Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Probst probes his past

Survivor host Jeff Probst has landed a new daytime talk show aimed at women but with some decidedly “manly” themes.

While the jury is still out on whether Probst’s new show will have any staying power (ala Oprah), he and his producers are certainly aiming for a lively discussion of issues related to men but knowing they have a predominantly female audience.

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock made a guest appearance on the show the other day promoting his latest documentary called Mansome, a humorous look at the trend of manscaping while discussing what constitutes being a “man” in today’s society.

For fun, Probst admitted that much of his youth was spent playing the part of being a “man” back in the day; manly things like having a moustache (ala Tom Selleck) and playing in a band at some point. For Probst, though, both of those endeavours converged at the same time as this old family photo proves:

When the photo was shown to the audience, Spurlock commented that that was Probst’s “Freddie Mercury” phase.

I guess I shouldn’t be that surprised that Spurlock made reference to Freddie since he did use Fat Bottomed Girls in the opening few minutes of Super Size Me as I wrote about here.

I wonder how much of a Queen fan Spurlock is in real life. I wonder if Probst’s band did any Queen cover tunes.


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