Location: RSN (Reality Show Network) Headquarters. The main TV channel to see reality shows. And one of the head idea men was about to go to a meeting to come up with a new one. Or idea women, since the person in question here was female. Her name was Sally Tonch. The owners and executives of the channel favored her because of her twisted reality game show ideas that had always gotten a ton of ratings. She had always gone all out with these ideas, the executives never allowing them to get watered or dumbed down.
“Miss Tonch, we need that idea of yours right now if we’re going to fill that prominent empty slot. Prep needs to start soon.” said Mel, one of the executives that knew Sally the best.
“Well then, we’d all be in trouble if most of you didn’t like it.” replied Sally.
“Give us the basic hook.” said another executive.
“It’s going to be a show that involves a bunch of teens doing weird stuff.” she answered.
“Great. Something that will get us the teenage demographic. Something teens can laugh at and get into.” said Mel.
“What weird thing are these teens going to do specifically?” asked one of Sally’s fellow idea men, who was there to backup the idea.
“Well being a teen usually means you’re rapidly maturing, not letting anything slow you down, and making the most of your current state of being both wiser, while still being youthful.” Sally began to explain.
“If it’s any help, that is all true. What are you getting at?” said the other idea man in the room.
“What would really make teens tune in is to see other teens temporarily go through something that would completely counter the things I just stated. Something that teens are suppose to be too old for. Something that would slow them down socially and personally.” Sally continued. She’d really peaked everyone at the meeting’s interest.
“What something could possibly do all of that?” asked Mel.
“Diapers.” Sally simple said. That definitely made sense, but it still hit everyone there hard. People would certainly find that off putting and twisted. But hey, that was the same for most of their current shows. What worried the meeting members was the fact that it was more likely than not that people would see this as just negative, and disgusting, as well as mentally and morally wrong.
Sally just continued. “For like three months or so, we’ll put regular teenagers in diapers, 24/7, having them use them for all purposes. We’ll house them in a place with no bathrooms, and have them continue doing regular activities like going to a nearby school.”
“You got my vote.” replied Mel.
“I don’t know, we might not be able to find a regular teen to do this, no matter how much money and fame we promise them.” argued one of the idea men.
“Oh, you know how teens these days are. They’re always willing to try anything once.” argued Sally back.
“This might be a bit to far.” chimed in one of the executives.
“The diapers will be the only change, nothing else. And they will get to change themselves” Sally chimed back.
“Well, if we do things within reason with this idea, I guess it’ll have a chance. We’ll green-light it.” the executive said.
Sally, Mel, the other two idea men, and a few of the channel’s hired experts went to work developing it. Sally wanted the disposable diapers the contestants on the show to wear to be very diapery, for lack of a better description. Thicker than normal, absorbent enough for a teen, but still very noticeable when used, and only one taped, on each side of course. Mel agreed, not wanting to go through the trouble of using an existing brand. They also both agreed that the diaper should be blank. People might get the wrong idea if an image was put on it. Production of the diaper for the show began immediately. The channel was also able to find a nice mansion to house the teens for the agreed three months, as well as a nice high school nearby for them to attend. Scouts went out to find seven willing teens between the age of fourteen and seventeen, and their willing parents. Filming and execution commenced. The show aired right on schedule, called: “Diaper Teens”. Audiences (mostly teens) seemed interested by the ads for the show, most of them tuning in for a laugh and to see how the teens would cope with this bizarre situation.