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April 23, 2005

Chico: George Gray hosting that, too?
Gordon: Fred Travelena. He needs work, too. I'll give you one show he's not hosting, though. WHAMMYVILLE! You know the situation - I'll give you Whammies, and you toss them.
Jason: Got it.
Joe: lol.
Chico: I even brought a Whammy tosser!
Gordon: For this episode, however, thanks to IFC, I'll also allow you to throw out...Ass ends of statues as well! Just to show what asses people are! We start with...

Gordon: One network eliminates 4 game shows that not a lot of people care about, while another eliminates a show with a following. Who gets the Whammy?
Travis: PAX has whammied out.
Chico: I'd say Pax, but they already beat me to it. So, by default, IFC gets the Whammy.
Jason: PAX.
Chico: Joe, you're the deciding vote.
Gordon: I'll give it to PAX, who not only loses game shows, but a market to create new ones.
Joe: Truthfully, I don't care about either one, but since PAX was the only one putting new shows on the air, I'll give it to them.
Gordon: 4 whammies for PAX. Next?
Chico: Okay.
Gregg or Jennifer.
Chico: Which half of the Survivor power couple would you want to send one of the red guys to?
Jason: Jennifer.
Travis: Jennifer. Gregg to win.
Gordon: Jennifer. At least Gregg is useful.
Chico: Jennifer here as well.
Joe: BOTH. I said it once, I'll say it again: Survivor = teh suck.
Chico: And Joe is free to abstain... because of that.
Joe: ROFL.
Gordon: Can I send Joe a Survivor Whammy?
Chico: Can and done :-)
Joe: You do, and I'll smash him with a hammer.
Chico: I'd throw in an incredibly bad joke, but I think I'll let Gordon deliver the next couplet.
Gordon: Next up...
The new album by Cesar featuring Mario Vasquez, or the new one by Pray For the Soul of Betty - which features Constantine Maroulis and which is slated to be released on May 10 - 2 weeks before the AI finale.

Gordon: One of which costs Vazquez the competition, the other one could sway votes for Constantine in either direction. Which one gets a whammy for ill-timing? 
Travis: Whammy to Mario.
Jason: Mario.
Chico: Again, Mario. All in the wording: ill-timed.
Joe: Yep. Mario gets one.
Jason: Mario.
Gordon: It's a sweep for Mario - he gets one from me, too.
Jason: He gets the Michael Jackson Whammy.
Gordon: Next one?
Chico: Because he's apparently a fan, no doubt. Okay. We haven't talked Race all day.
Gordon: Play that Race card.
Ron & Kelly or Rob & Amber.

Chico: One is an all-American couple. The other... are just married. Who is the last to show up on THIS leg? Or who should be?
Travis: Whammy to Ron and Kelly.
Gordon: At least Romber is likable. Whammy for Ron and Kelly
Jason: Ron and Kelly.
Gordon: Chico?
Chico: I'm waiting for Joe. I mean, you know I think Ron & Kelly are starting to grate on me as well..
Gordon: Since Joe doesn't watch the Amazing Race, you may wait for him forever.
Chico: Ah. Good point. Moving on then..
Joe: lol...  Sorry. Wasn't paying attention anyways. :D
Gordon: Next one.
The ESPN game show block...or the NHL.
Gordon: Which one would you not want to see back next season?
Jason: NHL.
Travis: NHL, they've lost me.
Chico: NHL. Sorry. You've lost me as well.
Gordon: I have to agree. As much as I don't like the Schwab, the new shows are more entertaining that the NHL has been - or will be.
Joe: Pitch the NHL. Their behavior this year has been more than atrocious.
Chico: No more hockey around here. Not no way not no how...
Gordon: Would you rather watch the NHL or...The Contender?
Jason: The Contender.
Chico: Contender.
Jason: (gets welder from Joe to weld the NHL's coffin shut).
Travis: ConTEN-dah!
Joe: The Contender!
Gordon: I agree - and Gary Bettman should be very concerned. Final one?
Chico: Which brings us to the final Whammy...
Mark Burnett... Jeffrey Katzenberg... Sly Stallone... or Jeff Zucker...

Joe: O_o
Chico: All have been instrumental in getting The Contender on the air. Who gets the boxing Whammy for not having the grapes to deliver quality product?
Travis: Burnett.
Jason: Burnett.
Joe: Burnett.
Jason: He is the EP.
Travis: It's Survivor: Caesar's Palace. Whee.
Gordon: Burnett, Katzenberg and Zucker have all given quality product. Stallone has given us...Rhinestone. Stallone.
Chico: Congratulations, Gordon, you just made the "here's what you missed" reel.
Gordon: I win!
Jason: You suck Gordon.
Gordon: lol
Jason: You have to be different :-)
Gordon: Sorry - I'm a Burnett homeboy.
Jason: so am I--but I don't slurp him all the time.
Gordon: He's done too many good shows to be blamed for a clunker - and I like the Contender.
Chico: I'm going to take the Trump approach: when all else fails... blame the project manager. Burnett, you're fired.
Jason: He has to take some blame.
Joe: lol
Chico: At least 80% according to this panel.
Travis: He could have gone another way, but he gave us a derivative show. WHAMMY!
Chico: It's time to move right on to the Big Finish! We're back after this!
(Brought to you by the Axem Welder, making sure bad game shows die and stay dead! Another Schlockco innovation)

Jason: LMAO
Chico: diediediediedie!!!!  Help, I'm becoming psychotic.
Jason: Stupid won't stay DEAD!
Gordon: In the words of Joe...EEEK! Kill It! Kill it! Kill It!
Joe: lol. That's actually Alex Trebek's line.
Chico: Oh, did anyone notice Alex Trebek in the audience of Idol this week?
Awfully dapper without the suit and tie.
Jason: And no horse ladies out to kill him.
Chico: Nope. Just bad disco renditions and memories of big hair. "Hmm... I wonder if it's too late to bring back the manfro..."
Gordon: Big Finish Time.
Jason: LETS DO IT!
Gordon: Can Stephenie last another week on Survivor?
Chico: More likely not.
Travis: Not anymore she can't.
Chico: Joe, we know. Okay?
Joe: ROFL.
Jason: Nope.
Gordon: Can Anthony last another week on American Idol?
Chico: He has a better chance than Steph.
Joe: Still doubtful, though.
Travis: Anything's possible...
Chico: His chances: slim to none. Steph's chances: slim to none, and slim just left town.
Jason: Yes.
Chico: Can Meredith and Gretchen last another week on The Amazing Race?
Travis: If the next leg has a rock climb, nope.
Gordon: Can any of the remaining Jeopardy contestants who had a first round bye last the second round?
Joe: Possibly.
Travis: Sure.
Chico: one or two, maybe. Robin possibly has the best chance.
Jason: Sure.
Travis: GACK!
Chico: Since she's a tourney-hardened vet. And she's angry.
Joe: lol The Aussies are bringing back Sale of the Century at last, under its 70s name Temptation. Will this spark a return for the show in the US?
Travis: Nope.
Jason: I hope so.
Chico: I wish.
Joe: Ditto.
Travis: Game shows are in the nadir.
Gordon: It will be interesting to see. Do we have mail?
Chico: We have mail!
Travis: MAIL TIME!
Gordon: Go for it, Chico.
Chico: Okay folks. This first one from Pierre Kelly. Thanks for writing, Pierre!
Travis: Sounds like a made up name...




Is it true that "The Starlet" has cancelled, because I saw it on announcing the show's cancellation?

Travis: Naw, I bet it just ended it's one run, ne'er to return again. Just what we need anyway, more over-acting white chicks.
Chico: I wouldn't say it was cancelled, but if they didn't bring Studio 7 back, I HIGHLY doubt they'd bring this one back.
Joe: Yeah, really.
Jason: I dont think its coming back....sorry Pierre.
Chico: Short answer... everyone?
Travis: Thvmbs down.
Chico: Exactly.
Jason: Two Thumbs down...
Chico: Two exactly.
Gordon: nope.
Joe: Yep.
Chico: We have more mail!
Chico: From Greg Tonkinson. Thanks for writing, Greg! He says...
Jason: Why do I sound like a weird looking Mail Box?



Know anywhere I can download some old footage of Let's Make a Deal?

Gordon: We get these questions every week, it seems like.
Travis: Two websites you can pester, but it may not do any good.
Chico: Seems like it. And it seems like I give the same answer: best bet? Google search.
Jason: Well, you can see Monty Hall doing a new deal at GSC4 when he receives the Ralph Edwards award. Yes, cheap plug. :-)
Chico: And Billy Bush? Nowhere in sight.
Jason: Praise be,
Joe: lol
Chico: Travis, you said something about two websites?
Travis: Yeah, I did.
Gordon: What are they?
Travis: and the Page o' clips have different stuff. Send a message to the owners, and they might help you out.
Chico: Cool deal.
Chico: Okay, Gordo, any more?
Gordon: I only have this one, form someone signed - 'Looking for the Truth'.
Chico: LAST ONE!
Jason: Ok



Hi WLTI - You've heard about Paula Abdul's condition and her explanation for why she's acting weird. Do you guys buy it or is it a cover up for something else?

Chico: See act 1.
Gordon: Since I couldn't answer the question, as I am not a doctor, I brought in someone who would know - DR PEPPER!
Joe: lol.
Chico: *pops open Cherry Vanilla flavor* We're not getting anything for this either.
Joe: lol
Gordon: I asked my sister Bonnie to tell me a little more about this. Here's what she said.

Hi there. I just want to preface what I am saying by qualifying that I am not a medical doctor, but happen to have a great amount of layperson's knowledge regarding chronic pain, in particular neuropathic pain disorders. With that being said I read an article about Paula Abdul saying that she has Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is an excruciatingly painful neuropathic pain disorder that can be quite debilitating (imagine your nerves feeling like they are on fire). In the article she said that she was treated with Enbrel, which is traditionally a medication used for rheumatoid arthritis, but is now being used (off-label) to treat serious intractable neuropathic pain disorders, such as RSD. Chronic neuropathic pain is not only hard to treat, but it is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. So not only does it take a toll physically on an individual, but it also takes a toll psychologically. Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to me that if she is feeling a lot better, she would be more animated, spontaneous and overall happy, which would undoubtedly be noticed by others. If your readers want to know more about neuropathic pain I would suggest The Neuropathy Association's website Hope that was helpful.

Gordon: Thanks, Bonnie!
Jason: Very nicely done.
Chico: A very detailed explanation. Okay, running short on time. Gordon, deliver the address, please!
Gordon: That would be
Jason: We love your mail out there.
Chico: We do, you know. Okay, big thanks to Jason Block... Travis Eberle... The Game Show Man...
Chico: and James Dinan... For Gordon Pepper and everyone at Game Show Newsnet, I'm Chico Alexander. That's closing time. Until next week...
Chico: Very nice, Jason.
Jason: It's the radio guy in me.
Gordon: Match Game and Out
Chico: Of course :-)

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