Trump Trumped - March 7
You know, Im just a dude
who likes game shows. But I have to call out a financial
guru and overall popular man in this weeks column.
I was willing to let Donald Trump say he had the #1 show
even when he clearly didnt. But recent
events lead me to decide to say, What??
Last month, Mr. Trump got in a very public spat with
The Apprentice format-partner Martha Stewart. Everyone
and I mean everyone looked at the public bickering
as Trumps attempt to distance himself from the Stewart
version and try to drum up publicity for his own shows
Then, after the ratings for the season premiere werent
what hed hoped for (and come on, hes against 24 on
FOX, and Two and a Half Men on CBS), he said people
couldnt find the show on Monday nights
didnt know it
NBC promoted the living daylights out of the new Monday
night lineup before and during the Olympics. They had
Trump on their hit game show Deal or No Deal right
before the premiere episode and did a near-seamless
transition from one show to the other. Anybody who
wanted to know it moved knew. The cant find the show
might be the worst excuse Ive ever heard.
I just had to get that off my chest. I feel better now.
Im feeling pretty accomplished on the American Idol
front. Ive correctly picked seven of the eight people
sent off the show so far
and even got the 8th place
person right on the girls side last week. Not
because Im just on the same page with America.
And whether you like Simon or not, hes right
has become a pretty good judge of singing talent over
five years of this show.
Dont forget to go to this web address to see my picks:
A new URL for the next phase of the competition will be
posted in this space next week.
And American Idol fans seem to NOT be paying much
attention (yet) to the website
http://www.votefortheworst.com , which this season
is taking an interesting tactic not asking people to
vote for the worst singer
but seeming to put a personal
campaign against Kellie Pickler, making and passing
along some pretty big accusations. Interesting stuff
I encourage you to at least give it a read.
This busy March for me, and for GSNN, continues with
premieres of Nashville Star, Unan1mous, and the
return of The Biggest Loser. Ill probably be asking
for your opinions along the way as well.
Game Show Alphabet
If I didnt want to put much work into this weeks
Id just pick Jeopardy! But not me. No
way. This weeks choice is Jackpot, a three-version,
three-decade game show. Legendary host Geoff Edwards
hosted a 1974-1975 and 1989-1990 version
and Mike Darrow
hosted a Canadian version from 1985-1989.
Read more here:
See you next week!
Jason Elliott is literally fired up over the way the
Donald's treating the hand that feeds him. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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