MTV’s 'Buckwild' Guaranteed to Be a Hit After West Virginia Senator Attacks It (VIDEO)

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A Senator from West Virginia is so appalled by the new MTV show Buckwild -- which is apparently something like if the Jersey Shore cast moved into Honey Boo Boo's house -- that he's demanded that MTV cancel the show. Hmmm ... I wonder if MTV wrote up that press release letter for Senator Joe Manchin? Because, really, there is no better way to guarantee that a show get a lot of attention and high ratings as there is for it to create so much fuss that people start demanding its cancellation -- you know, just like happened with the Jersey Shore. Gov. Chris Christie and Italian-American groups were vocal opponents of Snooki & Co. Which basically guaranteed it was a huge hit.

The Senator wrote to MTV:

As a proud West Virginian, I am writing to formally request that you put a stop the travesty called "Buckwild." Instead of showcasing the beauty of our state, you preyed on young people, coaxed them into shameful behavior -- and now you are profiting from it. That is just wrong ... This show plays to ugly, inaccurate stereotypes about the people of West Virginia.

Wait, he really thought MTV was coming to West Virginia to film a travelogue?! Had he ever HEARD of MTV?! C'mon. Senators are stupid, but they're not that stupid. He must have known that MTV + West Virginian teenagers probably did not = TV show about the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains and the grace and intelligence of the local teen population (does this sound like any MTV show EVER?!). I'm going to take a (buck)wild guess and say that the Senator knew exactly what was being filmed in his homestate -- and couldn't be more thrilled about it. If the show is anything like the hit that Jersey Shore was, there'll soon be millions in tourist revenue to plump up the West Virginian coffers -- and MTV to thank.

Now let's all sit back and see if which West Virginian hellraiser becomes Snooki, which The Situation, and if mud-splattered T-shirts become all the rage.

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lovem... lovemyson1224

Ummmmm... He didn't say he didn't know what was being filmed. He said he wished they had chosen to make a show that showcased the good in WV instead of the negative. Joe Manchin is not stupid I think he understands MTV won't cancel the show because of his letter but he also knows that writing it allows him to get in the media before the show and say some positive things about WV before the show does what he says in the letter and reinforce negative stereotypes.

nonmember avatar Quentin

Whoever wrote this column is an idiot. Come on over to West Virginia, bet you won't make it a day.

nonmember avatar marcy

Wow! It took MTV no time at all to get a whole new cast of crazy kids to replace the Jersey Shore crew! Well, I can tell you that I will take no part in watching this show. I was just gossiping about it with friend from my office at DISH, and we think it’s terrible for MTV to exploit another demographic. Sadly for me, I already know that my roommates are going to stake out our living room TV for this one, just like they did with the Jersey Show. I’m just glad that my DISH Hopper DVR’s three independent tuners let me see something worthwhile as they get their MTV fix, so neither of us have to compromise on what we like to watch. Otherwise, I would be on the market for a new place to live!

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