‘To Catch a Predator’ spinoff gets a shot in the arm from Reddit

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Remember that lemonade?

The show “To Catch a Predator,” hosted by Chris Hansen, got so well-known in the 2000s that some guests knew when a decoy underage girl offered them lemonade or iced tea that they were in the middle of a sting operation. They knew that soon Hansen would appear and order them to “Take a seat.”

“To Catch a Predator” went off the air years ago but Hansen’s back for more predator catching in a show called “Hansen vs. Predator.”

To talk about the new and old shows, Hansen took part in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) Q&A on Reddit about a week ago. A Mental Floss roundup of the AMA received more than one million likes from Facebook users.

Some interesting facts that emerged from the roundup:

  • People still jokingly tell Hansen to “Have a seat” about a dozen times a week.
  • While being grilled by Hansen, about one in three of the men ate the cookies on the table with the lemonade before being arrested.
  • All of the people who showed up at the stings were men.
  • Look for more catch phrases in the new show.

With 16 days to go, the Kickstarter campaign (which earned the coveted Kickstarter Staff Pick) to raise $75,000 has brought in a little more than $50,000.

Missouri School of Journalism professors and “Views of the News” hosts Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean briefly discussed Hansen’s campaign to make a comeback on the podcast “Views of the News.”

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Khari Johnson
Khari is founder and editor of Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism. He also writes about bots and artificial intelligence for VentureBeat. He has built news startups in the U.S. and Europe for the last decade.

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