The other night I had one of those life-altering “Wait…what?” moments.
I was watching TV, and saw a promotion for a new program on TLC, The Learning Channel.
Always eager to learn, I focused in and saw…
Dr. Pimple Popper.
Did I mention I was eating dinner at the time?
Dr. Pimple Popper – apparently a moniker she’s chosen for herself – is also called “Dr. PP” by those in the know, that is, the hordes of fans who watch her multitudinous YouTube videos. They, too, have a moniker: “Popaholic, the endearing term for the community of Dr. Pimple Popper-obsessed viewers.”
The YouTube videos are of the good doctor treating people for conditions including:
“Egg Salad Cyst Bigger Than Expected” – 252,000 views
“Never-Ending Blackhead Surprises” – 2 million views
“Steatocystomas & Momma Squishy” – 12 million views
So you know Dr. PP is on the level – she has her own YouTube channel.
And, secondarily, according to her website, Dr PP is “a board-certified dermatologist.”
Wow, a bonus!
Now The Learning Channel is premiering Dr. PP’s own reality show on Wednesday July 11. Whatever else you had planned for that evening, cancel it! Except dinner, of course.
But wait, there’s more…
YOU can audition for the show:
Dr. Pimple Popper is looking specifically for people with lipomas, cysts, large growths, undiagnosed skin conditions, or something “oozing, draining, or bleeding.”
If you aren’t among the afflicted, you can recommend someone to audition for the show. What a compliment! “Jeff, you look so heinous, I’m going to contact the Dr. Pimple Popper show and recommend you.” And if Jeff does, indeed, look heinous enough to qualify, you get $500. A win-win!
Now, I am not someone who would ever make fun of a person with a skin condition, having suffered from several of them myself.
But I am hopeful that someday, somehow, I’ll figure out how…
I, TOO, CAN MAKE MONEY OFF SOMEONE ELSE’S MISERY!
In fact, the possibilities for doctor TV shows are endless, if you’ll excuse the expression.
Quick! Who can I recommend for…