TLC Could Combine Many Programs Into One


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Last night while watching television with my wife it occurred to me that TLC once a conveyor of intelligent educational fare is breaking ground in the industry. I believe that the network is slowly but ever so surely merging all of its prime-time programs into one. Eventually, viewers will sit down to watch one show that will run for three hours.

I believe the show will be called: I Am Jazz Enjoying My Big Fat Fabulous 600 Pound life.

This season, as Jazz continues her odyssey toward having ‘bottom surgery’, the procedure that will remove her whatsit and replace it with a whosit, a new roadblock has arisen.

Currently one can watch I am Jazz which traces the journey of a teenager as she transitions from male to female. Born a male, Jazz has always identified as a female. Her family is very supportive as she changes before their (and our) eyes into a woman.

This season, as Jazz continues her odyssey toward having ‘bottom surgery’, the procedure that will remove her whatsit and replace it with a whosit, a new roadblock has arisen. Jazz has taken to dealing with her frustrations by binge eating. McDonald’s was mentioned so often you’d think it was a sponsor (and why does Mikey Dee’s always take the rap for binge eating? Doesn’t anyone binge on Burger King? Wendy’s? Popeye’s?).

I recall when a tranny was the thing that made your car move

And speaking of Popeye, Jazz has adopted his ‘I am what I am and that’s all that I am’ approach to her weight problem, choosing to just enjoy life regardless of the extra pounds. Although not as heavy as Whitney on My Big Fat Fabulous Life, her attitude is similar.

If Jazz is not careful she may balloon to the size of those on My 600 Pound Life and then Dr. Nowzaradan will be performing a significantly different surgical procedure on her. Yep, watch as America’s favourite transgender (I recall when a tranny was the thing that made your car move) teenager transitions from bottom surgery to gastric bypass surgery.

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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