‘Studio 10’ Hypnotised People To Act Like Dogs; It Was A Surreal Nightmare And Everyone Hated It
"Shame on you Studio 10!!! You lowered the quality of the show today!!!"
Studio 10 is a show that I don’t know much about, other than it’s a platform for Joe Hildebrand to occasionally say some problematic shit. But today, that has changed. Today I have discovered that Studio 10 isn’t just a mid-morning talk show; that’s just a front. Studio 10, it turns out, is the surrealist masterpiece of Australian television.
We need to talk about yesterday’s episode of Studio 10. The panel invinted renowned hypnotist Peter Powers (cool, real name) to come on the show and hypnotise some volunteers for the mirth of the audience. Pretty standard morning show fare. Except that what transpired was far from regular.
As the classic 2000 Baha Men hit ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’ played in the background, Peter Powers encouraged the participants to “act like a puppy dog!” and “act like a jealous puppy dog who wants to give a big greeting!” while pointing to the panel hosts. At first everyone thought it was so funny.
However, things quickly turned. Like Luis Buñuel’s surrealist triumph, The Exterminating Angel, as the subjects begin to suspect that there is no escape from this social nightmare, they begin to get anxious. “Peter, let’s watch where their heads fall,” said a man named ‘Robbo’, in panic.
Even the loyal Studio 10 audience were flabbergasted by the experimental segment. “I love studio 10, but this was a big miss for me today. Maybe I’ll find the grind my gears post and put “hypnosis” on there, because for some reason I have a real issue with it. I think its ridiculous lol,” said one Facebook commenter. “Total garbage!! Shame on you Studio 10!!! You lowered the quality of the show today!!!” said another disgruntled viewer. “The segment was so bad that I changed channels,” said one punter.
The people had spoken. The experiment had failed. “You guys are cranky about this,” co-host Sarah Harris said on air, after reading the Facebook comments. “We’re always upfront with our viewers so we thought we’d tackle some of the feedback”. Some art is just so future that people don’t get it straight away.