Oh gee, I need to write MTV a strongly worded letter about "My Super Sweet 16"--this show has passed all reality.
This is how I learned how to get a brand new Range Rover:
Last night, I witnessed Ava's Sweet 16. She comes from a divorced family and from what I could tell she is the only child. Her mom is Muslim and her dad is Jewish--which meant that she gets to be carried Arabian style by 4 college Polo team boys. Let's discuss this. Ava, mom, and dad sat at a table like they were judges on 'American Idol', while her two party planners (remember this is a Sweet 16 party) brought in about ten college boys. They were all on the Polo team. Yippee! They each took their shirt off for Ava, her mom, and her dad. Yowsa. What cracks me up, is that they all sat there like this was normal; even the dad. I never got the pleasure to see a fully clothed Polo team member when I was in college. This charade was just the tip of the iceberg of what's to come in this show.
Ava and her mom then take a trip to Paris because Paris is the only place where you can find an original party dress. Duh. Ava tries on every hoochie mama designer couture dress and finally her mom ixnays the JLo wannabe dress and tells her it's inappropriate for a 16 year old to wear, but judging half nude college boys was perfectly okay. Then back stateside, Ava sneaks out of the house to go to Santa Barbara on her own. Oh, but I am jumping ahead and forgot to mention the car shopping trip, get ready to roll your eyes and please remember we are discussing a 16 year old girl. Daddy takes her to the dealership and in a voice over, Ava tells us that money is no object (really? I didn't get that from the trip to Paree) and she sits in every Mercedes on the lot; but they are way too small for her, so she ventures out to the lot, where, (GASP) someone traded in a Range Rover, she goes buck wild crazy and screams to Daddy Warbucks that she has to have a Range Rover. Daddy tells her it's way too big; but that matters none because she finds out it is used and only brand new $50,000 cars will do for this 16 year old.
Then comes the funniest part of the show: Mama and Daddy Warbucks are pissed off that Ava went to Santa Barbara alone but they still take her out to dinner. Ava tells the camera that if she does not get a Range Rover she will never speak to her parents again (ha ha, how many times I have said that, it never worked) and they go eat at Dolce, where they break the (faux) news that she is not getting a car. Ava loses it and cries and cries and cries that they have killed her birthday.
OH MY GAWD--Jokes on us because when we come back from a commercial break--Ava gets a brand new white Rover with a red bow (just as she requested). They all live happily ever after.
MTV really aired this shit.
I have come to the conclusion that this is reason number one not to marry a millionaire because then children like Ava are spawned.