So I only saw the finale episode of “The Next Best Thing” sometime this summer. Was not the remotest bit interested in the show, because I thought the premise was a little lame. The finale was the teeniest bit interesting, but only because I was marveling at the way the show lived up to my expectations of being one of the lamest shows on TV. A contest between professional and amateur impersonators to see who makes the best double? I might have understood if these people were auditioning to be the next legend on staff at the Imperial Palace Las Vegas hotel. But what I didn’t get was what all these people (especially the pros) wanted to accomplish. I’m sure there was some sort of prize, like a free pull on a slot machine, but how is this going to further their careers? Maybe get them more corporate gigs?
This doesn’t even take into account that there were two Elvises in the top five. I almost threw up on the spot. I guess I just didn’t get it (the Elvis thing and the show).
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