"Tuesday" - June 21
We've got half an hour. We've got eight stars (where
are the other two?). We have Bob and Chad (fashionably
late). Let's play charades. Tonight at the loft...
(singer/actor, "Wicked" and "Dancing with the Stars");
playing for the Eliot Hall Restoration Fund
Max Weinberg (bandleader, "Late Night with Conan
O'Brien"); playing for the American Cancer Society
Mary McCormack (actress, "True Crime" and
"Private Parts"); playing for the Juvenile Diabetes
Carson Kressley (style guru, "Queer Eye for the
Straight Guy"); playing for the NYPD Mounted Unit
Judy Gold (tall comedian, "At the Movies with
Judy Gold"); playing for the Matthew Shepard Foundation
Bebe Neuwirth (actress, "Cheers" and "Chicago");
playing for Seeds of Peace
Jeannie Noth and Jim Gaffigan (happily
married comedians. Wolvie would say "Team Comically
Married"); playing for the Catholic Relief Fund and
Right away, Joey and
Carson put to rest any hint of a New York/Boston
rivalry, Jim and Carson share a moment, and Bebe is
making Carson question the whole gay thing.
Name of the game is
running charades. Once again, teams will get clues from
a list held by the game master. Correct guesser gets
another clue until there are five clues. Then you start
thinking of a theme to tie the list together. First team
to do that wins.
Red: Bob, Jim, Carson,
Blue: Judy, Max, Mary, Jeannie
Red with the power play.
Will that help? Round 1! Go!
Here's your first hint:
STELLA!!!!! Answer at the bottom. Both teams get
it. Next up, "Driving Miss Daisy" (both in) and...
unfortunately for Carson, "The Trip to Bountiful." Fact:
Longest Carson has gone without talking: 5 seconds. Blue
pulls ahead but not by much. Fourth clue: "Judgment at
Nuremburg". Both teams are good. Fifth clue: "You Can
Count on Me." Blue is first with it. Final clue, "Little
Shop of Horrors." Both are in. Now for themes. The
movies once again...
Driving Miss Daisy
The Trip to Bountiful
Judgment at Nuremburg
You Can Count on Me
Little Shop of Horrors.
Fact: Frank Oz's "Little
Shop of Horrors" was a movie based on the play. The play
was based no Roger Corman's 1960 original, "The Little
Shop of Horrors".
Back to theme-guessing.
Can you get it? Chad gives a hint: "Consider the
'written by' credit." Judy is first... and right! Blue
team is up, 1-0. The kicker is... Bob had it on the tip
of his tongue, but didn't bother to report it to Chad.
D'oh! "I want to kill myself."
Not before round 2! Chad
plays with Blue. Ready, go! First clue... hint: "This
movie features Halle Berry clad in leather and
brandishing a bullwhip. That's not so much a hint as it
is a FANTASY." Blue is first. Second clue: "Showgirls".
Okay, I think I got the theme. If "From Justin to Kelly"
is up there... Third clue: "Battlefield Earth". Red
pulls ahead. Fourth clue: "Hudson Hawk". Final clue:
"Indecent Proposal". Well, so much for that. Anyway,
while Bob explains the charade, Red Team gets it. So now
it's theme time. The movies again...
Red team's Jim tries...
and fails. Bob's hint: "Each of the movies won the same
award." Jim answers.. Right! Red ties it, 1 up, while
Judy takes the walk of shame. All this charading is
making my hungry...
And as for the 8
people... well, I think I get it. Andy is the cook, not
a player. So really, it was Bob and Chad playing those
two times. Makes so much sense now...
Fact: Judy is easily
annoyed. Well, with the score tied at one, one team will
be that much more annoyed after this... our final round.
First clue's hint:
"Unlike 'Showgirls', this film IS based on a comic
Handbook: Season 2, Paragraph 8. "Encourage the
struggling charader with words of praise or kindness."
Neither of which Jim is getting at the moment. Second
clue: "The Barefoot Contessa". Blue up, 2-0. Red passes
the first movie. Third clue: "Mystery, Alaska".
Fact: Bob likes to
cheat. Because of that, red FINALLY gets the first
Fourth clue: "The
Cheyenne Social Club". Fifth clue: "The Sons of Katie
Elder". We're finally tied up, 4-4. Bob is getting a bit
antsy as Red finally gets it. Well, almost. Joey forgot
the plural, and Bob's just about to end the game right
here. Now to the theme...
The Barefoot Contessa
The Cheyenne Social Club
The Sons of Katie Elder
Jim goes to the GM's
room... only to find that the GM is not there. Oh, here
he is. "Each of the leading men in these movies has
something about them that's the same as the other one."
Hint: Actors in these movies are all guilty of sweeping
their problem under "the rug". This doesn't help the
players AT ALL, so we go to the Blue Room... all eight
and Bob. Chad gets this one for the Blue Team...
And now, the answers...
Round 1: "A Streetcar
Named Desire"; movies adapted from plays
Round 2: "Catwoman"; Razzie winners for worst picture
Round 3: "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"; movies
featuring stars who wear hairpieces
But the most important
thing is that they had fun. Hope you did as well. See