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July 30, 2004

Chico: Special guest team includes myself, Gordon, Lee, Aldo, and the Travis-meister. Welcome back. You know where I went on vacation?
Gordon:
Where did you go on vacation?
Chico:
I actually went to Busch Gardens. And I brought back an island we can use for our next act.
Gordon:
Excellent. What's it called?
Chico:
It's called the Loser's Lounge. I know, not exactly original, but I'm going off the handle here.
Gordon:
So the island, since you just got it, needs to be populated?
Chico:
Yeah. So it's time to call the first census. First thing's first.. Alison or Donny... Who gets the first ticket?
Gordon:
Can we stick both of them there just for the entertainment value?
Chico:
One's a three-time loser, having lost Big Brother, Amazing Race, AND her boyfriend... That's entertainment there.
Gordon:
And the other one was dopey enough to be on the show with her.
Chico:
Okay. Maybe we need a bit more challenge in these choices.
Gordon:
I'll have to stick Alison on the island, due to merit.
Chico:
Donny's merit or Alison's?
Gordon:
Alison's - or lack of.
Chico:
Right on. Next?
Gordon:
Ok - next up - The 4 Horsemen or Lance and Marshall. Which machismo group should get stuck in their own little playground?
Chico:
Well, you can easily say that Drew and Cowboy cancel out Jase and Scott and therefore take Marshall and Lance into the island, BUT Jase and Scott are actually bigger bastards than their counterparts can cancel out. Then comes the guilt by association factor, and it's time to say goodbye to the horsies.
Gordon:
Not all of the Horsemen are bad, I just think that Cowboy and Drew are letting Scott and Jase do the dirty work for them. Lance and Marshall are annoying to everyone. They have to go take a time out by themselves.
Chico:
True, but I can name a lot of Amazing Race teams that are annoying. Okay, I can only name one, AND they've already been eliminated, so it's down to entertainment versus just-plain-wrong.
Gordon:
Well, if we stuck Lance and Marshall there, it would be boring
(since they have already dealt with Alison), so we'll stick the Horsemen there for a Big Brother alumni reunion.
Chico:
Now you're thinking.
Gordon:
Next?
Chico:
Next up, old-school versus new-school. Ken Jennings or John Carpenter. One's an annoying smart guy and the other's... an annoying smart guy with an infamous phone call.
Gordon:
Another tough call. Do you exile the guy with a bad personality or a guy with no personality?
Chico:
Hmm... Who could bore Alison, Donny, and the Four Horsemen to
tears... Ken?
Gordon:
Yes - but it could be fun to see them rip an IRS Accountant to
shreds. For that reason, JC gets to go practice the numbers game on the island.
Chico:
You just wanted to see some retribution, didn't you?
Gordon:
Retribution is always entertaining.
Chico:
True. Okay, next up?
Gordon:
Viviana or Bonnie McFarlane. Which female Diva can we throw in there?
Chico:
Hmmm... Funny or whiny. I like whiny. Let's go with Viviana. We can do without her.
Gordon:
Bonnie was funny? At least Viviana tried. Bonnie was just annoying and succeeded in alienating herself from everybody else. In the live show, everyone stayed far away from her - I think that means a lot. Stick Bonnie on the island.
Chico:
Yeah, but can you say the opposite for Viviana?
Gordon:
Viviana did have some friends that she spoke to. She did talk to Sean and John, and she didn't call anyone the 'C' word
Chico:
Oh, man, I totally forgot that. That's a definite uh-uh.
Gordon:
Just for that, Bonnie should go to the island.
Chico:
Okay, ready to shuffle up for this one?
Gordon:
Shuffle up and deal.
Chico:
Alex Borstein and Melana Scantlin. Both witty banter chicks. One
flat, one dynamic but grating.
Gordon:
Melana does nothing for me - though she can shuffle up and.. ahem... deal. Alex can't. Put her on the island.
Chico:
She better hurry up and finish those new Family Guys, because it's boat time. Last one?
Gordon:
Alien Vs. Predator is coming out. Which one gets to go on the island and have a 7 course meal?
Chico:
Predator! Predator! Got the razor claws and everything!
Gordon:
Are you kidding me? I want to see the Alien go on the island. How much fun would it be to see Allison's mouth stuffed with a face-hugger?
Chico:
That would be fun, but the Predator ain't got no love. Everyone loves the Alien. It's all about the Alien. Where's the Predator?
Gordon:
With 2 sets of teeth, acid blood and colonies up the wazoo, it's all about the Alien.
Chico:
I'll meet you halfway. Have the sequel to AVP filmed on the island.
Gordon:
Fair enough - as long as we have chest-bursting scenes.
Chico:
With the baby Alien singing Michigan J. Frog. Then we say "Check please" and go right to break.
Gordon:
Check Please
Chico:
When we come back, the big finish. We have quickies and I have an
idea.
Gordon:
Do it.

(Brought to you by the Four Horsemen action figures. Collect all four and
vote the Barbies out of the dream house!)

Gordon:
They give JJ Dillon and Ric Flair a very bad name. Whooooooo!
Chico:
Time's running short, so let's go to the big finish. Who will be the Last Comic Standing?
Gordon:
I think it's Alonzo's to lose. You?
Chico:
It's in the bag. I mean, look at him. He obviously deserves... well,
something.
Gordon:
You better - or he'll track you down in the parking lot.
Chico:
Handpound, bro. Speaking of which, can ANYONE stump the Schwab?
Gordon:
No - but more importantly, is anyone watching the show?
Chico:
Probably not more than the average audience for 2-Minute Drill, but still, it's good TV.
Gordon:
It's on a Friday night (time slot of doom), Stuart Scott is not a good fit for this obviously more cerebral show than Dream Job (which I thought he did do a good job at) and the Schwab suffers from Jennings-itis.
Chico:
Well who would you suggest for the post of host?
Gordon:
I think the problem lies deeper than the host - the show is just not nearly as compelling at 2 Minute Drill or Dream Job. You need a Kenny Mayne, a Trey Wingo, or a more 'Serious' personality in there, but it's not just the host.
Chico:
No one said this was serious, though.
Gordon:
They are playing it seriously. If they want it for laughs, you need
the Schwab to have humor and a personality, like Ben Stein. The Schwab fails at both. There is no chemistry between Schwab and Scott and it shows.
Chico:
They just stuck them together... But it could be a lot worse. One show that is serious but still has problems.. Studio 7.
Chico:
Problem isn't in the host, or the game, or the players... So what's wrong? Blame the editing.
Gordon:
Studio 7 has potential, and I like the game format. It had one major serious flaw - there is no reason to care about the people and the  flashbacks don't do any good. They need to make one change - you make the first 15-20 minutes of the show the part where we see the alliances and the back-stabbing, then we see the game. That's a much better play because then we can get behind the people and make them likable. The flashback and forth from the game to the players after the action just doesn't work, because we don't feel the same emotion when the action happens.
Chico:
Short answer: "Blame the editing!" That simple.
Gordon:
Actually the answer is - change the format. Anything else?
Chico:
Greek Games = train wreck.
Gordon:
They both have 10 letters.
Chico:
And they both share the same cultural impact. A giant crunch at the front, and someone's respect in shreds.
Gordon:
I can think of one word for the show - Negligible. Worst game of the year?
Chico:
Definitely the front runner. But hey, I could be wrong. That's what
e-mail's for: wlti@gameshownewsnet.com. And that's game called. Big thanks once again to Steve Altes for answering our 20 Questions. Next week, the first in a series celebrating GSNN's 5th Anniversary. Wow, five?
Gordon:
5 baby. We get to match Steve Beverly's record.
Chico:
Rockstar.
Gordon:
We'll rock on next week. This is Gordon...
Chico:
And this is Chico, and until next time.... Gaaaaaaaaaaame over

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