Articles of Atonement: Part 2 - September 29
As we are now in the crux between Rosh Hashanah and Yom
Kippur, and I requested people to give me people or
shows to say nice things about (no matter how wretched
they are). Once again, I knew I could count on you guys
to give me information. Here are the Top 7. Before we
start, a reminder that it was YOU GUYS who gave me these
suggestions, so please do not yell at me for any of the
adjectives used. With that said, here are the 7...
John O'Hurley - Apparently, you guys really don't
like him as much as we do. I think he knows how to pitch
the game and moderate it along, making him technically
more sound that anyone else in this era.
Jeopardy in HD - It's true that the ring-in
graphics are harder to see, but you can get used to it.
Once you see the gorgeous detail on how the set looks,
however, you'll never be able to get used to seeing the
graphics in any other way.
Ricki Lake - Ricki is an amazing talent that knew
both the games and the contestants. If you wanted to
blame anyone for Game Show Marathon, blame the talent
around her and the people behind the scenes that didn't
know the rules.
The pony on Deal or No Deal - It's a pony! Awwww...how
cuuuuuute....how can you not like a pony? So it was used
to make someone agree to a deal. The pony was so
Danny Bonaduce - It's amazing to see someone
who's gone through so much do a very capable job at a
straight-forward quizzer. Danny is actually one of the
good things about the show, as I'd like to see him host
a game show with a solid premise behind it.
ABC not putting on Super Millionaire - The
problem with stunt shows is that fail to foster any
shows, and instead make us watch shows that will only be
on for a week. Super Millionaire would only be used, at
best, for weeks at a time, so instead of that, why not
use the time to make new ABC shows grow? At least that
would be a good idea...
The Idiotic Contestants on Chain Reaction - If
you remember in a column a few weeks ago, I wrote about
people who would want to audition for a show if they
thought 'well, I could do better than that'. Not only is
this good enough incentive to audition for a second
season, but they have also an easier bonus round to deal
with - something that wouldn't have happened if the
first wave of contestants were from Mensa.
So that finishes this year's atonement. For all of you
out there, Jew or any other religion, may your health be
good and you all are well.
Gordon Pepper goes back to being your favorite
jackass as of October 3. That's four days, y'all. E-mail