Frenemies invite fans to submit show ideas

Outlandish frenemies Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice are turning to their fans for sadistic ideas on how they can spice up the next season of Kenny vs. Spenny.

TORONTO — Outlandish frenemies Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice are turning to their fans for sadistic ideas on how they can spice up the next season of Kenny vs. Spenny.

The TV duo is known for staging wild and gruelling competitions on their Showcase series like “who can stay tied to a goat the longest?” and “who can wear a dead octopus on their head the longest?”

Now they’re asking viewers to suggest new ideas to them online through the Showcase website.

“I’m basically tired of thinking of everything to do myself, and I figure I’ll never ever be paid enough money to do what I do, so I might as well have people write for us for free,” Hotz said Tuesday during a break in shooting the sixth season.

Hotz, whose character is known for crass behaviour and underhanded tricks, denied that opening the process to the audience would in any way help Rice’s beleaguered character, a perennial loser who is invariably humiliated in just about every episode.

“He’s such a moralistic, you know, neurotic, paranoid, angry person,” said Hotz, never slipping out of his over-the-top, brash character.

“He kind of always says he’s the good one but his traits are anger, violence. Whenever there’s violence on the show, he’s the one doing it.”

Hotz and Rice will choose the winning submission and carry it out in an episode this season. Hotz said he’s counting on fans to make his TV rival suffer.

“I want whatever episodes they send to literally kill him, because I’m tired of winning and I would love to compete against someone else,” he said.

“Maybe the next competition we’ll have is, ‘Who can replace Spenny, who is actually in a coma?”’

The online competition runs now until Sept. 30 at showcase.ca.

The sixth season of Kenny vs. Spenny returns Nov. 15.

On the Net:

www.showcase.ca

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