I heard an interview with funny man Jack Black discussing his love for the reality show Project Runway. He stated that he loved watching it and didn’t want any spoilers because he was two episodes behind on his DVR. It was his guilty pleasure, but he didn’t feel bad about it, so it was a “pleasure pleasure”. And it was pretty confusing because I am a fan of Jack Black but I’ve also seen a couple seasons of Project Runway, and the two don’t mix.
Then I remembered a little show I was a giant fan of back in the late 90s. At this time I was an upperclassman in high school so I was either busy doing AP homework and driving to some party at Braeswood Inn (ahh the memories). I was leaning towards my now discriminatory taste in movies and paid attention to things like, oh I don’t know, substance and plot. But every Saturday around 4pm I’d stop whatever I was doing and watch this show on FOX.
VIP with Pamela Anderson.
From what I can recall she owned a spy agency that found kidnapped people or they were bodyguards or something. There was the sexy badass chick. The sexy brainy chick. The sexy nerdy receptionist chick. And Pam Anderson. There might have been a Black guy on there or something channeling some sort of homage to Designing Women. I can’t really remember. I just now a lot of things got blown up and Pamela Anderson was in charge. And I LOVED IT!
Very embarrassing to admit because in what world would Pamela Anderson be in charge of anything or program a computer, or even a cell phone. I wouldn’t even admit to friends at school that I was into the show if a discussion about it came up. My only admittance was that I knew of the show but that was the most depth I’d give. It was like that episode of Seinfeld when Jerry wouldn’t admit that he loved Melrose Place and failed the lie detector test. That was me and VIP.
All these years later I can finally admit that was my guilty pleasure. And if it was on Netflix I’d probably stream it (yeah I cut the DVDs out my plan so what!). Whew. What a relief.
What’s your guilty pleasure that you can now admit to liking? Got a thing for bad movies, or bad TV, or have some crazy food mashup that makes you feel crazy for eating but you swear is the best thing ever??? Spill it!