Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

05 Apr 2013, 14:05 p.m.


Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2013 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Last night I informed Leonard that there exists a TV show called "Say Yes To The Dress." He conceived of a reality/game show where mothers from various stereotypically-moms-overfeed-guests-and-children cultures make food and try to feed each other's children, and whoever gets the kids to eat the most wins. So, an Indian mom feeds Jewish kids, the Jewish mom feeds Italian kids, etc., etc. "Say Yes To The Food" was his original title but I reminded him that reality shows these days need "Wars" in the title (e.g., "Storage Wars"). This to him explained the success of The History Channel and its hit show "War Wars."

Infomania told me about "The Deadliest Warrior" -- surely "Deadliest War" could get greenlit? The research would be reasonably easy.


06 Apr 2013, 10:02 a.m.

Ooh. And the moms would need to adapt their culinary specialties for the dietary restrictions of the other moms' children -- the Jewish mom scrambles to find a vegetarian version of chicken soup, the Indian mom cooks kosher and oh by the way one of the Jewish kids is lactose intolerant, the Italian mom has to figure out lasagna for a celiac child...