If there’s one aspect of New York City living that nearly every resident can agree is a scourge upon humanity, it’s piles of dog poop on city streets. No neighborhood or landmark is safe from the dog poop wars (not even Gramercy Park!) but there’s not really much that be done to prevent scofflaws who don’t pick up their dog’s droppings from being basically the worst people ever—until now, that is.
Well, no, not really. But comedian Jon Glaser has come up with an idea that is pretty genius, if only someone could actually make it happen. For his TruTV mock-reality series Jon Glaser Loves Gear, he “created” Poo-Dar, a location-based app that shows where dog poop is dropped in the city, and uses “G-Poo-S” technology to allow him to pick up, um, shit—anywhere in the city. In true Brooklyn fashion, he then turns those spoils into a hot (sorry) commodity: home-grown tomatoes. “It’s one of those moments where you realize, this is what I was put on this earth to do,” he tells a bemused passerby.
It’s all very silly and funny, but it’s also great because the whole thing was filmed on location in Brooklyn. The Prospect Park Greenmarket makes an appearance, as do streets in Windsor Terrace and Bushwick. Check out a clip from the show below—it airs Wednesday at 10 p.m.