Most people when asked will tell you that the best show on television is either, Lost, 24, House, The Office, or some show on HBO that no one watches. Well, if history has taught us anything most people are idiots. (Just kidding about 24. Kiefer rocks!)
So, you ask, what is the best show on televsion? The answer is simple: THE KNIFE SHOW.
Follow me after the jump for a clip and a further explanation as to the pure awesomeness of The Knife Show.
The Knife Show appears on QVC and is hosted by a genius named Tom O'Dell who has dedicated his life to sharing the love of the blade to us the lucky viewer/consumer. Part of the reason this show works is because it is on 4 days a week 7 hours at time. So with all that airtime Tom has decided to bypass certain steps of production such as rehersing or having a basic idea of where the camera is going to be. Instead he preps like any true professional: he gets really drunk and wanders around the set pointing at knives.
Last night for example he continually lowered the price for a 35 piece knife kit until he realized that he was actually selling the knives for below his wholesale cost. Did this stop O'Dell? Of course not he just blamed the price decrease on the fact that he had been at the dentist's office all day and couldn't think straight. That my friend is a salesman.
Well, I could go on and on about this show but I think this clip really sums up the pure brilliance of the show. Take a second to watch and then I dare you not to Tivo this show every night.