Monday, April 23, 2012

"Joe Millionaire" Evan Marriott Now Just as Unattractive Outside As Inside

Last night that red-headed stepchild of a network, Fox, celebrated its 25th anniversary. 

Ryan Seacrest was there in his tuxedo looking just as smug as you'd expect a man who has made a deal with the devil and come out on top to look.  

Seacrest led us through segments saluting groundbreaking animated series like The Simpsons and Family Guy  but the most remarkable part of the special  was a deftly-edited homage to Fox's reality programming. Viewers were reminded that the road to Murdoch riches is paved with the loss of our collective tellyphile innocence. Anyone who blanches at Bravo's harpy Housewives were put on notice. Brimming with the ghosts of douchebags past, here was a montage that showcased the kind of hardcore reality show porn Fox peddled during the 90s and early aughts featuring clips from When Animals AttackTemptation Island (a personal favorite of mine), and My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance (yes said obnoxious fiance is Joe the bartender from Grey's Anatomy).   

And then as if to stick it in our eye lest we doubt Fox's longevity and just how long 25 years really is, Evan Marriott was put before us to discuss his pinnacle as star of Joe Millionaire. 

Say it ain't so, Joe. Credit: Fox
I have to agree with The Gloss' Jennifer Wright who wrote:

"’s sad that there is no longer a human incarnation of Gaston from Beauty and the Beast."

Time is not kind.