Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Have You Seen 'My Big Fat Obnixous Boss'?

This past weekend, re-runs of the hilarious reality show My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss played on the Fox Reality Channel. I bring this up because this was a very controversial show back when it first aired in 2004 on Fox, and as a result, it was cut short, and not seen by many people.

To give you a brief summary of the show -- and make the controversy quite clear -- this show is basically a fake parody of The Apprentice. A group of actors, the lead one being William August, portray executives at a fake company called "IOCOR". According the the boss N. Paul Todd (August), IOCOR is a multi-billion-dollar venture capital firm that any up and coming star in the business world would want a job at.

So, twelve of the most promising business people in the country apply for a spot on this show thinking it could win them an executive position at a multi-billion-dollar company. In reality, the company they are fighting for is completely fake.

The actors, especially August, have a ball as they devise a series outrageous challenges each designed toward one aspect of the business world. Perhaps the funniest parts of the series are the board room scenes when August creates a ludicrous challenge for the contestants on the chopping block before he "chooses" which one to fire. And by the way, his catch phrase is way better than Trump's simple, "You're fired". August chooses to say, "Get the hell out of my office".

I have embed some of the funniest board room scenes below to give you a sense of how clever this show really is.


Candice Frederick said...

this actually looks pretty hilarious

Danny King said...

@ Candice: Ha, glad you liked the clips. The board room scenes are some of the highlights of the series.

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