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Gordon: Anyone setting their TIVO yet?
Chico: Catching the vapors, aren't we, Gordon?
Gordon: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. So we're back, and I have a big gavel and am not
afraid to use it.
Chico: We'd rather see your ho, Gordon :-)
Gordon: I'm sure you would. We have some hos today as we start this session of
We The Jury. Order in my Court!
Jason: Pancakes with Maple Syrup, Coffee Light with 2 sugars and a side order of
Gordon: You should have had that instead of that Roast Beef and Cheese sandwich
on Wednesday night.
Jason: No kidding.
Gordon: How are your bowels doing, btw?
Jason: Better thanks. (hands Gordon his black robes)
Gordon: Thank you. Ahhh - feels nice. Good job on the dry cleaning.
Jason: Had it ready for last week. It was still in the plastic
Gordon: Good job.
Chico: (plays "Night Court Theme"). Criminal Court Part 2, WLTI, is now in
session. The honorable Gordon Pepper presiding...
Gordon: Court is now in session. First defendant.
Chico: Should've known better than to give Mike the mic last week :-)
Mike: That was the best move of the entire live show, Chico :-P
Gordon: Without Ken Jennings, the show's ratings dropped during the summer. Also
dropping? Wheel of Fortune, who in most markets is partnered with Jeopardy. With
less people watching Jeop, that's less eyeballs that move over to the second
half-hour to see WOF. Did Jeop's lifting of the 5 time champ rule start it's
Mike: No way, no how. The ratings always slump during the summer.
Chico: Can I declare a mistrial in the hopes of railing Wheel later?
Gordon: No mistrial granted.
Chico: In that case, not guilty.
Jason: The show will always be solid. The show dips and yips like normal. KenJen
was an anomaly. Until the next one happens. It's still on the skis.
Gordon: So Jeopardy is found NOT GUILTY. Jeop is
free to go. Next defendant, Chico?
Chico: Next up...
ACCUSED: Shandi Finnessey
CHARGE: Spotlight-stealing without license
Mike: Whatever it is, guilty.
Chico: JUSTICE! Next case... No, kidding.
Gordon: Explain, sir.
Chico: This can be related to the fact that she never stops talking!! Taking
away from the game.
Mike: What she takes away from the game, she gives back in the form of donuts.
Gordon: I don't think that this is what Chuck had in mind when he said
interaction with the new hostess. Guilty!
Chico: JUSTICE! The sentence: she is to be
fitted with a mute button and an off-switch and all auxiliary power is to be
Mike: Don't you wish you had a blackout button?
Jason: Like the staples Easy Button.
Chico: Thank you, Jay Wolpert! :-) Next?
Gordon: Next up....
ACCUSED: Canada's Showcase Network
CHARGE: Distribution of obscene material
Chico: The fine folks responsible for Trailer Park Boys.
Jason: What material in particular?
Gordon: The obscene material, in this case, is Kenny Vs. Spenny, as they will be
airing it's NEW season. Episodes include who can drink more beer, who can sell
more Bibles, who old people like more and who can stay naked the longest.
Jason: Kenny v Spenny--obscene whether naked or not. Guilty.
Mike: Innocent. K vs. S is harmless, innocent fun.
Chico: Maybe so, but it's stupid after a while. It's no Kids in the Hall, that's
for damn sure.
Gordon: Explain to me why we aren't seeing repeats of Sale of the Century or
Temptation and we are stuck with this instead. GUILTY!
Mike: Let me ask you this... What would you rather see on GSN--Kenny vs. Spenny
or Vegas Weddings Unveiled?
Gordon: Honestly - I'd rather see Vegas Wedding Unveiled.
Jason: Vegas Weddings.
Mike: Wow. Tough crowd.
Jason: Kenny V. Spenny is stupid and unfunny.
Chico: Actually, I'd rather see Kenny vs. Spenny. Vegas was horrible.
Gordon: It's both horrible. Would you rather drink bugs or fish parts sort of
Chico: Actually, I want to use my Joker and go off the board with SpyTV.
Mike: I'll use my joker and go off the board with....DOUBLE DARE FROM 1977.
Chico: You win =p
Gordon: So the Sentence - they have to Watch a
Marathon of Spy TV and Vegas
Weddings Unveiled until they promise to not create any new episodes. Next?
Chico: Next up...
ACCUSED: Simon Cowell
CHARGE: Making copies
Chico: Wait for it... wait for it... (Rob Schneider) Making COPIES! (/Rob
Jason: Explain please to the jury.
Chico: Simon's "Million Dollar Idea" is accused of being a ripoff of a) a show
airing on access cable, and b) USA's upcoming "Made in the USA", hosted by our
good friend Todd Newton.
Jason: Well, if it smells like a copy....it is a copy...GUILTY.
Gordon: I'm copying my answer. Guilty! I'm copying my answer. Guilty!
Mike: Gordon: I'm copying my answer. Guilty! I'm copying my answer. Guilty!
Jason: Well, if it smells like a copy....it is a copy...GUILTY.
Mike: I'm copying their answers. Guilty as charged!
Gordon: I'm copying my answer. Guilty!
Chico: I'm copying all of you. Guilty!
Gordon: I'm copying my answer. Guilty!
Chico: The sentence?
Mike: 40 years of hard labor at Xerox's home office
Chico: JUSTICE!!!! Next?
Gordon: Next up...
ACCUSED: Lauren Sanchez.
CHARGE: Media whoring.
Chico: If the crime is begin a hottie, guilty as charged :-)
Gordon: The crime is...Media Hoe in Training.
Chico: Do explain.
Gordon: She's the Host of So You Think You Can Dance. She was a host on "The
Best Damn Sports Show Period." She will have another gig with Randy Jackson in a
new Fox show. Is she going to be overexposed at the 4th minute of fame?
Chico: Small conference, please. (conferencing)
Mike: We're playing What's My Line now?
Chico: I just wanted to say that...
Mike: Since this is the first time I've heard her name, I would say that she
hasn't hit the point of oversaturation.
Jason: Guilty as a media ho.
Mike: I'll let her off since she's easy on the eyes.
Chico: I withhold judgment until the show gets (^_^)canned.
Gordon: So it's up to the judge, eh?
Chico: It's up to the judge.
Mike: Here come da judge.
Gordon: The judge says that she's starting to get close. I'll say not guilty,
but a warning to her to watch herself, lest she turns into Trista Rehn.
Chico: She better not.
Gordon: In which case Chico will be making fun of her mercilessly.
Judgment withheld until show
Chico: Judge lets her off with a warning.
Gordon: We believe in rehabilitation.
Chico: Gordon's a benevolent judge. The last defendant...
Gordon: Last one!
ACCUSED: TPIR paintball bastard.
CHARGE: Assault with a paintball gun.
Chico: Defendant - The yuppie scum that accosted people in line for TPIR last
week. Charge: Assault with a paintball gun.
Mike: Guilty. Hang him by his nuts. Assuming he has them.
Chico: I hope they do.
Jason: Guilty...have Bob Barker shove his long mike up their...
Mike: Paintballs, Jason?
Gordon: Thankfully, none of us got hit, but that's just a real bad thing to do
and it shocked the poor girl that got hit.
Jason: Shameless and stupid.
Chico: The sentence... the maximum amount of
time allowable by California law.
Gordon: Hear here.
Mike: And everybody in line at TPiR gets one shot at the shooter. Please.
Jason: Thanks to Tom Gauer for his help with the cops.
Mike: Yes, major props to Tom and everybody else who assisted the cops with this
Gordon: We're going to wrap this one up in a bow - but first, we break!
Chico: That's We the Jury. And Josh Yawn joins us in time for the Big Finish
when we come back.
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Josh: Hey people.
Gordon: Hey Yawn.
Josh: One of these days, Gordon will learn my first name.
Chico: Howdy Josh. We missed you last week.
Josh: I missed you guys too! I wish I could have been there.
Mike: We wish you were there. You missed a great time.
Josh: I found something the other day that would have been perfect for some kind
of video retrospective on Tom Kennedy. I wish I would have found it sooner or
I'd have sent it to you guys.
Chico: Well, methinks Steve might've had it.
Mike: Care to go into more detail, Josh?
Josh: I bet he didn't. It's an old commercial from the 80s with Jim Varney (my
favorite actor) as Ernest P. Worrell advertising TPIR with Tom.
Mike: He did not have that. That was likely the only footage of TK we didn't
Josh: It's a hilarious commercial, one which I'm sure Tom never even knew
Gordon: Let's finish this up - The Big Finish! Something we haven't discussed
yet - Big Brother. Who's next?
Chico: Well, Rachel's done. Janelle is sure to follow. But I wouldn't be
surprised if someone made James shake a little.
Gordon: I think Howie or James is next. It wouldn't surprise me to see him
Chico: You've been saying that for the last couple of weeks now.
Jason: Howie is done.
Gordon: I was expecting the hamsters to be smart enough to do it by now.
Jason: Beau might make it to the final 2.
Gordon: It wouldn't surprise me if he did.
Chico: Next two weeks on Jeopardy! feature the best of Ken Jennings. Care to
relive those moments?
Jason: Yes I do.
Mike: Yes. I didn't get the complete episode where he won $75,000. That's the
reason I invested in a TiVo.
Gordon: It's going to be fun to see. Two years ago it was Jennings. Last Summer,
it was Madden. Is anyone going to make another 15+ episode run this year?
Jason: We shall see. I think so.
Chico: I think we'll have one.
Gordon: Maddie Suchard?
Jason: If they had a kids J!, she would.
Mike: Yes. Mike Klauss. :-P I wish...
Mike: Did you say "who", Chico?
Chico: You said "Mike Klauss". I said "Who?"
Mike: You just blew any chance at getting a copy of the Malcolm pilot, mister!
Chico: You totally didn't get it, did you?
Mike: I got it :-P
Gordon: I don't think he wanted it, but he got it.
Chico: If I had to explain Mike Jones to you, I swear...
Mike: I told you I'm whiter than Gordon.
Gordon: No you're not. What one thing would you like to see at next year's GSC?:
(besides Josh Yawn)
Jason: A Game Show Music Segment.
Mike: A roundtable with some of the best known contestants ever, like Thom
McKee, Ken Jennings, etc. It was fun hearing Ruth Horowitz's stories. I could
imagine that some champs whose runs went for months have some interesting
Gordon: Last year, they had a contestant tryout for Jeopardy. I'd love to see a
show step up and do it again (Jeop, Wheel, Millionaire, etc.)
Mike: We need Randy West there next year. Start saving your money now, as the
bar tab will surely go high!
Chico: More music. :-) Okay, apparently we're all chickens when it comes to
Millionaire, according to a study. Do you buy it?
Chico: Researchers analyzed the behavior of 515 contestants participating in 11
tapings of the show. A total of three players won the $1 million prize.
Two-thirds quit while they were ahead. One-third did not answer the final
question correctly. "Failures" left the studio with an average of $17,438 while
"quitters" went away with an average of $72,247.
Mike: Who says quitters never win?
Chico: The question: do you buy that we play Millionaire more conservatively
Gordon: No. Based on the money amounts you are citing, I think it's because the
gamblers were going for $25,000/$32,000 while the quitters were at the top
echelon ($50,000/$64,000 and higher). I don't think that the report is very
accurate, as the contestants are in different positions on the chart.
Mike: I don't think it's conservative playing more than it is smart playing.
Chico: Interesting insight. With that, it's time for... Viewer Mail!
Jason: Do we have mail?
Gordon: We have mail.
Mike: Hooray mail!
Chico: Let's start with Gordon.
Gordon: This is from Jeremy Sawle. Thanks, Jeremy!
My name is Jeremy Sawle and I had caught the show "Ball Breakers" the other day
on television. Well I am an avid pool player myself was wondering; How can you
become a contestant on the show?
Chico: Good question. Well, there are two ways that I can think of..
Jason: Go to gsn.com and see if they are looking for contestants.
Chico: That's one...
Gordon: Usually, we would say that we don't have information for you or that the
tapings have ended. HOWEVER, there is currently a contest running on GSN's
Website for Billiards tournaments - the winners would be invited to play on the
second season of Ballbreakers - and the contest is still running. Go to gsn.com
for more details.
Chico: And that would be two. Hope that helps, Jeremy. And good luck! Next up, a
bit of love from Gigi... Thanks Gigi!
Mike: Gigli? I didn't like that movie.
Gordon: Thank heavens...for little writers!
Mike: Oh, GIGI. My bad.
Why isn't Stacey Hayes on Lingo? I've noticed a new girl has replaced her and
was wondering what happened to Stacey?
Gordon: POSED p-o-s-e-d. NAKED n-a-k-e-d.
Chico: Well, Gigi, apparently the producers of Lingo, as is wont to happen from
season to season on TV, wanted to make changes, and apparently Stacey was one of
them. Actually, she was two of them =p
Gordon: TWINS. T-w-i-n-s.
Mike: She was apparently too sexy for the show.
Jason: The pages of Maxim with her are still smoking.
Chico: Ah, too sexy! Too sexy!
Jason: or FHM.
Mike: 69 for a Lingo!
Josh: Who posed naked? Stacey?
Chico: Stacey... Apparently there were pictures, although Alex Davis won't hit a
Josh: Her absolute fakeness makes her undesirable with her clothes ON, let alone
off. She's manmade.
Chico: You can read so much into that. Anyway, thanks for writing, Gigi! There's
Mike: I'm trying to find you photos, Josh.
Gordon: Who's it from?
Chico: This is from Manny Cortes. Thanks, Manny!
Are the game shows on Nick GAS still being recorded? My kids are anxious to be
part of one of your game shows. If the old shows are the only ones you have, you
should consider bringing them back. In these times, kids need nice, interesting
and innocent fun, as your game shows provide and represent.
Josh: Ooh, can I take this one Pleeeeeeease?
Chico: Okay... Manny, first of all thanks for writing. While we agree that kids
need nice, interesting and innocent fun, unfortunately we have no connection to
any network or production company.
Gordon: We are NOT associated with NICK GAS or any other show, but we'll let
Josh Yawn answer this one in more detail.
Josh: When Nickelodeon was doing almost nothing but game shows, it was a time
when they were the only kids' network and were able to do these amazing shows.
Now, as time has advanced, there are more networks for kids... Disney, Fox Kids,
Cartoon Network, etc. Nickelodeon has to compete to stay afloat. No longer can
they do game shows because not only have they faded from the market all
together, adult shows included, but their competition isn't coming close to
touching them. Nickelodeon's programming consists of cartoons (to compete with
CN) and tween sitcoms (to compete with Disney). While Nickelodeon recognizes its
past, there's nothing that can logistically be done to change the fact that they
have to do what they do to stay afloat. Now, there is good news.
Mike: You saved money on your car insurance by switching to Geico?
Josh: Nickelodeon is reviving Slimetime to premiere next month. Tapings are in
September, so if you're in the LA area, stop on by! And, if your children are
big fans of the classics, Hot Topic now sells classic Nick shirts. Double Dare,
Hey Dude, Salute Your Shorts, etc. And now more bad news...
Chico: I got the Hey Dude shirt. That's not the bad news, by the way.
Josh: Nick GAS was pronounced dead by the execs at Nick recently. One of two
things are going to happen. One, the channel itself will go away. Or two,
they're going to change it into another channel (a sports channel or Nick
Rewind) are the two things being discussed.
Gordon: We need another moment of silence for Nick GAS
Gordon: Thank you.
Josh: Ah. So Manny, thank you for your question. Tell your children hello. Buy
them a pony. Walk real slow and drink lots of water.
Chico: And if you would like to have your name posted in all its digital glory,
all you have to do is hit up a mail to
Gordon: Would a My Little Pony count?
Chico: Don't think so, Gordon. Just remains for us to thank Josh Yawn, Jason
Block, Paul Bailey (the address once again, gameshowcongress.com), and Mike
Chico: Mike Klauss!
Chico: Mike Klauss!
Mike: Not this again.
Gordon: Never heard of him.
Chico: See, THAT's how you do it :-)
Mike: I hear he's a damn good looking guy.
Chico: This was so much fun, I think we'll do it again next week. Until then,
I'm Chico Alexander...
Gordon: And this is Gordon Pepper, once again thanking everyone who showed up
for us at the live show, and once again saying...
Chico: We Love to Interrupt! :-)
Gordon: GAME OVER!
Chico: And a Van Ginkel: Spread the love :-)
Mike: Game over. And the balcony is closed.
Previous Episodes (Season 9)|
May 21 - 20 ?s: Lan Djang/Push or Flush
June 11 - WLTI's Vs./Push or Flush (2)
June 18 - March Madness/Infiltration
June 25 - 20 ?s: Paul Bailey/We the Jury
July 2 - Deserted Island/Ask the Doctor
July 9 - Accuracy or Idiocy?/Bargain Hunters
July 16 - Trios/Take a Side
July 23 - Number Please/Whammyville
July 30 - Place Bets Now/Roleplay
August 6 - Who's Your Daddy?/Presents
August 13 - Would You Could You/Buen
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