'The Surreal Life'

<B>The show:</B> VH1’s “The Surreal Life” (which aired originally on The WB), where celebrities pretend they’re on “The Real World.”<br>
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<B>The cast: </B>(on the first VH1 season) Charo, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PECLB001159" title="Dave Coulier" href="/topic/entertainment/dave-coulier-PECLB001159.topic">Dave Coulier</a>, Flavor Flav, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PECLB002833" title="Jordan Knight" href="/topic/entertainment/jordan-knight-PECLB002833.topic">Jordan Knight</a>, Brigitte Nielsen and Ryan Starr.<br>
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<B>The prize: </B>Screen time in prime time.<br>
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<B>Sample challenge:</B> Trying to understand the words coming out of Charo’s mouth.<br>
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<B>Did it work? </B> I’d say so. The show gave VH1 its "Celebreality" banner and launched Flavor Flav as a bona-fide TV star. Thanks a lot, VH1!
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( Ethan Miller / Getty Images / VH1 )

The show: VH1’s “The Surreal Life” (which aired originally on The WB), where celebrities pretend they’re on “The Real World.”

The cast: (on the first VH1 season) Charo, Dave Coulier, Flavor Flav, Jordan Knight, Brigitte Nielsen and Ryan Starr.

The prize: Screen time in prime time.

Sample challenge: Trying to understand the words coming out of Charo’s mouth.

Did it work? I’d say so. The show gave VH1 its "Celebreality" banner and launched Flavor Flav as a bona-fide TV star. Thanks a lot, VH1!

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