This is actually the best reality TV supercut ever

VH1 has gathered what it says are The 5 Greatest Fan-Made Reality TV Supercuts. It’s hard to argue with 2008’s comprehensive “I’m Not Here to Make Friends,” and Michael Kors’ critiques make me miss him even more.

But first came something even more magical from the now-defunct TVgasm (Real World producers bought it, ruined it, and then shut it down, similar to what happened recently with NBCUniversal’s Television Without Pity). This supercut arrived three years before “I’m Not Here to Make Friends.”

Yes, I’m talking about Julie Chen and “but first,” which highlighted and brought attention to her robotic hosting in a completely new way. It’s still hilarious, with the repetition and the fun bits thrown it at the end.

Even if you’d watched Big Brother and were conscious of Julie Chen’s awkwardly robotic hosting (note: how could you not be?) and her repetition, this was still mind-blowing, especially to see the way she turned exactly the same way and said it with the exact same intonation.

Best of all, a friend showed the video to Julie and she watched it and agreed with us all, declaring, “I am the Chenbot!”, thereby proving that she actually was not, because she could laugh at herself. Top that, “I’m Not Here to Make Friends.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

about the writer

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.