In our wired, tech savvy world, Americans can access a potpourri of information anytime, anywhere. Indeed, with an Internet search engine and a few quick keystrokes, the average citizen has a treasure trove of information at their fingertips. But what are we looking for online? Searchin’ USA, an irreverent new Internet TV show charting the week’s top 10 most searched-for terms on the web, provides the hilarious answers.
The weekly show uses a tongue-in-cheek, mock newscast format reminiscent of E!’s Talk Soup and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, with a little bit of David Letterman’s top 10 lists thrown in, to both chronicle what Americans are searching for and give viewers a license to laugh and marvel at the results. Searchin’ does so by way of episodes comprised of three weekly recap segments, strung together for maximum humorous effect. To keep things interesting, each episode features a different combination of such segments, many with colorful titles such as, “Gotta Plead Ignorant,” “Is It Porn?” and “Mis-splellings.”
The show’s pilot episode highlights this week’s 1) “Top 10 Searches,” which range from “boobs” at #1 to “Google” at #10; 2) “Combo-Nation,” which charts interestingly adjacent Internet search results, such as Enrique Inglesias and gay porn; and 3) “Pick of the Week,” which features a topic that is not as widely searched for online, and encourages viewers to raise it to the top 10. This week’s underdog is the 80’s rock star Falco, who viewers are encouraged to Google in order to raise his "Rock Me Amadeus” into the top 10.
Searchin’ USA is part of ON Networks’ collection of smart, short-form entertainment that can be watched anytime, anywhere and on any device. ON Networks is one of the largest providers of original, high-definition content that is compatible with all Apple platforms, including the iPhone, iPod and Apple TV.
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