Chico: Welcome back to WLTI. Thanks for being a part of our fortnight and
allowing our fortnight to be a part of yours.
Gordon: And with that, I see hamsters, and cheese and...Turkey? No, we're a
little too early for..yah! It's alive! (Turkey runs out of room)...someone has
figured out we're vegan here.
Chico: Or I smell an evil cat hiding in that turkey.
(snickering comes from other room)
Gordon: Silly Eve. 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: Thank you Doug Morris. Now the first item... I need a bag with a tag and
a bat to match. It's a biggie.
Gordon: (Wheels in items)
has picked up another old favorite... And much more of a fit to Pat Finn's
talents... Shop 'til You Drop drops December 2
Gordon: I like the idea. It's a cheap pickup, and you have to be wondering, as
it's cheap to produce, is this the next thing GSN is thinking of making new
Chico: Maybe. It isn't that bad of a show. It got better over time. Then JD
Roberto came and ruined everything.
Gordon: For me, it was always in the 'I'll watch it if there's nothing else on'
category, but it wasn't a bad show.
Chico: I believe we get the part of the run where Dee Bradley baker is the
announcer. Of course he's now on American Dad! Another big GSN pickup....The
syndicated Saaaaaaale of the Century! GSN is banking on variations of a theme
Gordon: Another easy show to recreate. PLEASE no Temptation.
Chico: How about the Super Deal? Can we recreate that daddy?
Gordon: We can in the datebook.
Chico: And get me a dream car while you're at it.
November, so it's time to award $50,000 again in real cash money if you win the
Big Deal. And it's Dream Car week on The Price is Right. Gee, I wonder if it's
November sweeps time.
Chico: Possibly. I also know if you're a fan of Millionaire... And a fan of
Nashville... And you like big moments... You don't want to miss Wednesday's
show. We won't say what happened, but a former Whoser is involved.
Gordon: November is coming, and I need more heat in my apartment. I also need to
get more fully loaded.
if you are a fan of the Voice, there's a new way to save your favorite. You can
do so via the Twitter Voice Save. Here is how it works. When the bottom 3 is
revealed, you'll have five minutes to tweet the name of the artist you wish to
save and the hashtag, #VoiceSave.
Chico: Thoughts, G?
Gordon: It's a money grab because the bottom 3 have as much chance of winning
this as chyron operators have of getting voting numbers right on shows.
Chico: Be kind, man
Gordon: Kind? I thought that was a fruit and nut bar.
Chico: I'll tell you one thing. It does cancel out chaos theory and makes the
show that less fun to watch. But it does show that they care about who wins. Not
so much about how they do afterwards, but who wins. As for Kind, you're a nut.
And speaking of nuts...
Gordon: (Wheels in Whiteboard)
YOU Smarter than...those same pesky chyron people that contnue to muck up shows
because they can't get their numbers straight. This time it's the X Factor, who
couldnt possibly need another reason for their show to go down the drain like
Chico: We'll get to THAT later
Gordon: 2.3 million people for their first Top 12 show. not good. Now for
man goes into a bank and robs it. He uses the ID of...wait for it...Nick Cannon.
Nick is in a different country at the time, so it wasn't him. but ouch.
Chico: Why you wanna do that for?
Gordon: It wasn't me. I wouldn't use Nick Cannon's ID. I'd use yours.
Chico: Now HOLD ON A MINUTE! Why you wanna do THAT for?!
Gordon: Cause then I can go on a vacation with all the money. Where would I be
Gordon: Good show!
by product of X Factor tanking (again, we'll get to that) is that Simon Cowell
may be freed up to return to Britain's Got Talent, which is not faring too darn
well without him. It's still doing good, but not spectacular.
Gordon: Simon will certainly help out that show.
Chico: Yep Can't hurt.
Gordon: Neither can more media hoes. (Plays Luda)
this week's Media Ho Report, jeff Probst hangs out with 2 and a half men, Aisha
Tyler does HBO, Mariah Carey throws Nicki Minaj very far under the bus...Tim
Gunn does a Runway companion show, Watson does the Cloud, and Wanda Sykes will
once again bring back Last Comic Standing, the show that refuses to die.
Chico: The Lazarus show
Gordon: It is. but none of them are the hoes of the week.
Chico: What have you sir?
Gordon: Your hoes are Bob Barker and Drew Carey, who will be reuniting - again -
for a Price is Right week of shows. Think Monty Hall.
Chico: That would be December 12
Gordon: Sounds about right.
Chico: Guess whose 90th birthday that will be.
Gordon: It could be Trader Bob's
Chico: Could be.
Gordon: And those...are your hoes. And that's Brainvision. Shut it down.
Chico: Done and done. Okay, still to come... What are the chances that a talent
show will die and stay dead? That and more as we Play the Percentages. See you
after the break on WLTI.
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Gordon: I would play the percentages that you are an electronics geek.
Chico: You know this, man
Gordon: I do. I have a feeling we have other percentages
Chico: We do. First up...
for the first two editions of season 2 of The Chase. What percentage would you
give season 3?
Gordon: 75%. Not everything is based on ratings. I hear the app is doing very
well online too.
Chico: I'll go with 85%. Good show, great production values, killer buzz. GSN
would be rather foolish not to pounce on this.
Gordon: Next one...
chances that we'll see someone who has played Survivor before make it to the
Final 3 this season/
Chico: 98.6 percent. There are some non champs who are playing like champs. If
Tyson doesn't make final 3, I'll be surprised.
Gordon: Tyson and Gervase are both playing this game much better than they used
to, yet it wouldn't surprise me if you had a coup. That being said, 90%
Chico: Next one...
week is Dream Car week and Supwr Deal Week on CBS. Part 1: what is the
percentage someone wins a Dream car, and part 2: what is the percent someone
wins the Super Deal?
Gordon: Part 1 75%. There will be at least one game where the producers will go
'Take the damn car', and someone will. Part 2. 16%. This is a HUGE combination
of luck and guts, so this isn't a gimme.
Chico: I will go 80 percent on part 1. It's basically going to be "hard but not
impossible." Part 2... 10 percent. A lot of things have to happen before you can
even think about the super deal.
Gordon: Next one...
Studdard was just put back into the game on The Biggest Loser. How nice. What's
the chances he makes it to the end?
Chico: 5 percent. He's going to have to work, and if you ask me, we've pretty
much gotten all the star power we can out of him.
Gordon: 6.9 percent. He's not losing it fast enough and with multi-contestant
eliminations looming, he's going to be cut quicker than his last record
Chico: I see what you did there. Next...
the question we've been teasing all episode. The X Factor... Do we see season 4?
Gordon: No we don't. This is way too expensive to produce to get those ratings
numbers. i can't go into negatives, but another 6.9%.
Chico: I'll do you one better. 0.69% See what I did, G? You see that?
Gordon: I was THIS close to doing that, but I didn't because I think FOX needs
Cowell, and that could cause a renewal. Last one...
Pablo Galavis (sp) is your new Bachelor. What's the % that we will get a
wonderful marriage from this betrothed man.
Chico: Here's the thing. I'm thinking in this case he's not just looking for a
wife, he's looking for a mother. On the other hand, the typical Bachelor
contesti is NOT of the matronly mold. 0.69%
Gordon: Yeah. this isn't looking too good. 0.23%
Chico: A third of an O-69. There's a sentence that doesn't come up often enough.
Chico: Okay, questions and answers at the speed of light. What's the percentage
of that happening after the break?
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Chico: We're gonna get letters. And maybe an NSA probe. Who knows?
Gordon: He did it (points)
Chico: (Points back, shakes head) But I will do a Speed Round. And it starts....
Wait for it... Wait a little more...A little moRIGHT NOW!
Gordon: Survivor: Does the pagonging continue?
Chico: If they're smart it does. I think Ciera has to sell mama down the river.
Dream Car week. Do we see a big winner?
Gordon: Yes we do. What about LMAD?
Chico: One person takes a shot at it, nobody wins it. Teacher's Tournament. Who
Gordon: The MAWG.
Chico: I'm going to go dark horse. The not-MAWG
Gordon: Millionaire celebritty week - does anyone go all the way?
Chico: Hmmm... That's a good question...I myself don't know. what I DO know is
that there wouldn't be a presser released if someone DIDN'T.... ABC
Gordon: Dun dun dunnnnnnn. Any emails?
Chico: Let me check my wonder bag...From Stephen Buus on our FB wall...
Did Anne Baxter just get the
reverse Thomas Hurley treatment on Teachers J!?
Chico: I think he's referring to the moment in
the quarter finals where she misspelled her response but it was deemed correct
as it did not affect the pronunciation of ... I think it was "Diana Nyad".
Gordon: I think Jeopardy has been fairly consistent throughout the years on
Chico: Yep. And this didn't change this week. Thanks for the post. And hey, if
you want to be cool like Stephen, like us on Facebook! Or follow us on Twitter @wltiongsnn.
Or just mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And with that we're going to take
our ball and go home. Next week, The Chase, The Voice, the Race, Survivor,
Jeopardy, Millionaire... And that's just the first act!
Gordon: And we bring the cars and cash. For Chico, this is Gordon, saying Game
Over and Spread the Love.