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February 5, 2010 7:40 AM   Subscribe

Who comes up with the exotic activities and wacky, contrived shenanigans on travel shows? The writers? The host? I bet that'd be the greatest job ever.
posted by borkingchikapa to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
The show's producers and writers.
posted by notyou at 7:41 AM on February 5, 2010

Tony Bourdain's Cook's Tour book has some info on this.
posted by smackfu at 7:57 AM on February 5, 2010

Sometimes MeFites do.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 8:01 AM on February 5, 2010

On Bourdain's shows he often talks about the 'fixers', the locals who will take him through market or get their mother to cook for him. Often locations are presented as the fixer's idea, although part of that could just be television reality (like the 'stunt fish').

I Googled 'fixer' and found Tokyo Fixer, which sounds like a great example of this.
posted by Gortuk at 10:59 AM on February 5, 2010

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