August 30, 2004
It's the definitive dancing battle album. I got the pop
the spin going... All you need is a piece of cardboard.
Gordon: We are back and we have Aldo Villalona and Joe
Van Ginkel with us
Chico: Welcome back to the show, guys,.
Chico: Oh, and Joe, I did get the pics from GSC3...
Gordon shaved... bro'man
never shaves! =p
Gordon: I did not want to represent GSNN looking like a
reject from The Clan
of the Cave Bear.
Chico: Heh. Well, what do we have next up?
Gordon: We start the new seasons of shows on Monday, so
it's only appropriate
to bring back Push or Flush.
Chico: YAY! Toilet time!
Gordon: Here's the game - we bring up a new show, and
you tell me if it's
worth pushing or if we flush it.
Aldo: Oh boy.
Joe: Right on.
Chico: Very simple. And to make it even more simple,
Gordon: Let's start with Joe's favorite game, as we
bring back season 4
of... FEAR FACTOR! Can they reinvent themselves again? or
has America seen enough
Joe: Gordon knows my answer: Flush. If they didn't
insist on the lame
gross-out stunts, the show might be fun for me. But as
it is, it's crap.
Chico: I can see myself pushing Fear Factor if only for
the first and third
challenges. But before I finalize, need I remind you
that the season premiere
is the Couples Redux.
Gordon: The million dollar couples segments were cool.
They haven't let me
down. And I LOVE the gross challenges, and I hope they
can continue to make new
non-repeated edibles. If they can do this, this gets a
full fledged push from
Aldo: I like the show, ratings are still pretty good,
don't change what's
working. I love seeing men getting angry at their others
for not doing the stunt
Gordon: Thats 2.5-1.5, Push.
Chico: Next up, The Complex.
Chico: Simple enough task: get a run-down flat, fix it
up, turn a profit.
Gordon: This comes to us as one of Australia's highest
rated shows. Will it
get the same success here?
Chico: I can see this working if you get likable
characters. I'm a big fan
of Trading Spaces. This one's a push.
Joe: I would ordinarily give it a Flush just because
it's a reality show,
but the concept sounds interesting enough for it to be
Gordon: This will probably be closer to House Rules,
which is a dopey little
show, but it was cute. Dopey and cute work on FOX, so I
think it will get
ratings. I'll push it. So this is 3-0,
Chico: Alright. Now we move to Last Comic Standing:
battle of season one vs.
Gordon: From what I am reading about the show, there is
no Big House and this
is 60 minutes of comedy competition. This is what the
first 2 seasons should
have been. BIG Push.
Aldo: A comic show about comedy?? blasphemy. Push.
Joe: Ditto. Stand up comedy kicks ass; reality
television bites. Push it.
Chico: What's next, comedy movies that are funny?
Gordon: Let's not get too ahead of ourselves, Chico
Joe: Yeah, really.
Gordon: We get our first unanimous 4-0
Push. Next up -
The Search for the
next Partridge Family
Aldo: Lord they are going too far
Chico: You THINK?!
Joe: Flush. The original Partridge Family sucked
(even though it gave us
Danny Bonaduce). There's not guarantee this will be any
Gordon: Yes, it's going after their demographic
audience, and yes, they
should get their ratings - but I just won't be one of
the people contributing to
Chico: I have to agree, and I was a big fan of the
original Partridges... I
think they would be well to leave well enough alone.
Aldo: Flush it and don't you dare call me to cover it.
Gordon: Not even for a Scooby Snack?
Chico: Save yourself!
Gordon: Chico, I think this is yours.
Chico: Lucky me.
Chico: So we now have a 4-0
Gordon: First one, too.
Chico: Next up: Wheel of Fortune. Mystery wedges go up
to $1000. Other than
that, it's the same game we're used to. This one's a
Joe: Half a Push. Classic format on its last legs.
Gordon: How can you call a show that is the highest
rated show in
syndication on it's last legs? Taking a page from Aldo,
if it ain't broken, don't fix
it. And it's not close to being broken as it stomps over
Aldo: Nah it still definitely a fan favorite.
Joe: Jeopardy! might argue with that, Gordon.
Chico: And speaking of which - Will the Jennings reign
of terror produce
more quality challengers this season? I'm pushing on
Aldo: Jeopardy is going to ride this horse till it
Gordon: Of course it gets pushed, and the ratings could
move it to number one
for the season. Could Jennings be the sole champ for the
Chico: I say someone'll take him to school.
Gordon: I say he is the sole champion for the season.
Chico: He can't win forever, and I don't think he's up
Aldo: The whole year? That would be insane.
Joe: That would bankrupt Sony. ;P
Chico: Nah, as long as the world has the Playstation.
Aldo: Bankrupt Sony?? Not with grand theft auto and
metal gear coming out :)
Gordon: Keep in mind that if anything, this HELPS SONY,
as they get more of
the money back (in a bigger amount) as Ken approached
higher tax brackets.
Joe: Our friend Jeff Suchard is slated to try here in
the near future from
what I hear.
Gordon: We'll try to be getting an interview with
Suchard after his
episode with Jennings - or maybe we will call him the
man who dethroned Ken?
Chico: Next up: The Next Great Champ. If you haven't
heard, this is the show
Fox lifted from NBC's The Contender... Based on that
alone... I say Flush to you. I have a principle about
copycats that are rushed to air like that.
Joe: Push both Champ and Contender. I'm a boxing fan
to start with.
These shows actually look cool.
Gordon: Champ looks hideous, Contender looks good. I'll
push the Contender
and Flush the FOX clone
Aldo: Push, I'd like to see how each will play out
being a boxing fan as well.
Gordon: Contender gets pushed 4-0, while we have a 2-2
split on the Champ.
Chico: Alright, next up: The Apprentice. 18 new
candidates. Among them, four
MBAs and one person named Ivana.
Chico: I checked, it ain't the same person.
Joe: Flush. Didn't care for the first one either.
Gordon: I liked the first one - and from what I heard,
this one is going to
be better. Push.
Chico: I'm going to push, but with caution. I've seen
many a sequel go under.
Aldo: Push, nice premise, donald makes the show work
Joe: Trump is cool. The show sucks.
Gordon: Apprentice 2 - 3-1,
Chico: Next up: Millionaire, season 3. Ask the Audience
becomes Ask America,
and Switch the Question becomes the fourth lifeline.
Joe: Millionaire, season 3. Push it big time.
Chico: Hey, stuff like that can only help, right? Big
Aldo: I love watching people get stumped on dumb
Gordon: Meredith roocks, the show rocks, the New
Lifeline is cool, though I'm
not thrilled about the $$ being lowered. Half a push.
Joe: People have been screaming for that fourth
Chico: But they haven't been screaming for price cuts.
Gordon: The $$ being lowered smacks of cost-cutting.
Joe: The money getting lowered sucks, but it makes
sense; also kinda
brings the figures in line with Super Millionaire.
Chico: There's another show I wouldn't mind seeing
Gordon: Millionaire - 3.5-0.5 -
Chico: Next up: Mark Cuban wants to give the Benefactor
how will he do it?
Gordon: Who knows, who cares, why bother? Flush
Joe: This might work. I'm gonna flush it anyways.
Aldo: Gordon, I'm so disappointed - Mark Cuban is the
Steinbrenner he's the best owner; he can make this show
work. I think push.
Gordon: It's Cuban, and this could be cool - or this
could reek of what I
fear, which is a blatant violation of game show ethics.
Chico: It's on ABC opposite Fear Factor. I have
absolutely no hope for it
whatsoever - Flush.
Gordon: If Steinbrenner was the Benefactor, it would be
a much more
Joe: I like Mark Cuban, and I think he might make the
show, but Gordon's
fears are my fears too.
Chico: And mine.
Aldo: There would be assassination
attempts by Boston
Gordon: And if ABC is sticking this against Fear Factor,
which would also be
the Benefactor's Target audience, they are obviously
seeing stuff that they
Chico: That's a 3-1
Flush. Next: Feud. Season 6.
Potential for even more
Gordon: I don't think growth, but you never know.
There's is something that I
don't see - a decline. Push.
Joe: Shockingly enough, FF is one show that has
actually gotten better as
the years go by. Richard Karn still can't hold a candle
to either Richard
Dawson or Ray Combs, but he's a damn sight better than
Chico: Sounds good to me. Push here, too... Even with
against it, if Fremantle doesn't decide to... fix it.
Chico: Make it four, Aldo...
Aldo: Nah sorry, I was a huge fan of Richard Dawson's
Family Feud... I can't
bring myself to watch it anymore.
Chico: Oh well. Can't say I didn't try.
Aldo: I think it's the host.
Gordon: Nope - 3-1 Push
Chico: Survivor Vanuatu: 18 castaways, nine men, nine
appointment TV apparently.
Gordon: I always appoint myself to watch it - Push
Chico: And now that a certain sitcom is out of the mix,
it can only
flourish... or freeze where it is right there. Push.
Aldo: ok how can I put it. I hate the show, but it
works ratings wise so I'm
stuck. Half a push/draw.
Joe: Survivor sucks. Always has. Always will.
Gordon: Joe, You only get a single flush, so it's
2.5-1.5 push -
nice attempt to throw the voting.
Aldo: He thinks he's an Olympic judge.
Chico: There is no Paul Hamm here, my friend....Another
season 33. Let's just make this quick and painless.
Aldo: Flush it.
Gordon: Push... wha?
Aldo: Just kidding.
Chico: Four and out, and we go to Season 5 of Street
Smarts. More of the
same... and less.
Gordon: Less episdoes - but the $100,000 tournament idea
is a nice one - Push.
Chico: I'm thinking it might. I mean, you have less
episodes, but a devoted
fan base... Myself included. I'm thinking push.
Joe: Street Smarts is just damn funny, and Frank
Nicotero is a hilarious
and likable as ever. Big Push.
Aldo: Push, unfortunately showing how dumb
Chico: Another 4 and out,
Joe: I think they have to look to find those idiots.
Gordon: Judging what what I have seen in CA, they don't
have to look far.
Dream Job 2 did wonders for ESPN's Sunday night ratings
- will the show do
wonders for you?
Joe: This is the kind of reality show whose concept I
like. Never watched
the first one, and probably won't watch this one either,
but I'm gonna push
it anyways. Besides Stuart Scott kicks ass.
Chico: Agreed. And a Tar Heel at that. Push.
Aldo: Stu Scott =
Push. Stump the Schwab was great
too... shut up, Gordon.
Joe: Stuart Scott is actually a really good game show
host. He was great
on Stump the Schwab.
Gordon: I didn't like Scott in Stump the Schwab - but he
did a very good job
in Dream Job 1. He should equal this here, though I
didn't like that they
changes the rules midstream to block Zach Selywn from
getting the job. Half a push.
Chico: I thought he as alright on it. I didn't think
the show was another
2MD, but it held its own.
Gordon: Scott is a good host- but he didn't fit in
Joe: You think he'd have done better on Super Bowl of
Gordon: Scott is a good host for a show with a
lighter side - I think he'd be
perfect if ESPN did a Street Smarts like show with
sports as the theme.
Chico: Next: Bachelor 6... Two men, both above the
demographic. You know, I
think they're really reaching now. As I like to say in
times like these...
Joe: Chris Harrison is a nice guy (especially from
Randy West has said of
him). Too bad Bachelor sucks. FLUSH that diarrhea.
Aldo: FLUSH. Gimme Outback Jack 2.
Gordon: Let's see, steal the ages concept from Who Wants
to Marry My Dad,
steal the concept of voting for the person you want from
For Love or Money 4,
steal their own contestants from earlier shows and make
them contestants again.
And we thought FOX was bad? FLUSH
Chico: Basically put, watching this show... could KILL
Gordon: Or at least rob you of original thought.
Aldo: Sends me to the toilet.
Gordon: I think Jason Hernandez should cover this show.
Joe: Yes. The man's my friend; I wouldn't want to
have to subject him to
Gordon: Any objections for Joe covering it then? Bwa ha
ha ha ha
Joe: Smart ass.
Chico: Yeah, that's about right :) Next up America's
Next Top Model... More
smut, I say!
Gordon: SMUT SMUT SMUT SMUT PUSH!
Aldo: Hot chicks!!!!! PUSH
Joe: And more crap too. Flush.
Chico: The first two didn't do anything for me either.
If I wanted to see
hot chicks, I'd pick up an FHM. Flush
Aldo: As the great Joey Styles put it, CAT
Joe: I'm with Chico. (or I could always go to AJJ's
Chico: Of course :)
Gordon: I actually did like the things associated with
the show. Where else
can you actually learn about the modelling industry -
and see scantilly clad
women get into hissy fits?
Joe: <Joey Styles>OH MY GOD!</JS>
Chico: an FHM perhaps? =p
Gordon: FHM doesn't have women get into cat fights
Chico: Not.. but it could.
Aldo: Gordon is always good at a BS answer.
Gordon: I also read Playboy and Penthouse just for the
Aldo: I'm proud.
Gordon: Besides - the pages of FHM are all taken up by
the Apprentice women.
Chico: And the problem is....
Aldo: Gordon really wants to learn about the modeling
Chico: So he can get with one.
Joe: Gordon just wants to learn about how to pick up
Gordon: Aren't I modeling material?
Chico: AHEM...FINALLY...heh.. We have Amazing Race 6...
This again, is a
no-brainer. Push here.
Gordon: This season has gotten the highest ratings in
it's series history -
EVER. I think the ratings continue. Push.
Chico: It's finally getting the props it deserves.
Aldo: Ratings =
push once again.
Chico: So there you have it, your push or flush. Next
up, Gordon has yet
another Big Five poll for you.
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