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Take Me Out Girls USA

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Take Me Out has gone global (well it has crossed the pond anyways). Yes our favourite cheesy replacement for Blind Date that is perfect Saturday night television is now on FOX over in the States for a run every Thursday night at 8 EST. Apparently it has opened to a relatively poor audience but as we all know Take Me Out is a grower and if the American’s can understand the cheesiness of it all then it may grow into a force.

Following my successful blog on the Take Me Out Girls UK 2012 I thought I would bring you the Take Me Out USA girls. From the publicity shots from FOX my early favourites are in no particular order Lisa, Caitlin and Mindy. I will endevour to tune into the US version to see if they have recaptured the supreme awesomeness of the UK show and will report back.

So as Paddy would say (but as George Lopez says in the US…) ‘Bring on the girls…

Update 1: All the girls from the flirty thirty are on both Facebook and Twitter. Unlike their UK counterparts it seems that they have all created/been created these profiles and they will answer tweets and comments from fans via them. You can search for them on Facebook and Twitter or for a full list to to the Take Me Out page on the FOX website.

Update 2: Ok I’m watching the US version. Here are my notes:

Titles and theme tune are the same (albeit the music is slightly slower).
The girls are still called the ‘flirty thirty.’
‘No likey, No lighty’ is not used, ‘if you are turned off, turn off’ is how George says it.
The love-lift and studio layout are identical.
The girls come out to music down the stairs like the UK version.
Mindy is nuts with her monkey impression but I like that.
Katie Ann likes an All American guy but when a cowboy comes out she turns off for Football rivalry reasons.
Format is the same. Guys comes out, lights on/off then video, lights on/off and then something to impress the ladies (or a second VT). Then guy narrows it down to two if there are more than two left and chooses between the two after a final question.
Liking Debra. She seems lovely.
Doesn’t do the ‘and the power is in your hands’ line when guy gets the power.
Debra gets the first date of the show. I think she’s lovely.
There is no ‘Fernandos’ as it is called the ‘Take Me Out Resort’ which is a shit name to be honest.
Date format is the same as UK version. A treat then a drink or meal.
The first date from last week went well.
Second guy is tight and ‘literally lives at the gym’ unsurprisingly he gets a blackout.
He leaves with a hug from George but it isn’t called some ‘George love’ unlike our famous ‘Paddy love.’
Guy on second date got shall we say tipsy. Kept going in for the kiss. Really rather too forward.
The date sections are a lot quicker than the UK version. About two minutes each.
‘I want to give you a kiss but not date you’ – er…?
Couple of people turned off when third guy said he worked on Wall Street. He then said he quit his job to write children’s books and seven girls turned off. Bad bad bad.
I am feeling this version is far more rushed than the UK version. George speaks to the girls but doesn’t really engage with them.
You can tell it is in a smaller time-slot. The second VT/impressing ladies task is not even thirty seconds long.
‘I’d cook you dinner…only in my apron’ – bloody good line. Pick her.
He does pick Courtni – who is picked after just two guys on the show. Doesn’t even last an episode.
Successful dates leave to ‘Two tickets to paradise.’
Same format of four guys an episode. Episodes are around twenty minutes shorter than the UK episodes after adverts are considered. Honestly it is feeling rushed.
Zaza looks better on TV than in her promo-pic.
There is another dating show straight after Take Me Out called ‘The Choice’ which uses the trick of ‘The Voice’ of guys on chairs who can’t see the girls. Interesting idea. Might record that next week too. Not sure picking a girl just by the sound of her voice is a great thing. I’d always turn around for every Geordie or girl from Lancashire.

Ok show is over. It felt rushed but apart from that it was very similar. Show would do better letting George speak to the girls more as the girls are the stars of the show and the more we know them, the more we feel attached to the show. On the UK version within a couple of weeks we already know 4/5 of the girls rather well. US version needs that.

All photos courtesy of FOX television for publication purposes…

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June 10th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

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  1. Based purely on looks, since I don’t have access to the programme itself, I like Anna, Erin and Zaza. Nina, in that photo, looks a little like Mariah Carey!

  2. Thank you!! I hope the audience grows!

    Anna

    12 Jun 12 at 5:18 am

  3. Hi everyone! It’s Vanessa Giselle from TAKE ME OUT!

    Please like my fan page here:

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vanessa-Giselle-of-FOXs-Take-Me-Out/434099829948230

    Thank you! <3

    Vanessa Giselle

    12 Jun 12 at 5:36 am

  4. Hi Anna and Vanessa and welcome to this side of the pond.

    I have already logged into a fiends TV and put Take Me Out on series link to record (how great is modern technology?) and look forward to watching at some point on Friday.

    Over here Take Me Out started with very low audiences (around 2million) but now it solidly puts up 5-6million an episode and has become a big hit for ITV so hopefully it’ll grow – although your TV companies are often far quicker to pull the trigger on axing shows than we are.

    neilmonnery

    12 Jun 12 at 2:07 pm

  5. I hope I can keep you entertained!

    Caitlin

    13 Jun 12 at 9:32 am

  6. Thank you so much for naming me as one of your favorites! Also, for the blog! All of the flirty 30 on Take Me Out are so excited for viewers to watch our journey with finding our perfect man. I know I am excited 🙂 I’ve been single for a while now, so it’s nice to have all of the options without commiting to a date:-) Fox is a wonderful network and hopefully America sees how amazing this show really is! It’s just like how us women talk about men when we are at a lounge or girl gathering only it’s now in front of them and I’m sure all women can relate and appreciate the show- and it’s a great tool for men to pay attention to what women like and dislike! 🙂 make sure to check out #takemeout on twitter!Thanks for the love! Xoxo – Lisa

    @LisaLTMO

    13 Jun 12 at 3:12 pm

  7. Awww!!! Thank you for picking me as a fav, I’m sure it’ll get more interesting tonight!! 🙂

    My personal fan page and Twitter!
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/iheartmindypage
    @iheartmindy

    And my show’s fan page and twitter!
    https://www.facebook.com/iheartmindy#!/MindyTMO
    @MindyTMO

    Mindy

    14 Jun 12 at 9:10 pm

  8. Kristin here from Take Me Out on FOX.

    Feel free to like my Facebook Fanpage as well 🙂

    https://www.facebook.com/KristinTMO

    Cheers from over the pond!

    Kristin

    14 Jun 12 at 9:45 pm

  9. Geez I went and looked at the blog for the UK girls…the U.S. girls are much better looking.

    keith

    16 Jun 12 at 6:15 pm

  10. This is my favorite page to read xoxo I love how supportive you guys are!! Thanks for being awesome

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diana-Scherillo/364176886973081

    Diana Scherillo

    5 Jul 12 at 8:35 pm

  11. Don’t get me wrong, all the girls are smokin hot. But if I had to pick a favorite. This would be my Top 5.
    5)Angela 4)Zaza 3)Mindy 2)Katie Ann and a VERY easy
    1)Caitlin. Like yes, the others are great. And they could go up in my list of favorites, but Caitlin, I don’t think so. I keep watching the show and she keeps on being the Spencer Hasting’s of Take Me Out. Spencer became my fav on PLL since late on Season 1 and has never looked back. Take Me Out, same thing. The others are great and could go up on my list of favorites, but Caitlin will be #1 forever, I can just sense it, I will never get tired of Caitlin.

    Tiago

    4 Aug 12 at 12:23 pm

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