Repo Games Takes Advantage Of Dumb Poor People and I Love It

Posted: May 20, 2011 by Keith Stone in Repo Games, TV

Repo Games is the best game show since Press Your Luck (no whammy, no whammy, no whammy). The Spike TV masterpiece features actual repo men coming to seize cars from owners that have fallen behind on their payments. Here’s the twist: instead of immediately towing the car, the repo man asks a series of five questions to the debtor. If they get three right, they get to keep their car with all the payments taken care of. If not, it’s bye bye to the wheels. Fortunately, our contestants aren’t the brightest crayons in the box, so we get gems like this:

Q: What is the City of Brotherly Love?
A: California

The only way it would be better is if that was filmed in Philly. So far it’s only Los Angeles and Dallas, but if production ever moves to the Fat Girl Capital of the World, I’m all in. The highlight of it all is seeing rednecks get pissed that their car is being taken away become ecstatic at the chance to win it back only to fail miserably in answering simple trivia questions. Then, we get angry rednecks threatening our repo men and chasing after the tow truck that’s leaving with their car. The only way it could get better was if Marc Summers hosted. I smell Emmy.

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