No, really, who is your daddy? “The popular 1990s slang phrase ‘who's your daddy?’ eventually appeared in everything from movies to a country music song by Toby Keith. That didn't help a 2005 reality show on Fox called Who's Your Daddy?, which was canceled after one episode. The show took a woman who had been adopted as an infant and placed her in a room with eight men, one of whom was her biological father,” writes HowStuffWorks
. If the girl can pick out the dude who actually spawned her, she gets a load of cash. If she chooses the wrong dude, the real dad gets the cash. Classy, right?
To be fair, at least this one has truth in advertising: it is a show purely about finding who your (biological) daddy is… perhaps unsurprisingly, this premise outraged adoption rights organizations, “so Fox decided not to broadcast the other five episodes that had been produced.”
Fox… caving in to criticism? I am shocked, and disappointed. I suspect the real reason was purely financial. Nip/Tuck has infuriated plenty of people, but they keep the salacious plastic surgery drama on-air because it draws in lots of eyeballs.
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