Episode 25.2 - Yin vs. Yang
Gordon: This is Gordon Pepper, and I'm
going to give Chico a black and white cookie today (gives Chico cookie).
Chico: Mmm... Black and white cookie.
Jason: Why don't I get a cookie?
Gordon: ...ok, fine. (Gives Jason a cookie)
Jason: Thank you. Delicious.
Gordon: Now this cookie represents two sides. Black and white. Yin and
Chico: Opposites, yet necessary complements to keep the universe in
Gordon: Not necessarily right and wrong, per se, but 2 different points
Gordon: And this week, there's a lot of things that you could see in 2
different ways. And we'll be exploring it on this show. Now if you're a loyal
member of the show, you should know exactly which side of the cookie Chico and I
will be taking. Chico, select your side.
Chico: Vanilla. Or "Yin" in this context.
Gordon: Chico will be taking the vanilla, or happy, looking at everything
with the glass half full. All the good things and good choices. I'll be taking
the dark side of the cookie.
Chico: Pessimist, glass-half-empty.... shocking splash of
Gordon: The 'what in the world are you doing?' side, the one where the
glass is only half full because there was excessive septic tank juice in LA.
Chico: ...So Gordon will just be himself.
Chico: That's all we ask.
Gordon: Jason is going to be our cookie waffler. If there was a waffling
iron shaped as a black and white cookie, Jason would be it.
Jason: Because....and I cant believe I am saying this...There are GRAY
areas in this.
Chico: That's absolutely true. Okay, let's get it crackin'. From
Somewhere in America, the Yin vs. Yang edition of WLTI: The 25th Season... is...
Chico: If there were absolutes, ... well, then life would be no fun. And
we're all about fun.
Gordon: And even with absolutes, it's fun. Gordon and Chico here, along
with special guest, Mr. Jason Block.
Jason: Great to be here. Thanks for the opportunity.
Gordon: We start the show with someone winning over $200,000 worth of
stuff - and a letter.
Jason: Mail already?
Chico: Mail already.
Jason: Cool :)
Gordon: Now we love mail. And we love mail when it comes from a 5-time
Gordon: It's time for...Eddie Timanus Email!
Gordon: Chico - the letter, please
Chico: Right. Thanks, Eddie.
FROM: Eddie Timanus
Howdy, gents. I'm going to anticipate your
discussion of Tuesday night's demise of Roger a little bit and assume you're
going to go in one of two directions. Either you're going to bust on Jelisa
for making a strategically unsound wager in FJ, or you're going to be smart
enough to realize that given the category and her line of work, she was
correct to do what she did and bet the bankroll (minus a buck). I'd have
done the same thing in her place (without saving out the dollar, of course),
so hopefully you'll agree that in some cases, it's not just the math. Having
said all that, c'mon Roger -- you should have nailed that. There was more
than enough info there for you, even if you're not a sportswriter -- or a
sports fan. Ah well, like Chico said in the summary, we'll be seeing him
again soon. Despite this little reversal of fortune, I'd have to plug him in
as the early ToC favorite. He's a Quizbowl veteran, after all...
Chico: We'll do you one better. We're
going to go in BOTH directions.
Chico: First of all, let's set the stage. Jelisa Castrodale has $19,700.
Roger Craig, on his seventh game, has $22,000. Matt, the third player, has
$6000. The book says to bet $4601 if you're passive and $7699 if you're
aggressive. Citing the 4/5 score point.
Chico: For all intents and purposes, Jelisa goes all-in. You'll see why
in a moment. The Final Jeopardy! category: Sports & the Media. Jelisa is a
sportswriter. Anyone want a clue?
Gordon: Clue me.
On Feb. 8, 2010 the headline in a major newspaper in this city read, "Amen!
After 43 Years, Our Prayers Are Answered."
Jason: In the words of Ochocinco, "Child. Please." What is New Orleans?
Chico: Never quote Ocho again.
Gordon: What is whatever city Kate Gosselin is from when they learned
that she would be moving to LA to compete in Dancing With the Stars?
Chico: Wrong, but not incorrect.
Chico: It was the city of New Orleans after the Who Dats won Soup 44. In
fact, we have the picture.
Chico: Now, you could argue that anyone could've reasoned the answer to
lead them to the Super Saints. But Jelisa went one step further. Now she had to
know a little something about sports and the media, what with her being a
sportswriter for the media, to pull the trigger like that. And you know what
they say, scared money don't make money. So if I'm Jelisa, and I know a thing or
two about how to do my job, I'm going to use that to my advantage. You are on
one of the greatest quiz shows on the planet... with one of the great payouts on
the line. Pardon the pun, but "I'm gonna throw it down field."
Gordon: And then you can watch it get intercepted at the 1.
Chico: I take it you have a rebuttal.
Gordon: I do. Continuing with the sports analogies, she went for a
touchdown when you only needed a field goal. Granted, it paid off, but this is
win and move on to the next day, not show me your Rocky Mountain Oysters.
Chico: You're saying she wanted to show off?
Gordon: No. I'm saying she got greedy. The correct bet here is $7,699.
You know Roger is going to bet to cover. By going for the whole thing, even if
it's in a category you know, you're eliminating one of your chances to win the
Chico: But if you know the subject matter, then there's no chance of
Gordon: There is if they ask a question you don't know the answer to.
Granted, the subject matter is small in nature, but if she gets it wrong, she
loses. So on a triple stumper, instead of winning, she loses and we put up a
'Players Betting Badly' graphic. When you play to win a game, you use every
aspect of winning and try to put the field in your favor. Betting it all in that
situation doesn't do that.
Jason: It should never be about greed. It's about winning.
Chico: And using your expertise does. She did that. She used her
expertise and got the win because of it. She was looking to .. I'll be frank.
she wanted to EMBARRASS the champion.
Gordon: I don't think she was. I think she wanted to make as much money
as she can. I just disagree that it was the right point of attack.
Chico: Go big or go home.
Gordon: So she did go big. On the next episode, she got to go home.
Chico: Because that's what giant killers do.
Gordon: The stats for people knocking off champions - not too good.
Chico: Another clue, friends?
Chico: The British Isles. That's the category.
Britain's oldest known scrap of material called this, sometimes identified as
shepherd's plaid, dates from 250 AD.
Jason: What is a Tartan?
Gordon: What is Richard Branson?
Chico: What is Simon Cowell.... Simon Cowell..
Gordon: Branson's older, and after his reality disaster on FOX, he's
pretty much scrap metal.
Chico: ...Oh. Anyhoo, it was a tartan, and Jelisa loses. Oh doctor, does
she lose. Kara Spak, who would kill the killer of the giant killer... and now
I've gone crosseyed, has two games under her belt, one won by a squeaker, and
will return Monday.
Gordon: Good for Kara. Now as for Roger, do you make him the top seed of
the Jeopardy Tournament of champions?
Jason: For now.
Chico: You don't have much of a choice right now.
Gordon: Sure you do. You can say someone will surpass him :)
Chico: Plausible. But right now, highly unlikely. Unless Kara goes
absolutely nuts on the board... which she can do. The season's young, we'll see
Gordon: The season's young for Kara, but the season is over for Shannon.
Chico: Shannon Elkins, like Wendy Jo before him, says WAY TOO MUCH at
Tribal and gets his head handed to him on a platter for it.
Jason: STFU. Rule #1
Gordon: Here's the scene: The tribe is split down the middle, 5-5.
Shannon needs to do some canvassing to get votes. Outing people as gay and
calling out people is not exactly how I would be canvassing.
Chico: And doing it at Tribal just before the vote... Doubly so.
Shannon... no two ways about it... Your strategy SUCKS.
Gordon: Well, maybe it does and maybe it doesn't.
Chico: You have another rebuttal, I see.
Gordon: If you're on the block, and you know you may be going home going
into the next Tribal Council, what do you need to do?
Jason: Stir the pot.
Chico: Cast a Russell seed.
Gordon: You need to convince your peers that someone else is a bigger
threat than you are. Or cast a Russell seed and out someone's...alliances.
Chico: And you do that by doing what Shannon did? WHEN Shannon did it?
He's doing it all wrong!
Gordon: You have to show people that someone is playing both sides, etc.
Shannon tried to do it. His mistake came when he made it personal, but I have no
problems with what he tried to do.
Chico: Yeah. And the ironic thing is.... Someone IS playing both sides.
And she's not making a secret out of it!
Gordon: And that's who Shannon should have gone after. Brenda, or NaOnka,
or Kelly. But Chase? Sash? Wrong people to go after. So I'll criticize him for
that, but not for his strategy.
Chico: Told you. He had a good idea, but his follow-through really needed
Jason: Right on.
Chico: He played the game with his heart. Can't do that this early.
Gordon: What about having celebrities on your new formatted show early?
Jason: Bad, Bad sign.
Chico: Yep. An even worse sign is when they're conveniently talking about
the new format instead of, you know... the cause they're playing for.
Gordon: It's celebrity week on Millionaire, and they do just as well as
the contestants did last week. That isn't good news for the celebrities.
Chico: No, it really isn't. Considering that the contestant caliber over
the last few years has gone... well... down like the Titanic? Gordon, I'll let
you fill in this one.
Gordon: Down like Lindsay Lohan on a vodka bottle.
Chico: ... ALLEGEDLY! :-)
Gordon: ...down like Julie Chen on Les Moonves?
Jason: And there goes the ratings. Again.
Chico: That's down enough. But seriously, possible $5 million so far...
only $42,000 and change made for the Alzheimer's Foundation. To which I have to
say.... "really, guys?" This is as good as it gets?
Gordon: As I said a few weeks ago. The real life pony is on the other
side of the room. This format is strictly to save on a budget. And they will
succeed, if this is any indication, as no one is coming close to their bank.
Chico: It would help matters if the players knew how to play the game.
It's a matter of relearning.
Gordon: It's the same game. It's just that the two lifelines they have
Chico: They suck, yes. The manner in which they are used, however... suck
more. Nothing in the game is so bad that it can't be learned and/or applied to
better YOUR standing.
Gordon: Random questions and values have no play in the game; you don't
know how to field the questions.
Chico: So you're saying that the game right now is unbeatable, and the
celebrities aren't helping prove otherwise.
Gordon: It's not unbeatable. The difficulty is just ramped up a lot
Chico: a) because they're not taking this at all seriously, and 2)...
what you just said.
Gordon: And the Lifelines don't help you. This has gone from you can
figure out and play the game to you either know it or you don't. Now you're
supposed to be the Yin here. Either of you - give me something good about this
Jason: I can't. I seriously cant.
Chico: It's a surprise! I like surprises! You never know what's going to
happen next! (He says with an exaggerated smile on his face)
Gordon: I sense sarcasm.
Jason: I smell it here
Chico: ... maybe so, but now my face is stuck like this so...Moving ever
onward to something new and happy and all party like! It's time for a
Gordon: Let's have a sing-along!
Chico: Here's a $50K Encore from the VH1 premiere of "Don't Forget the
Lyrics"...12 words missing... from "It's Raining Men"
It's raining men / Hallelujah / It's raining men / Amen / I'm gonna go out /
I'm gonna let myself get / Absolutely soaking wet.... / It's raining men /
Hallelujah / It's raining men / Every specimen...
____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ___ ___ ___ ___ ____ ___ ______
Jason: I have NO idea.
Gordon: Jason Block, not very lean, though women think his belly is keen.
Chico: No. Comment.
Gordon: No no no. Here's the right lyrics: Tall, blonde, dark and lean,
rough and tough and strong and mean. None of which applies to any of us.
Chico: Which can be used to describe you... except for the tall and dark
bits. Drew Carey what. =p. Seriously. That's the game. It's the primetime
version cut in half and truncated to half an hour a contestant. Okay, the
good... Mark McGrath is perfect on this as host, keeping the game going, keeping
the energy up, matching the party atmosphere. He's good at this. And the game
itself is good for what it is. Again, a truncated, cut-in-half version of the
primetime show. That said, now... The bad.
Jason: You can get two contestants in the half hour if you paced it
better. The last break from $10K song to Encore is like 7 mins of commercials.
Chico: Or, you know... Make the game LONGER. Add a couple of categories.
Throw in another backup. Do SOMETHING. But there is way too little game for half
Gordon: I'll be a little more blunt.
Jason: Uh oh
Gordon: This contrived failure of a successful primetime format
completely and utterly sucks.
Chico: Yang! Right there.
Gordon: You do NOT take a game's format and bastardize it, removing
helps, extending the game play, etc. If you can't put the format of game, as is,
in a 30 minute format, you don't do it. Deal or No Deal and 5th Grader both were
able to do that. I want a chicken pot pie. I instead got cheap chicken, complete
with karaoke seaweed and animal lard.
Chico: They just gutted the chicken.
Jason: Pretty much
Chico: And you puked it up.
Chico: And you know something, the ratings don't lie. What did the show
get in its opening week? .... a 0.4
Chico: At this rate, I'll be surprised if it lasts past February.
Jason: The pacing is awful though.
Gordon: The pacing is awful. The rules and format is awful. $50,000 Top
prize on 5 songs? Really?
Chico: You could put in two more categories without all that myspace
DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS!
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Gordon: 7 for $100,000 would be cool. But
this is a waste of 30 minutes. Only McGrath saves me from failing it. D-.
Jason: I like it a little better. C.
Chico: I'm going to give it a D. Mark McGrath is perfect. The game is
so-so. The overall package is lost in translation. It makes me sad.
Gordon: Now what do you think about Pay The Rent?
Jason: A game that can be won if YOU THINK.
Chico: Yep. It's like a sudoku puzzle.
Gordon: Thinking game. On TPIR. Which means it'll never be won.
Jason: Right :)
Chico: Here's how it goes. You have six grocery items. Then you have a
house with four levels. Level 1 has one space. Levels 2 and 3 have two a piece.
The attic has one space. You must arrange the items so that level 1 is less than
the total of level 2, level 2 is less than the total of level 3, and level 3 is
less than level 4. Do it right, and there's say it with me now...One. Hundred.
Gordon: YAY! Now I'm sure people want to know how to play this game.
Well, you're in luck. Big Board?
How to (and How NOT to) Pay the Rent
- Most expensive item ALWAYS goes on top
- Least expensive item NEVER goes on bottom
- Think middle
- Go top with bottom
Gordon: The Subject How to and How NOT to
play Pay the Rent If you want $100,000... #1. The most expensive item ALWAYS
goes on the top row.
Gordon: #2. The least expensive item NEVER goes on the bottom row.
Chico: Also a RULE.
Gordon: You have to combine prices so that they are under the highest
price. Which means you need a high combined with a low. So lets say we have the
$1, $3, $6, $8, $11, $13
Gordon: $13 goes on top
Chico: No matter what.
Gordon: No matter what
Chico: Then take the middle-priced of whatever's left... that goes on the
Jason: $6 for example
Gordon: Not necessarily. And that's what makes the game tricky. In this
example, the $8 goes on the bottom. #3. You pair up the low 2 items and the
second high and low. #4. You have to decide, of that pairing, what goes where.
For example #1, the 2 low ones go on the lower aisle, than the high and lowest
one. So we have $8 < $9 < $12 < $13. HOWEVER, let's see Example #2.
$2, $7, $8, $9, $11, $19
Gordon: $19 goes on top
Chico: No matter what.
Gordon: No matter what. $9 goes on the bottom. Usually, it seems like the
3rd highest will be the one on the bottom. Not always, but usually. NOW in this
case, you have the low and second high LESS than the two lows. So in this case,
it's reversed. $9 < $13 < $15 < $19
Jason: Very very tricky game
Gordon: But there's a rule on this.
Chico: Tell'em the rule.
Gordon: #5. If there's a big gap between the low item and the rest, the
formula is 2nd or 3rd < 2nd or 3rd + 6th high < 4th and 5th high < highest #6:
If it's pretty even (meaning there's no big gap between the lowest items and the
other low items), the formula is 2nd or 3rd high < 4th + 5th high < 6th + 2nd or
3rd high < highest. #7. Conversely, if there's a gap between the highest and
everything else, the second high goes at the bottom. If not, the third high goes
on the bottom. Let's take the first airing of it for example. Chico, the
Chico: Coming right up. We have...
Whink Cook-top Cleaner, Red Baron Pizza by the Slice, Pantene 2-in-1
shampoo/conditioner, 9 Lives dry cat food, Del Monte canned corn, and McCormick
Gordon: Ok. Most expensive is the cat food
Jason: Yes. That is true.
Gordon: Now we have to arrange the other 5.
Jason: You mean order it from lowest to highest?
Jason: Corn, Cinnamon, Pizza, Cleaner, Shampoo
Gordon: Is there a big gap between the Cat Food and the other high
Jason: I would think so, yes.
Gordon: Then the second highest goes on the bottom. Second highest is the
shampoo. That goes on the bottom
Chico: Leaving the corn, the cinnamon, the pizza, and the cleaner
Jason: That's right.
Gordon: So is there a noticeable price gap between the corn and the
Chico: What would be considered a gap?
Gordon: If the spacing between those items isn't equal. So if its $1.25,
$2.50. $3.75, then no gap. If it's $1.25, $4.80, $5.30, then yes.
Chico: Ah. Then, no.
Jason: No gap.
Gordon: So we pair up the cinnamon and pizza and that's next. Cinna PIzza.
Gordon: Then Corncleaner
Gordon: Then Cat food
Chico: Right on
Gordon: So Chico, let's see if I'm right.
Chico: Okay. Bottom you had the shampoo...$5.99. Next, the cinnamon and
the pizza. Cinnamon is $2.98. Pizza is $3.49. The total... $6.47 Next, the
cleaner is $5.49 and the corn is $1.49. Total: $6.98. The cat food... $7.30!
Gordon: YAY! Where's my money?
Chico: I'll send the check on the 31st of this month.
Chico: I know.
Gordon: NOW one more thing
Gordon: Let's say you want an EASY $10,000.
Chico: Okay. I want an easy $10,000.
Gordon: #8. Put the low price on the bottom, the second and third low on
the second row, and the 2 highest ones on the third row.
Chico: And then bail.
Gordon: That's an easy 10 grand. You won't win the $100,000, but you'll
win 10 G's.
Gordon: That's for the people that say 'screw Gordon's method. I don't
want to think'.
Chico: They jump in line. Now for the obvious segue... are they smarter
than a 5th grader?
Gordon: No. But let's ask it..
Chico: Alrighty. Question the first...
1) CMT and the syndication package cut their airing order by half. Good thing
or bad thing?
Jason: Much better. They learned burnout is a bad thing.
Gordon: It's good because the ratings will be stronger later on.
Jason: And will get them a season three.
Chico: So yes, it's a very good thing.
2) What about the format change, with 9 questions instead of 11?
Chico: Two of 1st through 4th grades, and one bonus 5th grade. I say it
spaces the game out a little better, it doesn't feel rushed... Gives it a little
more play (pardon the pun(
Gordon: I hate it. What was wrong with 11 questions? Once again, we are
taking out what was good about the show to begin with. And if you have a good
editor, you can edit out the time that drags the show down.
Chico: What I don't like is the save being taken away. What was wrong
Gordon: Nothing. I don't like any of the changes. At all. Next question?
Chico: Next question...
3) Will we see another overabundance of special weeks, or will use regular
folk get more pops at it?
Jason: It will be the same as last year, which is not necessarily a bad
thing in this case.
Gordon: If Millionaire is any indication, let's have MORE celebrities! :P
Chico: Let's NOT...we're going to have more, aren't we?
Gordon: And theme weeks.
Chico: Theme weeks only work when the players work. Special Delivery
week... That worked. Soap Opera Week... not so much.
Gordon: Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders week, part 2?
Chico: You'd like that one, wouldn't you?
Gordon: Why yes, yes I would.
Jason: Go, cheerleaders!
Chico: Heh. Next question?
Gordon: Next one...
4) We have new classmates. How well can they handle the chores?
Chico: Someone's going to go the distance more than once. And it'll
happen sooner than later.
Gordon: Less questions = greater possibility. And I agree with it. They
didn't do anything to cut the budget and I think we'll see more winners.
Jason: The classmates will be fine.
Chico: They always are They're no dumb cookies. You want to talk about
dating ourselves? The inaugural class on AYSTA5G... are in high school now.
Perhaps learning to drive.
Jason: Damn. Just Damn.
Chico: Just damn indeed.
Gordon: Last question?
Chico: Last one...
5) Last year, 5th Grader averaged a 1.8, or a "C-" in the school grading system.
This year, 5th Grader will average...
Jason: The same...a 1.8
Chico: I'll go with that... Maybe a little less. I'll say 1.6
Gordon: 1.4. I think the changes hurt the show. Now, it's Bonus Time.
Chico: Bonus Time!
Gordon: To end this series (and so we don't have to deal with it next
week), it's time for...
Chico: Start us off, G.
1) How is Mark McGrath going to do in his role?
Chico: He's doing just fine. He's getting involved without getting
OVER-involved. He is good as the conduit. However, he LOOKS awful. There was
some bad plastic surgery there. As long as he doesn't force it, it will be ok.
Gordon: Well forget the fact that he looks like a plastic pizza for one
Gordon: He's doing ok. The good news is that he is a conduit. The bad
news is that he doesn't have the personality to not be a conduit, if you know
what I mean.
Jason: Yeah, no depth.
Chico: Dial it down a few. Next...
2) Will we lose anything in the grand translation of things?
Jason: Yeah, pacing and meaning. This is FLUFF. Light as a cloud
Chico: A placeholder until Wendy Williams starts. How YOU doin?
Gordon: The translation of the show is as faulty as a Buffalo Bills
Quarterback trying to read a defense.
Chico: What did the Bills ever do to you? :-)
Gordon: I'm equal opportunity and I picked on Carolina for too long.
Chico: True. Next question?
Gordon: Next one...
3) How many $50,000 winners will we see on the show?
Chico: At the rate we're going? Four if we're lucky
Gordon: I think we get a few. I'd go with 3 or 4
Chico: Next ...
4) How many questions could we possibly get in without all the padding and/or
Gordon: Honestly? 10.
Chico: You think a whole game?
Gordon: If you start the music and play it quick, yes. Why not? Or Make
it like Millionaire and have returning contestants.
Chico: Or something.
Gordon: But the way they have it sucks.
Chico: But don't leave it at 5. That's just chupo.
Gordon: Last one.
5) Don't Forget The Lyrics's debut week gave them a rating of 0.4. This
season they will average...
Chico: 0.2. If it limps out the gate like that.... Forget it.
Gordon: 0.0. I don't think it makes it to the full season.
Chico: Neither do I. Spin a 1 share. I DARE YOU.
Gordon: (spins wheel)
Chico: Ha HA.
Gordon: I landed on the Roll That Beutiful Brain Footage Space.
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. We'll start this week off with the Business End, and
the two words that Gordon Pepper has been waiting five long months to hear.
Gordon: Lottery Winner?
Chico: ...no. "Finally... Judges."
the surprise of absolutely no one, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are joining
Randy Jackson on American Idol next season. Also joining up as on-site mentor is
Interscope CEO and creator of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, Jimmy Iovine.
Gordon: Weeee! Flying Shark!
Jason: Can you say Jump the Shark? I know you can.
Chico: Now say what you will about JLo and the Aerosmith dude, but for
me... at least... the key to the show's continued survival will be Jimmy. He's
legitimate. He's going to be brutally honest. And he's going to be expected to
not tell anyone what they want to hear, but what they need to. I couldn't tell
you who won last year, but it's like all of a sudden, let's stop being "the
show" and get back to the music already. Welcome to "good idea 4 years ago"
Gordon: Honestly, that's not what's going to cause the death of idol.
According to Iovine, there's no more theme weeks. Instead, the singers will
be in their own genre the whole 13 weeks and sing only music from their own
Chico: Sounds like season 1 if you ask me.
Gordon: They are going with decades to limit the singers fro 36 (or
whatever) to 12. Then when you get to the Final 12, it's stay in your own genre.
I think that's a ridiculously bad idea.
Chico: It makes things a little less interesting and a little less
Gordon: It turns into Starmaker.
Gordon: I think this spells the end of Idol, because they are getting rid
of why people tuned in to see Idol to begin with.
Chico: Right Taking the challenge down a notch.
Gordon: So that, for me, is a red light. Do we have any green lights?
Chico: I got greenlights.
Wednesday, October 6, is the season premiere of Destroy... Build... DESTROOOOOOY!
Coupled with that is the reboot of Hole in the Wall, both on Cartoon Network.
Gordon: Can they destroy the Hole in the Wall set?
Chico: You'd like that. Hell, I'd like that.
Chico: Teck Holmes of the Real World will host the reboot... and maybe
it'll actually do well. But then again, it was only entertaining the first 13
seconds the first time.. so I don't know.
Gordon: The only good thing is that if they get the same ratings FOX
got...it's a huge hit.
Gordon: One thing very hard to destroy - a Datebook.
3rd has Season 3 of The Next Iron Chef (Jose Garces, MIA) and October 4 has
Logo's The Arrangement, about a flower competition.
Chico: That's lovely. Anybody know why Garces is MIA on NIC?
Chico: That's just... weird
Gordon: Maybe he needs to get fully loaded.
Gameshows.com channel has added three more shows: Dotto, Blind Date, and Two for
the Money. One of these shows is... rrrrrrrRRRRRIGGED! Just thought I'd point
Gordon: Nice. So stupidity goes back through the ages.
Jason: There you go.
Chico: Yep. But you're going to keep us current, aren't you?
Gordon: I am.
YOU smarter than...Ojani Noa, who wants to audition for Ameircan Idol and who
makes no bones about telling the world. 2 problems - 1. He's Jennifer Lopez's Ex
(No No) and he's 36 (MAJOR Age limit No No)
Gordon: Idol has threatened a lawsuit if he shows up.
Chico: Woops! Bad Ojani! You play by the rules, same as everyone else
Gordon: But we're not done.
Are YOU Smarter than...Jeff Zucker, who gets dumped by Comcast after, in his
quotes, 'they didn't like the way I handled the whole Jay Leno thing'.
Jason: You think?
Chico: Gee, whatever gave you THAT idea?
Gordon: Take one network, wipe out their 10pm programming, watch the
ratings fall off the cliff and expect to keep your job? Ummm....no.
Chico: And then the whole Leno/Conan thing. That... that wasn't going to
end well, and you knew it.
Gordon: Pretty much. Here's some Haterade
Gordon: And here's your waiter.
Jason: He looks good in a tux
Gordon: He does. Spanking.
Chico: There's a finger in my water.
It, Keep It, a show we liked, passed the year of expiry. Kenny Vs. Spenny also
did, but that can stay dead.
Jason: Sorry to hear about Catch It...
Gordon: Can we douse Kenny Vs. Spenny with fire so it doesn't resurrect
Jason: (hands Chico the lighter fluid)
Chico: Now let's go global...
big news out of the UK... Money Drop going to MIPCOM. Which means the format
Chico: Oh yeah... Yay.
Jason: I have to SEE it before I go yay
Chico: I'm just waiting for one of the shoes to drop on Fox... I really
hate to say this, but I'm hoping that comedy block after Glee goes.
Gordon: I predict Lonestar hits Tombstone.
Chico: Lone Star already has a foot in the grave.
Gordon: Which means more spots available for Media Hoes
Jason: They are lining up
Chico: Yup. *plays "Pimpin All Over the World"
this weeks Media Ho report, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough may be an item,
Mark Cuban guest stars on Shark Tank, Colin Quinn goes to Broadway...Bob Barker
is better after fainting at a shooting range, Drew Carey loses 80 pounds, Top
Chef ALl-Stars announces their new cast...Tim Gunn pulls a controversian Project
Runway rant off his Facebook, Jeff B. Davis, Brad Sherwood and David Lawrence
will try their hand at announcing for TPIR, and Bo Bice goes on Don't Forget the
Chico: Why Bo, Why?
Gordon: But none of them is the Ho of the Week.
Gordon: Oh Chico.
Chico: Oh Gordon.
Gordon: The ho is... Brad Womack.
Chico: Oh dear. Not him
Gordon: For the first time in Bachelor History, we have a repeat
Gordon: And Chico is really excited about it.
Jason: Not me.
Gordon: So Brad's going to try to look for love. Again. Good luck on
Chico: Maybe he'll stop being a ho long enough to actually find
Gordon: (Tosses Helmet to Chico)
Chico: *runs into wall*
Gordon: And those...are your hoes.
Chico: ... Shut it off, Gordon
Gordon: And that's Brainvision. Shut it down.
Jason: Shutting down.
Chico: Still to come, we clean up the toilet. But first... Since Gordon
decided to pull the Bachelor card, I'm going to make him read some tweets.
Gordon: We have a new game. And it's all about the Tweeting.
Jason: Keeping up with the Trends
Chico: That's how we roll. This is WLTI: The 25th Season. You give us 22
minutes, we'll give you a box of black and white cookies.
Gordon: Tasty cookies.
Jason: Very tasty cookies
Chico: With lots of frosting.
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