GOING OUT ON A LIMB
HERE’S an American dating show that an Australian network needs to copy. It’s Gogglebox meets FirstDates. Each episode features two different couples going on a date. They’ve already been pre-matched on specific qualities they’re looking for, from personality traits to height. It’s all filmed, then American comedians watch the footage of the dates on their couches at home and narrate the whole thing. Sound familiar? Surprisingly for US TV, it’s pretty loose and the language and themes get racy. There’s two couples meeting tonight. You’ll see Luis and Peter having dinner, where Peter talks about an ex (usually a deal breaker) but he does provide some material for comics Kelsey Darragh and Zach Noe Towers (pictured) watching at home with a story about how his former partner had a prosthetic leg that he left behind when they split. “How bad is the date that you leave your leg behind?,” one of the comics asks, quite rightly. It turns out he still has the leg in his closet. His date Luis finds this both horrifying and hilarious. “You have a leg in your closet?” Luis asks him. “I swear to god I’ll show you one day,” Peter threatens before pondering out loud: “How do you forget your leg?” Elsewhere there’s Samantha and Cody. Because they’re both a little frisky, what better way to see if there’s some sparks – and to get some good TV out of it – than a date at a pole dancing class.