Last night I watched fourteen UK firemen inspect their...let's just say equipment! Yes, you know what I'm talking about, their junk. They were actually inspecting their junk right there on my big screen T.V. Fourteen naked firemen with their junk hanging out.
We don't watch German TV in my house. We get Skye TV from the U.K. and it is ever so entertaining, as there is a show called; Embarrassing Bodies! I will never forget the first time that I saw this show. We had lived here for about 6 months and I finally sat down to relax a bit before bed. Well, I found a medical show and thought okay, this looks interesting. So there is a lady and she's describing a problem she has, you know...down there. Up on the table she goes and I keep watching thinking that the camera will continue to stay on her face as she discusses the problem, but oh no, it pans right down to her naked vajayjay! Yep, you read that right and my mouth fell open! Seriously they could not possibly have this woman's vajajay on the television! But they did and I have to confess, I kept watching!
First of all, who in their right mind let's their junk or their vajayjay be put on national television, to be seen by millions of people. Secondly...she should have landscaped if she knew it was going to be put on TV and not shown up looking like a Wookie!
But it doesn't stop there! Embarrassing Bodies shows way too much of everything; How your hemorrhoids get tied off, and yes they show the surgery. How to fix a botched boob job, what to do with your over sized scrotum oh yea, and occasionally more normal things like large amounts of wax dripping out of ones ears.
Many of the people in my Expat community can not believe that this show is actually on TV We are shocked by it's graphic nature. Janet Jackson can't have a wardrobe slip on American TV, but some random individual can show me their hemorrhoids on Skye TV no problem! We obviously secretly love that this can happen because more of us watch this crazy show than don't. You will often even catch us asking "Did you see Embarrassing Bodies last night? I can't believe that they showed that" and then we giggle like school girls over the previous night's episode.
So, back to the firemen that I watched last night. Why, you may ask, where they checking their junk? They were checking for testicular cancer, and thankfully their equipment all checked out. I guess Embarrassing Bodies is actually bringing awareness to issues that so often aren't discussed because they are taboo, and embarrassing so that is a positive thing. It's also entertaining all of the Americans that are watching and that too is positive. So I will be entertained, and most certainly be disgusted as I continue to watch this most interesting of programs.
So, are you secretly watching a "train wreck?"