM

While there are quite a few neolithic carb-bomb challenges (pancakes, milk shakes, etc.) the meat challenges (giant steaks!) are pretty darn paleo :)

51a4b53ca196e59b01960b1a39b5f5a3

(85)

on February 04, 2012
at 01:01 AM

I was watching that at work (I'm a security guard) and my coworker wondered how he could eat like that and not be "1000 pounds", and I said "That's probably the only time he eats." That could be kind of paleo.

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219f558c6fb724423033d983cca96d1a

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on November 24, 2011
at 02:08 PM

I agree with all of the above answers. There's not a lot of healthy t.v. programming. I wish I could go through the check-out and get money back! Where do you get coupons for healthy, real food? I think the coupon show is horrible. What does it teach? To stock your shelves with franken food and more, more, more is better. They are just well organized hoarders.

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15d83f76aaa6b0e38d662c20c6e097ad

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on November 24, 2011
at 04:29 AM

The Biggest Loser!

Medium avatar

(3029)

on November 24, 2011
at 06:36 AM

Sorry. Have to disagree. Although I sometimes literally cringe when I hear their advice, I still think they do more good than harm. They encourage contestants to cook. They supply organic veggies. Sure, they believe in low-fat, but say that not all fat is bad and they've promoted olive oil. When you look at the kind of diet their contestants have been eating, it's still a step in the right direction... even if it's misguided. I usually turn the channel when they visit Subway and bang my head against the nearest wall, but there are worse things than the Biggest Loser.

13a44ea00b0c9af0b6d0f3d5f5c2cfca

(7223)

on November 24, 2011
at 02:00 PM

Totally agree, Tim! I loathe everything about this show. It encourages unhealthy and unrealistic rates and methods of weight loss while perpetuating tired stereotypes about overweight people.

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on November 24, 2011
at 04:47 AM

Any Paula Deen show on the cooking network.

Fb10cf8e5dbac271762e13721181d5dc

(453)

on November 24, 2011
at 08:10 AM

she sure does like butter though.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on November 24, 2011
at 03:23 PM

Conventional butter with white flour and Karo syrup. Blech. Oh god I didn't even think... That "Hungry Girl" show is horrific. Boca burgers, egg beaters, smart balance. I should've answered "Hungry girl". Blech.

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

(4347)

on November 24, 2011
at 09:39 PM

Not as bad as the [relatively new] "Eat Dessert First" or whatever it's called.

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on November 24, 2011
at 04:59 AM

No idea. In my youth (70s-80s) Saturday morning cartoons featured many commercials like these--I wonder if this is still the case: http://youtu.be/yuc0AMMmfhA http://youtu.be/ZxhSw0893Lo http://youtu.be/o9uxt5TxD9U

D7ec5ab98a0b971f9e24b4e654abfa7d

on November 24, 2011
at 02:43 PM

yep, it's 24-7 cartoons now :-(

13a44ea00b0c9af0b6d0f3d5f5c2cfca

(7223)

on November 24, 2011
at 02:00 PM

I don't think they even have Saturday morning cartoons anymore.

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