Big Fat Obnoxious show debuts tonight.

Big Fat Obnoxious show debuts tonight.
Following American Idol, the big fat obnoxious network FOX will unleash My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance on the world. The show, for which FOX has created quite possibly the most disgusting web site ever, is being called “the world’s biggest practical joke” by the network. Basically, a woman, Randi, tries to convince her family she’s marrying an obnoxious jackass in order to win $1 million. She thinks the big fat guy is doing the same thing, but of course he and his entire family are big fat obnoxious lying actors (here’s further explanation, if you need it). Big fat obnoxious FOX reality television guy Mike Darnell tells Reuters the series represents “the closest we’ve ever come to not completing a television show. The family’s reaction is more than we ever could have imagined that it would be. It was very difficult for them, and that made it extraordinarily difficult for her. … It’s hysterical.”

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