Thursday, October 25, 2007

Are You Smarter Than a Global TV Executive?

I just caught Collin Mochrie on the radio promoting a new show he's hosting on Global: Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader, adapted from the American Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader, natch.

Okay, I have no issue with these limited-run adaptations in general. I don't think anyone honestly expects Global to come up with original Canadian programming ideas. All they do is air American shows anyway, so doing an occasional local version is a slight improvement, at least.

But this title is simply beyond the pale. Even if no one at Global noticed, surely one of the clever kids on set would have pointed out that, in Canada, we say grade five.


Chris said...

So you think "Are you Smarter Than a Grade Fiver" is a better title?

Were you allowed to pick the title of your Eclipse book?

Dave said...

I didn't say that. "Are You Smarter than a Grade 5 Student?" seems reasonable.

I'm actually developing a new show. The working title is "Are You More Presumptuous Than Chris?"