For those of us lucky enough to watch the program, NHL Be A Player (hosted by Brett Lindross), I was wondering if I was the only one who has noticed the keen brilliance apparent in the show's use of segues?
I swear this show spends half it's budget just setting up and throwing to it's feature interviews.
They'll spend, it seems, a good 5 minutes ranting on about something completely unrelated to hockey, say pandas, and then in one foul swoop, ambitiously connect it to the player being featured at the very last second. The results are nothing short of stunning.
For example (and this is totally of the top of my head...)
(cue Bret Lindross standing somewhere in the middle of China)
"I'm standing here in the vast bamboo forests, located in Central China, home of the panda bear. Pandas are amongst the most rarely species of bear known to man, and to this day, researches estimate only around 1,000 pandas exist in their natural habitat. That number is in grave danger of dropping. They're distinctive white and black coats make it one of the best known species of bear, and their lure brings in millions of tourist dollars every year. One person who would like to travel to China to see these magestic animals, is Darcy Tucker. I spoke to him about life in the NHL and his experience playing in Toronto. Let's take a look!"
Who writes this stuff (well besides me, in this instance)???
And the best part is, they are always on location. The segue has to brough to life with elaborate settings and visuals. If the segue was about peacekeeping missions in the Mid-East, I'm convinced they'd have Bret in full battle gear gunning down guerilla fighters, all the while screaming over the sound of rapid-fire machine guns: "HELLO! I'M BRET LINDROSS! WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF..."
Ya. And just so this is certifiably hockey related, Wade Belak sucks.
isnt that show primarily for kids? and if so.. maybe theyre trying to be educational at the same time?
although if brett lindross every tried to teach me anything i'd drop out of school and be home schooled.. well i would have since i sorta graduated from highschool 4 years ago
Whether it's for kids or not, I don't mind the odd episode. But if they didn't do the Be A Player Trivia, I probably wouldn't ever watch it. Those are good trivia questions! Yet I also always get em right too....I guess I'm just that good.