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Posted: 1/5/2012 3:26:56 PM EDT
So I'm flippin' through the channels and I land on The History Channel.
Big Shrimpin' is on and since I've never watched it, I pause for a moment.



Do these show producers look for the most hick people they can find on purpose?
I'm from the south, born and raised, but I really needed the subtitles to figure out what was being said.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:28:49 PM EDT
There are parts in LA that are so far back you have to pipe in daylight.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:28:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mhall8811:
So I'm flippin' through the channels and I land on The History Channel.
Big Shrimpin' is on and since I've never watched it, I pause for a moment.



Do these show producers look for the most hick people they can find on purpose?
I'm from the south, born and raised, but I really needed the subtitles to figure out what was being said.
Grew up in South Louisiana, spent time on a shrimp boat out of Hopedale, LA...and none of the folks I worked with were nearly as herpity derpity as those guys.

I am really starting to hate these shows.

CVN

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:29:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By piccolo:
There are parts in LA that are so far back you have to pipe in daylight.


Are they from LA?
I thought these guys were out of 'Bama.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:31:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mhall8811:
So I'm flippin' through the channels and I land on The History Channel.
Big Shrimpin' is on and since I've never watched it, I pause for a moment.



Do these show producers look for the most hick people they can find on purpose?
I'm from the south, born and raised, but I really needed the subtitles to figure out what was being said.


Why yes- yes they do.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:33:17 PM EDT
It doesn't take teeth or education to pull the head off a shrimp. I love the show.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:35:40 PM EDT
I just want to know where the guy with a mouth full of chew is spitting
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:38:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mhall8811:
So I'm flippin' through the channels and I land on The History Channel.
Big Shrimpin' is on and since I've never watched it, I pause for a moment.



Do these show producers look for the most hick people they can find on purpose?
I'm from the south, born and raised, but I really needed the subtitles to figure out what was being said.


When I was workin' at the Shell refinery we had a couple crews of SE's [scaffold erectors] from La. Really, really hard to understand
over a radio. Excellent workers tho.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:48:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rainman:
Originally Posted By mhall8811:
So I'm flippin' through the channels and I land on The History Channel.
Big Shrimpin' is on and since I've never watched it, I pause for a moment.



Do these show producers look for the most hick people they can find on purpose?
I'm from the south, born and raised, but I really needed the subtitles to figure out what was being said.


When I was workin' at the Shell refinery we had a couple crews of SE's [scaffold erectors] from La. Really, really hard to understand
over a radio. Excellent workers tho.


I spent 14 years in most of the power plants in the south. I've probably run across those same crews you're talking about.

(Do you know what Davey Crockett's last words at the Alamo were?
"Who called all these scaffold builders?")
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:51:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By piccolo:
There are parts in LA that are so far back you have to pipe in daylight.


I watched one episode and couldn't help but be amazed I needed subtitles for people speaking english.

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:08:23 PM EDT
Of course they find the most backward, incompetent people they can find. It makes for good TV. Real life work is boring and has absolutley no entertainment value... except for the bubbas. Look at your own work place; is watching someone who knows wht he's doing good entertinment for more than a few minutes?

As for speaking the language, I don't which program is worse- Big Shrimpers or Swamp Loggers. It is a sad story to need to read subtitles for someone who is alledgedly speaking english!
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:11:03 PM EDT
Anyone south of the Mason-Dixson it is a total redneck, toothless sob. Except for all the hot chicks.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:11:55 PM EDT
I know, I did the same thing. I hardly ever watch tv, but I was surfing today an landed on "big shrimpin"

I know these hillbillys exist, everybody should know. And it is pretty cool seeing these guys doing what they do. But, I've had enough of hillbillys "shrimpin" hillbillys "catchin Gators" hillbillys "shootin/makin game changin gunz" hillbillys "catchin critters(live action)" hillbillys "exterminators" hillbillys "cage fightin"

I mean WTF. Its ok that all sub-species of neanderthals, cro-magna cave men are represented. But a little bit goes a long way.

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Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:12:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TUBBY:
Anyone south of the Mason-Dixson it is a total redneck, toothless sob. Except for all the hot chicks.


We like them to be toothless.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 6:44:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TUBBY:
Anyone south of the Mason-Dixson it is a total redneck, toothless sob. Except for all the hot chicks.

Dixson? Never-mind You're from fucking Ohio, I'll give you a break.

In their defense......Northerners are pretty boring. I really doubt "Big ice fishing" would get the same ratings.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 6:50:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WindKnot1-1:
Of course they find the most backward, incompetent people they can find. It makes for good TV. Real life work is boring and has absolutley no entertainment value... except for the bubbas. Look at your own work place; is watching someone who knows wht he's doing good entertinment for more than a few minutes?


It does not have to be this way. Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs doesn't play the hick fool each episode. But there aren't a lot of Mike Rowes out there.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 6:52:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jeremyt:

Originally Posted By TUBBY:
Anyone south of the Mason-Dixson it is a total redneck, toothless sob. Except for all the hot chicks.

Dixson? Never-mind You're from fucking Ohio, I'll give you a break.

In their defense......Northerners are pretty boring. I really doubt "Big ice fishing" would get the same ratings.


Look, we're just happy there are plenty of FL/LA/GA/MS rednecks to supply all the hill-jack reality TV market, otherwise they'd have to come poking around rural Ohio, and God, man, nobody wants to see that.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 6:56:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hourglassing:
Originally Posted By WindKnot1-1:
Of course they find the most backward, incompetent people they can find. It makes for good TV. Real life work is boring and has absolutley no entertainment value... except for the bubbas. Look at your own work place; is watching someone who knows wht he's doing good entertinment for more than a few minutes?


It does not have to be this way. Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs doesn't play the hick fool each episode. But there aren't a lot of Mike Rowes out there.


No, it does not have to be that way. One of the nice things about the oil field is that you have a lot of people with a well-developed sense of humor.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:09:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ClatuVertanictu:

Originally Posted By mhall8811:
So I'm flippin' through the channels and I land on The History Channel.
Big Shrimpin' is on and since I've never watched it, I pause for a moment.



Do these show producers look for the most hick people they can find on purpose?
I'm from the south, born and raised, but I really needed the subtitles to figure out what was being said.
Grew up in South Louisiana, spent time on a shrimp boat out of Hopedale, LA...and none of the folks I worked with were nearly as herpity derpity as those guys.

I am really starting to hate these shows.

CVN



Dang... thought I was the only arfcommer from Da Parish.

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