'The Misery Index' preview: Host Jameela Jamil asks contestants to weigh in on pop tarts vs breastfeeding
This is a game where people earn money by ranking other people's misery. Could there be any other way of earning easy money? We don't think so!
Everyone wants to make money but did you ever think that it was possible to do by ranking other people's misery? Well, it is now. 'The Misery Index' is bringing a fun-filled game experience for the viewers where the contestants have a chance to win big just by ranking other people's misery.
Actress Jameela Jamil who has spent the last four years on 'The Good Place' will be hosting TBS' bold new show 'The Misery Index' which explores nightmarish scenarios that no person would like to encounter. Joining Jameela each week are the four stars of TruTV's 'Impractical Jokers' - Brian "Q" Quinn, James "Murr" Murray, Sal Vulcano, and Joe Gatto Jr.
In a sneak peek into the first episode viewers are shown contestants Andrew and Elektra are facing each other to win the game. However, their first question starts the guessing game as they have to decide the level of misery the situation demands.
The first misery example has Elektra ranking two of the most questionable parenting acts. The first one shows an article from Independent which states, "South Carolina parents sent a teen to live in woods for eating a Pop-tart without permission."
Meanwhile, the second example is an article by Metro with a headline that reads, "Mum finally stops breastfeeding daughter at the age of nine." Sal Vulcano and Joseph Gatto have a great laugh reading this headline. Sal commented, "The mom is in her 50s and that milk must have had turned by now." Joseph also chimed in by adding, "she also calls it mummy milk if you read the whole article." Meanwhile, Brian Quinn remarked that he had experienced this once when he worked at the amusement park.
"A kid fell off the ride and he was 11-years-old and to calm him down his mother started breastfeeding him in the middle of the park," he said. When it came to ranking which one was more miserable, Elektra remarked that the pop-tart ranked higher than the breastfeeding one.
The reveal showed 63% of the votes were cast in favor of breastfeeding being miserable while 69% thought that sending a child to the woods for eating a pop-tart was more miserable than the other. By making a correct guess Elektra found herself winning 1000$. The show follows many more questions like this and if correctly guessed even the viewers stand to win big.
The show premieres on October 22, 2019, at 10 pm on TBS.