Charles Barkley: truTV is the White BET
Charles Barkley seems to be intrigued with the concept of truTV. As you all know, Barkley has been a part of this year’s brilliant coverage of the NCAA Tournament. Charles has been a piece of the magic that has allowed us to not have to scream at the TV when CBS — or ESPN as Greg Gumbel would like to call it — cuts away from a game we are interested in to show a different one. Based on some comments we saw over at Sports Radio Interviews, Barkley is fascinated with truTV, a network he considers the white people’s BET, or Black Entertainment Television.
Well once I found out we were going to be on truTV. They actually have a show called…first of all…truTV is really the white BET, truTV is white entertainment television. Dude, it’s some of the craziest stuff I’ve ever seen in my life. They got this one show called ‘Lizard Towing,’ Well they got these two big old boys from the south who be repossessing people’s cars and they end up chasing them down the street, fighting them every week. It is hilarious. These guys sneak into people’s houses. First of all, they seem like great guys, but they two big old country boys and they be stealing people’s cars back. It is the funniest thing in the world. They have people fighting with them all of the time. You’re just laughing the whole time. I’m telling you dude, it’s like white black entertainment television.”
Well, as long as they seem like great guys. You think that’s what the producers at truTV are going for? White Entertainment Television? Hey, who are we to question it? Whether it’s criticizing Billy Packer or blowing up at us sports bloggers, everything that comes out of Barkley’s mouth is pure, solid gold.