September 6, 2004
Gordon: Welcome back. We
are here with Millionaire and Jeopardy champion
Jason Block as well as Canadian Idol recapper Ryan
Vickers for this week's version of the Big 5.
Jason: Hello there...
Ryan: Ahoy hoy.
Jason: Big 5 time.
Chico: But before we get any further, we have to reveal
the results of the
last vote. Ready?
Ryan: I'm on pins and needles!
Jason: The suspense is killing me.
Chico: Okay, now coming in a 3, there's a three-way tie.
Poker Renaissance... Yay... Super Millionaire... Yay...
And TPIR's 30th
Jason: Not bad Not bad.
Ryan: really? I'm surprised TPIR made it that far up
Jason: Number 2 Mr. Chico.
Chico: Number 2: With 4 votes... H2's Game Show Week
with Peter Marshall
Ryan: Good choice!
Chico: Thank you. I believe that was mine :)
Jason: I wonder what #1 is going to be...:)
Ryan: hmm.... obviously Chuck Woolery!
Chico: I'll give you a hint, it isn't Ruben and Clay :)
Jason: Darn. (snaps fingers)
Gordon: Peter Tomarken coming back to host Paranoia!
Chico: Down, boy.
Gordon: pant, pant, pant
Ryan: Fang! Behave!
Gordon: Its not William Hung?
Chico: Number one is... the Jennings Reign of Terror!
Gordon: Which had a reign of terror on the poll with
over 50% of the voting.
Ryan: Wow Chico you are some excited today!
Chico: That's the lack of sleep talking!
Jason: So that is two in a row for the Mormon Maniac.
Ryan: Mormon Maniac - I like that Jason.
Jason: I don't think he is going to win this week's Top
Chico: But I guarantee you that he will not make this
poll, because we're
talking Biggest Blunder here.
Gordon: Try me...=)
Chico: Unless Gordon finds some way in his overtly
creative head to make it
Ryan: Oh dear, here come a Gordon "spoiler" again...
Gordon: Tee hee hee hee hee
Jason: He is going to say the rules change is bad...
blah blah blah
Ryan: I swear... if you get Skyler into this poll...
Chico: ... Okay, hold on. Now I have to edit my picks =p
Gordon: OOoh...I forgot about Skyler....
Jason: Uh oh...Now you did it Ryan.
Ryan: I really have to stop and think before I type.
Chico: Heh. Yeah.
Jason: Can I at least start on some of my top 5
Chico: I think Ryan has to have his go first.
Gordon: Well, we like to do them 5 at a time. Ryan,
would you like to start?
Ryan: Sure. Can I list them one at a time with
Chico: Just a reminder: each one of us has five, and
they can be anything on
your head. And if they repeat, then it's just less to
cut out later.
Gordon: They can be anything you think of. Ryan has a
good variety as
Ryan: #5: Justin and Krista - AKA the Big Brother 2
Knife Incident. Worst of
all Justin couldn't understand why he was booted by the
talking to Julie Chen in his hotel room.
Chico: Because he felt stabbity, that's why.
Gordon: He had no stability in his life?
Gordon: We work as a Las Vegas team.
Ryan: #4: Brian Weikle's Jeopardy wagering in the J! ToC.
leads to snapping defeat from the jaws of victory.
Gordon: Cliff Claven to the Nth degree
Chico: Made it able for Mark Dawson to clinch the
tourney and set up a page to that effect that we were
featured on. I think
the address is jeopardy19toc.tripod.com
Ryan: #3: Embarrassing - Dan Avila on Greed. Going for
2.2 Million, the
biggest TV prize at that point, he probably never wants
to eat Tuna ever
Gordon: or chocolate
Ryan: Hey, you guys, do you know what is the difference
between a piano and
Chico: You can tuna piano....
Jason: But you can't tuna fish (rimshot)
Gordon: but in order to tuna fish, you've got to have
Jason: and do it just for the halibut
Ryan: I've never had anyone get that, even when I told
it underwater. Props
to Chico, five points on the board.
Chico: Word :)
Gordon: Thank you folks, we'll be here all week.
Jason: Stop floundering and let Ryan continue :)
Chico: Yeah, we better stop before things get crappie.
Gordon: Ryan, stop baiting them and please continue.
Ryan: I'm really sorry for telling that joke now... #2 -
Dumb: ABC killing
off Millionaire, slowly but surely. The once Regis
juggernaut fades off into
the sunset with too much exposure and the ever scary
Supermodels??? I mean c'mon people. And my number one
worst/dumbest/embarrasing moment of the last
Ryan: Ladies and gentleman - especially Chico - I
present to you, HEATHER
Gordon: HEATHER AND EEEEEEEEEVEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
Ryan: ... Heather and Eve, the Harvard Law Students,
took a cab instead of
walking costing them their spot in the race. What a
classic dumb move.
Please vote for it!
Gordon: H and E went from first to eliminated in one
Ryan: Ah, the memories. Similar tactics were pulled by
Chip and Reichen
(AR4), and Chip/Kim and Kami/Karli in AR5, but H and E
were the pioneers.
By far. Thanks for letting me say my piece :)
Gordon: ok - we have Ryan's 5. Mr. Block, you are on the
Ryan: While sitting on a dock?
Chico: Let's go to the Block
Jason: #5---Family Feud choosing Louie Anderson as host.
Jason: And nearly killed the show doing it.
Ryan: I'll agree for the square. Seems like a nice
fellow, not for that show
Jason: #4--Game Show Network changing it's focus from
classic games to I
don't know what. This hurts me personally more than
Chico: Just plain games... classic, crap, and otherwise.
Ryan: the hip new Gsn! Party on, dude! (sarcasm)
Jason: #3--The couple from Big Brother 4 on Amazing Race
5--I cheered when
they lost--and they caused themselves to lose.
Dysfunction at its best.
Ryan: I'd forgotten that... Allison and Donny had no
business being there.
Chico: Someone should've told her that sticking to the
man in power
doesn't necessarily work all the time.
Jason: #2: The 2004 Cancellation of H2 and Pyramid in
the same year. Pyramid
had no chance and H2 should have had at least one more
Chico: Good ones....
Ryan: One major thing with Pyramid though was that
everyone wanted it to be
the 80's version all over again... that didn't help.
Chico: I was just content with it being back on the air.
Jason: And #1--The celebifcation of Millionaire. The
only hot woman that
saved Millionaire was Meredith. She is soooooooooooo
Ryan: Ha ha!
Ryan: So you prefer her to Regis, even though he gave
you a boatload of
Jason: She is a better host.
Chico: Yeah, more Tarrant-ish.
Ryan: I love how they get her to hang players, like
Jason: And she wrote me a personal note thanking me for
my service when I
prepped her for her syndie debut...I have it framed on
Ryan: That's really neat!
Chico: Ah, so we're playing favorites now.
Jason: No. :)
Chico: Just checking :)
Jason: I actually think Regis was good. Meredith is
Ryan: But with Regis... you enter the NEXT DIMENSION! :)
Chico: I have to agree. I like seeing the players sweat
it out during a
Ryan: LOL. I do love Meredith.
Jason: I want to be a wise man, dammit! Financial
Chico: "When the moon is in the seventh house... and
Jupiter aligns with
Jason: Age of Aquarius?
Chico: oh wait, that's the Fifth Dimension...
Ryan: A: The dawning of the age of aquarius. Final
Chico: Okay, Gordon. Get me out of this.
Ryan: No no, you have to yell "I'm a celebrity".
Chico: The hell I will :)
Jason: Very good Ryan.
Ryan: Thanks :)
Chico: Besides. That's NEXT show
Gordon: ok - Chico, your 5
Jason: You don't have yours yet Gordon?
Gordon: I have mine - but I always go last.
Chico: He just likes to go last is all.
Gordon: Especially since I bring in...the DECOY
Jason: Hosts prerogative.
Ryan: It's so going to Skyler, I know it...
Jason: (scary music plays)
Chico: He can do what he wants to do, it's his
Gordon: Hint - its NOT Skyler
Ryan: thank goodness.
Chico: Okay, number 5: Going from what Jason said
earlier. Contributing to
the quicker death of Weakest Link... Too many celebs.
Gawd. Celeb overload
here. And it was going so well, too.
Ryan: Poor Anne. It wasn't easy to deal with those
Jason: Can we lump those in to Celebs contributing to
the death of shows in
Chico: ... I'll allow it.
Gordon: I think so. Next?
Ryan: Sure, go nuts
Chico: Numbuh 4: The first season of Lingo and the KAHKI/KAZAA
team of dizzy
blondes who blanked out on Bonus Lingo.
Ryan: ha ha
Gordon: classic stupidity. How can you get nothing right
in the Lingo bonus round?
Ryan: I liked the woman who said the most interesting
thing about herself
was that she never drank coffee.
Jason: Kids Next Door Reference :) Love it
Chico: I'm glad someone got that :)
Jason: Great show.
Ryan: I should have been on season one Lingo... it was
taped in Holland when
I was living in France... only a six hour train ride.
Chico: And you could've practiced on the way.
Jason: And you made it out alive Ryan...oh, that's
right...your Canadian :)
Ryan: ah! touche!
Chico: Okay, numbuh 3: Hollywood Squares. Four words:
Big. Money. Bonus.
Gordon: And the point of the round was?
Chico: Exactly. There was no point except for just
throwing money away.
Chico: Didn't contribute to the game in any fashion, and
contributed to its demise. The bleeding! We cannot stop
Ryan: Sure, just get rid of the Whoopster...
Jason: Hey when she left, and the Fonz came in...it got
Chico: Too bad it wasn't great enough for the audience
who exiled en masse
Chico: Numbuh 2: Survivor Outback. Colby could've sewn
up the million had he
chosen Keith to be by his side at Final Tribal.
Instead.. He chooses Tina.
Everyone loves Tina. The rest writes itself.
Jason: I forgot about that one.
Chico: The end.
Ryan: Ah, but now he has those razor commercials,
doesn't he now?
Chico: Yep. Even though I can't shave my head with one
of those things.
Gordon: lol - and #1?
Chico: Number one, more of an innocent joke that
spiraled out of control
thanks to one of our own...
Ryan: Dick Clark hosting millionaire?
Ryan: How's that for psychic, folks?
Jason: I don't remember that.
Gordon: Refresh his memory, Chico
Chico: Okay, Tom Heald posted as an April Fool's joke on
two boards that
Dick Clark was chosen as host of Millionaire, the
syndicated version, that
is. Steve Beverly caught wind of this, and posted it on
Chico: Uproar ensued.
Jason: Now I remember. That was bad.
Chico: Dick Clark's personal assistant had to step in
Ryan: ah, the memories...
Chico: It was that day's "Dewey Defeats Truman" or
"Kerry Chooses Gephardt".
Jason: All right Gordon...last but not least...
Chico: Sock it to us, Answerman.
Gordon: ok - Here are my 5....
Ryan: Onwards and upwards, Mr. Pepper.
Gordon: #5 - I had another Survivor moment - the quiting
of Survivors. For
the first time in the show, Osten quits for no apparent
reason, which gets
the community in an uproar. In Survivor All-Stars...
Susan leaves because
she claims to have been violated by Richard Hatch. Both
moments were the 2
ugliest times of Survivor - and the only times (besides
Jenna leaving) that
there was no final chat.
Chico: Ugly, being the operative word.
Jason: Very ugly...on Susan's part if you ask me.
Ryan: Probst said it works best with people who don't
know each other...
all-stars proved that.
Jason: I think Susan in that case was an absolute moron.
Chico: Yep and yep.
Jason: If Susan truly thought she was violated--she
should have kicked his
Chico: Nah, I think you get kicked off for that.
Jason: THAT would have been worth it to see.
Ryan: I agree.
Chico: Alright, 4, please.
Jason: But for her to wait 24 hours and then do her
"drama queen" speech,
was a little fake if you ask me.
Chico: How about "coached"?
Jason: Ok. "Coached", then.
Chico: Because, you know they like to coach =p
Gordon: #4 - Another Greed moment - the TV team that
loses on the first
question. The category is about ...the host, Chuck
Ryan: is it WHEEL OF FORTUNE? <<buzz>>
Gordon: I hosted Wheel of Fortune - I didn't host
singled Out....lets see if
we can get a team that knows a little bit more about me.
Chico: Yep. Their answer to Robby Roseman.
Gordon: pretty much.
Ryan: ah yes but is there a greed equivalent to the term
Gordon: Speaking of which...#3. How can you not have
Robby Roseman in here,
as he was the person who started the craze: and gave us
'Llama'd out'. You
stole my words, Ryan - lol.
Chico: Roseman Llamas Out... And the crowd goes crazy.
Ryan: my sincere apologies :)
Jason: Wow. Yes.
Gordon: #2 - Two words. Oma. Rosa. Not just that, but
Sam as well, as the
villains of the Apprentice overshadow Bill Rancic's win.
What's uglier is
Omarosa's threats of racism after the show, including a
rumor that she was
going to file a suit at Donald Trump right after she got
fired, with Trump
firing back 'I eat little girls like you for breakfast'.
Chico: Pretty much.
Ryan: And spit them out. Thank you thank you thank you
for including that :)
Brilliantly parodied on SNL's "weekend update"
Jason: I have a feeling what #1 is going to be.
Gordon: But you can stick Psychotic Sam in there too
Chico: And why's that... aide from being psychotic?
Jason: Hey Gordon can I guess at #1?
Gordon: Sam - sleeping on the floor, etc. You may guess,
Jason: AI3--The William Hung saga.
Chico: Nope. That would be too valid.
Jason: LOL Chico
Chico: Gordon, in his infinite wisdom, likes to throw a
wrench in. You know,
as opposed to keeping it real.
Ryan: I smell DECOY...
Gordon: I actually don't think of Hung as a bad thing.
Yes he's bad, but
that's more of the system, and if he can make money,
then so be it.
However... I have a major problem with someone who makes
money - and then
covers up his rationale of doing so by saying he didn't
want to buck
tradition - and then stomps all over it. You know what
I'm talking about
Chico: ... No idea.
Gordon: #1 - THE HYPOCRISY OF KEN JENNINGS
Ryan: oh dear...
Chico: Great googly moogly.
Gordon: You wanted to know how I could get Ken on the
list - well, here's how.
Jason: Not a bad choice actually.
Gordon: On an interview right after he tied the record
of most amount won in a day with $52,000, Ken is asked
why he didn't go for the record - and he said that he
held it in too high regard. So what does he do? He
attempts to break the record
THAT NIGHT! After 3 tries,
he finally does so on the last day of the season. So
much for him wanting to be respectful of the past
Jeopardy champions. That started the ball of me not
liking him rolling, and if anyone wants to talk about a
Ken Jennings backlash, they can point their finger to
that moment. Believe it or not, none of my picks this
week were decoys - and that's the decoy =).
Chico: Which is weird =p
Gordon: Because Ken would have been up here, regardless.
But I can give you
Skyler as a decoy if you want =) You always have to
switch your game around
a little =)
Chico: Don't even challenge him.
Ryan: no, that's quite fine :)
Jason: so now we narrow down to 10.
Gordon: I would have used Richard Karn as the new MC of
Feud, since I can't
stand him and I know Chico loves him.
Chico: Better than me, anyway. It's what we call "The
Spoiler Round." But first, I have to refresh some
4/1/02: "Dick Clark hosts Millionaire", ABC's Killing
Millionaire, Alison &
Donny on Amazing Race, Apprentice: Omarosa and Sam, AR3:
Heather & Eve's
Walking Taxi, BB2: Justin, Krista, and a Knife, Feud:
Anderson, Greed: Dan Avila's $2,000,000 Blunder, Greed:
The Big "Wheel"
Out - there's your term, GSN's Reformatting, H2: The Big
Money Bonus Round,
H2/Pyramid Axed in 2004, Brian Weikle's TOC Wager, J!:
The Hypocrisy of Ken
Jennings, Lingo: The KAHKI/KAZAA team, Millionaire: Roseman Llamas Out,
Primetime Quizzers: Too many celebs!, Survivor: Colby
blows $1 million,
Survivor: Osten and Susan Quit.
Chico: Everyone get that?
Ryan: I think so :)
Gordon: got it
Chico: 19... Each one gets two, then we get to vote on
one. Ryan, you're the
Jason: To keep or to throw out?
Chico: throw out
Gordon: get rid of
Ryan: As in I pick two to eliminate off the top?
Ryan: just a sec. First - although it was my own - BB2.
There are much
better selections that should stay, not in the least
Ryan: and secondly, lingo KAZAA
Chico: Why's that?
Ryan: Hmm... I'd have to say that Lingo tends to move
slowly at points and
this just drags it even more.
Chico: Ah. Point taken.
Gordon: ok - J. Block - you get to knock things off the
Jason: Ok. Here we go. I think the April's Fools Joke is
but not important. And the Ken Jennings thing...
important but not significant.
Ryan: I liked the April fool's joke, but I think Jason
is right - not many
outside of the GS community will appreciate it as much
Gordon: I think Jennings would be fascinating - just to
see if there is as
much a backlash of Jennings as there is a feeling of
life towards him
Chico: You'll probably get that in e-mails from the
Church of Ken Jennings.
Gordon: I offer all Ken Jennings followers to e-mail me
and tell me how much
of a dope I am.
Chico: And he NEVER backs down from a challenge, so you
better BRING IT LIKE
Gordon@gameshownewsnet.com for those of you
playing along at home.
Gordon: I knew Jason would get rid of Jennings, since he
is a Jennings
Jason: Bite me. I like the guy--even if he is a
Gordon: Could I put the CD in the case for you,
Jennings? What about wash your Mormon-mobile, Mr.
Jason: Very funny Gordon. Now you are getting personal
Chico: Okay, what was I doing...
Jason: knocking off 2
Chico: Well, Louie Anderson wasn't a mistake in the eyes
of the general
public. Granted, I would've gone for someone with a
little more bench
experience, as we techs like to say, but the show fared
well in its own
right, so let's get rid of that.
Chico: And Omarosa and Sam, albeit big casting mistakes,
remedied by the Donald, so it all comes out in the wash.
So that's gone.
Jason: No. That stays
Chico: Nope. Gone. Sorry.
Ryan: Hmm... fistfight?
Jason: Ok OK
Gordon: Did you bring s the steel cage, Ryan?
Chico: Gordon, time to make an enemy out of another
Ryan: I'll go get the steel cage... left over from a
shark dive somewhere
Gordon: Ok - I guess I'll say Allison and Donny on AR
first - I mean I would
have said Allison on BB5 - but not AR.
Ryan: fair enough
Gordon: and lets get rid of the Big Money Bonus round in
H2 - it's tacky,
but not as bad as a lot of the other stuff.
Chico: Right. Understandable.
Chico: So we go now to a vote. Which one of the
remaining stars gets voted
off the Loser Island, coming this close to mediocrity...
but not close
Jason: What's left?
Chico: Millionaire death, Heather/Eve, Dan Avila, the
"Wheel of Fortune"
Team, GSN, 2004 Cancellations, Brian Weikle, Roseman,
celeb quizzers, Colby blows $1M, and Sue and Osten quit.
Ryan: so we nominate one more?
Ryan: Greed wheel of fortune question
Jason: That works
Gordon: your vote, Chico?
Chico: My vote... Killing of Millionaire... Could be
attributed to the
celebs. And it's not dead... yet.
Gordon: I like the Wheel of Fortune team, so I'll vote
with Chico to force a
stalemate and a coin toss.
Ryan: c'mon wheel...
Jason: come on wheel
Chico: Alright, you're flipping or am I?
Gordon: I'll flip - I have the coin right here
Chico: Okay. Heads - Wheel stays. Tails - Millionaire
Gordon: Heads I win, tails you lose. Heads - I win.
Chico: So Millionaire is not dead enough to warrant a
place on this list
Ryan: ah... I read that wrong.
Jason: another bet I lost :)
Ryan: hmm....so the final votes are what Chico?
AR3: Heather and Eve's Walking Taxi, Greed: Dan Avila's
Tuna, Greed: The
Wheel of Fortune team, GSn's reformatting, H2/Pyramid
Axed in 2004, J!:
Brian Weikle's T0C Wager, Millionaire: Roseman Llamas
Quizzers: Too many celebs!, Survivor: Colby blows $1M,
and Survivor: Osten
and Susan Quit.
Jason: That's a nice mix. I wonder what our viewers will think.
Chico: Nice little blend there.
Gordon: It would be nicer if someone wasn't afraid of
seeing a Jennings
Jason: You know what... Take out my GSN and put Jennings
in. I want to see
it. This is a challenge to Mr. Pepper. Go for it.
Gordon: Actually, I think GSn should stay in, if you
wanted to take out one
of yours, I would say cancellation of H2 and Pyramid.
Chico: We have a challenge on the play.
Jason: Ok...Do it.
Gordon: Pepper and Block appeal to Chico.
Jason: Take out H2/Pyramid and put in the Ken Jennings
Jason: Friendly challenge mind you.
Ryan: Ryan stays neutral...
Chico: The appeal has been made. The change is good.
Jason: All right. Now we shall see, Mr. Pepper. Over
under on votes? :)
AR3: Heather and Eve's Walking Taxi, Greed: Dan Avila's
Tuna, Greed: The
Wheel of Fortune team, GSn's reformatting, J: Jennings
contradicts himself on the 1 Day record, J!:
Brian Weikle's T0C Wager, Millionaire: Roseman Llamas
Quizzers: Too many celebs!, Survivor: Colby blows $1M,
and Survivor: Osten
and Susan Quit.
Chico: Next time, we'll see if Jason or Gordon reigns
supreme over the WLTI
arena... But for now, I'm going to put the coffee on.
Gordon, take us
to the break, please.
Gordon: I'll say Jennings gets at least 30%
Jason: We shall see.
Gordon: Big Finish coming up, and I got Jennings in! BWA
HA HA HA HA!!!
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Gordon: ok - big finish time. Does Michael get escorted
out of BB5 next?
Chico: Unless he decides to Cowboy Up.
Gordon: Will we see any cowboys on The Apprentice 2?
Chico: Wouldn't surprise me in the least. How about
cowboys in Vanuatu, you
Gordon: cowboys and rugby players
Chico: Rugby players rock.
Gordon: Rugby. R-u-g-b-y. What did you think of the
Chico: Too little, too late, GSN. You are forever.. on
MY list. I'm
personally lobbying for a fourth season. Longshot chance
of that happening,
but yeah. But in the end, the two teams that wanted it
the most got to the
end, and the better team won.
Gordon: Yep though I did root for Ben and Josh.
Chico: Yeah, so did I. But Catherine's a cutie, so...
yeah, I was kinda
pulling for Tim and Catherine ... that much more. Cuties
also rock. You know
who else rocks?
Gordon: ok. Rocks. R-O-C-K-S. Who else rocks?
Chico: Charla. Number one on the Best Summer Ever list
last weekend on VH1.
Without Mirna. Because Mirna's a little *does crazy
finger motion* woo-woo
in the head, you know?
Gordon: Did she put on a show?
Chico: She just said "I'm having the Best Summer Ever."
And she is. Amazing
Race, top of the heap in reality strands this summer.
Take THAT, Big
Gordon: And so the endless circle continues.
Chico: We'll continue this circle next time, when we
challenge Gordon to go
one episode without saying "Ken Jennings."
Gordon: I can do that.
Chico: I'm Chico Alexander, playing for the Give Chico
Gordon: and I'm Gordon Pepper, playing for the Save a
Lingo Board foundation
Chico: And until next time... *opens Apprentice flap
once more* "You're
Gordon: and game over
Chico: I can do that all day...