TODAY | January 06, 2013
>>> reality tv is not going away. you won't believe who some poem would next like to see on the screen. we get the lowdown from kristen welker.
>> reporter: the kardashians, honey boo boo , and now joe biden .
>> anybody else want to be sworn in as a senator today?
>> reporter: it is comments like that that compelled more than 1,000 people to logon to the white house 's website petitioning for a c-span reality tv show starring the ever-entertaining and unpredictable joe biden .
>> malarky, absolute malarky.
>> reporter: maybe not. it went up after he gave one of his more unforgettable performances during the swearing-in ceremony.
>> i want you next to me. i want you next to me.
>> if you need any help, let me know .
>> reporter: in the hours after the petition went up, people took to social media and weighed in on some of the names for the show. literally joe , riden with biden, and biden time. it has at times backfired.
>> a slip of the tongue .
>> reporter: who could forget this infamous hot mike moment while congratulating the president on passage of the health care law and his version of pressing the flesh became easy fodder for comedians that couldn't resist poking fun at some of his most memorable moments from the campaign.
>> this is a bunch of mularkey.
>> what does that mean?
>> its irish.
>> no, irish means i smack that dumb look off your face.
>> reporter: even those that don't agree with his politics enjoy watching it.
>> this vice president gets made fun of but there is also a lot of affection for him. what would be better in a television show than a guy you can laugh at and a guy you can laugh with.
>> reporter: part of that appeal is just joe being joe .
>> kristen welker, nbc news, washington.