Thursday, June 12, 2008

It's like a condom via cable...

NBC has a new reality series called Baby Borrowers--a so-called social experiment wherein teen couples get a taste of parenthood. While high school health class may have accomplished this with a doll programmed to cry every hour (or in a famously funny episode of Frasier, Niles practices with a sack of flour: "Oh the feedings every two hours. Constant monitoring where he is, I can see how parents can be obsessed with worry. Last night, I actually had a dream my flour sack was abducted and the kidnapper started sending me muffins in the mail."), NBC is using real live babies.

The advertising pitch for the show? "It's not TV, it's birth control."


If Supernanny, Nanny 911, My Super Sweet Sixteen or the bobble-headed Olsen twins on Full House haven't scared teens yet, I don't know how this show will.

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