So, I was watching some late night Chapelle’s Show – I guess it’s on Fox via syndication – and The Mad Real World bit was on so of course I couldn’t turn it off and get some sleep. Wow, great stuff. “What’s the square root of this apartment?”
Of course, I reminisced about…
a) How “The Real World” used to be good. Or, was it that I was a college student with plenty of time on my hand and nothing else on tv when Seattle, Hawaii, New Olreans, and Chicago aired?
b) How David Broom from The Real World: New Orleans was the counter clerk at Osco on Southport (it’s now a CVS) in either 2004/2005. I can’t remember the exact year but I’m 75% sure it was in 2005 before I moved to Lincoln Square. I’m not shiatting you. He checked me out for a pack of gum one night. I took a double take, looked at his name tag, and walked away shaking my head. How can you be on “The Real World” and not land a sweet job? Are you kidding me? I went to that Osco many times afterwards and never saw him again. Update: Burchie – lived in the same neighborhood – confirmed seeing him working there too in 2004 or 2005. I wasn’t imagining things!
After wondering whatever happened to David and hoping his performance during this episode of Chappelle’s Show was ANOTHER “break,” I searched the internets and found out apparently you can’t land a good job or easily get laid either if you appear on “The Real World.” Almost one year after appearing on Chappelle’s Show he was caught with a $10 whore – literally – in Chicago. The link is safe for work.
P.S. Remember Dan Renzi from The Real World: Miami? Same problem different violation. This link is also safe for work.