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MTV To Make Reality TV Parodies Obsolete

In the pantheon of great reality TV competition parodies, there have been many hilarious elimination ceremonies: the Slut Wars staircase eviction ("You have 65 seconds to evacuate the premises and collect your stuff in the alleyway.") from The TV Set; the commemorative plate thrown into the fireplace ceremony ("You're dead to us.") on The Joe Schmo Show; and, of course, the "We no longer want to hit that" torch ceremony from the Slut Wars redux (this time with cougars!), MILF Island on 30 Rock.

But, unfortunately, the days of exaggerating the sheer ridiculousness of reality competition elimination ceremonies for comic effect are now over. With their upcoming show, Bromance–in which a group of "regular guys" compete for the honor of rolling with the posse of duh extraordinaire, onetime object of Hills star Lauren Conrad's vacant gaze, and longtime advocate of the possessions "Bro" before the possessions of "Ho," Brody Jenner–MTV has made parody impossible. Or at least redundant.

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From The Hollywood Reporter:

[Bromance], from Ryan Seacrest's production company, will feature a group of "regular guys" who come to Hollywood and compete in a series of challenges from skydiving to dealing with the paparazzi — in the hopes of ultimately being chosen by Jenner to become part of his entourage.

Along the way, contestants will be whittled down via "Hot Tub Elimination Ceremonies" after which rejected "bros" will be asked to leave the bachelor pad dripping wet in a swimsuit, luggage in hand.

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At one point, the thought of "Brody Jenner" leaning back in a jacuzzi filled with all of his brahs, turning to one of them while dramatic music crescendos and saying, "I will not check you later, bro. Get out of my hot tub," might have been pretty funny. But not if Brody Jenner's the one who gets to parody Brody Jenner. Thanks a lot, MTV.

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