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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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How fake is Bully Beatdown?


I knew from the beginning that the show advertised for tough guys to apply and they would be chosen based on some sort of bully mentality towards their friends. I did not find out until a few days ago that not one of the bullies had in fact, ever bullied the actors that have played the part of the victims.

I spoke with a friend that helped with the production of the show and was told that most of the bully/victim combo had never even met prior to the taping of each episode.
Take bully Jon from the last episode with Jake Shields. Last year he was on the Fox TV show Battle of the Bods where Jonathan proclaimed to be a professional stuntman as he judged the bodies of young women. jon-bods

Even though Bully Beatdown is filled with actors the fights are mostly real. The stuntmen do try to fight back against the Pro MMA fighters but their payday comes not from the 10,000 prize money offered up but from the money guaranteed on the contract they signed going into the fight.

I knew that the show was a litte fake but I am disappointed in just how fake it really is.

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Seems pretty real to me, eh? I mean I guess if the bully can apply, that may be fabricated. Damnit Xer, why did you have to ruin this for me?! 1, I didn't know MTV had any fake reality shows and 2, the only thing I have left to watch that definitely isn't fake is pro-wrestling.

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IMO pro-wrestling is fake too, but I'm not sure..
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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 08:45 PM
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It's MTV.

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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 09:37 PM
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I definitely knew the last episode was bogus, it was just a little too ridiculous. And of course its all scripted. At first I found it entertaining but from now on i'm just going to fast forward to the fights. At least in pro wrestling the guys are actually competing for their jobs. 'you and your kid getting kicked out right before christmas by the big bad bully' come on.. light his house on fire or something.
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I found it funny how that guy was supposedly his landlord but he was no older than 23.
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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 10:32 PM
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^^lol yea i thought that was suspect but hey all MTV shows are fake. Just turn off your brain and be entertained
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I think somebody needs to come up with a Joes vs. Pros but MMA style. It could keep some of the same flavor of seeing a nobody get creamed, but retain a modicum of legitimacy at the end of the show.

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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by D.P. View Post
It's MTV.
Ouch, thats the equivalent of a few light slams.

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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by D.P. View Post
It's MTV.
This^ ^.

I can't say I'm shocked or even surprised a hyped show on MTV might be staged and might not true.

I'll try to check and compare with some episodes of Real World, Make me a Star and I suck balls but I've got a reality show.

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