Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Bar Rescue: I'll Say This Is A Fake Reality Show

I was watching Bar Rescue off the DVR tonight and they are at the bar named Gipsy's and it's a gay bar in Las Vegas.
Ok, after seeing some sexually harassment and throwing temper tantrums and some drama queen acting, I'm wondering how many people were outed on the episode?
Unless, of course, this is another fake reality show, like Mystery Diners, Siberia etc...

22 comments:

  1. My brother alerted me that this would be on, so I recorded it. Will comment further after I watch it! The Other Half and I met at Buffalo across the street, and continued our first date there at Gipsy, so it's historic! For us anyway.

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  2. I finally watched it. I think it was legit--or as legit as these things get. Gipsy is still closed. It was open very, very briefly as SBLV.

    While the owner and staff (and venue) were rather deplorable (run down after all these years) to begin with, I was REALLY unimpressed with the show's revision of the place. SBLV? What? Gipsy is a BRAND name with a lot of equity. People who haven't been here in years know and recognize the name.

    Yes, names like Sands and Dunes and Stardust are gone, but I think that was a bad idea too! And the tacky 50s/60s South Beach decor was just awful. It looked like set dressing for a low budget movie.

    I'm not surprised the owner didn't like it, but then, he was a hot mess anyway. It will be interesting to see if anything every arises from the ashes.

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  3. He did improve the bar, the owner was a mess before, is a mess before, he deserve his club to fail.

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  4. James, sorry to say nightclubs don't have equity in their name. Do you want some 50 y/o showing up at your club talking about the good ole days? Everyone loves an old queen but they would love him better if he would stay home. Most clubs live out their name in 10 years. SBLV was a horrible name and made people cringe when they said it. The owner apparently just sold the bar to someone who probably had no clue what he was doing or to pay off his coke debt.

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  5. Funny - I noticed his coke mouth actions as well.

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  6. Oh my god wow people. Most of you are failures who can not acknowledge your ignorance for your establishment and your practices are over the top operated wrong. It blows my mind away. Iam opening a large Rock saloon family and adult lounge/restaurant. I tell you what I wish for john to come in and share his knowledge prior to me making mistakes that I will incur. One thing tho to all you smart ones commenting. Prior to him arriving at my establishment these so called failures who love to blame cant even clean up their kitchens or make any attempts for change. I mean I know from watching the lack of heart of you all and the stubbornness I see that you all who revert back or don't like his ways for change for a better path it blows my mind. So many of society are just across the board clowns. Wake up people. Funny when you are down you all cant when sitting on your asses step up with what you know is wrong and fix the issue instead of wish for a miracle or blaming your staff idiots. Ugh makes me mad, stupid people today. Most of you go hit your head agains the wall for maybe some sense can be knocked in your lack of oxygen receiving simple brains. Caio.

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    1. Dear anonymous, please don't open a bar. Go back to school. How can you run a bar when you can't even compose a rambling rant.

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    2. Please apply cold water to burned area.

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    3. It's "ciao". Way to end your rant on a good note

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  7. Did you even read this before posting it? So dumb.

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  8. If this show is "real" then how did the 1st seasons bars know to contact a show that had never aired on tv and that they had no knowledge of.
    Is it just a coincidence that each season is locate in a few specific areas (S3 New ENGLAND/La's Vegas)
    what are the odds 2 bars from framingham MA (S1) contacting a show that's never aired?
    I'm familiar w/ a location on Bar Rescue, what was and is now Marley's in Warwick RI.
    From what I can gather the show (like all reality shows) is staged and scripted. This is a non issue to me considering Tv is meant for entertainment.
    Most of these shows are exposed when one considers the logistics and money that would have to be spent to create this show organically.
    How many cities would Nev and Max of MTVs Catfish have to fly to, finally have one of the catfish meet w/ them. Coincidently the catfish always is willing to meet them, what happens to the episodes they aren't willing to meet.

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    1. You realize they have filmed in Connecticut, California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Ohio, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Rhode Island, and New York. Not only that, but television networks post their casting calls on their websites. It is not hard to find this opportunity prior to a season filming. How to the first cast of Big Brother know to audition? They found the casting calls.

      Also, Expenses are cut because companies donate furniture, materials, and decor to the show in order to gain publicity and free advertising.

      Furthermore, there are behind the scenes videos posted and testaments from those that have been included in filming that you can find online. Though it is scripted, they are going into failing bars and saving them. They need to have TV material. No reality show is real; every single reality show on television is scripted. That doesn't mean that what is happening ultimately is staged too.

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    2. Haha my god. I am not even going to bother reading your long comment about reality shows .... when you can't even grasp how a first season gets contestants and projects.

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    3. Bar Rescue ran ads in trade magazines stating what they were looking for.

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  9. "The only thing harder to please than a woman is a man who wants to be one"

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  10. As a gay man in St. Petersburg, Florida, we the oldest gay bar just close. Several landmarks in the past 7 years are gone and while Gipsy is closed in LV, it was now on the right track. If only someone had the balls to ask for help at one of our establishments, it/they most likely wouldn't be gone today. RIP Grand Central/Detour and Haymarket.

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  11. Umm, ok, how do they get "contestents" during the first year?

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    1. They advertise exactly what they are looking for. Not to mention its not hard for them to just start researching a certain area to see what bars are doing well. Then go in and make the owner an offer.

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  12. They advertise. Have you not seen the crawl along the bottom of the screen during the past few episodes of Bar Rescue?

    ARE YOU THE VICTIM OF A SHADY CONTRACTOR?

    WE WANT TO HELP YOU FIX THE JOB AND SPEAK YOUR MIND!

    Did you hire someone in good faith to do a construction job that was never completed? Did you sign the agreement and pay the money only to find the wood floors are already puckering, the lights flickering, water is flooding through a leaky ceiling or are mushrooms growing out of the new “waterproof” windows? If you’ve suffered a construction nightmare, a new show featuring Adam Carolla wants to help! Apply now by filling out this quick application or check out www.facebook.com/metalflowersmedia, or email us directly at casting@metalflowersmedia.com

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  13. Hard to read all your posts. The only reason why these places fail is because the owners and staff cannot be changed in a few days. Scripted or not, that's reality. Jon Taffers task is to help the owners and staff get on the right path and direction, figure out the best way to market the bar, meaning find out the average age, the avg income in the area and Find the best theme that will match the area the best to keep consumers coming back....HOWEVER, when these stupid ass, moron, ignorant, stubborn, drunk and pathetic owners think they know better, start changing the name back to their crappy ass name that obviously didn't work and/or change all the work Jon did, well it's going to fail. But then all you all blame Jon? Really? I bet 99% of you are failed owners. Jon can't get them all perfect, even the name, but once he leaves, it's on the owners and staff to keep it up. 99% of the failed bars after he leaves are their own faults. Hence the reason they called him in the first place. Keep it up Jon. Making these pathetic places look fantastic.

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  14. I have never seen that segment. I think I should watch it. I'm a bit curious how bar rescue happens.

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