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December 21, 2014

Oh. My. Todd. Palin to Appear on Game Show.

(Please let this be photoshopped)

Alaska’s former First Dude, Todd Palin, has been trying to get his own TV show for some time now. It may surprise you, but he has not met with success thus far. His wife, of course, tormented us all with pretending to “shoot a gun” on a caribou hunt, pretending to “climb a dangerous mountain,” float past a dangerous bear, and show that she is better suited for camping in the rain than city girl celebrities with dozens of children in tow – also known as “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”

His daughter Bristol even has her own show now, called “Life’s a Tripp” named after her son – a member of the “XY chromosome TR name” club along with his uncles Track, and Trig. Here’s a preview of the show in which the former first daughter gets a “job” volunteering, and chronicles her voyage of personal discovery to Los Angeles to film a TV show about chronicling her voyage of personal discovery to Los Angeles.

Willow, says Bristol, “has no idea the pressure that I’m under.” Bristol, says Willow, “thinks the world revolves around her, but it doesn’t.”

Clearly that latter part is true, because the world clearly revolves around Bristol, “the World’s Most Famous Teen Mom.”

I smell Emmy!

But, back to Todd.

He may not have ranked important enough in the national celebrity consciousness to have his very own show, but he will be participating in a Game Show, hosted by General Wesley Clark.

Yes. I just said that.

Don’t worry, it’s not a quiz show, where Todd Palin will have to showcase his dazzling intellect, razor sharp wit, and brilliant command of eclectic trivia to slay his foes with his lethally astute grey matter. It’s something even better.

The show will be called “Stars Earn Stripes” and is described thus:

“The series features celebrities pairing up with law enforcement and military officers, with the celebs later put to the test in challenges to see what they learned from their mentors.”

Since Todd Palin is not a military officer, nor a law enforcement officer, we can only assume he is the “celebrity.” In this case, he himself could be teamed up with a law enforcement officer. The mind reels.

Off the top of my head, I can think of no person with more open contempt and disdain for law enforcement officers than Todd Palin… with the exception, perhaps, of Schaeffer Cox. Palin’s unhinged obsession with one of them (his ex-brother-in-law Alaska State Trooper Mike Wooten) resulted in his wife being found guilty of abusing her power as governor by letting his inappropriate obsessive behavior go unchecked, and ultimately in his own censure when he was found in contempt of the Alaska State Senate for failing to appear to discuss his aforementioned inappropriate obsessive behavior. But Wooten wasn’t the only one. Palin was an equal opportunity law enforcement disdainer, including the fact that they belong to one of those dang unions. You know… organized labor, like the union Todd and Sarah used to belong to that they don’t want you to remember.

We’ll get to see the premiere later this summer where Todd and his new BFF law enforcement officer will get to perform missions “inspired by real military exercises.” Nothing like a reality show inspired by … real things.

All that aside, I find myself curious about the law enforcement officer that gets to be Todd’s BFF for the show. No word if it will be an Alaska State Trooper, but we can always hope.

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31 Responses to “Oh. My. Todd. Palin to Appear on Game Show.”
  1. jb says:

    Lisa de Moraes of the Washington Post summed it up: “The Palins have emerged as the Barrymores of reality TV.”

  2. moseyon says:

    The only reason he got it was because Jack Osbourne was diagnosed with MS 5 weeks a go.
    To late to schedule some one else of note. So Todd was asked and he jumped at it.

  3. Thisby says:

    I was hoping we could see the “stars” go mano-a-mano. I want to see Laila Ali knock the snot out of Todd.

  4. psminidivapa says:

    “Have you SEEN Todd? He looks like a ‘B’ level porn star!!!”

    Ok, I’ve been at a national education conference for the last week, so have been with ACADEMICS , thus missing the soap opera Palin drama.

    Sorry for being late to the prom.

  5. J Kilvek says:

    I’m claiming dibs on the Palin Reality Show featuring the Palin family attempting to market themselves to the reality TV market.

  6. AKblue says:

    Todd looks painfully uncomfortable in the photo.

  7. Ripley in CT says:

    Too bad I only have basic cable. However, I’m sure you’ll tell it like it really is here. That’s why I stick around. :-)

  8. Lacy Lady says:

    I watched the Bristol Palin movie on Lifetime last night. Could only stand about 20 mins before turning it off. She acts like a 10 yr old.

  9. beth. says:

    – I composed a comment, hit “Submit”, and got the message of something like: ‘Session timed out; please retry submitting your message’. When I returned (back-spaced/paged) to the comment box, it was empty. Is there a time limit, now, on how long we have to compose a comment and/or a reply? beth.–

    • Lacy Lady says:

      The same thing happened to me. I thought it was my computer. I was concerned that I had download something I didn’t want and how I was going to get rid of it.

    • mike from iowa says:

      me too.me too. happened twice yesterday. i hit the back arrow button second time and saved comment. finally posted.

  10. zyggy says:

    that picture of him sort of looks like he’s using the toliet.

  11. Sane in Redding says:

    I’d love to see ANY of the Palins on Jeopardy

  12. wallflower says:

    I am also hoping his law enforcement partner is his ex-brother-in-law. Think of the fun they could have.

  13. GoI3ig says:

    The 15 minutes is over. When will they figure it out?

  14. Pat, Washington state says:

    I’ll pass on both shows, thanks. I must have something better to do with my time. Washing my hair, watching the grass grow. . .

    • Baker's Dozen says:

      I suggest spotting the carpet and polishing the stainless steel flatware.

    • prisonernumbersix says:

      May I suggest watching paint dry. It is also much more exciting than anything i have seen involving any of the Palins.

  15. Lacy Lady says:

    I can’t believe that another Palin is getting into show business.
    And can’t believe that the General is involved.

  16. zyxomma says:

    The review of BP’s show received a total pan from the LA Times. I don’t recommend wasting one of your few (15?) free articles at LA Times on this, but if you hardly ever read it, knock yourself out:

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-0619-bristol-palin-20120619,0,3434191.story

    The writing is good. I’ll never see the show; no cable — and no interest.

  17. Joanne says:

    very odd.

  18. Molly says:

    Well, maybe he can network with whatever cop he is assigned to in order to hook up more cops with prostitutes.

    I hear he’s kinda in the biz.

  19. merrycricket says:

    Sarah is going to let Todd get in the vicinity of other women? Isn’t that why she nixed his being on DWTS? She didn’t want Todd to be partnered with and spending all that alone time “practicing” his moves? I hope he gets a female mentor.

    I think the general lost a bet he made while he was drunk.

    Times like this, I am glad I don’t have cable. :)

  20. Baker's Dozen says:

    I’m voting for Wooten. If that isn’t possible, then Robo Cop. Or the Pepper Spray King from Davis, CA.

    Was he picked as the sort-of court jester of the series? You know, the plucky comic relief?

    And do we need to raise pay for the military, or did this General make bad investments?

    • Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

      You are quietly brilliant! Of course it should be the Pepper Spraying Cop! A more perfect match made in hell will likely not come up for another hundred years or so…

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