Written : 04/30/03

Welcome back! Within the past few years, so-called "reality" TV has made a huge boom on the small screen. A lot of people will say that's great, because they love the stuff, my mom included. A distinctly smaller group will not care either way, becasue they don't care what they watch, or they don't watch TV at all. My group though, will tell you that it's horrible. A good amount of people do hate this crappy TV. Why do I hate it? Well, mostly because 1)A lot of the ideas are horsecrap(i.e. Big Brother) and 2)Because they take up valuable air time when we could be watching cartoons or sitcoms instead. See my point?

As you may or may not be aware, "American Idol" has been on top of the proverbial heap for quite some time now. Like the rest, I really don't like it all that much. If it were something more along the lines of "Rock Idol" or "Metal Idol" I might be a bit more interested in it. But as it is, all they do is promote crappy music and churn out popstars(which, ironically enough, is another crappy musical reality show). Mmmm... popstars - s + t = PopTarts! I like PopTarts. But not those commercials. I hate that stupid fricking BEEEEEOOM guy!! I want to kill him!! AAAAAAAHH!! Now look! I've gotten into a fit of rage! Better go to the next paragraph!

Just recently, they held a "Canadian Idol" competition here. I was going to try out, but then I remembered that I can't sing worth a damn. So I did the next best thing and made a little parody of American Idol. It was getting pretty tough to find a crew, set and competitors, so I just took the easy way out and used toys. Building the set was a lot harder than I thought it to be, and getting most of the characters to stand up was seemingly impossible. In the end, I needed to take a total of 37 pics, which added up to just under 500KB. By my count, that is taking up about 2.5% of the space I have for my site, which is a lot more than I've allotted to other articles. Of course, my math skills are nothing to rely on, so I might be wrong. Enough about that though, the show must go on!


RyanMan= Hello everyone! Welcome to Hylian Idol, the first reality ummm.... thinger! I'm your host RyanMan, and these are our wonderful judges! Our fist judge is Link from the Legend of Zelda series of video games! Say hello to the kind people in internet world, Link!

Link= Hey thea homeez! I'm tha shiznat y'all!

RyanMan= Why the hell are you talking like that?

Link= Aren't I supposed to be the equivalent of Randy Jackson from American Idol?

RyanMan= No. Our next judge in none other than Link's rival, Ganondorf!! Say hi to everyone Ganondorf!

Ganondorf= You suck. You're terrible. You have no talent. Muhahahahaha!

RyanMan= What the Hell are you talking about, Ganondorf?

Ganondorf= I thought I was playing Simon Cowell.

RyanMan= No, you're just supposed to be yourself, Ganondorf.

Ganondorf= Very well. And from here on in I will be referred to as Ganon.

RyanMan= Right-o. And finally, our last judge, it's her highness Princess Zelda!

RyanMan= Ummm... where's the princess?

Link= I'm looking at you, Ganon.

Ganondorf= I didn't do it! Not this time anyway...

RyanMan= Well, I guess we're just lucky that we have a guest judge here. I'd like to introduce to you Mr. Bob McKenzie!

Bob= How's it goin' eh?

RyanMan= Pretty good, actually.

Bob= That's great, eh. Now let's get on with the show, ya hoser.

RyanMan= Sure thing.

Leia= Sorry I'm late, guys.

RyanMan= Why are you here, Leia?

Leia= Oh, ummm... Zelda couldn't make it today. It's time for her royal nap.

RyanMan= Riiiight. Well, I guess we'll just go on anyway. Can't disappoint the readers.

Ganondorf= Oh, I'll give them a good disappointing!

RyanMan= Quiet, you. Now, our first contestant, Ash from Pokemon!

Ash= Hey everyone!

(loud booing)

Ash= Shut up!

RyanMan= So Ash, what are you going to do for us today?

Ash= Well, I thought I'd start by throwing a few Pokeballs...

RyanMan= That doesn't seem so great

Ash= Shut up!

RyanMan= Whatever, just get to your act.

Ash= OK! Here I go!!!.... Wait! I can't move my arms! Or my legs! AAAAHH! I've got no articulation whatever! Nooooooooooo!

RyanMan= While our crew pulls his body off the stage, we'll see what the judges think of that performance.

Link= What performance? He just fell down! Well, at least he did a pretty good job of that...

Ganondorf= That was terrible! I've seem more talented Armos statues!

Leia= He's a cutie! Maybe I'll get his number after the show...

RyanMan= Well, a diverse reaction. What do you think, Bob?

Bob= I got some beer, eh?

RyanMan= Well, I guess that means that Ash won't be today's Hylian Idol.

Link= No sir.

RyanMan= So we'll get our next contestant out here, DinoBot!

DinoBot= Rrrraaarr! Hey everyone! I'm the best!

RyanMan= Sure you are. Now, I hope you can do a little bit more than that Ash fellow

DinoBot= Of course I can! I am DinoBot!

RyanMan= Then what will you be doing for us today?

DinoBot= I'll be doing my Grimlock impression!

RyanMan= Seems appropriate. Whenever you're ready

DinoBot= Raaarr! Me Grimlock! Me wanna hear Kup's war stories!.... That's it.

RyanMan= ...OK. What do you think, judges?

Leia= It was a decent effort, but nobody could EVER do a good Grimlock.

DinoBot= You sayin' I'm no good?

Leia= Not exactly...

DinoBot= RAAAAARRR!! I'll have your head! DinoBot transform!

RyanMan= Security! Well folks, it looks like we're going to take a little break. But don't fret, we'll be right back with more Hylian Idol!

(Go get a snack or something. Pretend it's a commercial break.)

RyanMan= OK, we're back with Hylian Idol. After our last competitor went nuts, I've told our judges to try to be a little less harsh on the competitors who seem to be not quite mentally stable. Let's see how this works out... Now, our next competitor is Spongebob Squarepants.

SpongeBob= Hi there!

RyanMan= Hey Spongebob, you've got a TV show already, so I'm guessing that you have some kind of talent?

SpongeBob= I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready!

RyanMan= OK, enough of that. Let's go Sponge-boy.

SpongeBob= Watch this, I'm gonna make my face disappear!

RyanMan= Errrr... I'll let the judges decide what to think of this.

Ganondorf= You fool! You just turned around! Go back to you day job!

SpongeBob= You don't like me?

Leia= Well it was a pretty crappy trick

Link= Boooo!

SpongeBob= *Runs away crying*

RyanMan= What did you think, Bob?

Bob= I'm tryin' to eat a donut here, eh?

RyanMan= Sure you are. Now, our next contestant is... Leonardo!

Leo= Hello.

RyanMan= So Leo, it seems you've had a bit of a career change

Leo= Actually I work as a volunteer firefighter. I just got back from a call and didn't have time to change.

RyanMan= If you say so. What will you be attempting to do for us?

Leo= Well, I seem to have developed a strange ability to transform. That's pretty much what I'll be doing for you.

RyanMan= That's it?

Leo= Yeah, but considering the competition so far, I think I have a pretty good shot at winning.

RyanMan= That is true. Well, go ahead then

Leo= Okay! Here I go!

Leo= Uh-oh

RyanMan= "Uh-oh" what?

Leo= I seem to have forgotten how to do this.

RyanMan= Well, mark up another faliure

Leo= Master Splinter's not gonna like this

RyanMan= Them's the brakes. What do our judges think?

Link= You moron! I could transform better than you and I don't know how!

Bob= Get off my table, eh.

Leia= Well, sadly enough, he was the best so far

Ganondorf= Oh God... One more idiot and I'm gonna go DinoBot.

RyanMan= Hey! We made a vow to never mention him again!

Ganondorf= Oops. I'll try to avoid it from now on.

RyanMan= Good stuff. Now that Leo's been carried offstage by the camera guy, we can get the next contestant up here. Everyone give a warm welcome to Safety Stan!

Stan= Hey everyone! I'm glad to be here!

RyanMan= So why do they call you "Safety" Stan?

Stan= Well, I'm extremely afraid of pain. See the helmet?

RyanMan= Afraid of pain, eh? You'd better do something bordering on acceptable then.

Stan= Why?

RyanMan= You'll see. So speaking of which, what are you gonna do for us?

Stan= I'm gonna do a juggling act. I'm pretty pro, I do kids' birthdays and all that shat. Now does anyone have something I can juggle?

RyanMan= You came to do a juggling act and have nothing to juggle with?

Ganondorf= *menacing growl*

Stan= Errrr... Of course not! I was just kidding! I'm actually going to sing.

RyanMan= Oh. That's good. Finally it's a real parody of American Idol. So what are you going to sing?

Stan= What am I going to sing? Uhhh... uhh... lemme see...

Ganondorf= *reprise of menacing growl*

Stan= The opening theme of the MegaMan cartoon!

RyanMan= Oh no...

Stan= Cue the music!

Stan= *horribly off key* Super figting robot! MegaMan! Super figting robot! MegaMan! Super figting robot! MegaMan! Super figting robot! MegaMan!

Ganondorf= THAT'S IT!!! TIME FOR SOME BLOODSHED!!

Stan= Waaaaaaaahhh!!!! No, please!

RyanMan= I knew this was going to happen sooner or later...

Stan= OOOWWWW!!! NOT MY ARMS!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!

Ganondorf= Die pathetic scum!!!

RyanMan= I'm not even gonna get the other judges' opinions.

Link= I kinda liked it.

Ganondorf= You want some too, little man?

Link= Hey! I've killed you on seveal occasions.

Ganondorf= Right, sorry...

RyanMan= Quiet, kids. It's time for the next competitor. And now we have Turok: Dinosaur Hunter.

Ganondorf= Maybe he'll kill DinoBot

RyanMan= *stern voice* Ganon

Ganondorf= Oops. Right. Not supposed to talk abou-

RyanMan= So here's Turok!

Turok= Haha! I love me!

RyanMan= This is only gonna go downhill, isn't it?

Turok= Aren't I beautiful?

RyanMan= Sure. Now what do you plan on doing to try to impress our judges?

Turok= Well, I'm gonna fight Earthworm Jim here to the death.

Jim= Where am I?

RyanMan= Turok, you are aware that you could get hurt, right?

Turok= Bah. My vest of sticks and a green circle will protect me!

RyanMan= OK, whatever. Just get it over with

Turok= Right! Arm yourself, worm!

Jim= What the Hell!?!? Stop pointing that thing at me!

Turok= If you do not wish to fight, I shal pummel you mercilessly!!

Jim= What?

*fight ensues*

Jim= Okay, hunter-boy! Time to feel the wrath of my power suit!

Turok= Ah, so you finally decide to fight back! En guarde!

Jim= En guarde this!

*more fighting ensues*

Jim= How do you like that, you narcissistic freak?

Turok= My vest... it did.... nothing....

RyanMan= So I guess Jim wins then. What do the judges think?

Link= Well, Turok lost, so he sucks. But Jim wasn't a contestant, so he can't win.

Ganondorf= I could beat both of them at the same time.

Link= No you couldn't.

Ganondorf= We'll see about that later...

Leia= Zzzzzzzzzzzz.....zzzzzzzz....

RyanMan= HEY! Leia, wake up!

Leia= Wha!? Oh, uh... that was great.

RyanMan= Do you even know what happened?

Leia= Does it matter?

RyanMan= Check mate.

Bob= I brought some more beer, eh.

Leia= Gimme somma the good stuff

RyanMan= After we're done you can drink to you heart's content, but not until then

Leia= But he gets t-

RyanMan= That's becasue it's a character trait

Leia= *mumbles angrily*

RyanMan= Wait... that appears to have been our last act. I guess our judges will have to agree on which crap was the best crap.

Anakin= Hey! I want to do something! I'm a teen, gimme a beer!

RyanMan= No! We already told you that you are too young to compete! How did you get in here

Anakin= I'm not too young! I wanna get drunk! It's soooo cool to get drunk!

RyanMan= Somebody gt this kid outta here

Link= Gladly

Link= Raaaah! Be afraid! I'll chop you to little Jedi-bits!

Anakin= Waaaahhh!! Pointy! I'm outta here!

Link= I showed him

Leia= Oh yeah, great job. You scared a little kid

Ganondorf= Ha ha

Link= Shut up!

RyanMan= So can you guys decide who was the best?

Link= Me!

Leia= Fine. As long as it gets me closer to that beer

Ganondorf= Whatever. I just want outta here

Bob= Eh?

RyanMan= Then the vote is unanimous! Link is the Hylian Idol!

Link= So no change from the norm then

RyanMan= Alright, now just say goodbye to the camera and we can get the Hell out of here.

Link= Bye, camera!

Ganondorf= Just go away

Leia= BEER

RyanMan= Well, that's the end of our show! Goodnight, folks!

Link= Hey... Gimme some sugar baby

Leia= ! Are you grabbing my boob?

Link= Oh come on, Zelda never puts out and I need my-

Leia= Here's all you'll get from me!

Link= Ah! If I'd known you were freakishly strong I'd have asked first!

Leia= Take this, pervert!

Link= *gets thrown across the room*

RyanMan= Oh. My. God. I'm getting out of here before it gets any worse.


And that's the end of that. It was quite the adventure getting this done, but definetly more fun than a review article. I'd have to say that this and the Easter article have been my favorites so far. What you readers will think may vary, but I guess that differing opinions helps keep things fresh. So in conclusion, I must say that no matter whether you love or hate American Idol, I think that everyone can agree that Ganondorf would be an excellent judge.

I'm not sure about it yet, but I think I'm gonna make a mailing list for everyone who wants to know when I write a new article. So if you want in on this, just drop me an E-mail and I'll add you to the list. Of course, if you want you could just check the site every couple days. To each his own. I really just need an excuse to do something with my account than let it collect spam.


~Ryan
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