I happened to come across a show last night called "Mobbed". I guess it's a Howie Mandell creation where different people apply to have a flash mob arranged on their behalf to tell someone in their life a secret, to propose, that sort of thing in a BIG way. Based on the announcement, Howie and his Hollywood team puts on a huge Hollywood-style flash mob to surprise the unsuspecting person and makes a big spectacle about it. Sounded harmless enough so I kept watching.
This particular episode happened to be about a woman who applied to be on the show because she had tried to get pregnant with her husband for five years with no success. Of course, my interest was piqued. She found out she was pregnant with what I assume was a surprise BFP and wanted Howie and his people to put together a giant flash mob production to tell her husband about the pregnancy. I might add that she was already three months along already, which blew my mind that someone could keep a secret like that from their husband. My husband would kill me if I kept something this important from him for that long and decided to tell him on national TV, but to each their own. She had already seen the heartbeat without him.
As part of the planning process, Howie visited her "Gynecologist" to make sure his production would be ?safe? for the pregnant lady to participate in. But the shot of the building showed he was actually actually at a California Fertility Center. He started off by saying he wouldn?t touch doorknobs because he knew where the doctor's hands have been (har har snort snort.) He continued with his stupid comments and got a tour of the place, including the andrology lab.
Here?s where it really began pissing me off. He began by saying how gross it was that he was in a room that processed sperm. An lab worker walked past him with a vial, he asked what it was, and she said "sperm!" and he freaked out. Things got even better when he got a tour of the collection room, and it became like a circus spectacle. They made sure to get good shots of the dirty movies and the TV on the wall and have a chuckle about it. Back in the lab, they showed a cryo tank with a ?bunch of frozen babies? in it and Howie just shook his head. It made my heart hurt a little that he could make such light about something so sensitive. DH commented "No one would dream of going into burn ward and make fun of all of the not-so-pretty aspects associated." He's totally right. Why the *(&#is it okay to make fun of the details of infertility? I found it very sad.
Just curious if anyone else saw that last night and what their thoughts were? I really wish that IF was shown in a more caring light on TV, but alas - it's the world we live in.