The Man With The 200lb Tumor is airing tonight on TLC, and I just have one question — what have we let TLC do to us? Let’s turn to a transcript of a TLC board meeting in which they discuss their upcoming season of shows to try to get our answer. And you have top security clearance, but obviously, some of these shows will never make it on the air, so we appreciate your discretion. More
Topic: I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant
Forget Twin Peaks or The X-Files or Hannah Montana, TLC’s I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant is the scariest show that has ever been on television. I know this to be true without having ever watched the thing. I also know that if I ever do see an episode it will be the end of me.
Here’s the thing: I am insane and I take pregnancy tests regularly, all the time, just to be sure. Basically, I have decided that’s it’s important to pee on a stick once every three months, irregardless of there being anything that might actually indicate pregnancy at all, in any way. Have I mentioned that I’m a virgin? More
Any woman with access to a TV and an active imagination has had at least one fever dream about the show I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant. If they haven’t, let me correct that oversight: the show is about women…who didn’t know they were pregnant…until a baby started to come out of them. While there are certainly women who could potentially overlook a nine month pregnancy (apparently enough to make an entire series about it), I’ve found that the opposite is much more likely: women who think they’re pregnant All. The. Time. I was one of those women for the first, oh, three years after becoming sexually active; in addition to talking about it non-stop, my like-minded friends and I actually started a blog named Probably Pregnant to deal with our constant anxiety about our potentially baby-making wombs. This article is for those ladies who live in perpetual certainty that their nausea must be morning sickness or their light period is merely a disguise for implantation bleeding (do not Google that phrase), and with some tips on how to deal. More