New TV Game Show Asks ‘Are You Normal?’

by | June 4, 2012 at 2:06 PM | OWN, The Today Show, TV News

Did you know that 64% of people have worn the same pair of underwear two days in a row?

That’s among the fascinating/frightening facts revealed in a new game show that answers burning questions about your friends, family, neighbors and strangers.

Premiering tonight at 9/8c on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN, “Are You Normal, America?” is part game show, part sociology experiment, that identifies “normal” behaviors of your average fellow Americans in common situations.

Here’s the premise: Two strangers are paired up, meeting for the first time there on the show, and have to figure out together what’s normal and what’s not for the chance to win $100,000.

A “Master Class” it’s not; the show is definitely a detour from the high-minded fare Winfrey originally programmed on her cable network, tackling questions such subjects as peeing in the shower, sucking toes, skinny-dipping, stealing shampoo from hotels, having sex in public and not showering for days at a time.

The show’s hosts, Barry Poznick and Kim Coles, appeared on “The Today Show” Monday, where they quizzed anchors Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie, who turned out to be totally … abnormal. Watch the Clip Above.

So, who’s to say just what’s “normal” you ask? The show bases their answers on results determined by a polling company that surveys 1,250 people across the country, randomly selected, with respondents split 50/50, men and women.

A representation of the pollers –- a “jury” of 10 people who answered questions for the show — appears in the studio for the reveals.

Okay, America: Is Toe-Sucking “Normal”?