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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.
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 being technical.
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 – I’m 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, that.
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?
Chico: 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?
Chico: 15.
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 put 20.
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.
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?
Chico: Yes.
Gordon: I’ll 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 plays out.
Gordon: Yes it will...
Chico: We each have 50 left.
Gordon: Correct.
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?
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 Chico’s odds for this.
Chico: What did you say earlier? 100 to 1? Yeah, let's go with that.
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?
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.
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 Odds Chico's Bet Gordon's Bet
Corey Clark gets sued? even 10 for 10 against
Paula mysteriously vanishes even 5 for 5 against
More performances from non Idol-4ers even 25 15
Lost vs. Idol 2:1 10 Idol 20 Lost
Bo vs. Carrie 5:2 15 20
Bo vs. Vonzell 4:1 20 15
Bo vs. Anthony 15:1 5 5
Diva final: Carrie vs. Vonzell 20:1 5 5
Blonde ambition: Carrie vs. Anthony 50:1 5 5
LONGSHOT!: Vonzell vs. Anthony 100:1 5 5

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 the break.
Chico: Right now, we're going to search for an audience again. Watch this, please..

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