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Monday, August 24, 2009 :::

Guilty Pleasure Mondays (Bait Car Edition)!

Late one night some years ago, C-Minus and I were idly channel-surfing when we happened across a show called Bait Car on Tru TV. The premise sounded a tad trashy (cops leave an unlocked, camera-rigged car in the middle of a bad neighborhood and wait for the bad seeds to arrive), and it didn't fail to deliver. We watched in wide-eyed shock and got all worked up about the state of society today as the would-be thieves got what they deserved: THE SMACK DOWN.

Stumbling upon Bait Car on TV that night was an event we've talked about ever since, and yet for some reason the show never seemed to air again. We searched for it in TV schedules and tried to find it on Tivo, but it seemed to have mysteriously vanished from television altogether. We started to doubt its very existence, that perhaps we had made it up in some wine-fueled subconscious desire to find something worthwhile to obsess about. It felt like a terrible loss to realize we might never see it again.

For reasons that I can't fathom, it took us quite a while to realize we could probably just google it. And google it we did last week - just in time to learn that NEW EPISODES OF BAIT CAR BEGIN TONIGHT ON TRU TV (8pm ET/PT, 7pm CST)! This discovery was clearly written in the stars. BAIT CAR KISMET.

So I think you should watch it so that it never gets taken off the air again. Our favorite segment was this one, where some children protest as their trashy mom forces them into a "free" ride home:

Relatedly: the other day I saw this empty car at the local Walgreen's parked all akimbo across multiple spots with its window open and radio blaring. I took a picture of it because I figured it was either a) a bait car, or b) the rudest handicapped jackass on the planet. Either way, it was noteworthy.

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wikipedia: "the Federal government defines a felony as a crime which involves a potential punishment of one year or longer in prison"

So she's likely to get 1 year in prison for stealing / borrowing a car for 5 minutes that was deliberately setup to intice theft simply for tv entertainment?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:31 AM  

It's illegal to set up a crime like that, isn't it? Like undercover cops trying to rent hookers.

By Anonymous Noelle, at 10:55 AM  

The police did not coerce anyone to get into the car and drive away, they simply created an opportunity. And what about murder for hire sting operations? And undercover cops embedding themselves deep within the mob life. I suppose that sort of trickery wouldn’t be allowed in your justice system either.

Bait Car is a good show and it is indeed entertaining and at the same time might make a young underprivileged hoodlum thing twice about driving off with your Escalade.

I’m just sayin’.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:45 AM  

Honestly, that mom deserves a little jail time just for being such an awful role model to her children.

By Blogger dan, at 5:41 PM  

I'd say she's more of a ROLL model. Did you see that gut?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:01 PM  

That was mean. I shouldn't kick her when she's down. Especially 'cause she might never stop rolling WITH THAT GUT.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:03 PM  

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