Everyone’s a secret nasty-ass creep, and I don’t mean just because of what is in that secret folder on your laptop labeled “Grandma’s Retirement Party Collage.” It’s pretty well known that there’s a segment of the population who likes to curl up on the couch with a glass of wine, fire up YouTube, watch pimple popping videos, and squeal with a mix of horror and glee (guilty as charged!). Because the masterminds at TLC know we all secretly prefer our television shows to require no greater an IQ than -4, they decided to make a show about popping pimples, Dr. Pimple Popper. In a shock to nobody, it’s done really well, and it’s been greenlit for a second run of episodes.
Entertainment Weekly says Dr. Pimple Popper starring the other Sandra Lee, Dr. Sandra Lee, has ranked first in its time slot with women aged 25-54 ever since it debuted in early July. Because it’s not like there is Honey Boo Boo to keep the TLC payroll afloat, they went ahead and renewed the pimple-tastic show before the first season’s finale later tonight, per TLC’s President Howard Lee (no relation):
“We are delighted our viewers have embraced Dr. Pimple Power, making it a hit for TLC this summer.We look forward to giving viewers more of the fantastic Dr. Sandra Lee and showcasing how she tackles challenging conditions and, most importantly, improves her patients’ lives in the upcoming season.”
One way she’s improving our lives is that anytime we have a mild outbreak, we can rest easy knowing it won’t require the motorcycle helmet and Dexter tarps she puts down to squeeze the puss in that grapefruit-sized mass on a patient’s earlobe. She was on Jimmy Kimmel the other night and told him she thought the show was successful because her pimple popping was classy compared to the usual shit you find on YouTube where someone pops a pimple using a plunger they found out yonder in the trailer park:
Speaking of, I was listening to the Goop podcast the other day (no, really…don’t ask), and even Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker seemed to be fans. Admittedly, that’s probably because Goop is working on an article about how pimple stuffing is actually a great exfoliator. BLECH!