Finally! A brand new, ridiculous thing to mock.
A production company named Bischoff Hervey Entertainment Television has created a “reality” television show called The Devil’s Ride and they have sold it to the giant funhouse mirror that calls itself Discovery Channel. The “logline,” which is what entertainment entrepreneurs call a story after it has been boiled down to old bubblegum is: “It’s a bike club. It’s a brotherhood. It’s THE DEVILS RIDE.”
This improvisation on the ever fuzzier concept “reality” is a about a three piece patch club called the Laffing Devils MC. The club wears a white on red patch and has at least three chapters – in San Diego, in Santee north of Dago and a Nomads chapter, or charter, or lodge or whatever they call it. The Laffing Devils’ television program debuts May 8 at 10 p.m. after a show about fishermen called Deadliest Catch. “For the first time Discovery goes inside the world of motorcycle clubs,” the press release explains.
“The Devils Ride,” the promotional copy continues, “sports a diverse crew but one bonded by a commitment to each other and the club. Meet Laffing Devils president Gipsy, who must balance the club’s growing ranks with pressure from older members to maintain the status quo. An ex-Marine who served in Iraq, Gipsy credits the club for helping him deal with the emotional scars of war. Then there’s club VP Billy the Kid, who waits in the wings wondering if he’ll have the chance to lead the Laffing Devils. And younger member Snubz breaks all the biker stereotypes with his degree in finance and a full time corporate job.
“The Devils Ride finds the Laffing Devils not only in open conflict internally but also at risk of losing their homebase. The Laffing Devils’ unofficial headquarters is the auto body shop owned by fellow member Hawkster but police pressure might force the club to find a new home. Moving is going to cost the club money so Gipsy seeks out security work for the Laffing Devils guarding a liquor store in a very dangerous part of town. Will their new responsibilities pit the club against one another?
“The Devils Ride also covers what would-be members must do to prove themselves to the club before they can be ‘patched in.’ In order to earn his spot, prospect Charles is out on an official club task of protecting some of the club’s wives and girlfriends, or ‘Ol’ Ladies’ on a night out. When a pushy photographer gets too close for comfort, blood boils and the situation gets physical. Will Charles’ actions protecting the women earn him the respect of the young blood and, more importantly, earn him his cut?”
Gratuitous Dylan Thomas Quote
“The force that through the green fuse drives” this flower is a production company called Bischoff Hervey Entertainment which is basically two guys named Jason Hervey and Eric Bischoff.
Hervey is a former child actor who appeared “in over 250 commercials for some of Americas favorite brands” – always a reliable strategy for ensuring the mental health of any young buy. Hervey also appeared in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Meatballs 2 and two seasons of Different Strokes. He eventually did some business with Time Warner’s World Championship Wrestling which is how he met Bischoff. Bischoff portrayed an “on air character on the highly successful USA Network Series ‘RAW.’ He worked with Vince McMahon’s WWE from 2002 through 2006. Bischoff is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book Controversy Creates Cash.
Bischoff Hervey Entertainment Television “specializes in the creation and production of television content. BHE has created, developed, and produced both television pilots and series for NBC, VH-1, CMT, A&E, E!, TruTv, and SPIKE TV, including two seasons of the hit series Scott Baio is 45…and Single and Scott Baio is 46…and Pregnant on VH-1, and Home Again with Billy Ray Cyrus on CMT. In 2008 BHE produced Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling for CMT.”
Can’t wait for the special RICO episode!