Big Fat Obnoxious Boss’ name is an anagram for Donald Trump; is he the boss?

Big Fat Obnoxious Boss’ name is an anagram for Donald Trump; is he the boss?
FOX’s My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss debuted last night and revealed its forthcoming twist: There’s a real mogul making the firing decisions, and his or her identity will be revealed later in the season. Could that boss be Donald Trump, whose Apprentice persona is clearly a model for Mr. N. Paul Todd?
It seems unlikely until you consider that the fake boss’ full name is an anagram for Donald Trump. “Jumble the letters in My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss CEO Mr. N. Paul Todd’s name and you get Donald Trump,” The Winnipeg Sun’s Pat St. Germain writes. Then again, “Mr. N. Paul Todd” also rearranges to form “Old Dr. Nut Map.” Curious indeed. And “Donald Trump” rearranges to form “There’s no freakin’ way I’d do some crappy FOX knock-off of my series, the number one show on television.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.