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Episode 32.11 - Boston Strong
Chico: This is Chico Alexander. We like to think
of ourselves not just as game show fans, but as good faith stewards of the
community. We love to talk about fun and games, and as much as we'd love to do
it forever, there comes a time when fun and games have to take a back seat. This
week was one of those times.
HERE TO CONTINUE
Gordon: This is Gordon Pepper, and I never like starting an episode talking
about a tragedy, but that's what we have this week. We'd like to dedicate this
episode to anyone affected by the events in Boston this week and hope we can
provide a 22 minute respite for what you are going through.
Chico: That said, let's get to it. From somewhere in America, the Boston Strong
edition of WLTI... is... on.
Gordon: Gordon and Chico here, and we start this week by going over what you
Chico: First of all, the episode of The Price Is Right that was supposed to air
on Thursday, that didn't air so much. Due to the memorial coverage, that episode
wil air May 3. So you didn't miss anything there.
Gordon: We also have a number of syndie pre-emptions from the dailys, like
Millionaire, Feud, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, etc.
Chico: Feud was in its final rerun week before they round out the season, so
again, you didn't miss anything there.
Gordon: And if you're in the Boston area, you missed a bunch of prime time hours
on your shows.
Chico: I know for a fact that if it aired on Monday (the day of the bombing) or
Friday (the day of the capture), you didn't see it
Gordon: Hopefully we'll see the lost episodes during the summer. However, if you
missed American Idol this week, you missed what you've been missing the whole
season, which is a lack of anything palatable.
Chico: Again it's a case of Jimmy and the judges watching different shows. And
for all the hoopla surrounding the final five girls... well, no one really did
anything that lived up to it.
Gordon: It's painful to see the judges and Jimmy market a female 'superstar'
when us and the viewing numbers don't reflect that. I speak this as a fan. You
promote a female superstar by finding one. You do NOT promote a female superstar
by making everything around it inferior.
Chico: Not even the voting numbers reveal that (otherwise, Ryan would make a big
to-do about it).
Gordon: I agree. And the audience isn't stupid. The face like what they like.
The judges job is to bring in the BEST talent, regardless of gender. And now we
see what happens when you try to program your audience to not like Hot Guy With
Guitar - you lose your audience.
Chico: What i can say about the good singers left in the competition... They
haven't messed up. If that's the best thing you can say, then something is
wrong. And again, the die was cast in auditions.
Gordon: It was. As good as the producers have been on AGT, they have been this
bad on Idol. Trust me on this one for the NYC auditions on America's Got Talent.
Chico: Because there's been zero chaos factor this season. There's still two R&B
singers, and one of them (Amber) is going bye bye this week.
Gordon: If I want Chaos, I'll turn the channel to Survivor. Hoo boy, did we have
Chico: And this is why you don't volunteer yourself to fall on your own sword.
Gordon: Well this comes out of desperation for the minority, who had to pull out
all the stops (and by that, I mean one immunity win and 2 immunity idols) to
pull this off.
Chico: Yep. Eddie and Reynold, welcome to the game.
Gordon: They knew they needed to make a stand now, or they would get Pagonged.
And so they did, with all of them saying they are voting for Philip.
Chico: And then comes tribal leaving Stealth R Us with ZERO plan B. Here's
Reynold with his immunity Then there's Malcolm with HIS immunity. Then here
comes a SECOND immunity, Malcolm gives it to Eddie. All three of them vote for
Gordon: That kills off all votes for anyone else, and they get to live another
week. Now they need to get someone - anyone - to flip to their side.
Chico: They stuck with the split vote plan (WHY?) and their votes were
nullified. It looks like Erik may be an easy get if they find out that he was
the one that flipped.
Gordon: Now the game becomes interesting, as we see who will stay together and
who will flip. We may be looking at a new alliance.
Chico: And all of a sudden, things... are a lot more interesting.
Gordon: Are they any more interesting on the Amazing Race?
Chico: After a week sabbatical for Country Music's biggest night, we head to
Switzerland; Home of Roger Federer, world class chocolate, and a really really
large mountain. And this year, home of our Roaming Gnome leg. Said gnome would
lead our racers to a Switchback.
Gordon: We've seen this before
Chico: That's the point. The Switchback is where teams encounter a heinously
difficult task from Amazing Races past. This time, it's carrying cheese.
Carrying heavy Swiss cheese down a hill. in the snow.
Gordon: Which was hysterical the last time we saw it.
Chico: This time, not so much.
Gordon: Well it was, for the wrong reasons
Chico: Care to explain?
Gordon: Sure, as we have a quick insert of...
YOU Smarter than...Chuck and Wynona, for not reading the clue.
Gordon: In the Switchback, you needed to use a sled to move the cheese wheels.
Chuck and Wynona decided to roll it down the hill. Hence they incur a 30 minute
penalty, as they get to see Joey and Meghan stroll in ahead of them at the Pit
Stop and eliminate them.
Gordon: But at least they will have a choir to sing them off. And no, not the
Women from Idol.
Chico: Battle Rounds. What can I say except we had some battles. A few of them
proving so well as to have the coaches involve the steal.
Gordon: Your winners: Warren Stone, Josiah Hawley, Grace Askew, Audrey Karrasch,
Tawnya Reynolds and Danielle Bradbery. Your losers: Michael Austin, Jeff Lewis,
Trevor Davis, Jaimla Thompson, Mark Andrew, and Caroline Glaser - but Glaser
gets picked up by Adam Levine.
Chico: Sasha Allen and Karina Iglesias are picked up by Shakira. And Taylor
Beckham gets picked up by Blake's team.
Gordon: Amber Carrington, Garrett Gardner, Holly Tucker, Jess Kelner, the Swon
Brothers and Judith Hill advance. J'Sun, Michelle Raitzin, and Christian Porter
all go back to the hole of obscurity that they entered in from.
Chico: Times like this I'm reminded why I like this show over the one on Fox.
There's an old saying, "Iron sharpens iron".
Gordon: Now - have we seen the winner yet?
Chico: Little too early to tell. We haven't seen all of the battles yet. I want
to say we have and that Adam's team is looking really well.
Gordon: I think we have, because I saw Judith Hill perform.
Chico: You're reading my mind again, I see.
Gordon: Yes. Just like I read your mind that you want to talk about Drag Queens
Chico: Uh...you're good. Let's spread the love, shall we?
Gordon: Let's Spread the Love.
Gordon: So our final 3 is Jinx Monsoon (whos been the favorite until the last
episode, where he's been in the Bottom 2), Roxxy Andrews (who broke the
emotional wall when he talked about being discarded at age 2) and Alaska (who
has never been in the bottom 2 but who has the personality of a bagel). Who you
Chico: I think Jinx has what it takes to rebound. After all, you don't get to be
the favorite by sucking out loud. Alaska may have a chance as well, but as we
say a lot lately, one week does not a competition make.
Gordon: I still think it's Jinx's to lose. I would like to add that I don't feel
that 'popularity from the outside public' should be a criteria, but it clearly
is, as they haven't taped the winner and won't announce it until the finale in
Chico: Right. Next week is the music video challenge to be judged by Gloria
Allred. That's an interesting little collabo there.
Gordon: And for all intents and purposes, the final challenge
Gordon: So we'll see who the Public...and RuPaul...chooses. Meanwhile, we have
Hans dressing up the hamsters in pig outfits and having a pig race.
Chico: What does the winner get?
Gordon: A walk down the slough. It's prettied up.
Gordon: Hans is dedicating the race to Boston also. Stay strong. And Roll that
Beautiful Brain Footage
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)
Gordon: Mr. Alexander, I bring you a Boston Red Sox Bat. Usually we don't do
this, but for this week's show, I feel it's necessary (Gives Chico Red Sox bat)
Chico: Thank you, G. And it's a big one this week.
Lose or Draw, one of the better games to come out of the 80s, is getting
rebooted on Disney.
Gordon: Definitely a fun game - one that will live or die on the celebrities
they bring in and the interplay they had.
Chico: Right. And because it's Disney, I expect MUCHO MUCHO corporate service.
After all, this is now a family joint. And Justin Willman (host) and Scott St.
John (EP) won't stand for anything less. That'll drop later in the year.
Gordon: That sounds like a lot of fun...unlike what's in the Datebook this week.
Chico: What's that?
On Tuesday, we see who's the mightiest robot in the land on the season finale
of Robot Combat League. And on Thursday, it's the season ender of Project Runway
Chico: I am the king of the robots! Let there be a grand and glorious cage
feast. Bring forth the finest oils and bolts in ALL The land!
Gordon: Nice! Do they all get Fully Loaded afterwards?
Chico: Of course they do, what're you kidding me?
is playing favorites with their teams on the American Bible Challenge. Go to
GSNTV.com and vote for a team to receive $10,000 for charity.
Gordon: It's a nice idea, and in the age of Boston, etc, possibly a smart one.
Chico: Indeed. But you have some not-so-smart ones.
Gordon: I do indeed.
YOU Smarter than...Reese Witherspoon, who got caught via DUI.
Gordon: She was legally Blonde
Chico: Not the musical, though. The movie. That was another person altogether.
Gordon: She was also on Idol gives Back
Chico: Ah. That explains something. All this extrapolation is making me thirsty
Gordon: So would this...
Chico: Nah, he's already thirsty
After TWO episodes, Ready For Love is Ready for the Scrap Heap
Chico: Giuliana & Bill Rancic... obviously part of the SNL crew. You know, the
Not Ready for Primetime Players?
Gordon: Keep that thought. We'll be returning to that later. And one more
Humphries and Kardashian...officially donesky.
Chico: As in "on paper". As in "by law". As in "I hit that first, Kanye."
Gordon: I hear you can go gold digging around the world.
Zealand has their own goof on "A Question of Sport" for their Maori audience.
Called "Head 2 Head", Leah Panapa hosts two teams of sports nuts in a
quiz-of-the-week type game. Playing captain: Mike King and Te Arahi Maipi
Gordon: Can you consider them future hoes?
Chico: Sure why not (plays Luda)
this weeks Media Ho Report, Top Chef goes to Louisiana, Jeff Foxworthy goes to
Bethlehem...PA, The Voice makes a kids version. let's all gag together.
Nicole Eggert pulls out of Splash, Janelle Arthur is hurt that the judges
didn't use their save and Kourtney Kardashians boyfriend says he doesn't want to
get married. That could be a problem for Kourtney.
Chico: Everyone's pulling out of Splash. I pulled out of Splash two weeks ago!
Gordon: Was Splash walking in or out of the bordello when you pulled out?
Chico: Hey-o! But Splash isn't the ho of the week, is she?
Gordon: No she's not. Your ho of the week is...Shandi Finnessey. Remember her?
Chico: I remember her.
Chico: She was the second computer operator on Lingo... then she went full-on
game host with Playmania... then came a short-lived dancing career.
Gordon: She goes from Dancing with the Stars to a potential date on Ready for
Love, with no mention of her background. OUCH.
Chico: Ouch indeed. And here I thought Chuck Woolery's career had a bad turn.
Gordon: And those...are your hoes.
Chico: And that's Brainvision. Let's shut it down, G.
Gordon (Shutting Down)
Chico: Still to come, it's almost summertime, and you're going to need some
Excessories to survive the summer. But first... *puts on brand spanking new
Yankees hat* ... would you believe there are GAME SHOWS in this thing?
Gordon: There are! Wow. We'll get to that and more after the break. You're
reading WLTI, You give us 22 minutes and we'll give you 22 patriotic
performances on America's Got Talent that they should be airing in Boston.
Chico: I didn't know Leonid the Magnificent was going to be making an
Gordon: I think he brought Jason Block on a collar.
(BrainVision has been brought to you by the UGA: The Underground Gaming
association. We'll be playing games in secret places and see if we can play
without getting caught. Episode one: Mille Bornes (1,000 Miles) in the Mile High
Club flying over Denver.)