1. ABC's "Shark Tank" Has New Competition

ABC's "Shark Tank" Has New Competition

The investors on this new Conaco pilot are sort of fixated on a very particular question.

Transcript:

CONAN: We came up with a new program that I think is going to be a big hit.
It's a reality show that was inspired by "shark tank" that show features inventor who are trying to get backing for their projects about we did a show sort of similar to that.
Here's a sneak peek.
>> Today almost 800 billion people don't have access to clean drinking water.
But what if I said I could make that statistic completely disappear and I can do it for just pennies?
Introducing my invention, a portable, globally adaptable water purifier.
This is clearly brilliant.
I'm asking for a $50,000 investment in return for a 10% stake in my company.
>> First of all, I like the idea.
It's good for the world and it's practical.
But before I invest my 50 k, I have to ask one question about your product.
Can I [BEEP] it?
>> Can you what?
>> Can I [BEEP] it?
>> It's a water purifier.
>> How much would this cost?
>> $29.99.
>> Follow-up question, can I [BEEP] it?
>> Why?
>> Would it connect to the genitals?
>> No.
>> Ill would invest in $50,000 than that junk.
>> Your product, remind me what does it do again?
>> It saves lives.
>> But the [BEEP] factor is zero.
>> I'm going to have to give it another goose egg in the area of can I [BEEP] it this.
>> All I need is a distribution channel --
>> [BEEP].
>> Can I [BEEP] it?
>> And they're changing lives every day.
>> Oh, but can I [BEEP] it?
>> Can I [BEEP] it?
>> Can I [BEEP] it?
Here's how much I'm willing to invest in your product, Alan.
One of these.
>> Now get the [BEEP] out of our board room.
>> I guess that guy hates money.
>> Next up, which one of these inventors will blow our judges away?
You'll find out on "can I [BEEP] it".
[Cheers and applause]
CONAN: It's a good show.