May I be the first to call for a national day of mourning and remembrance for the loss of MTV’s BUCKWILD. You will be missed by some, and were completely missed my most others. I am genuinely upset about this news, because now what other program can I mercilessly riff on week after week? I guess we just need to wait for MTV’s next reality tv demon spawn to rear its ugly head on the airwaves. After shows dedicated to (read: exploiting) Italians and rednecks, what ethnicity or social group will they go after next? The Polish? Crazy Latinas? Ginger kids?
In a statement made by J.P. Williams (the producer of BUCKWILD) to The Hollywood Reporter, he says: “This is the network that has shows about teen pregnancy. They’ll stick by a show that allows you to abandon a child, but a kid dies by accident doing what he does for a living [mudding] and they cancel the show?”
Perhaps my math is a bit fuzzy but the last time I checked, unwanted teen pregnancy did not equal death. Although they can both be linked through derivatives and standard deviations to stupidity.
He goes on to say that he plans on continuing production past the four episodes already filmed and might make it into a self-financed movie. Let me just let that hang there for a second. Sometimes obliviousness makes me speechless.
In honor of the untimely cancellation of such a highly rated show, myself, MIDWEST MIKE and MIDWEST MO are going to drain two cases of Milwaukee’s Best and go muddin’ through some cornfields in my Dodge Avenger. Cross your fingers we don’t get stuck in a puddle. Sound all-too-familiar? The difference being that my windows roll down. And all Dodge vehicles are equipped with a state-of-the-art engine shutoff function that is activated when you turn the key counterclockwise.