Gordon: This is Gordon Pepper, and....why is
there wind blowing on this nice Summer day?
Chico: Oh... oh yeah.. It's storming. This is no ordinary summer storm, though.
This is a storm unlike anything we've seen before. It's... HURRICANE ANDREW!
Jason: (cue scary music)
Chico: No, not the superstorm from 1992, it's this guy.
Chico: Scared yet?
Gordon: I am.
Jason: You should be.
Chico: Another scary thought? From Somewhere in America, continuing coverage of
Hurricane Andrew on WLTI... is.. .ON!
Gordon: Yay! Gordon Pepper here, along with Chico and our special guest this
week, our own windbag, Mr. Jason Block.
Chico: Yo yourself, bro.
Gordon: We get on to a very boring finale, but first, it's Game Show Storm
Chico: Andrew Moore, a test prep teacher from Georgia, has gone where few people
this season have gone before. We arrive on Friday's show at the cusp of five
days and over $100,000. And if you've seen him play before, there's no surprise
as to why or how he got there.
Jason: He's a Daily Double Hunter
Chico: And a floater. And a bouncer. And he's just plain smart.
Gordon: Yes he is.
Chico: Not since Chuck Forrest in 1985 have I seen a player exercise such speed,
such skill, and such finesse. I need a Big Board AND a cigarette. And a cold
shower. By the way, smoking is wrong.
The Perfect Storm
- 1) The Forrest Bounce
- 2) The Buzzer Beater
- 3) The Super Smart
Chico: This one's called "The Total Package." or,
given the player... "The Perfect Storm". Let's take a look at the ghosts of
Jeopardy! players past and see how they contributed to Andrew's success. First
of all, there's Chuck Forrest, perhaps the first great Jeopardy! champion of our
era. He created what we call the Forrest Bounce.
Gordon: And the first big jumper
Chico: You don't go column to column, you bounce from clue to clue seemingly
random and it's a two-fold gambit. One, you find the Daily Double, and two, you
trip your opponents up.
Gordon: If you're in the lead and its considerable, you want to get rid of those
Chico: And take advantage of them before your opponents do. Of the five games
he's played, with 15 Daily Doubles, I guess he found half of them. AT LEAST. So
Jason: He's very good at that.
Chico: Then there's Frank Spangenberg and Jerome Vered, they were all quick on
the buzzer in their day. They brought speed and pressure to the forefront much
like Andrew did. But Andrew never did press on a Daily Double. The moment he
does, though, watch out. And then you have people like David Madden and Larissa
Kelly, who were cool under such pressure. when you're lagging behind, the best
thing you can do is just play the game. And finally, the smartest of the groups,
Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings...simply put... the SMARTEST. You can't get
anywhere in Jeopardy! without being smart. I'm guessing from watching this week
is that Andrew answered 75 to 80 percent of his questions correctly
Gordon: Give me a final Jeopardy example of one he got right
Chico: Sure thing. This is from the Friday show. The category: Cartoon
She first appeared in 1930's "Dizzy Dishes", along with singing cats in
Jason: My dad's gf would kill me if I got this wrong. What is BETTY BOOP?
Gordon: Who is Kris Jenner?
Jason: ew lol
Chico: ... I don't even want to know.
Gordon: You can't get much dizzier
Chico: And he tells me yet. Betty Boop is right, and after this game, Andrew
will go into Monday's show with $131,003. Now the question... where does Andrew
rank in the pantheon of J1 players? Or is it too early to say?
Jason: Too early.
Gordon: Way too early to say
Chico: Okay, but we will keep an eye on him in the weeks (and the months) to
come, because, hey... tournament. Speaking of tournaments, we come to a final
that a blind albino cavebat could've seen coming.
Gordon: That would be Danielle winning the Voice. Who did Jason the Blind Albino
Cavebat say was going to win?
Jason: The blind albino cavebat said The Swon Brothers
Chico: Perhaps they should've won. and I don't blame you one bit. Same way I
thought Michelle Chamuel should've won. But didn't. You could've made a case for
all three. But Gordon, you correctly called this one. Why did Danielle end up
Jason: Aside from the whole boring, safe, and commercially marketable thing. I
mean, she sounded as she looked. plain, pale, and uninspired.
Gordon: Bitter, party of one. Paging bitter, party of one.
Jason: Ha ha.
Gordon: Seriously, she won because she was the best country artist. And this
season, country voted. Hard.
Chico: Her fans lit up for her.
Gordon: America liked country to the point there were 3 acts in the top 6 thing.
Chico: Country votes. Country didn't vote for the Swon Bros. Granted, they were
more folk and rock as well. Danielle was pure country.
Gordon: You could even make an argument that the other 2 acts split the vote.
Gordon: So congratulations to Danielle for winning the voice. She can share a
room with Jermaine Stewart and Javier Colon when she fades into obscurity.
Jason: BURN. Question though: Can Anyone but Blake win?
Chico: I know anyone but Blake can win. Adam did win season 1. and Usher was
damn near close to taking him this season.
Jason: So the champ is beatable. So what do Christina/Cee-Lo/Adam have to do to
beat him again?
Gordon: Keep in mind its not about the stars. Its about the talent. We called
every winner of The Voice early on in the season and who it was repping them had
nothing to do with it.
Chico: This is true, but the coaches that won had an innate sense of what their
talent wanted to do. This was ANOTHER perfect storm. Danielle wanted to go
Nashville. Blake was already there. Not since season 1 and Adam coaching Javier
did we see that coming. And after Judith Hill was eliminated earlier than
expected, the competition was blown wide open
Gordon: Very true. But to answer the question - I think anyone can win, but
Blake has the edge.
Chico: So congratulations to Danielle. Enjoy your summer in the sun... until the
next one comes along.
Gordon: Now I think she needs to get married. Because then she could go on The
Price is Right.
Chico: (hums the Newlywed Game theme) It's the wedding shower to end all wedding
showers on The Price Is Right on monday, and it offered the wedding to end all
weddings. One of the prizes offered was a DREAM WEDDING IN ARUBA worth more than
$47,000. That includes airfare for the couple and 20 guests AND a three night
stay in a hotel for all 22 people and the ceremony.
Jason: That is doing a wedding...LIKE A BOSS.
Chico: I want that wedding, daddy. And the couple WINS it in Cliff Hangers. Now
get out there and find me a woman and 20 guests. Anyway, Hawken Vance & Ari
Alius don't have to worry about paying for it. TPIR is footing this bill thanks
to said win. However, the Showcases ended in a divorce. First is a wedding
shower with appliances, dinnerware, cookware, bedding & bath linens, and a Jeep
Patriot Sport. Gordon, your sisters are married. Bid or pass?
Gordon: All 3 of them are, and I'll bid $22,222
Chico: Jason, your Showcase is the ultimate honeymoon... a digital camera
package and trips to Paris & Italy
Jason: 21,000 for me/
Chico: Okay, Jason, your Showcase is.... $26,432, a difference of $5432. Gordon,
your Showcase is... $24,633, a difference of $2411 Gordon, you get wedding
Jason: Nice job!
Jun 22, 2013 5:55 PM
Gordon: YAY! Where's the gifts?
Chico: You're only getting those if you find someone to marry by
the sundown of the third day after this gets online
Gordon: Hey Jason!
Gordon: Want some free gifts? I can pull a Kardashian
Jason: That's Kim's job for Kanye
Chico: I thought it was Kanye's job.
Jason: By the way, what kind of name is North?
Chico: Moving on, Good news.. and bad news... maybe.. on AGT this week
Chico: The good news... We may yet have a winner They are a group of American
military spouses... and they're a choir.
Jason: A ha
Chico: They are called... the American Military Spouses Choir. All of their
husbands have been deployed for some time.
Jason: And they can sing?
Chico: Oh.. They can sing. They sang in front of a packed Chicago house. It was
the Diana Ross version of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", which was just the
absolute perfect song to sing. A) given the urban crowd, and 2) given that
they're all military wives, I'm calling it right now.
Gordon: If they get there, they are a HUGE favorite to ein it.
Chico: Who will say NO to a military wife let along at least 20 of them?
Gordon: I don't know if the judges will let them in for that reason. #1. They
are a slam dunk, as you say and #2. it IS a singing act. But you said there was
Chico: POTENTIAL bad news. Rewind to the first week. We met a country singer by
the name of Marty Brown. He was a tilemaker from Kentucky. BUT... he may not be
completely and totally honest with America here. He did not tell us that he was
a recording artist back in the 90s.
Chico: Not terribly. But he did chart on the country charts way back when. Cut a
record. You know, the nine. Now this was a story that came out in the National
Enquirer, so we had to do due diligence.
Jason: I'll be damned, it was right. But this show is about 2nd chances.
Gordon: Oh you mean THIS Marty Brown?
Chico: I mean THAT Marty Brown. And yes, the show is about second chances. After
all, look at All That last year.
Jason: But you have said on many occassions, if you dont have a deal, you are
fair game. And he doesn't.
Gordon: I actually have no problem with this, He didn't make any sort of waves
in either the country or pop music scene.
Chico: No he didn't. It could be problematic down the line, but ... probably not
if it didn't raise an eyebrow from brass before. After all, LOOK AT ALL THAT.
Jason: From Radio.com... It was 22 years ago that singer and songwriter Marty
Brown released his debut album, High and Dry, on MCA Nashville. A fearless album
from a new singer whose sound was more akin to Hank Williams than any of the
era's "hat act" superstars, High and Dry earned rave reviews and sold enough to
earn him two additional releases on MCA–then one more for indie label HighTone
Records in 1996. After that, though, Brown seemed to disappear from the music
scene. Fans of his honest honky-tonk style were left wondering if he'd simply
given up on music. Last week, the Kentucky native reappeared, seemingly out of
nowhere, during an audition for the TV reality show America's Got Talent. And he
blew the audience–and all four judges–away. If this was 15 shades of
wrong...this is about a 3.
Chico: So he made a little wave. It's a soft 2.
Jason: We don't have a problem with it. It's not the same as a lie of
commission, Tim Poe...
Chico: So if the brass is cool with it, we're cool with it. We're through with
pretending that this is all about finding NEW talent. This is about making a
good show. And Marty's good.
Gordon: Again, I don't have an issue with this. He didn't make a splash and he
didn't lie about a medical condition or his past history. Non-disclosure from
the producers on an edit (for all we know, he may have said it and it was edited
out) is not a sin.
Chico: No sir.
Jason: Nope. The NEW undiscovered talent thing went out a while ago.
Gordon: Hey Chuck from the Bronx is undiscovered talent
Chico: Just like a NEW idea for a TV show. Instead, let's just combine the Voice
Jason: For good reason
Chico: The Voice... meets The Ultimate Fighter.
Jason: Meets Bellator
Chico: The end product: Fight Master: Bellator MMA, he answer to Spike's "No
Ultimate Fighter, No Problem!" problem. But that creates a problem.
Jason: Which is?
Chico: It's a ripoff of TWO shows!
Jason: Do they do them even well?
Chico: Well, here's the thing. There are four coaches: Randy Couture, Frank
Shamrock, Greg Jackson, and Joe Warren.
Jason: All legends in MMA
Chico: They're going to field a team of four. They fight tournament style, and
the winner gets into the fall welterweight Bellator MMA tournament. The toughest
tournament in sports not named the Stanley Cup Final. The fighters are allowed
to pick their own coaches. They fight in preliminaries, and the winner gets
their choice of coach. From there on, it's tournament battles until there is
Jason: Sounds xerox-y.
Chico: The good... it's as exciting as TUF. The bad... it's as exciting as TUF.
Gordon: It is as you say it is - if you like this sort of stuff, there's no
reason why you won't like this. If you don't like this sort of stuff, there's
nothing here that will make you change your mind.
Jason: Thats not totally bad
Chico: Nope, but aside from the Voice-ish take on the selection of coaches,
there's nothing really new here.
FIGHT MASTER: BELLATOR
Spike - 10p ET Wednesday
Jason: So a C for Copy?
Chico: A C for COP-AY! MMA fans will eat it up, the rest of us, not so much
Gordon: C for stale.
Chico: C is for cookie, that's not good enough for anyone. But what is good... a
Replay. Jason, the clock, please.
Jason: 5:30 on the clock. Here is your first recap. GO!
Chico: We start with the Gordon Ramsay two-fer.
Gordon: SHUT IT DOWN!
Chico: Not yet. On MasterChef, we're cooking for the cast and crew of Glee.
Gordon: Not much Glee on the show though.
Chico: Nope. The losers end up cooking for their life in a Pressure Test of
No-Lemon Meringue Pie. Krissi, who captained the losing ship, exempts herself
from the test.
Chico: And chooses Bime Cruz to bake to his doom. He ends up mixing up
cornstarch for cream of tartar. And as a result, his pie is liquefied... and so
is he. On hell's Kitchen, the five-remaining chefs have gotten their black
jackets on. But they'll have to fight five of the best chefs Ramsay has worked
with in the past in order to keep them. They don't reveal who those chefs are,
but we're more than willing to guess former HK Champions.
Gordon: Why not? Not like they're doing anything right now
Chico: On the Hero, the heroes have to find the Battery Stanley on Devil's
Beach, find a case underneath a bunch of snakes, and Athena ends up taking a
monkey of a buyout, $35,000. Meanwhile, Figure it Out returns for at least
another week or so of secrets, celebrities, and slime, and this week, we have a
bit of star-for-a-day action. Remember earlier this season there was a watch &
win contest on Nick.com? We got four winners on the panel this week, and all
four of them got slimed.
Chico: We could find out yet if FIO is better suited as a summer show. I think
it is, but that's just me. Moving on. We have the top 20 of SYTYCD revealed, BUT
one of them had to medically withdraw, Out comes Emilio Dosai. In comes Aaron
Chico: And an all-star is going down on Top Shot. say goodbye, Kyle.
Jason: Goodbye, Kyle
Chico: Say goodbye to Kolette too. She literally can't bake bread to save her
life. Elisa & Renee win Exit for $10,000. Rich Landau wins Chopped for $10,000.
And Taylor & Stephanie win Total Blackout for $5000. That's a Replay.
Chico: STOP THE CLOCK!
Jason: (HITS BUTTON)
Chico: And now the hams have boarded up the Choppler cages in preparation for
Hurricane Andrew. And they're begging me not to fly this thing into the heart of
Gordon: You know you want to.
Chico: I do. Eve says "Do it."
Jason: Eve is a cat. You know how cats are.
Chico: Evil at the core? Yeah
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 things first... I need a bat. A BIG bat.
Jason: How BIG? Are we talking the one outside the studio?
Chico: ... that'll work
Jason: (shows Chico the BIG Bat) Why do we need it that big?
have a date for The Chase. Mark your calendars for August 6.
Gordon: It is said marked.
Jason: Oh...This is a BEAST sized bat.
Chico: Tell your friends. Tell your mom. Tell your friend's mom. Eff it, tell
Jason: Seriously. If people watch, it will come back.
Chico: We may decide to livecast that baby.
Jason: That will be HOT.
Chico: Something else that's hot, what's in this week's playbook.
Gordon: And here it is...
25 has Minute to Win It. June 26 has our guilty pleasure - big Brother
Jason: Cant wait for Big Brother.
Chico: Yes another summer full of has beens, would bes, once weres, and never
weres cohabitating at CBS at Radford for fun and profit.
Jason: And Chenbot. Don't forget Chenbot
Gordon: I heart me some CHenbot...which reminds me. it's time to get Fully
Chico: And we're going global for a moment.
Jason: So this is a DOUBLESHOT
Mark Burnett's new game for CHCH, is going second-screen up in yourself.
Canadians can play along via laptop, tablet, and smartphone.
Jason: It's the way of the future.
Chico: Just ask Big Brother
Jason: The big test of this I think will be Million Second Quiz. Because you
KNOW people like us are going to be on that.
Jason: And since G and I are in NY...we can see the bubble.
Gordon: And we can see that it's a smart idea
Chico: You can. By the way as we record this, our friends at TCONA will be
hosting MSQ auditions. Deets at TCONA.com
Gordon: And maybe there, they will be using these. (Rolls in Whiteboards)
Jason: Uh oh This is never good.
Chico: Multiple whiteboards... this is NEVER good
Gordon: Well I was going to, in the spirit of the Emmys, roll out possible
candidates, but I feel they are all worthy. Starting with This...
YOU Smarter than...Jeff Garlin, who lets a little road rage come between him and
his freedom with society.
Jason: I read this...wow.
Gordon: But we have more.
Jason: Oh no.
Chico: Oh yes!
Are YOU Smarter than...Carrie Fisher, for a rambling speech on her being on
drugs that conviced people that she was on drugs during the ceremony.
Chico: And George Lucas was in the audience to see it...
Jason: (Shakes head)
Are YOU Smarter Than...Paula Deen, for saying the N word and losing her job
because of it.
Jason: And many endorsements.
Chico: Technically she lost her job due to allegations of creating a hostile
work environment. The n-word was just the easy sell.
Gordon: And he's never easy.
Jason: AH! Augustus!
Games has been turned into head cheese and eaten by Augustus. On a sadder note
for geeks, Thundercats has been sent to the great Thundara in the sky.)
Chico: Awes. Reruns still air on Toonami for what its worth...
Gordon: Send Lion-o to a place where he can play game shows.
Chico: How about France?
Jason: (plays Le Marseilles)
a show created by Sony Pictures. It has a Joker in the title...
Gordon: ..no, please no...
... but it is NOT The Joker's Wild.
Gordon: ...oh good.
Chico: I just wanted to see you sweat a little.
Gordon: You funny guy.
Its called "Avec ou Sans Joker," and it features contestants answering trivia
questions posed by holograms as riddles.
Chico: FR2 has ordered 36 shows.
Gordon: Avec Ou Sans Hoes?
Looks like that (LUDA)
this week's Media Ho Report, Alex Trebek visits The Talk, Chris Hardwick does
Midnight, Adam Levine hawks perume...Danielle Bradbury gets signed by Big
Machine Records, Bret Michaels is involved in a car crash, and Kanye's new kid
is...wait for it...North. So his name is North West.
Jason: Her. North West.
Gordon: But none of them is the ho of the week.
Chico: What have you sir?
Gordon: I have Elissa Slater
Gordon: She is going to be a Big Brother contestant. And if she looks familiar,
Jason: Oh yes...Rachel Reilly sister...PANIC lol
Chico: EVERYBODY PANIC!
Gordon: We get the whole Summer with her. Isnt that great?
Chico: Not if shes voted out early
Gordon: we can only hope. And those...are your hoes.
Chico: And that be Brainvision. Jason please.
Jason: Shutting down
Chico: Thank you sir. Still to come, fruit sells! But first, get out your legal
pads and your sharpies, its five Good Reasons time again.
Gordon: Youre reading WLTI. You give us 22 minutes and we'll give you 22
relatives who we want to see on Big Brothers. Like Jason Block, representing the
Jason: For the last time...Leonid and I are NOT related.
Chico: Well you both hang out at all the hipster joints in Brooklyn.
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