Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wes Whitener's Reservations

Hello and thanks for taking the time to meet with me today.

The TV show proposal I'd like for you to consider producing is entitled: Wes Whitener's Reservations. It would be a travel show, but the twist is this: The guy featured on the show is not very world wise and would actually prefer not to travel. In fact, he kind of hates it. He doesn't like nice wine, he's a bit shy and awkward when meeting new people, and he would prefer to go see a movie than to engage in outdoor adventures of any kind.

The excitement and humor would come in seeing this skeptical traveler attempt to eat various exotic dishes, repel off the side of mountains, hanglide, run into celebrities at nice hotels, etc, all while mildly complaining, reacting awkwardly, and not really knowing which fork to hold or how to swim, etc. He would need some sidekicks along who are actually good at outdoor sports and enjoy that kind of thing to egg him on and convince him to actually cliff dive, or whatever. Kind of the Ricky Gervais podcast model where two dudes mock an awkward guy as they go.

I think it will be a hit. Thanks for your consideration.

8 comments:

Angela said...

I think it sounds awesome and would totally DVR it.

Angela said...

The double entendre in the title is brilliant, BTW.

Why hasn't anyone else done this yet? Wes, get on it now!

Wes W. said...

That's stolen from an existing show, "Anthony Somebody's No Reservations", which uses the double entendre for the opposite effect.

Angela said...

Oh yeah! That's Anthony Bourdain. I kind of like his show.

Robert said...

I like Anthony Bourdain's show. But I would laugh more at your show. Provided you don't get eaten by a shark or poisoned by a colorful frog. That wouldn't be as funny. Good luck.

M. Alan Murphy said...

I like it! And sign me up as your trusty sidekick. I'll happily egg you over the side of a cliff. Wait, that sounds mean..let me rephrase. I do like travel, good wine, and will eat and drink just about anything, except organs. But hey, if you'll jump off a cliff, I'll try buche. Maybe.

Kester said...

i think it sounds fantastic and would be willing to come along (i too avoid nice wine and the outdoors). it should be called "With Reservations"

Scoot said...

so when does it start? Sounds like an all too familar scheme about someone we all know and love.....Sidekick suits me, after all that what I did growing up-where you went so did I ---whehther or not you wanting me to