It's been happening slowly but with the Shipwreck basement extravaganza we have finally hit a point where common people can no longer relate to the show.
Just think about it..
First we have Cheapy. He went from one of the most expensive cities in the world to one of the most expensive cities in the world. He throws around little things to let us all know how rich he is. While most of us are having a hard time affording the Dollar Menu at McDonalds he is chowing down at elite Iron Chef restaurants.
Yeah, sure. Then he has a MoMA pass. Up to $12,000? Look at how much is tax deductible. He doesn't care about art, it's a tax shelter.
He lives on Long Island. Home of Howard Stern and famous for some of the largest parties in the United States. You need to be a millionaire just to afford a basic house. Works in Manhattan, shakes down poor honest hard working delivery people for cash in these crazy schemes, and feels good about himself while playing on our pity about bloody noses.
Shipwreck? This guy is a war profiteer who designs helicopters while living in a massive compound in the midwest. With a basement larger than what most people even called a home just a few years ago (double it for basement+at least one more floor and he's above what we all have today), he lives like a king.