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You’ll Never Guess Which Reality Show David Is Watching Right Now – Tales From The Slack

You’ll Never Guess Which Reality Show David Is Watching Right Now – Tales From The Slack


As we’ve established, literally today, David has no real sense of pop culture beyond what, like, a dog might be able to ascertain from loafing on the couch while a kid plays Roblox and listens to Olivia Rodrigo or whatever.

Thankfully, he’s found a “friend” and his “friend” makes him watch television. Her taste in television is quite good and has led David to watch shows like the quietly humane “Somebody, Somewhere” on HBO.

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While none of my references to The Simpsons will ever land, I can at least make a Ted Lasso joke from time-to-time. I’d kind of assumed most of these shows would be in that sort of streaming, prestige-adjacent dramedy vibe. Nope, David’s “friend” got him to watch a reality show.

This came up because we were talking about that stupid column in The Telegraph and that’s a British newspaper, so David shared this:

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[David Tracy Note: Oh man, I gotta remember that what I say in Slack can make it to the front page. Anyway, I don’t actually hate the entirety of the British media, I just think it can be pretty ruthless, which I don’t love. Also the documentary on the Beckhams does, as you might predict, make them seem like good folks. That’s what self-produced documentaries do (see The Last Dance). In any case, I was a Beckham fan before watching this, and I admire him for the imperfect person he is.

Also, I have no clue about Ted Lasso, but my “Friend” watches it, so maybe I’ll get a reference eventually? -DT].

This was a surprise to me. Also that David Tracy, a man who seems distrustful of people who own more than three towels, suddenly is on the side of David Beckham and Posh Spice? It’s wild.

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[Mercedes Note: I should clarify my statement. Like David, I also don’t dislike the entirety of British media. I have sourced and will continue to source stellar journalism from the BBC, the Guardian, and other high-quality outfits. There are lots of great journalists doing hard work out there. As for Rowling, well, it’s a shame what she likes to say about people like me… – MS] 

Does David get references to “Parks & Rec”? I didn’t ask. Here’s a highlight reel of John Ralphio, the best character from the show:

Also, here’s one thing that most of the staff has in common: We do not like Harry Potter. If there are Muggles out there, no judgement, but I also do not like the Harry Potter series of books and the fact that the writer’s an asshole makes me feel better about my opinions.

[David Tracy Note: Speak for yourself! I DIG Harry Potter. -DT]. 

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Man, a “Discworld” reference! Extremely Thomas.



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