16 October 2011

Rocket City Rednecks-Newest Guilty Pleasure on TV

I admit to a fascination with Rocket City Rednecks on National Geographic. This is one of my favorite channels, along with Discovery Channel, Cooking Channel, TNT and USA for neat new shows.
RCR is an outstanding addition to my TV/DVR shows. I've no idea how long this show has been on, but I am so very glad to have finally found it.
The show is based on the scientific redneck activity of five Southern Gentlemen (which is one of their S trilogy of rules)
From National Geographic channel site: "Meet the self-proclaimed Rocket City Rednecks. They’re five “backwoods” guys from the rocket city: Huntsville, Alabama, home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the birthplace of the U.S. space program. Sure, they love to shoot stuff and drink beer, and one of ’em lives in a trailer, but with a family tree full of NASA rocket scientists (not to mention their own PhDs and advanced degrees), they aim a little higher—like using homemade moonshine to fuel a rocket! In each episode, we'll see how they apply redneck ingenuity with advanced engineering and physics to creatively solve real-world problems... and have a little fun, of course!"

Watching this show reminds me of one of DH's (my own Rocket Redneck) favorite sayings, "Just because I talk slow, doesn't mean I am slow." Would that the rocket scientists where I work were as hellah cool as these five and their friends.


WonderBunny said...

I don't watch TV but if I did, I could totally see my hubby and I getting into this. Thanks for the heads up! Next time we stay in a hotel we will have to see if we can find it.

Vickie said...

WonderBunny: It is well worth watching TV for this show.

Adam said...

I really like this show. Rockets make a great hobby for kids to work on with their parents. My Grandpa got me my first Estes Rocket Kit when I was about 7 or 8 years old. I hope this show sticks around for a while. I think it will do pretty good as long as they don’t run out of show ideas. I just found out that Directv subscribers might be missing out on Rocket City Rednecks starting on November 1st. I am happy I have DISH Network for my TV provider/employer. Last year they signed a long term agreement with the owners of the National Geographic channel.