Joe Schmo


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Joe Schmoe

An average person, especially a man and typically of the working class. Sometimes spelled "Joe Schmo," "Shmoe," and "Shmo." My brother's just your typical guy, a real Joe Schmoe—you can find him watching a sporting event in a bar after work pretty much any night of the week. If we let Joe Shmo decide the policies in our country, we'd still be stuck in the 1800s.
See also: joe, Schmoe

Joe Schmo

(ˈdʒo ˈʃmo)
n. a jerk. Let’s say Joe Schmo wants a new car. What does he do?
See also: joe, schmo
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Of course, Joe Schmo 2 wouldn't be complete without a gay connection.
Aside from rampant silliness, part of the intrigue underlying "Joe Schmo" involves taking an ostensibly nice, ordinary fellow and seeing what ridiculous stunts he'll perform in the name of "playing the game." In that respect, it's one of the few reality shows with an overt social-science component, much like "Candid Camera," except here, it's what somebody will do with $100,000 on the line when they actually know people are watching.
He's no Dirty Harry, he's just a Joe Schmo on the right side of justice, but the wrong side of the law.
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Spike lured young men over with its reality TV parody "The Joe Schmo Show." Even FX recently got in the game with a pair of pilots fast-tracking to production.
And now that the genre has been spoofed on the likes of Spike's "Joe Schmo 2," you get the feeling that the well has been tapped dry.
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Spike TV's new fall entry "The Joe Schmo Show" takes back the reality genre for fiction-loving folk, proving reality and creative talent don't have to be mutually exclusive.