Gordon: This is Gordon Pepper, and as most of the
people in the outside worked know, I am a Giants fan (waves banner)
Chico: I'm Chico Alexander... I also like the Giants.
Gordon: When you're not liking the Panthers
Chico: Well, yeah. It goes Panthers, Giants, Packers.
Gordon: Just like I'm a Panthers fan when I'm not liking the Giants. I think Cam
Newton is going to be a great QB.
Chico: Yeah, but he needs an O-line that isn't the football equivalent of a
Gordon: True. The point is that we can like more than one thing at the same
Chico: Very true.
Gordon: And this week, there's a decent amount of things that despite them being
in the same category, we like.
Chico: And we're going to go over all of them, because from somewhere in
America, the Big Thing in Indianapolis edition of WLTI... is,.. ON!
Gordon: Yay! Gordon and CHico here, and we'll start with a show that we like, a
Chico: Idol went to the homes of QB-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named and Matt Schaub.
Gordon: Why shall he not be named?
Chico: Because he's named ad nauseum.
Gordon: ...true. Anyhoo, We go down South, and who do you like?
Chico: It'll give a chance to Curtis Gray of the Aspen auditions, who not only
sounds well, but is also "good looking" according to J-Lo. He needs an
interesting story to progress any further.
Gordon: He needs, shall we say, the charismatic spark. Looks < Backstory +
Chico: And props to Angie Zeiderman for trying something different, what with
the show tunes and what not.
Gordon: True. I finally got a woman in there that I like and it's Bailey Brown -
who tried out 5 years ago.
Chico: And they passed her UP? WHY?
Gordon: Because she was stuck inn the same singing group as...Antonella
Chico: A HA! That'll suck. Well, field's wide open now. Especially given that
all the crazies went to Houston this year. I can pick out maybe two or three
that will definitely capture America's attention.
Gordon: Go for it
Chico: There's... Ramiro Garcia, who was born without ears.
Gordon: And sang very well
Chico: Kristine Osorio, who, with three kids and an ex husband is a prime
candidate for Redemption Song...
Gordon: While I could see her on Redemption Song, I can't see her winning this.
Chico: And the aforementioned Bailey Brown, who turned Bon Jovi into country.
Gordon: I'd also like to throw in Cortez Shaw for your consideration.
Chico: I'll allow it.
Gordon: And most of them...are male. Again.
Chico: We're going down Hot Guy With Guitar (TM) Drive hard, aren't we?
Gordon: Which means that if you're thinking that this year is the year that a
female wins it, the early results aren't going to be too good. So you may want
to see something better. Give me something better to watch.
Chico: How about... and I know it's only January but follow me here... BASEBALL.
Chico: MLB Network's game show had its Opening Day. And what it is, is a
tournament played in nine rounds. The winner will be the player with the best
Baseball IQ. How it works is that the contestants are actual employees of the
ball clubs, MLB.com, and the Hall of Fame. They play for charity in single
elimination listing games.
Chico: That's right. Lists.
Gordon: As in Stump the Schwab Round 1 Lists
Chico: Right. For example, members of the 30/30 Club, or the starting lineup of
the 2011 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, or "closers who never closed". That
sort of thing. The good... if you're into baseball or stats or baseball stats,
you're going to find a lot of playalong with this game.
Chico: Also good... Matt Vasgersian, who's resume includes Sports Geniuses and
Gordon: If youre a sports fan, you'll like the show. Matt Vasgersian is a
definite asset to the show. He pretty much does the job you'd expect him to do.
Chico: Pretty much. And that segues into the bad. The show, as a whole, "does
the job you expect it to do." Meaning if you're not into baseball, a) we pity
you, and b) you're not going to find anything that'll change your mind here.
Gordon: If you're a game show fan, you re going to be sorely disappointed here,
because there's nothing new what to speak of. And although the tournament is
nice, I'd like to think someone's IQ could be done better than naming things off
of a list.
Chico: Yeah, I mean, it's good for what it is, but it could've been a lot more.
Gordon: Especially for a game show. I loved the concept, but the format really
needed to be a lot more.
MLB - 9p ET Weeknights
Chico: So there you go. It's not terrible, but it could've been so much better.
Only a ground ball to second on this play. B-.
Gordon: Tinker to Evers to Chance. 2 outs. C+
Chico: Very nice, G.
Gordon: So I'm done watching baseball. What's the second game of the double
Chico: Next up... baseball for the mind.
Chico: Continuing our sporting theme, Kirby Burnett is a poker dealer. He had a
pair, but he wants a set. He'd have to outflop Taylor Cope and Christen Lee in
order to get it. Our beef today is not with the champion but with the two
players who played against him. Kirby has $13,800 to Taylor's $14,000 and Christen's $23,400. We could have a come from ahead to lose it match here.
Gordon: Ok, assuming we are playing perfect strategy here, Christen would only
have to bet 4,601 to clinch
Chico: She does do that.
Gordon: Hence Kirby and Taylor have to go full throttle and bet almost
Chico: They do that.
Gordon: Because you can't bet nothing, as even if Christen gets it wrong, you
have to get it right and bet at least $4,000.
Chico: Right. So Gordon, get your Block-mask ready. The clue in International
In 2002 his No. 10 jersey from the 1970 World Cup finals sold at auction for a
Chico: This was a softball.
Gordon: Um...it cant be a softball if we're talking soccer
Gordon: But the right answer is Who is Pele
Chico: That is correct. Christen has a chance to take it to the house. and she
says...Lemieux. Gordon, what's wrong with that sentence?
Gordon: Yes the HOCKEY great Mario Lemieux, who in 1970 would have been
goals in someone's womb.
Chico: With a steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeck.
Gordon: ...That would hurt
Chico: It's hockey. OF COURSE IT HURTS! Needless to say Christen doesn't win.
Taylor, who was all but written out in the opening rounds, goes away a champ
with $28,000. Longer than I lasted, though. =p
Gordon: Aw. Poor Chico. Did you get the booby postcard?
Chico: I didn't get any postcard yet.
Gordon: Aw. Chico needs a hug?
Chico: I'll take a raincheck, and I'll tell you why later. Right now, let's
Spread The Love.
Chico: If you remember, contestants on 24 Hour Catwalk are given 24 hours to
create something out of nothing. This week on Project Runway All-Star Loser
Party, you're not even given THAT much time. This week, you have SIX hours....
to design an outfit based on a flavor of gelato.
Gordon: Mmmm. Gelato. Though Chocolate didn't get much love, but I digress.
Chico: Winner is Michael, who is seemingly emerging as an early favorite to win.
Gordon:Some of the designers put out some sweet dressed, but April's was one
that wouldn't be in Baskin Robbin's worst nightmare, so out she went. I agree
with you on the front-runners, and I think it could be the Micahel Vs. Mondo
Chico: Quisla would LOVE that. Of course a little flattery doesn't hurt much.
But the colors are nice and we get the flavor of grapefruit without... the
Gordon: No we have the tartness in our office. Who do we have left?
Chico: We have April left, mainly because, and if you are aspiring to be a
fashion designer this is rule #1... make sure your dress fits the model. No one
likes to see ass on basic cable.
Gordon: Sure we do :)
Chico: BASIC cable, Gordon
Gordon: SO? :)
Chico: Okay, I'm obviously outnumbered by you and your... fix, so let's go
swimming. How much would you pay for someone to draw a cat for you?
Gordon: Well I'm not a cat lover, so not much. Plus I can't really make a
business selling one piece of artwork.
Chico: How about multiple pieces? Steve Gadin of "I Want to Draw a Cat For
You"... that's the actual name, is asking for $10,000 in return for 25%. So
apparently drawing cats is a $40,000 business. And apparently your nemesis is a
cat-lover so...Deal done for 33% for $25,000.
Gordon: That's not bad deal. It's actually on the cheap and a nice way to make a
quick buck on the side
Chico: And Mark wants to do ONE cat drawing per every thousand. So let's do some
math here... In order to be viable, let's see, at $10 a drawing, for $25,000,
He'd have to draw 2500 cats. Now as crazy as it sounds, it's also the only deal
done on Friday.
Gordon: Big Board please?
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
- Pitching Secrets? DENIED.
- Magic Show? NEXT.
- Cargo? Car-GONE.
Chico: Let's call this one, "We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat". The first reject
of the night... Dave Greco, who's ironically selling the secrets to pitching for
$90,000 for 40%. Sounded more like an infomercial than an actual pitch. Now if I
may quote Kevin O'Leary... "How do I get my money?" Seriously, you're selling
pitching secrets to master pitchers. Why. Even. Bother.
Chico: Next, Rick Smith, a Vegas magician looking for money for a
family-friendly magic show. That makes the Sharks disappear. Especially with the
asking price of $1.5 million for a measly 20%. Finally, we have an idea whose
heart is in the right place, a new American-made cargo organization system for
trucks, but he was literally asking too much at $100K for 10%.
Gordon: Again as we said before, you have to go higher on the % for the sharks
to be interested.
Chico: And don't try and sell them on magic. It doesn't work on AGT, it won't
work here. What does work here, while we're on stuff worth $100,000 - Classic
Chico: .. divided by 10
Gordon: What do we got?
Chico: We're playing with Twilight Cofield, who is putting $52,600 at risk for
What Wild West figure's daughter, Elizabeth, wrote, "O, Fair New Mexico," the
first official state song of New Mexico?
A) Bat Masterson
B) Wild Bill Hickok
C) Pat Garrett
D) Wyatt Earp
Gordon: Lets do some geography, shall we? Bat Masterson was in NYC, so it's not
Gordon: Wild Bill and his Dead Mans Hand was South Dakota. So its not him.
Chico: Leaving C and D. Now if I'm not mistaken, Wyatt Earp was in Tombstone, AZ
Gordon: He was, so that's not him either
Chico: I lived in Sierra Vista about 30 minutes away. That's how I know that
Gordon: Garrett was a lawman in New Mexico, so it makes sense that his daughter
would create a song. So that's my final answer.
Chico: That... is correct!
Gordon: Yay! What do I win?
Chico: You get to pilot the Choppler. And look at that, the hams are playing
Gordon: They're roping up pigs. Hans, look out! (CRASH)
Chico: ... I'm not cleaning that. Brobot?
Brobot: (Pulls out Mop and starts cleaning)
Chico: Thanks. Gordon?
Gordon: I guess Jason Block is expendable. Heh. Roll that Beautiful Brain
Live, local, and latebreaking... From the four corners of the globe to your
frontal lobe, this is WLTI Brainvision News, and now here's Gordon Pepper, Chico
Alexander, and the award-winning Brainvision News Team)
Chico: Thanks, Doug. Let's get right to the business end. I'm going to need a
bat for this one..
Gordon: (Gives Chico a bat)
Next fall, Baggage is making a bit of a move to syndication. The show cleared
70% at NATPE in Miami this week.
Gordon: I actually think it's a good move. Now they need new episodes to go on
Chico: I think that's what they're going for, but I'm not sure. Or it could just
be a case of Cash Cab, where the off-broadcast reruns are sold. We'll find out
in coming months.
Gordon: We will. I have a datebook - with a wig.
Chico: *puts on wig*
RuPaul's Drag Race is coming on Monday. Season 4.
Chico: A favorite around here. Another favorite premieres after some big game in
Indianapolis. It's season 2 of The Voice. All in all, a good week. Especially if
you are a Giants fan. What up.
Gordon: Sounds good to me. What doesn't sound too good - dumb people.
Chico: I know where this is going (trucks in smart board).
Are YOU Smarter than...Pat Sajak, who admitted to being drunk with Vanna White
during several episodes of Wheel of Fortune. You don't need to spin the wheel to
know what the brass is thinking right about now.
Chico: Now, two points of contention.
Chico: One, we all know that Pat Sajak's sense of humor is... to put it mildly,
Gordon: Drier than the Sahara.
Chico: So when he said that, he may have overexaggerated a bit, we don't know.
Second... it was the early going in Wheel, some 30 years ago give or take.
Gordon: Which is even worse. There's some stuff you don't kid about, ever. Being
inebriated on the job is one of them - ESPECIALLY if you have dry humor and they
don't know if you're serious. What if I drove a truck and I joke-tweeted about being drunk. Chances
are I get a pink slip on Monday
Chico: At LEAST.
Gordon: So yes...dumb move
Gordon: And now for some Haterade.
The Price is wrong for Drew Carey's fiance, as Drew calls off the marriage.
Chico: The scion of Barker and Nicole Jaracz had an amicable split, and Drew is
said to still be involved in young Connor's life.
Gordon: Yes, but no Cash Money
Chico: Well, we wish them all the best in the future. Meanwhile, that opens her
up to maybe put herself in Jeopardy!. Let's load up.
The Jeopardy! test for teens, collegiates, and adults has been rescheduled for
all those who didn't get in the registration window the first time out. Check
Jeopardy.com for details.
Gordon: Good for people who want a second chance
Chico: That's the idea, mon frere.
Gordon: Very cool. Keep those media hoes coming
Chico: (plays "Pimpin' All Over the World")
In this weeks Media Ho Report, Gordon Ramsay buys a house in LA, Martin
joins Canada's Got Talent, Lea Michele will mentor on the Glee Project...
Chico: ... or "Three Characters in Search of an Entrance"
...Bobby Flay, Giads DeLaurentis, and Alton Brown mentors the teams in Next Food
Network Star, Scott McCreery does the Heart of Dixie, Omarosa is working on
Reality Weekly...Simon Cowell is looking for DJs, Bob Barker looks to save cats,
and Vivica Fox shows up on Face Off February 8th.
Gordon: But none of them is the Ho of the week.
Chico: Who you got this week?
Gordon: I have...well, do you have $2,100?
Chico: I'm about $1000 short until pay day. But why you ask?
Gordon: Well if you do, you can rent out Villa De La Lina for the night. That
place is better known as 'The Beautiful spot where they tape The Bachelor'
Chico: You know a willing bachelorette who will go halvesies on this?
Gordon: I'd rent it out and hold a bad-ass party there.
Chico: Club Gordon. Coming soon.
Gordon: And those...are your hoes.
Chico: And finally, let's take a trip. This week we're not going to, we're
taking FROM Japan.
G4 and NBC are going to team up again for American Ninja Warrior 4.
Chico: That'll be held this summer, and unlike previous seasons which saw
Americans take on the course at Mt. Midoriyama, we're bring Midoriyama to
America, as the contestants look to conquer the course... in LAS VEGAS.
Gordon: Now you can think, wow the glamour. I'm thinking, wow the cost-cutting
Chico: Equally good
Gordon: And that's Brainvisioon, Shut it Down.
(Brobot Whistles the Who's Still Standing Theme)
Chico: Say what you will about the show, but "Look Out Below" is catchy. Also
catchy... Energizer guy. Now How Much Would You Pay is coming up a little later,
but first, what've you got, G?
Gordon: That's what it is. You're reading WLTI. You give me 22 minutes and we'll
give you 22 lists that we can come up with. For example, list of people who won
$100,000 or more on more than one show, There are a few out there.
Chico: Kevin Olmstead.
Gordon: Ken Jennings
Chico: Rahim Oberholzer.
Gordon: Curtis Warren
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