Ok, I know, I know, I have no room to speak on something like this but I am anyway. As I’ve become more and more more comfortable in my own skin though the years ( I’ll pass on the Silence of the Lambs joke) I’ve come to the realization that maybe I’m not as endearing as I once thought I was. I’ve always known that I am a very polarizing personality with people either loving me or despising me. I accept that and respect that. So, when I go on a rant about how I find something I see on television being annoying, it does come off as ironic. Case in point: The guy that does the VoiceOvers for the TV show “TMZ”.
Harvey Levin without a doubt knows what people want to see. Besides being a lawyer, he’s a really savvy businessman and understands the business he’s in. This makes me even more puzzled as to why he has the overly obnoxious loud voice guy spewing out-of-tune songs, bad impersonations and just down right yelling for their segments. I get it. It’s a fun show. It’s fun to watch. It’s fun to get the inside scoop. However, why not just leave it to their “morning-behind-the-scenes-roundtable-pitch-meeting”? Why do we have to be subject to cheesy animations and that obnoxious voice. The attempt at humor is clearly lost when you have to hear this stuff especially when I want to hear about how Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband didn’t tip the Valet but $15. Why do I need to hear a song about this? Why do I have to grab the remote to either mute it, turn the volume down, or change the channel to watch a second run episode of the Dr. Oz show?
In full disclosure, I have a good friend that works for TMZ and is on camera for the pitch meetings. Thats the part of the show that I like as it’s real. My inside scoop says that it has to be real and that Harvey doesn’t use people that are WANTING to be on TV for those pitch meetings.
See? He knows want viewers want. Which actually makes me dig deeper in my introspective realizations that I might not be as funny as I think I am.
What are your thoughts? Does that voice-guy on TMZ grate on your nerves as well? What/who is the one element on television can make you change the channel? I am also opening up myself for criticism. After all, isn’t that what growing up is all about?
Rock forth, Mitch
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