Searchin' USA pulls back the curtain on what topics Americans are searching for online and exposes them to the world. It's not always pretty, but it is certainly fascinating, quirky and, at times, hilarious.
AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) August 30, 2007
The weekly show uses a tongue-in-cheek, mock newscast format reminiscent of E!'s Talk Soup and Comedy Central's The Daily Show, with a little bit of David Letterman's top 10 lists thrown in, to both chronicle what Americans are searching for and give viewers a license to laugh and marvel at the results. Searchin' does so by way of episodes comprised of three weekly recap segments, strung together for maximum humorous effect. To keep things interesting, each episode features a different combination of such segments, many with colorful titles such as, "Gotta Plead Ignorant," "Is It Porn?" and "Mis-splellings."
The one constant throughout each episode is host Joshua Huck, whose witty commentary, aided by zany onscreen images and sound effects, allows for a 3 minute dry heave of hilarity.
"The ultimate significance of the World Wide Web for our culture lies not in the technology itself, but rather in the destinations it creates," explains Huck. "Searchin' USA pulls back the curtain on what topics Americans are searching for online and exposes them to the world. It's not always pretty, but it is certainly fascinating, quirky and, at times, hilarious."
The show's pilot episode highlights this week's 1) "Top 10 Searches," which range from "boobs" at #1 to "Google" at #10; 2) "Combo-Nation," which charts interestingly adjacent Internet search results, such as Enrique Inglesias and gay porn; and 3) "Pick of the Week," which features a topic that is not as widely searched for online, and encourages viewers to raise it to the top 10. This week's underdog is the 80's rock star Falco, who viewers are encouraged to Google in order to raise his "Rock Me Amadeus" into the top 10.
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