February 21, 2005
Crumble before... the CHAIR!
Joe: Toss-up question: how many of you have seen the last
episode of High Rollers with Alex Trebek, and if so, do you
really think Alex was drunk as has been rumored?
Chico: Never saw it.
Gordon: I have, and I think he was.
Joe: Ben Ziek lent me his copy. And I think exactly the
Chico: Do tell, Joe.
Joe: I believe the Alex we've seen on Jeopardy! these last
20 years is an anomaly.
Chico: I always thought that. Because seeing Alex on a
non-Jeopardy! show, you know he's radically different.
Joe: Anyone who's watched Classic Concentration knows how
loose and funny he really is...as is anyone who's been to a
Jeopardy taping and watched Alex joke around.
Chico: Concentration... I remember seeing his eps of Card
Sharks and Wheel of Fortune.
Gordon: I think he's much more like his very smarmy
Chico: And there was this one video where he's hawking Phone
Jeopardy and... well, we can't repeat this, because younger
fans are watching.
Gordon: I think he really had to curtail it for Jep - but I
think he did a lot of homework studying Fleming's style. That
being said, I don't think he was
smashed, but I don't think he was completely sober either.
Chico: Maybe just a bit... relaxed. Yeah.
Joe: Alex has been accused of being smarmy as of late by
many people; I think that's just a result of Alex's trying to
maintain a no-nonsense attitude.
Gordon: I liked him smarmy.
Gordon: I have a feeling we'll get into that more as we get
into Accuracy or Idiocy - Chico?
Chico: Very simple. I take an observation. You assess it.
Accuracy or idiocy?
Gordon: Sounds good - let's begin.
Chico: First up...
Jason: I am ready.
The questions are harder.
Chico: Accuracy or idiocy?
Joe: Idiocy. They don't seem harder to me.
Jason: Idiocy; they are on the same level.
Gordon: Idiocy - I think they are on the same level. If they
get too hard, you lose the audience.
Chico: Agreed. Idiocy.
Jason: They will get harder though as the rounds get higher.
Gordon: Maybe the questions are more specific, but not harder.
Chico: Another one on that same level...
You can prepare for this tournament.
Chico: I say idiocy. Trivia's trivia. You either know it or
Gordon: Accuracy - I think any trivia contest you can prepare
Joe: Absolute idiocy. Jeopardy has never been a format you
totally prepare for, IMHO.
Gordon: Especially something that is academic in nature, like
Jeopardy. You know you need to brush up Geography and
presidential history - because you will have to deal with that
in one form or another. Maybe you won't know the specific
questions, but you will know the topics, so I think it's
Chico: That may be true, but other than that, the sheer
randomness of the format means you can't be ready for it 100
Gordon: But you know that state capitals, presidents,
countries, history, art and music will be somewhere in there.
Chico: Yeah, but how small of a fraction is that?
Gordon: It's pretty big.
Chico: Maybe so, but three to one says it's pretty idiotic.
Gordon: Well, Leszek Pawlowicz has been studying hard - let's
see how he finishes.
Chico: Next up...
Everyone is on equal footing. Again, quoth Alex Trebek.
Gordon: Two Words. Eddie Timanus. Idiotic.
Joe: Idiocy. Two more words = Ken Jennings.
Chico: And the kicker is... Alex said this.
Jason: They all have to answer the same questions. Therefore
equal footing :)
Chico: I have to agree....With...Jason.
Jason: Eddie proved he can beat the sighted people. Case
Joe: But Ken got a free pass to the finals. How is that
Chico: They all have to answer the same questions, and
they're all reasonably skilled.
Joe: Not that I don't like Ken...
Gordon: Nine people gets first round byes. One person gets to
the final game. Explain to me how that is equal to the other
Chico: Good point. I guess Alex was... relaxed in saying
You never know who's going to win, because you have three
Chico: I think idiocy, because even if you don't know, you
have some idea.
Jason: You can tell that the bigger winners will usually win
Chico: I knew Bob Harris was going to win. I knew Vinita was
going to win.
Jason: And I knew Dan Mejia too.
Chico: Dan Melia.
Gordon: Accuracy, Just ask Babu.
Joe: I think it's accuracy. Just because they're bigger
winners doesn't make them a lock.
Gordon: I think that wagering is going to be a HUGE factor in
Chico: Nope. That's only guaranteed to the 10 biggest winners
Gordon: I think you will see a few MAJOR upsets before this
one is done.
Chico: We'll see. Could be that Michael Braun, the youngest
in the tourney, meets Frank Spangenburg and gives him one up
Joe: One up the WHAT?!?!
Jason: Nice image Chico.
Joe: Yeah, really. Gadzooks.
Chico: The student has become the TEACHER! HWAAAAA! For
someone who's a Jeopardy! Million Dollar Master, your kung fu
is REALLY LOUSY!
Joe: OMG, I can't stop laughing.
Joe: Yeah, next.
The tourney has only the best in the show, or, rather, you
can't think of one person who isn't in the tourney that
deserves to be.
Jason: Besides me? :)
Chico: Besides you, Jason. :)
Joe: Idiocy. Where are Matt Otinger, Michael Cudahy and
Jason: I haven't seen everybody yet so I don't know.
Chico: Still licking their wounds from... that guy. No
Gordon: Idiocy. I want to see how Ben Tritle does.
Jason: When we see him at GSC...we need to chat to him about
Chico: There has to be some reaction.
Gordon: Last one.
This is one big fat obnoxious ratings ploy to milk the last
remaining light from the Jennings dynasty.
Joe: It's a rating ploy WITHOUT Jennings.
Gordon: You mean you don't actually think that this is to
truly find the best player in the past 20 years and to have a
celebration of everything that is
whole, joyous and good about the best trivia game show ever?
Joe: Well, it's that too.
Jason: Cynicism Hat--way on!
Chico: Hell no! You could have that every day!
Gordon: The hat is on and snug - Accuracy
Chico: That reminds me. I have to watch this week's NUMB3RS.
Joe: To me NUMB3RS is just a CSI ripoff.
Gordon: Here's a Number for you - I'll go on record that says
that at least 4 of the 9 first rounders don't get out of their
first round game.
Joe: You mean their second round game, then.
Jason: I will say 3. 3 upsets.
Gordon: Joe and Chico?
Chico: I say at least 3. But again, we'll see.
Joe: Don't know who they are. So I'll abstain here.
Gordon: We'll get more quick predictions as we get to THE BIG
FINISH - next!
Chico: Stay tuned!
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Chico: Welcome to Bizarro GSN. Where the best thing on is The
Price is Right.
Gordon: We're back with the still sleepy Jason Hernandez as we
plod along to The Big Finish!
Jason Hernandez: Let's do it.
Joe: Lock and load.
Jason H: Let's go!
Chico: First up, this week's Millionaire had a special PAF.
Anyone recognize him?
Joe: Bob Harris, wasn't it?
Jason B: Bob Harris--two shows in one week...and two wins
Jason H: Yeppers.
Chico: Oh yeah, and oh yeah.
Jason H: He knew it right away, good on him!
Chico: Didn't even need the choices!
Gordon: Bob Harris - if you are reading this, we'd love to
speak to you. Of course, Bob Harris can't really talk as he is
still in the Jep Tournament,but
Jason B: He has his own blog and website too.
Joe: Bob was as GSC for the SmartyPants quiz, IIRC.
Jason H: Yes....yes he was.
Jason B: Very very cool guy.
Jason H: I think it's cool that was saw a preview of the
Ultimate ToC. :-p
Jason B: Very true Jason.
Chico: Heh. Nice.
Jason H: Thanks, Jason.
Chico: So Bob, if you're reading... You rock hard..
Gordon: So we have invited Bob Harris, Jaclyn Crum, Omarosa and
others to e-mail us to join us. Will any of them respond?
Chico: I hope so.
Jason B: So do I.
Jason H: I think someone will respond.
Chico: Apprentice... is there ANY hope for the Magnas?
Joe: Who cares? Apprentice = teh suck.
Gordon: I think you have individuals, but the whole team is
screwed. Survivor - is there any way that Angie isn't the next
Chico: Let me think about that, Gordon. Okay, I'm done
Gordon: Speaking of responses, any e-mail, Chico?
Joe: MAIL TIME!
Jason B: MAIL TIME!
Chico: I have... nothing. You have anything?
Gordon: I got one - as a response to my rant from last time.
Jason B: Go for it.
Chico: Let's hear it.
Jason H: Whoo, mail!
Dear WLTI: Gordon - I thought you were completely on the mark with the
Burnett and African-American study. We haven't gotten a fair
shake on those shows. You did, however, leave someone out.
What do you think about Alicia Calaway? Gordon: She was in
All-Stars and she may be the best role model on the series.
Let me hear your thoughts and continue with the good work. -A
Black Man in NYC
Chico: She of the finger in Kimmi's face.
Jason B: She was very strong, very powerful and very
Jason H.: Ditto on that.
Gordon: Thanks, ABMINYC. I think you are right on Alicia. I
accidentally left her out on the equation. This may be the one
exception to the rule - and the one person that does fit the
positive role-model environment. Now lets see if we can have
more than ONE on a Mark Burnett show,
Joe: I'm with Gordon.
Jason H.: Here here!
Chico: Well, we hope that satisfies. And if you out there
want to send some stuff for us, send away! We'd LOVE to interr...
err, hear from you.
Jason B: Can I beg for mail?
Chico: Beg away, and you might want to remind everyone of the
Jason B: That's
Joe: And Amanda Avila, if you're reading this, I'd like to
talk to you...privately...over a candlelight dinner...my
Gordon: And what would Amy Jo Johnson say to that?
Chico: Well, that's all until next time. Big thanks again to
James Dinan, Jason Hernandez, Joe Van Ginkel, and Jason Block.
For Gordon Pepper... JOE?! I can't take you ANYWHERE, can I?
Joe: ...oh sorry...;P
Gordon: Let's get off the air before some of us get sued for
Jason B: Stop trolling for dates on the internet Joe :)
Jason B: We need this job.
Jason H.: *gasp* You're cyber-cheating!
Jason B: I need this job.
Chico: We will be back in 2 weeks, as I am off skiing next
Gordon: Don't put yourself in traction.
Chico: Me? Surely you jest... heh. I might end up breaking my
liver, which I didn't even know you could do.
Gordon: Liver or leave her
Chico: Bad Gordon... No beer.
Joe: AJJ won't talk to me, anyways.
Gordon: Gee, I wonder why?
Chico: For Gordon Pepper and everyone at Game Show Newsnet,
I'm Chico... or something... or yeah... Until next time,
someone date Joe or it will be.....
Joe: !GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME OVEEEEEEEEEEEER! ROFLMAO.
Jason B: Game over...
Gordon: Match Game and Out!