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Episode 32.16 - Week of
Champions: Part 1
Chico: This is Chico Alexander speaking. Candice
Glover won American Idol this week... That about takes care of that. Now onto
other exciting topics. Like one Gordon Pepper... beating me in Password Plus for
the 24 Hour Game Show Marathon. Gordon: That was much more exciting than Candice Glover winning American Idol. :) Don: I'll bet. Chico: Is that... Holy crap, Don the Dragon Harpwood is back! Gordon: Welcome back Don! Don: Thanks! It's been quite a while, eh? Chico: It's like we've lost him during the first full season of Match Game,
seems like. Don: I seriously can't remember the last time I was here. lol Gordon: And the good news - you don't have to recap Idol - because Chico just
did it. The better news is you get to hear this - from somewhere in America
(post 24 Hour Game Show Marathon - special thanks to Cory, Bob, and Christian
for letting us onboard), this week's edition of WLTI...is...on! Chico: And as we said before, Don Harpwood is back on the show! Don: Yay! Chico: It's been a while, Don, what've you been up to? Don: I've been looking for a job, and I've been watching plenty of TV. Among
other things. Chico: Well good luck with that, bro. Really pullling for you there. Don: Thanks. :) Gordon: Goad you've been watching tv, because the first item is for all TV
watchers everywhere. The past few weeks have bveen the upfronts, and the
Chairman has the low-down. Chico: It's basically E3 for TV geeks. It's Upfront Week. It's basically a
preview of what you can expect in the 2013-2014 season. Ain't nothing to it but
to do it. Big Board me
TV Space: 2013
- CBS: Nothing new...
- Fox: Junior Masterchef
- NBC: Million Second Quiz, Biggest Loser + The Voice
- ABC: Dancing Results Show... Gone.
- CW: Top Model to Friday
Chico: This one's simply called... Upfront 2013.
Or "TV Space: 2013" *plays the Space: 1999 theme* Gordon: Nice Chico: Okay, starting easy. CBS... nothing new to report. There's a twist to
Survivor, and we'll get to that momentarily. But other than that, also to watch
out for is the final season of How I Met Your Mother. Next is Fox, who has one
of TWO new game shows to premiere this fall. It's Junior Masterchef, and it's
going to Friday. Don: Sounds interesting. Chico: This is actually part of an overall deal with Gordon Ramsay's One Potato
Two Potato, which will see a return of all of Ramsay's shows. Gordon: I'm REALLY hoping they fete the contestants here well. Chico: Also on the docket: X Factor in the fall, Idol in the Spring. I'm really
hoping they fete the judges here well. Gordon: Ditto. Chico: Over on NBC is the OTHER new game show entry, the Million Second Quiz,
which, like Millionaire almost 15 years ago, will play out over two weeks in the
fall. Gordon: This has the potential to be the next big quiz thing, if they execute it
correctly. PLEASE execute it correctly. Chico: They also have fall and spring seasons of the Voice, with the season 1-3
coaches on for season 5, and the season 4 coaches for season 6. So this Fall,
less Shakira and Usher, more Christina and Cee Lo, this spring, just the
opposite. Gordon: Obviously, very good choices. Chico: Also of note... Biggest Loser returns alongside I believe, an hour a
week. Gordon: For right now. They have the right to supersize it. Chico: But they won't. Because the Voice is playing right out of it. If they do
Supersize it, they'll have to Supersize the Voice as well. Gordon: 90 minutes of each. I can handle it Chico: I'm sure you can. Don: That would sound reasonable. Chico: And then there's The Sing Off during the holidays. Gordon: Also a good thing., Chico: Interesting thing... Trump says The Apprentice will return... it's not on
the schedule. Don: Could that be a case of Trump getting ahead of himself? Chico: Wouldn't be the first time. Gordon: It would be a good thing...if that doesn't return. Chico: I saw the ratings for Sunday. I'm in agreement. Now the big move on
ABC...Dancing with the Stars result show... GONE. They're basically contracting
to what they were doing in season 1 with the results coming at the tail end of
the next week's show. Gordon: Not a good thing for the show at all, but hopefully they can spend more
time getting people that we want to see on the show. Chico: Yep. Watch them mess it up. Also on the schedule: the Bachelor. Gordon: Cihco is THRILLED that the show came back, isn't it? Chico: NEXT SCHEDULE! Gordon: Or not. Chico: Finally, there's the CW. Top Model returns to Friday. I'm looking forward
to Wednesday, though... Arrow and The Tomorrow People. My inner nerd is
outscreaming my outer nerd. Gordon: As a HUGE tomorrow Person fan, I'll be geeking out with you. Don: Nice. Chico: And I'm not going to share a spoiler, because this isn't the show for it,
but if you pay attention and you're a big TP fan, the Big Bad's name is "Dr.
Jedekiah Price". JUST SAYING. Gordon: And if you're a TP fan, you may be able to figure out a twist on who -
or what - he is. Chico: Google Jedekiah in your own time. Meanwhile, let's crown an ultimate
Chico: It was Cochran vs. Sherri vs. Dawn. Sherri & Dawn literally talked
themselves out of the running. Cochran just sat there and let them. Gordon: Cochran played as much of a perfect game as you can get. Chico: Right down to the final vote, which he SWEPT. Don: An impressive game played by Cochran, without a doubt. Gordon: One other note: Cochran joins an elite group of players who have never
gotten a vote against them and joins TJ as the only people to not have a vote
cast against them AND sweeping the final jury. Chico: He's earned this...
Chico: Hoist that with pride, brother. You earned it. Gordon: Yes he has. And while one show has earned praise, another has earned
Chico: Okay, so here's the controversy. There's a game of Rat Race on The Price
Is Right. You get a prize depending on how your rat finishes. You've seen it,
you know how it plays. Let's rewind to Friday, where Leroy is playing Rat Race. Gordon: Now we have previously had Big Money Week. And apparently, with Scott
Robinson leaving and TPIR may be cutting costs due to $100,000 they gave out in
Pay The Rent, they may have also cut out the position of mechanized rat
wrangler. Chico: Gets two rats, and... you know we've had instances where a rat will not
finish. Friday, we have a rat that didn't even start. I believe that is a first. Don: Don't remember seeing that happen before. Chico: We have video. This is one of those moments that has to be seen in order
to be believed. Gordon: Cue the video please.
Chico: Now I'm going to play devil's advocate in a moment, but I want to hear
what you guys have to say about this. Gordon: I'm actually going to be the good guy here? Chico: You're going to be the good guy here. Gordon: Ok. Well being the good guy - any time there's a technical issue, the
show has always awarded the prizes. So my buddy should get the car. Chico: Your buddy should get the car. That's what you said. Gordon: The rat clearly should have moved and it's a production error. Chico: But here's the thing. Drew Carey... he created the game. He knows the
spiel. And in the spiel, he allows for the off chance that a rat will not
finish. Don: I'd be concerned, then, if 3 or more rats happened to not finish. Chico: And since it's basically a chance game instead of a skill game. Gordon: I understand that if that was intentional - BUT that clearly was not the
case here when he went to the rat and nudged it and it started moving. Chico: One rat not finishing has happened before. No one said boo. Gordon: Oh I disagree with no one said boo. There were some noticeable edits in
the game being played where I'm guessing boo was said. Chico: Now, and Don said this... if at least THREE rats didn't finish... then
you'd have a case. As it is, there's no real case that will hold water. Because
Leroy could've picked any of the other rats. Gordon: You know what I'm going to do now? Chico: What are you going to do now? Gordon: I am going to show you my geekiness and go BEYOND being a game show
geek. Chico: Like you've never done THAT before. :-) Gordon: I'm going to TIME the rats. Chico: Go ahead. Gordon: The rats come in at 9.18 seconds, 9.19 seconds and 9.22 seconds. Leroy's
Rat comes in at...9.21 seconds. So Leroy should win the Golf Package. Chico: Now this was after Drew went and pushed it. Gordon: Yes Don: Well, then... Gordon: Though again, in Bob Barker's version, he would have gotten the car. Chico: If this was a time game, then yes, but it was a race. I definitely think
that due diligence and QC should've been taken care of. But.. as it is, no wrong
was done on the side of production. Gordon: I agree. The rat didn't get off the track, which means it wasn't set up
properly. Scott Robinson should be fired. Chico: He left, dude. Gordon: Well bring him back and fire him again. Chico: That's just horrible. This one's a good one to throw to Twitter. How do
you think this should've been resolved? Tweet us @wltiongsnn. Gordon: Meanwhile, Chico will resolve the College Championship winner. Chico: Can do.
(divide by 10)
Chico: This was a show that could've gone any which way but loose This is how
close it was. Jim Coury had $8600, Trevor Walker had $11,000, and Kristen Jolley
had $10,000 GOING INTO PART 2. Going into the final, it's up to Jim to control
it. Jim has $14,200 of betting money. Trevor has $8200 to Kristen's $8600. The
magic number for Jim: $4601. That covers all-ins from either player. Gordon: Right. Lets see the final question please Chico: Here's the final. It's in The Civil War.
The last of the 11 Southern States to secede from the Union, it borders 6 of
Chico: Gordon, you want to take or defer to Donut? Gordon: I want Donut to give the right answer. Chico: Donut, give the right answer. Don: What is Tennessee? Chico: Gordon? Gordon: What is the Chaine of Ye Old Dollywood Amusement Parks? Chico: Way to go medieval on that. Gordon: Well, it's Southern Hospitality, y'all. Chico: No one secedes from the Cedar Fair staple and LIVES! Don: lol Chico: I'm talking to you, Canada's Wonderland. Don's right, and so was Jim.
He's going to compete for $100,000 in the 30th anniversary season and we can't
wait for that. Gordon: He's a good player. Chico: He is. Gutsy. Don: Definitely. Chico: But he'll be going up against the best of the best. But if you want a
gutsy play, how about this... a business panel game show... on a business news
network. Gordon: Do you consider Crowd Rules the Best of the Best? Chico: Too smart for the room, but I'm getting ahead of myself. Gordon: ZZZZZZZZZZ. Chico: Kendra Scott and Pat Kiernan *wakes up Gordon* host this show in which
small businesses compete for corporate cash. Gordon: Oh ok, I'm awake Chico: The judges? 100 audience members. They will ultimately choose one of
three business to win $50,000. There are experts involved, but ultimately the
decision is with the audience. Gordon: The contestants have to get past both the audience and the panel of
experts. Chico: So the good.... It reveals the heart and soul of American small business.
And it puts the current economic situation into perspective. Gordon: It does. It throws a little bit of Shark Tank into the proceedings also
with some demystification into the game. Chico: At least on the expert side. And that goes into the bad. Unfortunately,
the audience are a silent judge. Gordon: It would have been interesting to see the audience interact with the
group and make it different than Shark Tank with an audience. Chico: Or the Job with a cash prize. Gordon: Also - I don't think there's enough interaction with the plans or enough
mystification. Chico: Indeed. You get into the expert mind, but not into the wisdom of crowds.
CNBC - 8p ET Tuesday
Gordon: I would have loved to see the wisdom of crowds. I do like the wisdom of
this game, but it could have been so much better. C. Chico: Indeed. Way too inside baseball for me. C. Don: I didn't see it, so I'll pass. Gordon: Now it's time for the replay. 5:30 on the clock please. Chico: And... GO! Gordon: (Starts Clock) Chico: The McNulty family is playing for a car on the Feud Thursday...Adams
family *snap snap* is not having ANY of that. They dethrone the four-time champs
and go on to earn $1420 going into Monday's show. Season wraps up on Friday. On
The Voice, Garrett Gardner and Vedo are the bottom two. They're gone. It's Trace
vs. Penn on the Apprentice Finale. Trace had a team of Lil Jon, Gary Busey, and
Marilu Henner. Penn has Lisa Rinna, La Toya Jackson, and Dennis Rodman. Gordon: Jinx Monsoon wins RuPauls Drag Race, while Jon Jones wins UFC Season
#17. Chico: Jennifer had a Big Deal on Monday's LMAD. She trades a ring for a door.
Perhaps the biggest Big Deal ever offered on LMAD. she picks door #1... and wins
a MERCEDES. Don: That's a really big deal! Gordon: Not the biggest payoff - don't forget the $70,000+ Super Deal, but a
nice win nonetheless. Chico: $36,580 worth of Big Deal is still big. Vanessa & Lindsey end up selling
a hall tree for a loss on Flea Market Flip, Ron & Zach win $5000 there. Gordon: Michael gets booted from Hell's Kitchebn Chico: And our Player of the Week: Keith Romer who sees this for $100,000 on
Who was once a golf caddy for OJ Simpson and competed against Tiger Woods in the
American Junior Golf Association?
A: Mario Lopez
B: Nick Lachey
C: Seth Meyers
D: Carson Daly
Gordon: E. Tonya Harding. The took the club and used it as an art form. Chico: OWCH! Gordon: Believe it or not, I think it's D. Carson Daly. Chico: Don? Is Gordon correct? Don: It is indeed D. Chico: Oh yeah, and Gordon beat me at Password Plus at the 24hour Game Show
Marathon to benefit the American Cancer Society and the Kennedy Krieger
Institute. Relive that at 24hourgsm.pacdudegames.com. Gordon: It was a good fun match. And I don't think 4 people would have played a
better game at 3am than us. Chico: No sir. Of course, we had the hamsters giving us coffee all day. Gordon: And caffeine pills. Yawwwwwn. Chico: Caffeine pills are for the weak! Gordon: 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)
Chico: Thanks, Doug. First up, I need a bat. Gordon: (Gives Chico a lead pipe) Chico: How about the... lead pipe. With the Yankees logo in Sharpie. Must be a
CMT has lined up a new season of Redneck Island June 5
Gordon: Well the bat that I gave you that you threw away had beer in it,. Chico: ... Oh crap. NEXT ITEM! NEXT ITEM! I gotta find that bat. (runs off) Gordon: While you're doing that, I have a Datebook
Before the Memorial Break, we have Bad Girls All Star Battle May 21 (Meow) and
Master Chef Season 4 on May 22nd. We also crown a new Dancing With the Stars
champion this week.
Don: Looking forward to Masterchef. Chico: Indeed. You know what I'm looking forward to? The sneak preview of Minute
to Win It on GSN after the season finale of The American Bible Challenge. That's
Thursday Don: Cool! Gordon: That should be fun to see also. And after that, you can get fully loaded Chico: Yessir
Zendaya is going from dancing... to writing. She's writing a book for teenagers
Chico: Good to parlay that Dancing with the Stars fame into something
productive. Gordon: Yes. However, on the flip side, I have something not so productive. Don: Oh, boy... Chico: In fact, it was BAD. Gordon: I have a feeling you know where this one is going. Chico: I think I do.
Are YOU SMarter than...Mariah Carey, for what has to be one of the worst
American Idol Final singing disasters ever.
Chico: Excuse me... *flush* There you go. She says it was legit. I don't believe
her for a minute. Gordon: I have the video. You want video? Don: Sure.
Gordon: You can clearly see in 'Make It Happen'...she didn't Make it Happen. Chico: No. Gordon: The backup track that conflicts with the singing doesn't help Chico: No it does not. Don: ... Yipes. Chico: That puts the suck in lip suck. Gordon: ...but The Tomorrow People promo looks pretty. Chico: VERY. No Haterade there. Plenty here, though. Gordon: Surprisingly, besides The Donald, no other game shows got the axe, so no
zombie this week. Chico: Zombie killer. Gordon: However...
Zombieland gets scrapped after getting too many negative responses on Amazon. So
no Zombies. Sorry, Augustus
Gordon: He still can see the Walking Dead, though he has to wait for new
episodes. But he's depressed, so let's send him on a trip Chico: I would, but he'd be depressed again. Gordon: Why do you say that? Chico: It's a trip to Spain, and their version of countdown, which has a case of
Pitfall... a case of The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime, if you will. Gordon: Do explain
Cifras y Letras, the Spanish
version of Countdown, owes champions over $10,000.
It has not paid any of its winners since 2011. So it's as much as $10,000 per
champion. Do the math, kids.
Don: Wow. I'm speechless, and not in a good way. Chico: The company line: All the company’s assets will have to be liquidated and
shared among the creditors, Gordon: Ouch. Chico: Pay your contestants, people. By golly they earned it. Gordon: Very true Don: Yep. Gordon: And now for more medis hoes, domestically Chico: (plays Luda)
In this week's Media Ho Report, Melissa Peterman becomes a 'Dancing Fool', Scott
Robinson leaves The Price is Right, Keith Urban says he would return to American
Idol if he's asked (good luck there, Keith)...Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio
sign up for X Factor, Julianne Hough does Safe Haven, and Desiree Hartsock says
that there was no pressure on her to find a relationship. Sure there wasn't.
Chico: Which would explain the TV show... how? Gordon: Exactly. but none of them are the hoes of the week. Chico: Who's you got? Gordon: I have...lots of hotties on Jeopardy. Apparently Tumblr is posting the
people who they think are hot on Jeopardy. Chico: I am not going to argue here. Gordon: You can see this silliness here:
Chico: Smart people are sexy. Exhibit A. *points to self* Gordon: You're not sexy to me. Sorry. Chico: I never said I had to be sexy to you. Gordon: Before this goes to a really dark place...and Those...Are your Hoes. Chico: And that's Brainvision. Shut us off, Don. Don: Alright. *Shuts down* Gordon: Thank you. When we come back, we start the Supertoilet 8000 again. Chico: Plus... getting our learn on this season. Gordon: You're reading WLTI. you give us 22 minutes and we'll give you 22
hot Jeopardy Contestants hotter than Jason Block in a 2 piece bikini. Chico: Excuse me... *ralphs*
(Brainvision is presented by the Billion Second Quiz, a game show that takes
32 years to finish. Granted our players live that long.)