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Kevin Kirkpatrick in The Joe Schmo Show

The Joe Schmo Show

2003 NR

One step beyond reality television, this lightly smirking parody series finds its drama in staging fake competitions among nine contestants, all but a few of whom are actors that are in on the whole hoax. Producing a variety of faux shows -- including a dating contest -- results in a mix of humor and humiliation: Since everyone on the set is in on the joke, the question becomes when, or if, the non-actor contestants will catch on.

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