August 6, 2007
Gordon: Any duets by
Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini in it?
Jason: Or Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens?
Chico: No, and no. And yes, J, that would be the kid from Thunderbirds.
Gordon: Check out ESPN , NOW
(WLTI watches 'That Was Then', featuring Bracketville with the Sklar
Chico: Sklar! They're totally ripping our bit.
Jason: ESPN ripped our bit with "Who's Now" weeks ago.
Chico: Or "Who's Then". Right now.
Gordon: We would like to thank ESPN for completely ripping us off...if
not for the fact that we ripped off ESPN's PTI format first.
Chico: Speaking of ripping off, it's time to rip off the People's Court.
Gordon: And we'd like to congratulate Richard Hatch for getting to the
finals of the 'Who's Then' Bracket.
Chico: Only to be beaten by Steven Seagal.
Chico: Okay, is the jury ready? I have cases.. you must try them.
Gordon... you get to hand out punishment as my trusty enforcer.
Gordon: Yes, your honor. First case?
Chico: Okay, first case...
Chico: CHARGE... Say it with me now.
Everyone: MAKIN' COP-AYS!!
Gordon: Now what?
Chico: This from many a fan, who believe that there's a machine that
takes a perfectly good concept and completely Foxifies it by a) structuring it
around a matrix more or less like 5th Grader, and b) inserting Mark Thompson
where...available. And c) "Coming up on... " We think it's underneath Rupert's
house. What say you, jury?
Gordon: Well there's no question that it's a musical 5th grader clone.
Chico: It's also a clone of the Singing Bee.
Gordon: However, there's enough original stuff in the combination that
it's not a complete clone. So I'm going to say Not Guilty.
Jason: Well, I agree with Gordon. Not Guilty.
Chico: It's just a matter of interpretation.
Jason: But Fox has to watch themselves.
Chico: I would've said guilty simply for the fact that one would not have
existed were it not for the other. And you have to admit... every show that Fox
produces either looks like Idol or 5th Grader and that's pretty scary.
Gordon: It's like a hybrid clone - its a clone of many different
concepts, but its not an exact clone of something.
Jason: Correct. Hybrid clone-not a full copy.
Gordon: So that itself doesn't make it a clone
Chico: But it's not necessarily original.
Gordon: Its definitely not original, but its not a complete Xerox
Chico: Okay, next case?
Gordon: Next up...
Charge: Poaching the Cash Cow.
Gordon: With Pirate 'Survivor on a Boat' Master not even finishing the
season on network TV, that can't be looking too good on the new editions of
Survivor coming up. Is Burnett about to do the same thing with Survivor that he
did with the Apprentice franchise?
Jason: This could be the jump the shark moment. GUILTY.
Chico: I doubt it. It's the same game and it doesn't really show signs of
waning on the level of the Apprentice. NOT GUILTY
Gordon: I think that when Burnett stuck 2 apprentices on the air, with
Martha Stewart being one of them, that spelled the end of their franchise. You
may have called this series the Martha Stewart Survivor. GUILTY! Sentence?
Jason: Being Cut adrift on the boat with a naked Richard Hatch!
Chico: That's so then :-)
Gordon: JUSTICE! Next case?
Chico: Next case.
CHARGE: Excessive Media Ho-ing Without a License.
Chico: The evidence: her reaction on her show "Hey Paula"... It's cool.
Gordon: Hey Chico!
Jason: What was her reaction?
Chico: The reaction to the news that she had been fired from the "Bratz"
movie. Hey Gordon!
Gordon: I think she earned the honor way before that article. Guilty!
Chico: GUILTY! Sentence?
Jason: To watch Bratz by herself in a locked theater.
Gordon: And then the shows in a 12 hour marathon fest
Chico: JUSTICE! Next?
Gordon: Next one...
CHARGE: Visions of Delusional Grandeur, probably caused by the marijuana he had
on him when he was charged with drug possession.
Jason: Guilty, man.
Gordon: Guilty, but I feel sort of sorry for him. Here's someone who had
a lot of talent and then flushed it right down the toilet.
Chico: He just wanted to be famous. Simple
Gordon: True. Sentence?
Chico: He gets all the attention he wants... by a 6'7 350 lb. American
Idol fan named Bubba who wants to dance with him.
Chico: (Ralph Wiggum) I like men now. (/RW)
Gordon: Can we throw Brian Dunkleman in there for a 3some?
Chico: I'll allow it.
Jason: Oh boy :-)
Chico: Next case?
Gordon: Next one...
Jael Strauss, of America's Next Top Model fame.
Charge: Indecent Exposure
Chico: And no, this doesn't involve 50 Cent and a pool. It involves a DVD
of nude women, that this former Top Model happened to be a part of.
Jason: And wasn't she 16 when she was naked?
Chico: Top Model finalist has filed an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit
against two men, including her former talent agent, who allegedly published racy
photographs of her without her permission. Strauss was 16 when the pictures were
Gordon: What is anyone doing taking their clothes off and posing when
they are 16? Guilty.
Jason: Dumb. Dumb. Dumb. Guilty.
Chico: Guilty! Sentence?
Jason: A Miss Manners book on etiquette. Firmly placed over the head :-)
Gordon: Ok. Last one...
Jason: charge? :-)
Charge: Pumping steroids into their dating shows.
Gordon: Anyone for Sox Appeal?
Chico: I'll explain this one. NESN has started airing a dating show in
which one person chooses from three more who to watch a Sox game with.
Jason: Did Fever Pitch work?...no. GUILTY.
Gordon: We feel bad for the Boston public that has to watch this. Guilty!
Chico: Season tickets to the Yankees?
Chico: This court stands in recess.
Jason: ALL RISE...Court's adjourned.
Chico: And when we return... More playacting. It's a new game after this
... Hang on.
Gordon: We return with... a new game...oooh
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