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Old 02-07-05, 12:39 PM
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Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet

Not being a football fan, I had no interest in watching the Super Bowl so I was flipping around trying desperately to find something to watch last night. I had to kill time until 9pm when HBO's Sunday night shows began.
I came across Animal Planet and their Super Bowl Sunday programing...The Puppy Bowl. They ran this from 3pm until midnight. I think it was on a three hour loop or something.
It was puppies in a pen designed to look like a minature football stadium.
They had toys, food and water bowls complete with water bowl cams shot from inside the bowl as the puppies drank water.
It was so stupid that it was funny. I only watched for a few minutes, but had to wonder if anyone actually sat there for hours watching the puppies playing with each other in the pen.
I guess the programming staff at Animal Planet must have real sense of humor or something. They knew that most people were going to be watching the Super Bowl so they just put this on. They could have run episodes of Animal Police/Cops or anything. Yet they chose to just kill air time with this.
And believe it or not it's actually for sale on DVD on their site!

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I saw part of it. Kinda mesmerizing. The beige puppy was guarding the cubby hole with everything it had. They even had an instant replay when he left the cubby hole for a second, another dog went in, and he jumped back in and forced the new dog out.

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There's a five page thread about this on another forum

My boyfriend and I watched a bunch of this off and on as they reran it several times. It was very zen. We loved Bandit, the white Jack Russel terrier, and apperantly so did everyone on that thread I mentioned. The Animal Planet website had a place where you could vote for MVP (most valuable puppy) and Bandit was #1.
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Dude..that Huge puppy that was like 50% bigger than any of the other puppies that was unfair!
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Shoot me in the head! Me and my friend were flipping through the channels at halftime when we came across this channel. It caught the eyes of our girlfriends and we got stuck watching it fo a while. we eventually kicked them out of the room and they went to a diffrent room to watch. every few seconds we heard "awwwww" comming from the other room!
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I flipped over to it - it was like watching a screensaver.

Was Ron Reagan too busy to do some voiceover? It was really odd having no one there describing the "action".
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i thought i would of been kinda cool to put 6 puppies of each breed on each end, 5 minute quarters then drop a football in the middle and see how many times they would get it into the endzone.
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count me in as one more that spent more time than I'd like to admit watching the puppy bowl....I also thought the scruffy little jack russell was the cutest
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that must have been the easiest production ever made. just flip back and forth between cameras of puppies.
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I was wondering if anybody else saw this.

My wife and I found it somewhat entertaining as we were flipping around before/after the game.
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Man, I wish I saw it. It sounds like a similar show we saw a few years ago.

EARLY Christmas morning of 2001, VH-1 ran "Puppy Christmas" and it was just a single shot of a room with a Christmas tree, a fireplace and a bunch of puppies running around and generally having a great time. It ran at like 5AM west coast time. Totally mesmerizing and theraputic for me, my wife and the brand new baby (the reason to be up at that hour).
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sounds great.. pissed i missed it.. my buddy was flipping through the channels and we saw this, but he didn;t stop long enough to get the picture on the screen

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