The word library usually conjures up late night memories of cramming for an exam or putting the finishing touches on a lengthy paper. For some, it might even drum up the high school pranks that, much to their parent's dismay, landed them in detention with their friends... yet again.
Rarely however does the word library become part of the title of a new MTV show that has been described as "Jackass... set in an enclosed environment." Modeled after a Japanese game show, Silent Library will represent a new breed of competition format that will feature six friends, all vying for a cash prize, forced to impose unimaginable, beyond hysterical stunts on one another. With stunts ranging from brushing one's teeth with wasabi to having your face held in the path of "the slapper" (a gloved hand that rotates on an automated machine) it will be obvious to viewers that remaining silent is much easier said than done.
Within each episode, team members will repeatedly draw cards to determine who must step up to the plate to endure the next "test." The teammate who unluckily draws the skull and cross bones card will have to complete the task at hand to the satisfaction of the wise cracking host and moderator of Silent Library. Should the teammate performing the stunt not last long enough or should their friends seated beside them erupt with uncontainable laughter... the cash prize on the line will decrease.
With only one guiding rule -- to remain SILENT, MTV will show viewers that just because you aren't heading into the Gauntlet or facing off in a Duel doesn't mean that the stakes aren't high, that the stunts aren't real and that the competition isn't fierce. Never has the MTV audience sat through a study hall, Saturday detention or cram session in a library quite like this...