Pac-Man, the Reality TV Show

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Perhaps if he had a better agent, like the Oujia board and the Magic 8-Ball, the aging video game star Pac-Man could have even secured his own feature-length film. Alas, the classic character with a voracious appetite and a certain aversion to ghosts could only book a reality TV series. But, still, he gets his own dedicated show--not bad for a jumping yellow circle. What should we eagerly expect? It's a "big, crazy Wipeout-type event with a lot of energy," said Merv Griffin's president of TV Roy Bank to Deadline Hollywood. "The idea we have is to take what Pac-Man is and bring it to life, to bring what is essentially the world's biggest game of tag to television."

In lieu of this momentous event, we naturally compiled all the media outlets who jumped at the chance to write a variety of "wakka-wakka" at the announcement:

  • Vanity Fair - Merv Griffin productions "will be responsible for unleashing this whomping dose of wakka-wakka onto the TV-viewing public."
  • CNN - "Waka-waka or just wacky?"
  • The Daily What - "So This Is Happening of the Day: Wakka-wakka-what??"

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