Pac-Man Reality Show Is Really Real. Really.

Entertainment Editor
01.14.11

Last year we reported that Namco Bandai was planning a 3D animated Pac-Man TV show about situations, like his rampant drug use, binge eating, schizophrenic hallucinations of ghosts, and his hobby of putting on lipstick, tying his hair with a bow, and calling himself Ms. Pac-Man.

We haven’t heard anything about that show since last year, but that hasn’t stopped Namco Bandai from trying to get a piece of the Missile Command payola. Deadline reports Merv Griffin Entertainment and Namco Bandai are planning an unscripted series based on Pac-Man to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the game’s release.

The Pac-Man reality series is envisioned as a “big, crazy Wipeout-type event with a lot of energy,” said Merv Griffin’s president of TV Roy Bank. “The idea we have is to take what Pac-Man is and bring it to life, to bring what is essentially the world’s biggest game of tag to television.” [Deadline]

From that quote, it sounds more like a game show than a reality show.  If that’s the case, Japan was once again ahead of the curve when they filmed this craziness:

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