As mentioned, the National Spelling Bee doesn't (or shouldn't) qualify as reality TV. But, I have found something better. Even though it wouldn't rank much higher than shows like Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal, and JackAss, the US Air Guitar Championships definitely fits the mold. I can't believe people are flocking to this freakshow, but who can't relate to playing the air quitar - man, talkin' about taking airjammin' to the next level, watch these people: Hot Licks Houlihan, Flying V.
Here I go again, me and my double standards., ripping on something I formally used to do. I was an air guitar specialist in college (ask all my partying buddies), I could have made it to the (state) finals if there was such a contest back in my heyday. I love the 80's - rock on!