A game show... in your head?
Sure it's all in the title, but what
the heck does that mean? Let's find out as we meet the first of two
Tonight's first contestant is
Shalisse Pekarcik, a personal trainer and cheerleading coach from
Salt Lake City. She will have to perform five tasks received from an
earpiece by Joe Rogan, who's moonlighting from his gig on the UFC.
She'll have five minutes to complete each task (unless otherwise
noted). Every task she completes earns her $5000. After the five,
she'll get one more task, a Big Task, for double money. If she
completes it all, she wins $50,000.
TASK 1: PICTURE TIME! Take
four different family photos (group hug, family frolic, funny faces,
kiss from the husband) with someone else's family by convincing
their wife to do so. (PASS, $5000)
TASK 2: A TASTY FACIAL. Get
somebody to put face cream (which is actually ranch dressing) and
cucumbers on their eyes... then get them to dip a cucumber piece on
their "face cream" and eat it. (PASS,
TASK 3: THE
NOT-THAT-REALLY-AMAZING RACE. Three people will walk on a
catwalk, and Shalisse must pick one of them to "win" a faux race,
that is, who'll make it to the other side of the street first within
five tries. The people can't know that it's a race AND you're
allowed to motivate said person.
Try 1... FAIL.
Try 2... FAIL.
Try 3... PASS. (PASS,
TASK 4: HITTING THE DIGITS. Talk to a couple, and then
convince the husband that he's met her before AND get a phone
number. She gets the number, but doesn't convince the husband in
question of anything... (FAIL,
TASK 5: STAIRING CONTEST. Get
at least 10 people to stand in line at the bottom of a stairway for
three minutes. (FAIL, $15,000)
And now it's time for the Bonus Round. Complete this task, and
Shalisse wins $30,000.
FINAL CHALLENGE: WEDDING BELLS...
IN MY HEAD. Dressed in a wedding gown, convince a guy to marry
her and put on a tuxedo that came from a bathroom. He MUST say "I
do", "I love you", and his vows before kissing her.
And the end result.... PASS! Shalisse
takes away $30,000... and possibly a new boy toy. Either that or a
whole mess of baby mama drama. Oh well. Such is life when there's a
game show in your head.
Next on episode 2 of the show is
Craig Scime, an entrepreneur from Buffalo who has recently married.
TASK 1: BROMANCE. Get a guy to
give you his cell phone number and convince him to go back to your
place. RIGHT NOW. (FAIL, $0)
TASK 2: THE TRUTH IS NOT OUT
THERE. Using a camera man and a microphone, get two people to
testify on camera about an event that never happened... that a UFO
was sighted on that very spot this morning. THEN they have to admit
to being abducted and probed by those aliens. (PASS,
TASK 3: WANNA SEE A TRICK?
Convince someone to hand you $5 for a magic trick, then put it in
your pocket and say "Ta-da! It disappeared!" If they let you keep
it, that fiver turns into $5000. (PASS,
TASK 4: HOMELAND INSECURITY.
Using a security wand, convince someone to strip to their skivvies
and consent to a search (of only their socks and shoes, believe it
or not). You can use the wand as a prop, but you can't tell them
that it's for security reasons. (PASS,
TASK 5: ASHES TO ASHES.
Craig's pet rat was just cremated (No, not really). Convince at
least three people to listen to a eulogy, comfort you with a group
hug, then help spread the ashes. He gets all three with two seconds
to spare. (PASS, $20,000)
Craig spills Maxwell's ashes as he
prepares for the Bonus Round challenge for double money.
FINAL CHALLENGE: FOREIGN
AFFAIRS... IN MY HEAD. Using a garment bag, find someone willing
to stand in for a missing diplomat from a made-up country. That
person MUST wear the traditional garb of the "country", give a
speech about how much his "country" loves America, take questions
from the press, and give a personal gift to the people of America.
Craig finds his mark, who first
thinks that Farbala (that's the country, by the way) is a person.
But in the end, Pat helps him out and ... PASS! He heads to the
studio to pick up his check for $40,000 (followed by tax papers
which will whittle it down to about $25,000). That's what happens
when you have a game show in your head.
Two more people next week.