Monday, January 19, 2009

That's Not Fake



www.thatsnotfake.com

Think of it as a crappy Mythbusters for Youtube videos. 'That's Not Fake' debunks online images and video footage and determines whether it is or isn't real. From what I can see on their Wall of Shame, investigations don't seem to get too intense and the facts and explanations are few and unsubstanciated.

Host Martin Mull, a comedian whom I think I recognize from Hollywood Squares, stands in as a knockoff Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. The show is sponsored by Cadbury. There's no word yet on which station the program will be on, if any.

Guru Grade: 4 / 10

3 comments:

Sandy Watson said...

I don't know, man, I think there is a place for silliness! Mull is a long-time hero of mine (Fernwood 2-Night remains one of my all-time faves), and I've also archived a good deal of his audio nonsense, which was way ahead of its time. This show deserves a chance.

http://fleamarketblues.blogspot.com/2008/01/martin-mull-days-of-wine-and-neuroses.html

sdrawkcabton88 said...

You're right, and I guess we'll see how it turns out. The premiere is Friday (tomorrow.)

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure this is just viral marketing for Cadbury. It's not listed in the TV listings on tvguide.com