“Storage Wars” Goes Greek
ATHENS — The producer for the wildly popular television show (by A&E standards) “Storage Wars” is planning a special episode in Greece.
Thom Beers, the creator of the program says this special edition would be the most exciting yet, although given the show’s history, that may not be saying much.
In an exclusive interview, Beers explained that “We plan to go to Greece, and instead of putting storage units up for auction, we are selling off the entire nation to the highest bidder. As always, our auction bidders aren’t allowed to open boxes or crates. They just get five minutes to have a look around, and then the whole country will go to whoever has the most cash in their pocket.”
Veteran “Storage Wars” wheeler-dealer Dave Hester is looking forward to the trip, but isn’t sold on the goods.
“There’s a lot of junk in there and not much is readily resaleable,” Hester pointed out. ”I mean, who wants a used Acropolis?” “Sure, it would look great in the backyard, but relocation costs would be prohibitive.”
Fellow auction enthusiast Barry Weiss concurs.
“That colosseum-like thingy is kind of nice, but look at all the worthless crap you’d have to get rid of… the entire government, for example.”
The proposed broadcast is being protested by mobs of angry Greeks who feel they should be getting free cable – paid for by the government – in order to watch the show.
The Greek finance minister was unavailable for a comment, as he was stuck in the line-up at a payday loan company, hoping to borrow enough money to make next week’s payroll.