January 31, 2005
Jeff: I said "Hey! Hey,
hey! I've got your money."
Chico: Can you dig it!!!!!!!1111oneone
Joe: Caaaaaaaaaan yoooooooooou dig iiiiiiiiiiiiiiit?
Jason H: Guys.......please tell me he was just putting
Jeff: I think some people really talk like that. But
certainly got a diagnosable personality disorder.
Joe: Yeah. Boneheaditis.
Chico: Heh. Well, welcome back. This is the thing
and we're the
Gordon: Just when we think we can't add any more
Eberle is here to join us.
Travis Eberle: I brought donuts for everyone.
Jeff: [Homer voice] Ooh...donuts.
Joe: WHOO KRISPY KREME!
Jeff: Are we doing that "thing" with the "stuff" and
Chico: Yeah, the thing with the stuff and... someone
Travis: The 7/11 down the street just got a Krispy
Jason H: w00t
Gordon: Where's the coffee, Travis?
Joe: So good you'll...never mind.
Gordon: He didn't bring the coffee. Rookie.
Travis: I...don't drink coffee. Sorry, everyone.
Jason B: Krispy Kreme=Donut Crack.
Jeff: Got that right
Jason H: I can dig it
Jeff: Donut Crunk?
Dan: Krispy Kreme=Donut Crunk
Chico: Anywho, up next, Dan, we have 20 Questions
for you. It's
a little thing we do with our special guests. Pecking order is
Gordon, myself, Jason H, Jason B, Joe, Travis, and Jeff.
Jeff: Seems I've got the short end of the stick.
Jason B: You said stick.
Travis: The three basement guys. :)
Joe: No wait, that's Beavis' laugh. I was going for
Jeff: Pecking order...leads to peckers...or pepper.
Gordon: That would be Pepper - and yes, he's up.
Chico: We've done lost control =p
Dan: There was control???
Chico: Oh. Good point.
Gordon: Here we go, Dan - 1) We all know about your run
in Greed, but
you have another game show appearance happening in April. Please tell us all
about it - Or all you can tell us about.
Dan: Well.....Meredith and I will be on WWTBAM together.
somewhere between a thousand and a million. No Llama Mama here.
Travis: Meredith is on everyday. :)
Jeff: Co-hosting gig, Dan? Awesome coup there.
Jason B: Awesome Dan...do you have a date?
Jeff: The poor llama baby is an orphan?
Chico: No llama mama.
Jeff: No llama mama. That's sad
Travis: Lord knows there's plenty of $0 losers already.
Dan: I asked Annette Bening, but she said she was busy
on April 13-14.
Jason B: Noted.
Dan: 30 days later will be more exciting
Gordon: 30 Days later, eh? Hmmm.....noted as well.
Chico: 2) Even though we know your history, for the
may not, did you have any quizzes under your belt before
Greed or was this
something you just came into?
Dan: 1974...Jokers Wild with jack barry. Also - Break
the Bank, $ale
of the Century, Hollywood Connection, Jeopardy!...
Joe: WHoOOO Joker's Wild and Sale of the Century!
Two of my
Dan: And I "worked" on many other shows.
Jeff: Joker...Joker!...No sale.
Dan: Scrabble, Name That Tune, Tic Tac Dough, Monopoly.
Way.... Greed called me to be on the show.....I mean apply and
take the test. I was
in someone's rolodex. J! was the ultimate though - but Jason's
Chico: I can imagine.
Dan: I thought I was done with game shows after that. I
bow to Jason
Jason B: Thank you.
Dan: I was a one time J! champion. I was a big LOSER on
Chico: Well, I was a Greed/Millionaire reject =p
Dan: Sorry. You might have had a lame captain.
Travis: Greed didn't last long enough for me to try
out, but I DID
bomb the Millionaire '02 audition.
Jeff: I managed top-of-the-heap roadkill.
Jason H: 3) Aside from your game show appearances,
what was your
best game show experience?
Dan: Hmmmm...My first one on Joker. I had always wanted
to be on a
game show - I watched Concentration in the 50's and I loved GE
Unfortunately I went to USC and they had retired as five time
Jeff: Did they get a car, like on Jeopardy?
Dan: I liked Joker...especially since Dan Enright gave
me the answers.
Just kidding about Dan, may he rest in peace.
Jason H: Have you ever had any other involvement in
Bowl, as an alma mater?
Dan: there was nothing like that either at my high
school or when I
went to USC. They now participate in QB I think, but back
Jason B: 4) You have the most incredible attitude for a
man who lost
$2.2 Million. How did you do it? How did you not jump off the studio roof? :)
Dan: I lost 200k.....not 2.2 mil......it's ok though. I
went in with
nothing, I went with the odds....which weren't that bad. How
often will someone
ask you one question for 2.2 mil?
Chico: Not that often.
Travis: Especially if you take away two of the 'easy'
the odds are much better.
Jeff: I'm predicting once.
Jason B: Is it once...?
Travis: Only if Millionaire does another stunt.
Dan: If I had had 400k like Melissa and Curtis I would
Joe: 5) Have you ever been approached to serve as a
Dan: Nope. I've thought about it though.....J! would be
Joe: I would think with that many shows you'd be
qualified to serve as one.
Jeff: The J! coordinators seem to be having a good
time at work.
Dan: But then I'd have to invite all of you to be
Jeff and Jason.
Jason H: Pfft, ME on Jeopardy?
Dan: Because I can be bought....for 2.2 mil.
Gordon: And then I would be disqualified for
auditioning on a game
show because I know someone on it - AGAIN.
Travis: 6) Did the actually pipe in the music beds for
each of the
questions on Greed, or was it quiet on the set?
Dan: Very quiet from what I recall. People in the
talking to me, while Dick Clark tried to decide what Chuck
Travis: So, they really WERE flying by the seat of
Dan: Actually, I am not sure about music. I was kind of
on Curtis' hair - and Melissa's bod.
Travis: Can't blame ya, man. Not at all.
Jeff: Yeah...nice hair
Gordon: I remember with the one million dollar question,
changed the answer, the audience went nuts. Was that
Dan: I have a long explanation if you'd like one.
Gordon: Please explain.
Jeff: Yes Uncle Dan. Tell us a story...
Travis: Yay! Story time!
Dan: On the million dollar question, we made our
Chico: Remind us what the question was... People who
Dan: Yes. The choices... Joan or Arc, Buddy
Gehrig, Rudolph Valentino, Janis Joplin, Harry
Houdini, James Dean, and Chris
Farley. I made my choice... Valentino... but was not happy about
Skirboll (Greed contestant) said Joan of Arc. Curtis Warren
and 'Big Haired Guy') said James Dean. I
said Valentino, but Curtis
looked unhappy. According to the rules, I can choose someone
to make the 4th
choice or do it myself, then I can still change an answer, so
I let smarty hair
make the 4th choice. He chooses Janis Joplin but his body
language makes it apparent the I might not have right answer. Now I can change
an answer, and I
knew first two were correct and upon reflection and his
vigorous choice of Janis.. those three were right. So I say... "I'm going to
change my answer'. Chuck
says, "to what", and I say, "hopefully the right one".
Jeff: You had to see that response coming. Rimshot!
Dan: I decided that Valentino may have been older than I
changed it to ..........Buddy Holly. The rest is
history... though I knew we
still had a buyout....a new Jaguar with 25k in the trunk.
Chico: And then comes the question, wich we all
know by now. "Is Buddy Holly worth a million dollars?"
Jeff: Only if he's dead.
Travis: You forgot the long pause, Chico. :)
Dan: If we got 3 correct and thought the 4th was wrong,
we could walk
with the jag.
Jason B: Nice XK8 though :)
Jeff: Not as nice as your Tahoe, Jason.
Dan: Curtis should have sandbagged me though. When I
said buddy.. I
could tell that he knew we had the million.
Gordon: If his expression caused you to bail out, and
the answer was
right, then he and Melissa would have split your $200,000?
Dan: By the Way... Valentino was 30 when he died.
Gordon: What was the producer's reaction when the
audience went nuts
after you changed your answer? Did the audience reaction help?
Dan: The audience was not sure that we had it right.
They were not the
most perceptive of audiences, as they were young.
Jeff: They never are, above 32k for Millionaire,
Gordon: So they were more applauding on Curtis's
reaction than the
Gordon: Great story.
Jeff: 7) Do you think your career has allowed you more
opportunities to get involved in gameshows? If so, explain.
Dan: Just living in LA was good for that earlier, but
freelance photographer has allowed me the time to travel to
auditions for WWTBAM -
Chicago '01, NYC three times (except last August, I was there
for a football game
in DC) and the last audition was in Las Vegas. I was there
anyway. BTW, I
never participated in the BAM phone game.
Gordon: 8) On a recent On The Cover, million dollar
winner Tim Hsieh
was matched up against Winning Lines $500,000 winner Catherine
Rahm. If you
were back on Jeopardy with your choice of contestants. who
would they be?
Jeff: Two stupid people.
Gordon: And would hair guy be one of them?
Dan: You mean anyone?
Jeff: Stephen Hawking and Paris Hilton - those would be
Dan: Other than llamas from BAM?
Gordon: Anyone, including llamas.
Chico: And llama mamas.
Dan: I'd like to try my brother Ernie and maybe
Jeff...but I want to
be sure and win...so I'll take Emma Suchard.
Jeff: I believe he is referring to my younger
daughter, who doesn't
even like gameshows.
Dan: The other one is too smart, she would make me laugh
with her mock
seriousness...actually, I'd like to play Alex Trebek and Ken
Jennings if this
was a dream match.
Chico: I'd actually like to see the Suchard
daughters go up
against each other. Anyway, 9) Is Ernie as big a quiz nut as
Dan: No, he is not, He is smart but not as trivia
myself.....I mean I play NTN every Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday. He's not bad,
Chico: So it was a matter of honor that brought him
to the show
or something? =p
Dan: He applied - they used him so they could refer back
to me, but he
still made more than me. I just want to try out my finger of
Jason H: 10) You were on $ale back in the 80s. If
you've ever seen
the Aussie version of $ale of the Century, what's your take on
that show, and
do you think it would work nowadays?
Dan: Heck, I can barely remember the show (though there
semi-shout out to it on my BAM appearance). I never saw the
Aussie version, but I think
a lot of old show concepts could work.
Dan: I'd surely try out.
Jeff: Bowling for $2.2 million dollars?
Jason H: Count me in for that!
Dan: I'd bowl for 2.2.
Travis: Bowling for Bucks. I can dig it.
Joe: So would Gordon.
Gordon: I'm bowling for bucks...and it's a Strike!
Jason H: I'd bowl for that
Chico: I'm there. I'm so there.
Jeff: Finally... a sports reference we all can enjoy.
Jason H: Hmmm, seems like we have a lot of bowlers
Dan: It could work, but I just like to watch.
Jason B: 11) Okay Dan, we all know about the Quest for Ken
coming up...Will Ken win it? If not...who?
Dan: I'll bet that he won't.
Jason B: Who will emerge though?
Dan: The others will have come up through the tourney
and be "battle
tested" as it were.
Jeff: Well, a priori, KJ has a one-in-three chance,
and he's good
on the buzzer.
Dan: I think it will be someone younger...a more recent
champ who will
not wear out.
Chico: But will three games in a tourney format wear
Jeff: 3 games wear him out? He did 5 a day for weeks.
Jason B: I am hoping for Eddie Timanus or Robin Carroll.
Dan: I'm just saying that the others will be on their
game, so to
speak. Remember, he almost lost his first game.
Jeff: I'd put $5 on KJ. But wouldn't it be cool if he
and just stood there, raking in a quarter million?
Dan/Jason H: lol
Dan: He would not do that. He will compete.
Jeff: I know.
Dan: But this will be against the best.
Joe: He's too competitive to sit back and let it
Dan: I just don't think he will win.
Joe: 12) Do you think you could kick Ken Jennings's
Dan: I'd love to try, but he may be too good on the
Travis: 13) What show from the past did you not get on that you would
have liked to play?
Travis: NONE? You sure?
Dan: Every show I applied for I got on. I turned down a
Rhyme and Reason.
Gordon: That is impressive.
Dan: Well....being a minority helps...gotta be honest
about that. I do like Wheel though.
Chico: Wow... I want some of what you had :)
Dan: Yup. Wheel of Crunk
Jeff: 14) If they had a Seniors :) version of Fear
you go for it?
Travis: Geriatric Fear Factor! It can't miss!
Gordon: Fear Factor?
Dan: I'd eat some of those things or sit a bathtub of
don't think so.
Gordon: Would you eat the Balut, Dan?
Gordon: I had some at a Filipino banquet I was on last
Dan: I've eaten some weird things in survival classes
Chico: Okay. 15) Past or present, your favorite game
Dan: GE College Bowl...for the team aspect.
Jeff: Excellent choice.
Jason H: Good answer, good answer!
Dan: And the questions which were not pop oriented.
Chico: 16) Your favorite host of all time?
Dan: I love the testiness of Regis, or maybe that's the
New Yorker in
him, but for classic.... Tom Kennedy.
Travis: Good pick.
Dan: Are there bad picks?
Jason H: Patrick Wayne. :-p
Jeff: Kennedy from Friend or Foe
Joe: Not Kennedy.
Gordon: Jim 'I l love to hawk slot machines' Caldwell
Chico: Rotozips, Gordon.
Gordon: Slot machines too.
Chico: 17) If you were the Executive Producer, which
you bring back?
Dan: I like the corniness of Concentration - daytime
Chico: 50s, 70s or 80's?
Dan: I did say corny.
Chico: Well, the 70s were also corny. The prize
sounds like it came out of bad porn.
Dan: And you know this from watching bad porn? Is there
Jeff: What constitutes "bad" porn? Must have been the
Chico: Yeah. 18) What game would you see yourself
Dan: I'd love to do J! I'd love to try my hand at
French, er Freedom, phrases and names.
Chico: Really... you know what you have to do now...
You have to say "No, sorry" as indignant as you can.
Dan: I will come up with my own phrase.
Jeff: Like, "No, you idiot!"
Dan: maybe a
Chico: Just look at him funny. Like, "You really think that's the
Gordon: I'd love to hear Dan say Jeoportmanteau.
Jeff: Get four Whammys and you're outta there.
Jeff: What was the average age of the American combat
Vietnam? 19 - that is.
Gordon: Thank you, Paul Hardcastle.
Chico: 19) Since we kinda got an answer to this
switch it up a bit... If you could get ERNIE on another show,
what would it be?
Travis: That's easy. "Family Feud". :)
Dan: I'd put him on family feud...just kidding. I think
he was on with
my sister, etc. They lost. I'd put him on BAM - I think he
might do well.
Jeff: And they didn't ask you to go with them on Feud?
Dan: He knows pop culture. He is younger than me.
Chico: They probably would've cleaned out then...
Dan: I didn't want to go.
Dan: Only go where I can lose BIG
Gordon: LOL A little sibling rivalry with you and
Ernie, eh? And the
Chico: And finally, 20) the Create-a-Question.
time for you to get anything you want off your chest.
Dan: Nothing really...other than I hope the game show
I don't want BAM to be my last appearance, and I don't want to
Geriatric Fear Factor.
Joe: Good. We don't want you to either.
Dan: Amazing Race is intriguing though.
Chico: Oh yeah.
Gordon: You and Jeff Suchard as an Amazing Race team?
Dan/Jason H: hmmm.
Dan: I think he and his wife would make better TV.
Jeff: Julie would be jealous.
Gordon: We may see them team up - but we may let them
go at each
other's throats... right after the break.
Dan: Maybe Melissa Skirboll and I...=)
Chico: Wouldn't that make Curtis jealous?
Dan: He's married.
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