12 Terrible Ideas for a Reality Show
"My Super Sweet 16"
Idea: “Let’s encourage today’s youth to be greedy and materialistic by broadcasting their way-too-lavish 16th birthday parties!”
That Led To: “My Super Sweet 16” (MTV, 2005-07)
Did It Fail Miserably? Oh my, no. MTV milked this frightening display of ever-escalating extravagance (“A Lexus? But I wanted a Mercedes!”) for 61 episodes. And we can only imagine how many teens across the nation were inspired by “Sweet 16” to demand gifts they don’t need and can’t afford. In fact, are we entirely sure we can’t blame our nation’s entire economic collapse on this one show? We’re gonna go ahead and do that until we hear a better explanation.