Don Ho dies; his “Tiny Bubbles” song was part of a Mole 2 challenge

During one challenge late during The Mole 2, contestant Al was led into a room that contained a cot without a mattress that was being blanketed by bubbles from a bubble machine.

Host Anderson Cooper wryly explained, “They’re just tiny bubbles.” At the same time, the other two players were in similar small rooms, one with a python and one with roaches falling from the ceiling.

But the bubbles were not all that were in store for Al. Don Ho’s song “Tiny Bubbles” soon began to play–and play over and over again, fast and slow, backwards and forwards, in all sorts of annoying combinations.

Don Ho “died Saturday morning of heart failure,” the AP reported, and says Ho would joke about “Tiny Bubbles,” saying, “I hate that song.” Regardless, his song provided the soundtrack for one of the most memorable challenges of the most memorable and missed reality shows of the past seven years.

Entertainer Don Ho dead at 76 [AP]

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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