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May 7, 2005
Chico: Ye... owtch.
Gordon: You know, I have a beef to pick on something close to that topic.
Chico: What's that?
Gordon: On GSN, they are using their advertising for Dog Eat Dog using the
theme music from Win Ben Stein's Money. What's up with that?
Chico: I think they're trying to confuse us. But again,
it's public license. The theme is actually Beethoven's "Ode to Joy". Just
Gordon: It's like FOX saying, ok, we need to get more people to watch the
Animation Domination segment, so let's use the American Idol theme in the
commercials. Public license, shmublic License. They need to be more sensitive
to that, or they will upset the viewers...assuming that they axctually care
about the viewers to begin with. OK Im off the soapbox. Time for our first
of TWO new games... You remember Banzai, don't you?
Chico: I remember Banzai, yes. Very good piece of work,
Gordon: It is - so in our tradition, it's time to steal something from it. I
am proud to present.... PLACE! BETS! NOW!!!!!! (Applause)
Chico: Explain how it works.
Gordon: Here's how this game works. You will get a scenario. One person sets
the odds for it. The other person wagers. We also each get 100 Seacrests to
bet on. Should be a hint as to what the debut subject is. We will return on a
future episode to see who wins. Are you ready?
Gordon: OK - For the debut week, we look into American Idol. We start with...
the finals: Bo Vs. Carrie. What's the likelihood of that happening?
Chico: I'll say 5:2 against.
Gordon: I will wager 20 Seacrests on that, since I would
lay something on it - but I do think, like Chico, that someone else will make
a play here somewhere. Your wager, Chico?
Gordon: ok - Next up.... Bo Vs....Vonzell.
Chico: Your odds?
Gordon: The odds here are 4:1. Though people don't think it could happen, I
think it's likely. Your wager?
Chico: More likely than Bo vs. Paula? :-) I'm going to
Gordon: I'll put 15 on it. A little reversal. Next Odds set...
Chico: We each have 65 left, BTW.
Gordon: Bo Vs....Anthony. Well, it is 2 separate genres, so it could
happen...though Anthony would have to find a tonal range. Odds?
Chico: My favorite game show hosted by William G.
Stewart... Go on, guess.
Gordon: 100 to 1?
Chico: "15 to 1."
Gordon: Second guess.
Chico: Yeah right :-)
Gordon: It could happen, but I'm only laying 5 Seacrests on it.
Chico: House minimum on this one.
Gordon: That would be the house minimum.
Chico: No, that's my bet.
Gordon: 5 is the minimum. Next Bet - Corey Clark, ABC, or some entity gets
sued by Fox, Paula, or some entity in that nature. 1:1 odds. Your wager?
Chico: Even odds, in the trade. I'll put 10.
Gordon: On yes or no?
Gordon: Ill put 10 on no. I don't think FOX can afford a suit where they'd
have to open their own program.
Chico: This is going to be interesting to see how that
Gordon: Yes it will...
Chico: We each have 50 left.
Chico: I'm going to say 20:1 against.
Gordon: Carrie Vs...Vonzell. For the second straight year, it's an all-diva
final. Your odds?
Chico: Again, 20:1 against. Place your bets.
Gordon: I have to go house minimum here. I don't see this happening.
Chico: Agreed. 5 here.
Gordon: Carrie Vs...Anthony? Blondes DO have more fun! Odds here - 50 to 1.
Chico: Yeah. That'll happen. And monkeys'll fly out my
butt. 5, please.
Gordon: 5 here as well. Anthony Vs. Vonzell! Sure that will happen. I can't
wait to see Chicos odds for this.
Chico: What did you say earlier? 100 to 1? Yeah, let's go
Gordon: This gets a whopping....5 Seacrests.
Chico: Yeah, here too...
Gordon: Next up...
Chico: Each have 40...
Gordon: 3 More bets to place and a tiebreaker... Paula Abdul 'retires', etc.
and we have a new female Idol judge in January. Odds - 1:1. Wager?
Chico: Hmm... I can see that happening, but at the same
time I can't. Only 5 on yes.
Gordon: Just to be argumentative, 5 on no. If they don't have the suit, then
everything stays same old same old - and Corey's lack of help shows to me that
either he doesn't want Paula leaving or he doesn't have anything on her.
Next... Which show has the higher ratings? The season finale of Idol, or the
Series finale of Lost? what's your odds?
Chico: Going easy here.. 2:1. 10 on Idol.
Gordon: Wager 10 on Idol and get how much back?
Chico: 20 if I'm right.
Gordon: I'll go 20 on...Lost. All you have to know on Idol is who wins.
There'll be more going on on Lost that people will tune in for.
Chico: One more bet with 25 for me and 15 for you.
Gordon: Yep. Final bet... On the finale, there will be more performances from
people who aren't on Idol 4 then people who are on Idol 4. 1:1 odds here. That
would be performances, not people.
Chico: The rest of the wad on yes.
Gordon: Just to be different - the rest of the Wad on no. Here's how we look
in convenient graph form...
|PLACE BETS NOW!: American Idol Edition
|Corey Clark gets sued?
|Paula mysteriously vanishes
|More performances from non Idol-4ers
|Lost vs. Idol
|Bo vs. Carrie
|Bo vs. Vonzell
|Bo vs. Anthony
|Diva final: Carrie vs. Vonzell
|Blonde ambition: Carrie vs. Anthony
|LONGSHOT!: Vonzell vs. Anthony
Gordon: So there's the game. We'll revisit this in
January to see the results. We'll see what Chico has cooked up for us after
HERE to continue
Chico: Right now, we're going to search for an audience
again. Watch this, please..
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Previous Episodes (Season 6)|
December 26 - 2004 Year in Review
January 24 - Number Please/Bargain
January 31 - 20 ?s: Dan Avila/Take a
February 14 - ! the Game/Ask Dr. Ryan
February 21 - Who's Your Daddy?/Accuracy
March 5 - We the Jury/Five Good Reasons
March 14 - March Madness/Infiltration
March 21 - 20 ?s: Curt Spear/Deserted
March 28 - WLTI50
April 4 - 20?s: Nat Dykeman; Trios
April 11 - Really Big Board: GSN Sked/Presents
April 23 - Whammyville/Five Good Reasons
April 23 - Brainvision News/Resolution
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