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He later recorded commentary that was included in Mo' Joe Schmo, a rebroadcast of the series.The Joe Schmo Show was released on DVD with additional and uncensored footage in 2004. ," delivered upon his discovery that the show was a fraud, became a popular catchphrase.Wiese began openly questioning the contest, eventually stating during an interview segment that she didn't believe it was real.Since Walsh had not suspected anything was awry, the producers continued to conduct the show as it was while at the same time trying to figure out what to do with Wiese.Gould's sensitivity came to the forefront in a later episode featuring a sumo wrestling contest. Pat", causing a real-life head injury that forced her to be taken to the hospital.Gould eventually won the contest but was disturbed by the incident.It was finally decided that the producers would reveal to Wiese that she had correctly deduced that the entire thing was a hoax during an activity where Walsh was not present. Clair, Pennsylvania native Amanda Naughton was added to the cast.Wiese was then made an offer: as long as she agreed to stay on the show, in effect becoming a cast member herself, and to not reveal the hoax to Walsh, she would receive the same 0,000 prize that Walsh would be given at the end of the series had he himself not figured the hoax out. Naughton was a contestant that previously wasn't chosen to appear on the show.
In 2004, Spike TV aired a second season of The Joe Schmo Show, called Joe Schmo 2 and tagged, "The Schmo must go on." Rather than duplicate the premise of the first season, producers satirized reality dating shows such as The Bachelor and The Bachelorette with a fake show called Last Chance for Love.
The next day, when Wiig returned to the show, still in character, Gould gave her the all-expense-paid spa vacation he had won earlier.
The producers added a twist in the series when Hutch was eliminated due to breaking the rules.
After said elimination he returned and (as noted above) made the final, where he was declared the "winner" just before the hoax was revealed.
In the show's October 28, 2003 finale, which aired to over 3.4 million viewers (the all-time record for a non-wrestling show on TNN/Spike up to that time), Gould learned the truth and received the 0,000 prize for which he was "competing," along with the two vacations and a new plasma TV.While Gould was kept in the dark until the very end, the tone of the show was apparently altered (according to the voiceover of the early episodes).