August 22, 2004
Gordon: This is
Gordon Pepper - and we may get thrown out because we're
creating a party atmosphere.
Chico: And I brought the tequila!
Aldo: I'll go get the vodka.
Chico: I'm Chico, the DJ of this party, and some
fromwhere... drunk again, sorry... in America... WLTI is
on. Got a LOT of stuff to cover, but first, intro of the
Gordon: That would be Chico Alexander and Aldo Villalona,
our regulars on
WLTI, and we also have 2 special guests - first, we have
Joe Van Ginkel, who represented us well as the co-host
of the Game Show Tournament at GSC3. A few words from
Joe: I thank you, sir. The last week or so have
something of a blur.
Gordon: You take any tequila from Chico yet?
Chico: I'll accept that.
Gordon: And the other guest is Jason Fernandez, who at
the Millionaire Studio show at Disney land, repre....
uhhh... well... He does have one of the biggest Press
Your Luck sites on the web - and he now knows the
difference between a Diner's Card and a Christmas Card!
Chico: Jason, care to speak to the audience?
Jason: Sure thing, 'Press Your Luck' rules all, and I
Love LA, the end!
Chico: I love LA, too... Great city. Wish I could've
Joe: Come next year, Chico. We missed ya.
Jason: LOL, I'll be receiving my Christmas Club card in
a few weeks. :-P
Chico: I'll make a mental note of it once I find a
date... and a calendar date as well :-) But Gordon, Joe,
and Jason were all there, and from what I hear, they had
a damn fine time.
Jason: Absolutely! One of the best weekends ever, and I
did meet and greet with a bevy of people.
Gordon: We had an excellent time at the convention, and
I have an 8 section diary that will be showcased on this
Joe: Actually, there were a lot of folks there from the
online community whom I would have liked to have seen
and hung out with at the GSC. Mike Klauss (formerly of
TV-Gameshows.com) for example.
Jason: I have talked to Mike, I convinced him to come
down here for next
Joe: He was thinking about coming but we couldn't
convince him to come this year. Next year, though...
Chico: So what was the highlight for you guys?
Aldo: Gordon calling me at 4am to tell me he was in line
for The Price is
Josh: Going to sleep.
Gordon: Joining us in the conversation is Game Show
Theme mixer extraordinaire Josh Yawn! Welcome to the
party, Josh. What was yourfavorite part of GSC3?
Josh: The "Kiss Me I'm Legal" hottie at TPIR, actually,
is my favorite part.
2 parts, actually.
Jason: LOL, oh yeah!!
Gordon: 2 very bouncy parts
Joe: I didn't see her, unfortunately.
Jason: You will, bro.
Gordon: The parts look even bouncier when you haven't
slept for 30 hours
Josh: I so considered kissing her when I was leaving. I
mean, the shirt doesn't specifically give a name of who
she wants to be kissed by, so she's fair game.
Chico: I bet she'd like it.
Jason: For myself, the 'Price' taping.... and the profit
in our pants. =D
Joe: For me it was hosting the Tourney. It was immensely
cool to see all of
the legends there, but it was cooler still to have all
those nice folks dropping taking part of their day to
play our games.
Chico: Any big moments from the tournament?
Gordon: My favorite part was hosting the event and
having everyone run around like a madman for the
Post-season game Runabout.
Gordon: Seeing Steve Beverly doing a quick 90 degree
turn was priceless
Chico: Excuse me while I laugh for a bit.
Jason: LOL.... something about seeing those guys doing
Joe: It was pretty cool that Beverly played any of our
games at all. He
dropped by the tourney to play "You Don't Say" hosted by
yours truly. Sale of the Century was the highlight
for me though. I put a lot of work into the material for
that game, and it had a huge turnout, and some very,
VERY close contests.
Josh: Can we have a quick roll call?
Gordon: Me - Gordon Pepper, GSNN Reality Editor; Chico -
GSNN News Editor; Aldo - Aldo Villalona, GSNN Writer;
Joe - Joe Van Ginkel, GSC3 Game Show Tournament Co-Host;
Jason - Jason Hernandez, GSC3 Attendee and PYL freak.
Josh: Oh, everyone has positions for this, cool. What
does that make me?
Chico: That makes you a DJ, yo :-)
Gordon: Josh - Josh Yawn, DJ and Edd Kalehoff's Janitor.
Josh: I'll take it.
Gordon: Josh actually did the opening game show theme
remix that started the Congress.
Josh: It never even got played, did it? If it did, I
http://www.doubledare.tv/gsctheme.mp3 if anyone
wants to hear it.
Jason: It did, I'm pretty sure.
Gordon: It got played while they were playing Press Your
Luck and right
Josh: That must have been while I was sick and inside.
Jason: Yeah, and I was getting my butt kicked on PYL.
Gordon: But it was entertaining.
Josh: Not as entertaining as the poker game.
Gordon: I IMMENSELY enjoyed the poker game =) and the
$50 profit in my pants that went along with it. tee hee
Chico: To a hefty tune, I'd think :-)
Gordon: We'll be focusing more on the GSC and the end of
Tapings in our 20 Questions segment, but let's first
talk about the end of Last Comic Standing. Did the right
Gordon: Or did America, once again, choose the wrong
Chico: Yep. John Heffron, good... Alonzo... better.
Jason: .....all I have to say is..... oy
Chico: Scores better.
Joe: Don't know. Didn't watch the show beyond the first
few episodes. After
SB broke the accusations of Drew Carey and Brett Butler.
Gordon: Alonzo was far and away the better comic, and
like Ralphie May last season, he got hosed.
Josh: I CHILL YOU!
Chico: I don't think it's the end of him, though.
Aldo: maybe he'll pull a William Hung and be more
popular than the winner.
Josh: Alonzo was on Star Search 2003 too. He got owned
there as well.
Aldo: Alonzo was the only reason why I watched LCS2
Jason: Yeah, it's a darn shame that these 'talent' shows
leave you with a
bitter taste in the end.
Gordon: Do you think it was because John pulled the
better set - or do you
think the racism card had a say in this?
Chico: Hard to say. I mean, if it was a close vote, I
could easily say
Jason: I really hope that racism card wasn't pulled, the
show is supposed to be based on talent, and that's how
it should be.
Gordon: I turn to WLTI's race monger, Aldo for his
opinion on this one.
Aldo: I knew that was coming.
Gordon: But of course.
Aldo: They probably think Alonzo is too much of a loose
cannon with his
Chico: Everyone's hoping not, but Aldo, you have this
sort of eye for it, so
go for it.
Gordon: We have a kindling - do you douse it with water
Josh: <--- douses it with something else with his loose
Gordon: We don't need a little squirt gun, Josh.
Joe: ROLFMAO. Josh is going to run that joke into the
Josh: The names are protected to protect the innocent.
Aldo: After watching the 40 top moments in Reality TV
history on Vh1, we know almost everything can be fixed.
Josh: I just wish I could say the name.
Gordon: Stalling time is over - Racism or no racism?
Aldo: Yes, of course I'm gonna say yes.
Jason: .....racism, unfortunately.
Chico: I'm going to say not, really. Otherwise, how
could you explain the
deal between Ralphie and Dat Phan last year? Then you
take into effect the tastes of Joe Public, and ... well,
they're not like you and me, are they?
Gordon: 2-1, Racism - Josh and Joe?
Josh: Nope. Don't think so.
Gordon: 2-2. Joe, Break the tie
Josh: Yes, break it Joe Public.
Joe: Hard to tell. Like I said, I didn't watch the show
beyond the first few
Gordon: No fence-straddling here in the forum.
Chico: Hey, if he didn't see it, he didn't see it. In
Gordon: I'll break it then.
Joe: I don't do fence straddling.
Josh: <---- straddles all sorts of things.
Gordon: While I think Heffron had the better set, I
think Bodden was better
for the whole season - but I blame the producers for
nepotism for having
Heffron there in the first place and I wonder if he is
even in the Top Ten if one of the producers didn't used
to be his agent.
Jason: Bloody 'ell.
Chico: Thank you, Ron Weasley :-)
Gordon: This thing reeked of nepotism from day one, and
Brett and Drew's
complaints are well-founded as one of the producer's
boys wins the whole ball of wax.
Aldo: Reality TV's #1 problem, people thinking it's
Gordon: The problem is that when you have people
connected to producers to the show that are
participants, you will have that fixed feeling. It
didn't just happen on LCS2 - in LCS1, many comics
(including one of my favorites, Rich Vos), were
connected to Colin Quinn's Tough Crowd - and Quinn just
happened to be one of the judges in the first season.
There are VERY strict rules in terms of your eligibility
on a studio game show - and those same rules should be
copied and enforced in the reality/talent genre as well.
Chico: So the answer, racism or no?
Gordon: Nepotism to start, and racism to finish.
Chico: That's the thing about reality TV... Only editors
know what happen for sure.
Gordon: Using Star Search '03 as an example when Loni
Love somehow lost in the finals to a bald white guy who
was decidedly unfunny. Anyone remember what his name
Chico: John Roy. I just suck these little tidbits up.
Gordon: And what is John Roy up to?
Chico: Not a danged thing.
Jason: No clue
Chico: Was on Hollywood Squares last I saw him.
Gordon: That would be years ago. What is he up to now?
At least Loni is
making the rounds.
Chico: And showing off her chops doing it... Far from
her A-game during her Star Search days, but take what
you get. Speaking which.. Anyone seen Balderdash?
Chico: Decent enough game, isn't it?
Gordon: It's an ok show, and ok for PAX should be good
Jason: Yeah, even though it's on PAX, still a good show.
Joe: I would like it more if they didn't use a betting
format and if they had
a better host.
Josh: The runner up prize is better than the grand prize
in my opinion.
Gordon: In a number of situations, I'd agree with that.
Chico: So you would rather have a Sharper Image
collection than a trip to
Gordon: I would.
Chico: ... Me too. =p Only because I'm a gearhead,
Jason: Me, three!
Chico: That, and I've already been to Mexico more times
than I can count.
Jason: I only live.... maybe a couple hours away from
Josh: same here... the TX border, that is.
Gordon: Sort of like the airline pilot on TPIR who wins
a trip around the
Josh: Or someone from San Diego who wins a trip to San
Chico: But if it was something like 24 Hour Fitness...
I'd say give me the
Gordon: Returning back from vacation and into the 'What
thinking?' theme, the American Popularity chart says:
Black Comedy - Bad, Vietnamese Comedy - good, and bad
Asian Singers need to get paid. Of course, the reference
is to William Hung, who has created a few music videos,
who's album sales is now approaching 100,000, and who
based on his appearances and other specials is now
approaching (if not at already) millionaire status. What
was America thinking here?
Chico: Here's a thought... They weren't?
Jason: *twiddles thumbs while thinking of something
amusing involving monkeys*
Chico: I mean, the public as a whole has a one-track
mind.. Once they see
something they like, they home in on it.
Jason: THAT is what they were thinking.
Aldo: Hung used his mental powers to infect the world
for a month. Soon, he will take over the WORLD!
Chico: A month? That long?
Gordon: Is he Pinky or The Brain?
Aldo: Looks like pinky, but has the brains.
Joe: Oh, brilliant, brilliant! Oh wait... how will we
get a monkey to wear
Chico: 'Cause I'm checking my clock and ... Oop, Fifteen
minutes... are just
about up... One more "She Bangs" to celebrate!
Gordon: Josh, you are in the music business. Please
explain to us how this
guy has sold over 100,000 albums (and try to do so
without straddling anything).
Chico: But you're good at straddling =p
Josh: He's easy to make fun of. The end. Making fun of
William Hung makes people feel better about their own
insecurities. Everyone knows he can't sing and that's
the beauty of it.
Gordon: But what would drive someone to spend $15 and
buy his album?
Josh: To hear him butcher Hotel California and She
Gordon: I can go to the Karaoke Bar and experience that.
Chico: And half of the time, he doesn't even have to
Josh: But this guy actually thinks he's owning the song,
or at least plays a
character like that. I think that's all hes doing now is
riding the coat tails of American Idol and playing a
role. That's not really him, he's a very well college
Chico: I can sense that. Remember his interview? He said
he wanted to do
something about air pollution in Cali... That takes a
Gordon: He is a very smart person, and he is an
engineer. I am not faulting
him. I fault the American public for making him a star.
If we had Fantasia,
Kelly, Ruben and William in a million dollar American
Idol winner take all
special, who wins?
Josh: Kelly, probably
Chico: I'd have to say Kelly takes it.
Jason: Kelly, all the way.
Gordon: I'll have to go for Kelly, just playing the
racism angle and that
she's the only white person there.
Chico: I'm playing the veritable talent angle.
Jason: I loved Fantasia's singing, I really did; but
Kelly had me in one
Aldo: At hello eh?
Gordon: I can't stand Fantasia. She had the star
package, but she sounded
like Freddie Krueger's knives coming off of a
Jason: Oh yeah.
Joe: I'd say it was a toss-up between Clarkson and
Studdard. They were the only two folks with talent.
Aldo: Kelly would get the guy vote.
Josh: She'd get mine.
Chico: She'd get mine :-)
Aldo: Mine too.
Gordon: Me too.
Joe: Clarkson would get my vote too.
Gordon: So it's a clean sweep for Clarkson.
Aldo: She gets the testosterone vote.
Joe: But I still like Amy Jo Johnson better.
Gordon: Go Go Power Rangers!
Aldo: 12 year old kids wanting her.
Chico: Some people are just stuck there.. like me.
Josh: IT'S MORPHIN TIME! (Joe straps on his pink ranger
Aldo: She'll be forever known for that.
Gordon: Would that be worth straddling, Josh?
Josh: Nah... you should have asked me during the Kelly
Joe: She looks better now at the age off 33 than she did
at 21 when she did during MMPR. And she was gorgeous
Aldo: Damn she 33 now.
Gordon: OK - Who's hotter - Kelly or Amy Jo?
Joe: Amy Jo.
Gordon: We're not being too subliminal with that anwer,
are we, Joe?
Chico: I'll go off the board and say Kim Caldwell.
Gordon: There is no going off the board.
Chico: Hmm.. Kelly.
Josh: Joe, be honest...have you ever dressed in a Power
Joe: Nope - but Oct 6, 1970 was her birthday.
Aldo: He know the b-day...wow.
Josh: Do you own a pink ranger action figure?
Joe: THAT I have.
Josh: I KNEW IT.
Joe: What? WHAT?
Aldo: is it next to your bed?
Chico: Gordon, get up to another topic!
Joe: No, actually. It's in my collectables case next to
my Star Trek stuff.
Josh: Do you realize Joe, that if you married her, her
name would then be a Before and After puzzle? Amy Jo
Johnson Van Ginkel.
Chico: Too many names to remember.
Gordon: While certain people play with their pink...
uh... figures, we'll take
a break and we'll play 20 questions. Then I get to bask
in my glory as we set up another Top 5 poll.
Josh: I'm just going to call you Joe Van Winkel... I'm
tempted to break out
your sleeping pic.
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