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Producers nab rights to Pillow Fight League

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 4th 2007 3:03PM

pillow fight leagueWhen I first heard about the Pillow Fight League, a team of women in very little clothing who engage in pillow fights, I immediately thought of that line from The Simpsons when the family is at an auto race and the announcer says, "And now, something for the guys!" to which Homer replies, "Finally!"

So, if you're like Homer and think there just aren't enough chances to see scantily-clad women on television, start praying to the God of TV Lust that the Pillow Fight League makes it to television.

Producers Eddie October and Al Berman, who acquired the television rights to the "sport," will be pitching the concept to networks later this month.

The ladies of the Pillow Fight League have stage names like "Boozy Suzy" and "Betty Clock'er," and are "empowered," according to October. Also, their nicknames imply they enjoy getting drunk and spending time in the kitchen, which should attract that untapped demographic of males who arrived here recently through a time vortex from the year 1949.

OK, though, you really want this idea to catch on? I say toss out the real pillow fighting and make it fake, like professional wrestling. Chicks whopping each other with pillows will get old fast, but add a few dramatic storylines and some evil team members who fill their with pillow cases with rocks and broken glass, and you've got yourself a hit.

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Amelia

There is a pillow fight league out of Indy that is much better. These girls train with real UFC and Bodog veterans and the fighting is real, not a campy sideshow. You can see their photos at www.pillowfightusa.com and http://www.mccannproductions.com/PFU. You'll see the difference.

May 17 2007 at 3:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mary

The PFL is on it's last legs in Toronto. Local fans have stopped going because the joke has become old, the girls are all butch (and are offended that people think the events are sexy rather than 'empowering' as they foolishly believe and the fights are pretty dull, violent but dull, zero stagemenship. The organizers have also come under fire in the underground media (thespecial.ca) for the way that they've fed off the mis-placed enthusasim of the girls involved.

May 01 2007 at 10:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karen Roberts

This show is a "NO GO" for me! I've had my fill of TV Porn for men!!! Sadly there's not much in the realm of television entertainment for women..and very soon we will have completely desensitize ourselves from the mystery and enjoyment of human sexuality...

April 11 2007 at 4:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
misty

I'm really going to throw up! I wonder when my cable company is going to offer non porn programming! Almost every, single channel either has a commercial with naked women, or show with naked men/women. I'm so sick of this crap. You used to have to pay extra for porn flicks, am I going to have to pay extra for "family programming"? This world is in "THE" handbasket already! Seriously though, I'm taking the cable box out on Monday, this is where I draw the line.

April 07 2007 at 5:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

Another good reason to turn the idiot box off get up off your butt and do something. Or has it become fashionable and politically correct to be fat and stupid?

April 06 2007 at 11:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jim williams

american idol and dancing with the stars proves people want to watch trash

April 06 2007 at 10:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gain26

WoW!!!! Just when you think that it can't get any worse......I hope there's a light at the end of the tunnel and SOON!!

April 06 2007 at 8:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gary

As if Reality TV hasn't gone far enough, now pillow fighting? Sheeesh! I thought professional Poker was stretching it, and airing competitions of video football showing the video game and occasionally the players themselves seems to be pushing the limits of desperation for something to air. Although Dart tournaments are somewhat entertaining, I find Backgammon very boring. Is there no end to what they'll put on the air? I'm waiting for someone to come up with the idea of filming Rock-Paper-Scissors competitions. Then I'll know the world has gone completely nuts!

April 06 2007 at 8:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hup234

These guys produce big time network shows. Berman produces Survivor, for god's sake. No fools. They're going to make whatever adjustments are needed to make this show a hit.

April 04 2007 at 9:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bash

hm...

If they don't start making out because of getting turned on by the fighting then I think this isn't worth watching. Because in the end that's what pillowfighting is all about, isn't it? Am I right? Am I right?

*sigh*

;-)

April 04 2007 at 6:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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