Remember when TLC used to stand for “The Learning Channel?” Like KFC, TLC has become a meaningless acronym that is used to identify mass-produced, nutrition-free sludge like Toddlers and Tiaras, Little People, Big World, and Sister Wives. After the latter’s latest episode last night, an advertisement ran for The Virgin Diaries, a special that seems to follow TLC’s “exploit people who are different” formula. This one may be worth watching, however, as the 20 second promo clip is the funniest thing you’ll see all day.
How can something be so equally heartwarming, embarrassing, hilarious, awkward, and cruel at the same time? Damn you, TLC, and your captivating schlock. We’re going to watch The Virgin Diaries while gripping a handful of rosary beads, praying they don’t show the poor couple consummating their marriage.