Jason: Good question.
Chico: Well, Ben Tritle, who you may remember from 21 and Jeopardy!, had a site
somewhere, but either it's gone or out of date. I'll have to check here.
Eric: That's a good start. Tritle website is out of date unfortunately.
Gordon: Thats out of date. The best place to look is either Craigslist.org or
the networks themselves, as they all have sections where they are looking for
contestants for their shows.
Jason: Or the shows themselves.
Travis: Syndicated shows, you have to know what show you want to be on.
Gordon: CBS.com, MTV.com.
ABC.com, NBC.com and FOX.com are all looking for contestants on their website.
Chico: Jeopardy! is currently casting for its new season. For Millionaire and
TPIR, all you have to do is show up in the audience (although for Millionaire,
there is a test involved)
Gordon: Wheel is always looking for contestants and you can check where their
Wheel-mobile will be
Jason: as well as jeopardy.com, wheeloffortune.com, and cbs.com/daytime/price
Chico: So they're everywhere. You just have to look. Craigslist.org, though, is
a good jumping point.
Gordon: Good luck Michael - I hope this helps.
Eric: Sirlinksalot has casting call links too.
Gordon: I got some e-mail - and this is a fun one.
Chico: Let's hear it.
Gordon: I got an e-mail from David Fialkoff to fill out my ballot for voting for
the Game Show Congress Awards.
Gordon: The event will be on August 21st and the address, of course, is
figured that I will let you all vote - and I will send all votes to David. Hows
that for a treat?
Chico: First I have to say something... The ballot is 13 questions long. If you
can't stay for all of it, probably best to go on.
Eric: I'm in.
Jason: I will be here.
Travis: Quickly, please.
Gordon: This will be quick
Chico: Well make it quick.
Gordon: Let's go...
1. Game Show Producer of the year
Chico: Michael Davies.
2. The Consolation Prize
[awarded to the player who suffered the year's most heartbreaking loss]
* Anne Boyd (lost UToC
semi-final because she bet $0), Jeopardy!
* Michael Cudahy (lost to
Jennings despite scoring $44,400), Jeopardy!
* Doug Lach (lost UToC
because he wrote "Starry Nights" instead of "Night"), Jeopardy!
* Matt Ottinger (most
consecutive correct answers by a Jennings challenger), Jeopardy!
* Rob and Amber (came close
to winning second million)The Amazing Race
* Leszek Pawlowicz
(unexpected loss in 1st round of UToC), Jeopardy!(*)*
Travis: I shall give it up to MattO.
Gordon: Those are the choices
Travis: $48,800, and still second. That hurts a bit. Almost all J!, though...
Gordon: I'm going to say Rob and Amber; they lost to a rigging.
Travis: Oh, stop it.
3. Best Contestant or Team on a Game Opera
Chico: Uchenna & Joyce Agu
Travis: Uchenna and Joyce. Hometown LOVE.
Eric: Uchenna and Joyce
Gordon: Tom Westman dominated Survivor like no one else has - I have to vote for
Travis: You don't have to do anything you don't want to.
Eric: I still want to shoot Ian.
4. Best Contestant on a Traditional Game Show
Travis: Jeff Gross.
Gordon: if you go off the board, you have to say what the person did.
Eric: I have to say Jennings
Travis: He won $500,000 on a show that has only had four people get that high.
Playing against the game only, no one else to blame.
Travis: Oh yeah.
5. GAME SHOW CONTESTANT OF
Travis: Eddie Timanus.
Gordon: I'll go Rutter here, too
Chico: Eddie Timanus.
Eric: 4 and 5 are way too close, so now I'll say 4. Rutter 5. Jennings
6. Best New Game Show Host
Chico: Have to go with the Tar Heel.
Travis: What are the stars?
Gordon: Formatting stars
Eric: Stuart Scott, met him a week ago, nice guy.
Gordon: Gotta go with Scott
Chico: Stuart Scott
Travis: I gotta go with the flava, er flavor. Big ups to Scott.
7. Best Host of a Game
Chico: Phil motherf(^_^)ing Keoghan.
Travis: WORD! I steal everyone else's ballot and vote for PHIL!
Gordon: I think Probst does a better job.
Eric: Probst. He has to do more work.
Gordon: Jeffy for me.
Travis: The battle lines are drawn.
Eric: Keoghan mostly does rules stand ups.
Travis: More work? Sitting in the production tent until it's challenge time?
8. Best Host of a
Traditional Game Show
Travis: And travels around the WORLD. 8. Meredith Vieira.
Eric: Probst does more serious interviews, digging information out of the
Chico: Meredith motherf(^_^)ing Vieira.
Eric: Meredith....she has really gotten strong on millionaire.
Gordon: I'm going to go with Vera as well
Gordon: Shes the most personable with the contestants, though Sajak comes in a
close second to me.
9. GAME SHOW HOST OF THE
Chico: See #8
Gordon: Vieira for me too
10. Best New Game Show
*Stump the Schwab
Eric: is the difference supposed to be year's performance vs. all-time
Travis: 9. M. Vieira.
Gordon: This years performance.
Travis: 10. Schwab
Travis: Scratch mine!
Eric: Is it fair to go with Distraction, even though it was imported?
Travis: I write in for "Studio 7".
Gordon: I cant in good conscious vote for the Schwab. I'm giving my vote to a
cancelled game show. Sigh.
Eric: switch to Studio 7
Chico: It's fair.
Gordon: Sure -Even better - I'll join you with 2 votes for Distraction.
Eric: it was a good concept that deserved more work, wait execution was poor....geez
this is annoying arguing with myself.
Chico: next question.
Gordon: Distraction or Studio 7?
Eric: Studio 7 concept. Distraction vote. Distraction
Chico: Studio 7, then.
11. Best Game Opera
("Reality TV" Competition)
Gordon: I'm going off the Board here and voting for American Idol, even.
Eric: i'd only go American Idol if we were talking season 2.
Gordon: No love for The Donald?
Eric: This season, the Donald blew chunks.
12. Best Traditional Game
Gordon: Gotta go Jeop here
Chico: Feud! :-)
Eric: God NO!
Travis: Bad Chico! Bad! :-)
Chico: Heh. No, Millionaire.
Travis: Scared me there.
Eric: Feud the show that rewards people for being the most Average
Gordon: Last one...
13. GAME SHOW OF THE YEAR
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Eric: Jeopardy, between Jennings and UTOC, gotta be Jeop
Gordon: With that, we're done. Thanks for everyone for showing up.
Travis: Stay in school, don't do drugs, kids. Good night!
Eric: No Problem, had fun. It'd be scary if we didn't have typing slowing us
Chico: And thanks to you for watching. Remember, we're always taking mail!
WLTI@gameshownewsnet.com It's the
best time you can have being inquisitive.
Gordon: Thanks also to you, the viewing public, because without you, there's no
us. And there's no ninth season.
Chico: Always the truth, Ruth.
Eric: Not the "Inquisitor!"
Chico: For Jason Block, James Dinan, Travis Eberle, Johnny Orgovan, Eric Pierce
and EVERYONE at Game Show Newsnet, he's Gordon Pepper. I'm chico Alexander. The
show is We Love to Interrupt. Match Game and Out, y'all :-)
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