Lol, I would have to agree after watching those couple older re-runs of coaster shows on the other day, they guy just looks annoying, sounds annoying, etc, but hey, he is the one whose getting paid to do so..unfortunetly.
how the heck did he get so much pull that the travel channel pretty much considers him (based on the amount of 'airtime' hes getting) 'the roller coaster guru'? then again, im at the same time jealous because he's all over getting front row seats on all those coasters and get to 'critique' about it on tv.
Is this bash Paul Rueben week? A lot of topics sure are mentioning their dislike for him lately.
Anyways, I love the Travel Channel, and I don't care if they put Paul Rueben or Richard Simmons on the coaster, as long as I get to see coaster POV's, and behind the scenes stuff. If you don't like Paul's annoying comments, hit the mute button during his parts.
Everybody is jumping on the Rueben hate-wagon and I have to add my .02 here. I really could care less when his parts are on the shows. I'm one of those people that thinks the video of the people actually riding the rides is stupid. There's nothing quite as boring and actually annoying as listening to and watching a person scream on a ride. I don't mind the far off shots of an entire train going through a circuit and I like the clips where the camera is mounted on the train of the coaster and you actually get to "ride it" (in essence), but those face-front views are stupid. I guess it makes for good tv when the GP sees it but for me it's a bore.
Richard Simmons on a coaster would probably be one of the highest rated shows of all time if it was on say Spike or Comedy Central. Someone really needs to hook that up - come to think of it, I haven't seen that guy around a lot. Did he sweat his 80s too much?
-Brett, who also hates POV footage and can't stand watching coaster shows (you're not alone Gonch, surprise, surprise ... )
Well don't we all realize that he is the only one that knows how to ride a roller coaster on TV? I don't have a clue what makes this guy appealing to any network, especially when he has a face for radio. Personally I would like to see more of the men and women behind the rides, Like Bolliger, Mabillard, and the staff and crew from Great Coasters.