Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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PayMe TV

A new reality TV show where you can buy your 15 minutes
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Despite the fact that there are a plethora of reality tv shows out there, there are still untold numbers of bright, bubbly oh-so-interesting young people with big, strong personalities and absurdly wealthy parents all desperate for their 15 minutes of fame.

On this TV show they get to 'perform' for 15 minutes to a dialled in audience. Everybody is issued with a premium rate telephone line (£5 per minute) that is wired into your television. The show dials everyone in the country on their premium line which, if you answer, switches your TV to the relevant channel and the volume up full obliging you to watch but paying you £5 per minute while you do. You can put your phone down anytime you like and the winner is whoever has the largest audience at the end of the 15 minutes.

The_Saint, Nov 26 2009


       So every 15 minutes I'll get a call charging me a fiver if I pick up? No thanks.
Germanicus, Nov 26 2009

       Ironically, I guess this would be most people's reaction seeing as how ripped off most of us feel. No, in this scenario when you answer the phone you are being paid £5 per minute.
The_Saint, Nov 26 2009

       [21 Quest] You are quite right which is why the contestant pays, not the station.
The_Saint, Nov 26 2009

       Ah, in that case I switch my bone to a bun, but only if the phone it calls has no ring, and is in my TV.
Germanicus, Nov 26 2009

       Answer the phone, leave the room, spend a happy 15 minutes pottering in the garden out of earshot of the TV, get paid £5. [+]
pocmloc, Nov 26 2009


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