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Classic Meat Loaf hit to be turned into TV game show

By | Published on Tuesday 23 March 2021

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It’s taken nearly 30 years, but someone’s finally turned Meat Loaf’s 1993 hit ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ into a TV game show. It was only a matter of time. To be honest, considerably more time than any of us would have reasonably expected. Surely this one should have been higher up the barrel.

Meat Loaf himself is involved in the show as an executive producer, according to Deadline. It’s being made by production company Nobody’s Hero and has the truncated title ‘I’d Do Anything For Love’. But what’s the premise, huh?

Well, the show will see couples try to complete a series of physical tasks to win a cash prize (and show the limits of their love). Each task will be inspired by a classic song. While the tasks are carried out, the song that inspired it will be performed live in the studio by the original artist. Or a newer artist, if the original performer is unavailable. You know, dead or whatever.

Now, tell me you wouldn’t watch at least one episode of that. Mildly convoluted it may be, but if you aren’t even slightly interested in seeing what a classic rock mash up of ‘Mr & Mrs’ and ‘The Krypton Factor’ would be like, then I don’t think we can be friends anymore.

“For the most part, we want to create shows that are funny, clever and buzzworthy, but two out of three ain’t bad”, say Christopher Potts and Jonty Nash of Nobody’s Hero.

“You took the words right out of my mouth”, adds Meat Loaf.

For younger readers, those quotes both used other Meat Loaf song titles, because they just can’t stop themselves. I think ‘Funny, Clever And Buzzworthy’ was on his third album.