October 30, 2005
It's been a while, hasn't it? I hope you
haven't forgotten me. I certainly haven't forgotten
you. Since I handed this place over to C&G (just sounds
more official, doesn't it?), I've been pretty quiet
Let's face it. The shows
that got PTTGSP started
six years ago this fall -- has it really been that
long?! -- just aren't around any more. Well, that's not
true. Many of them are...in reruns on GSN.
In 2001, the revolution was over. My shows were mostly
gone. And the time to do what this site requires wasn't
there anymore. I owe Chico, Gordon, and the more than a
dozen contributors to GSNN a huge debt of gratitude for
their tireless work in taking what I created and making
it into something bigger and better than I ever could
I know this sounds like some sort of goodbye message.
It's not. It's an overdue, yet timely, throwing out of
kudos to people I've never actually met but who work
hard virtually every day, just as our banner up there
says: for the fans.
As for me, in 2003 I moved on to another web project,
working hard to make it a success. I gave up control of
that website in December; and it closed just weeks ago,
in many ways a victim of its own success.
There's a difference between that project and this one
though: it's you, our page viewers, who are the judge
whether this little experiment (and after six years,
that's still what it is) is good or not. It
seems like you do, and I think I speak for all of us at
GSNN when I say thank you for it.
And someday I'll meet these crazy people. :-)
Gotta Have It
A lot of folks (read: TV Guide collectors) are
peeved about the magazine's format change and local
listings depletion. But I have to give credit where
credit is due. TV Guide has just released the "TV Guide
Guide to TV 2006," which includes this fall's new
series. At a sickening near-1400 pages, it lists every
show known to man.
Best of all: it's only $14.95! (that's about penny a
So each column for the next 20 or so columns (which, at
the rate I've written lately, could last until
2015)...I'll showcase one game show from each letter of
the alphabet, skipping over letters where I don't find
The winner this time:
Almost Anything Goes (1975 - 1977, in various
Hosted by Dick Whittington, Regis Philbin
also aired as "Junior Almost Anything Goes" and
"All-Star Anything Goes."
I wonder why the celebrities got away with more than
kids or regular folks. (Read the titles again if you
don't get that sentence.)
See you next time.