Full Throttle in the Other Direction

I love this show. I’ve gotten into the habit of opening my posts with a quote or something from the show I’m writing about, but there’s nothing specific to say about “Full Throttle Saloon” on TruTV. From the Flaunt Girls to Fajita Mike, there’s nothing more to say than it is the epitome of white trash.

Now, that may sound harsh, but hear me out. My father has owned two motorcycles, as has my uncle, my cousin, and various other people I know, so I’ve grown up around bikes. Not everyone who rides motorcycles is into the whole biker stereotype. And don’t pretend you don’t know what I mean. I’m talking about the whole black, leather, bandanna-ed and tattooed guys you see on the streets – the ones you automatically think of when someone talks about motorcycles.

But I digress.

The entire basis for the show comes from Sturgis – the annual (massive) biker rally that takes place August 5-11 in South Dakota. It’s unreal how many people go to it. Seriously.

The truth of the matter is, there’s no reason for these people to have their own TV show. The girlfriend (Angie Carlson) of the owner (Michael Ballard) is the lead dancer for the Flaunt Girls, and the way she conducts herself on the program is clearly a bid for fame. She’s gotta get her fifteen minutes in so that people recognize her.

What she wants to be recognized for? Who the heck knows. I think it’s because she thinks she’s an amazing dancer, but in my humble opinion, that’s so far from the truth it’s not even funny. (Except for how it is, because why else would I bother mentioning it?)

Then we have Jesse James Dupree, the self-appointed stunt man of Full Throttle Saloon. There’s this bridge they have on the property where Dupree will perform various stunts – most consisting of him jumping off of the bridge. But that’s not his only job. Dupree is often found managing various aspects of the “saloon” such as bands and events.

Otherwise, pretty much any other person you might see on the show is going to be drinking, drunk, or close to full-nudity.

Now, although I started this by saying that I love the show, it’s not for any good reason. “Full Throttle Saloon” is one of those shows you watch because nothing else is on and then you can’t look away. It’s like a train wreck in that way. But, time to decide – does “Full Throttle Saloon” sink or swim? Unfortunately, I’m going to have to go with sink, if only because these people are just ridiculous and it’s a picture of America the world could do without.

Oh! And here’s something fun: as if “Full Throttle Saloon” in Sturgis, South Dakota wasn’t enough – there’s going to be “Full Throttle Saloon Presents: Throttle Fest, Myrtle Beach” in South Carolina. Now, this is going to be awesome.

But, I’ve linked to episode one, part one, on Youtube so you can make your own decision.


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