October 10, 2004
Gordon: Please don't
encourage the networks.
Chico: Awww.. But people love to see crap =p
Joe: Jeez, really.
Chico: Friends alone was enough for 10 years worth.
Jeff: That show is already on. Its called Extreme
Chico: Two words... The Swan.
Gordon: What about if the people who win the Partridge
Family get to be in an
Extreme Deathmatch with the people who win the Addams
Family competition? I'd
pay to see that,
Jeff: Loved it!!
Joe: I'm okay with that. There's your new reality
Deathmatch. A house full of gamers compete for a big
Chico: Okay. Welcome back. In case you're just joining
us, you missed the
entire story behind last Monday's Jeopardy and 30
seconds of last Monday's
Jeff: Julie only needed 2 seconds, Chico.
Chico: Oh yeah... Forgot to account for Julie talking
quickly. Someone talks
that fast, you can't really doubt them.
Gordon: Not to mention the Apprentice and LCS 3 - and we
have Jason Hernandez
joining us for the Big Board. What do we have for the
Big Board today, Chico?
Chico: Today, a very special extended version of the Big
Board that we all
know and love... Now a lot of stuff has been premiering
over the fall, and you
really can't digest them all, but what can you say about
the ones that you can
digest? This is the subject: What your viewing habits
say about you. I'm sure
you've got a few examples for use, Gordon...
Gordon: Like by watching America's Next Top Model
a dirty old man?
Chico: Precisely! Only to make it into a game, it's
Jeff: Sure, let's go.
Gordon: Let's do it.
Chico: Okay... First off: Shop 'Til You Drop premiered
its... umm... 7, 8,
ninth season last week. Its second in its current form.
If you caught the new
season of Shop 'Til You Drop, what are you saying about
a) it's nice to see happy people in a warehouse for once.
b) where do they find these guys, and why do they keep a
show like this alive?
c) I give up!
Gordon: That would make me d) Desperately bored.
Jeff: I'm not big on any pricing games.
Chico: Not even TPIR?
Gordon: Definitely not TPIR.
Jeff: Loved it as a kid. But I don't shop. That's why I
Jeff: Oh yeah. B is my answer too.
Chico: Well, I'll give this one to Gordon... The correct
answer: B. Although
this incarnation is a tad bit better than previous
alone... isn't saying much. Next question: this week is
the premiere of two GSN
games. The first being Celebrity Blackjack.
Jeff: Since Fantasy Island and The Love Boat have been
cancelled, all the B
and C-list celebrities need a place to hang out.
Joe: No kiddin'.
Chico: What do you say to yourself about watching this?
a) Finally! I have an objective in life... to become a
celebrity and use my
mad math skills.
b) I'd like to be a card player, but poker's way to
complicated for me.
c) I wish I had Bravo.
Joe: Still A. But poker still rules blackjack.
Gordon: I agree with that.
Joe: Gordon is right about one thing. The celebrities DO
help BJ. Otherwise
World Series of Blackjack sucks.
Gordon: Paigow Rules all - what About Celebrity Pai Gow?
Chico: Yeah, you try explaining the rules in a 30-second
Gordon: You get 7 cards, you create a poker hand with 5
cards and a 2 card
hand, with a pair of Aces the highest hand for the 2
card hand. The 5 card hand
must be better than the 2 card hand. If you beat both of
the dealers hands,
you win. Simple.
Gordon: Well, you did challenge me =)
Chico: Oh I did, didn't I.. Heh.
Gordon: Celebrity Super Pan 9?
Jeff: I want celebrity mumbledy-peg
Gordon: What's the right answer?
Chico: Correct answer: A. Because as Nicole Kidman once
said, you're nobody
until you're on television... Next question: If you're TiVoing the new season
of Extreme Dodgeball, you're saying to yourself...
a) Finally, a show that fills the void left by the
selling out of WWE to more
entertainment and less wrestling.
b) Finally, a show where I can act out my S&M fantasies
involving red rubber
c) I am an employee of Game Show Newsnet.
Jeff: d) That I forgot to re-program my TiVo...
Jeff: Gotta go with C. It was interesting for all of 5
Joe: Ditto. Jeff and I agree on this one. C.
Jeff: NOT the dodgeball I used to play. too many silly
Gordon: I'll go with A - just because Steve Altes is the
Chico: Oh, you and your strange Steve Altes fix...
Correct answer: C. Not
everyone likes it, but we all do (well, most of us,
Gordon: Hey it got renewed for a second season - there
has to be other people
watching besides GSNN employees...
Jeff: At least it got Jerri Manthey off the street
Chico: Sister got work... What else can I say, except
maybe next time she'll learn to keep her fool mouth
Gordon: Don't bite the hand that gives you a paycheck -
and speaking of
which, I don't think Ralphie May will be going to many
LCS reunions either. Next
Chico: Last week, we all saw ESPN Trivial Pursuit.
Reactions were more or
less mixed, but if you watched it faithfully you're
a) I'm a sports nut looking for an arena to test out my
b) I'm a trivia nut looking for an arena to test out my
c) I still wish I could Stump the Schwab.
Jeff: What's ESPN?
Jeff: Just kidding.
Chico: Was about to say! =p
Jason: It's a sports channel... specializing in women's
Gordon: D) I am so happy that this thing is getting
pre-empted out by
Jeff: I'll go with B.
Chico: B is correct.
Jeff: We have a couple of trivia friends who tried out
for the show.
Gordon: How did they do?
Jeff: Passed the test, did well in practice games, but
not "randomly" picked
to actually play, as of yet.
Chico: Besides, more than half of the people on the show
went for the last
two categories... Is that an actual restaurant or a
Jeff: I think their heads were on-screen in one or two
shots of episodes that
have aired. Soundstage that looks like a restaurant.
Chico: Ah. Right.
Jeff: Joe, they were two people who were at my Jeffpardy!
Jeff: Not sure I should reveal their secret identities
Chico: Why not, you've revealed everyone else's =p
Gordon: The tapings are in CA?
Gordon: So if you're in the CA area and wish to be on a
show where you can
leave the show by missing one question or losing in the
bonus round, you can
Chico: Gordon has a huge chip on his shoulder about that
show, I should say.
Gordon: I don't have a chip - the show isn't a good one.
Joe: I myself like Wink Martindale's version better.
Gordon: A quick synopsis of my arguments - there is no
interactivity and what
sort of show are you going to want to go on where you
can only get one
question to answer and where you can be the champion
with no money?
Chico: Okay, next up: I'd Do Anything. Another extreme
stunt show with high
stakes... But if you're watching it, you're saying...
a) I'm too hip for Fear Factor.
b) I'm too out there for the World Series of Poker.
c) I'd watch anything based on a British series.
Chico: Mr. Pepper?
Gordon: D) I'm a closet George Gray worshipper.
Jeff: Are you referring to "Who Dares Wins"? Isn't that
Chico: This is weird.. I'm going to Joe AND Gordon. And
no, Jeff, "I'd Do
Anything" was a show in the UK. True story.
Jeff: As long as you don't have to eat snake testicles,
I can go for it.
Gordon: We got time for one last one?
Chico: Yep. One more. The Mansion: What do you say about
yourself to that
a) I'm living in a bit too sheltered space if I can't
get one of those
b) I'm not nearly as dramatic as those whiny p(^_^)ies
on The Complex...
c) I'm a closet Mark Walberg fan.
Jason: (meekly holds up the "C" card)
Gordon: B. Did you see the last complex episode? Talk
Gordon: How did the Complex become a hit in Australia?
What are the tastes
Joe: Who knows?
Gordon: Good part of Australia - Sale of the Century and
Productions. Bad part - Who Dares Wins and... The
Chico: Correct answer... is B. You become a closet Mark
Walberg fan if you
appear on one of his shows, not watch them.
Joe: I speak from experience. But then I'm not really a
Chico: And if you appear on two of them... Sorry, Kim...
You're just a case...
Gordon: Is Marky Mark your Game Show Hussy, Joe?
Jeff: He's a fan, AND he's out of the closet.
Gordon: I didn't know you liked Barry Manilow, Joe.
Joe: Tell that to Amy Jo Johnson, Gordon.
Chico: Burrrrn. =p
Gordon: Anyway - before we get Joe in trouble with Amy
Jo Johnson, we'll come
for a quick break and we'll see if anyone can out debate
Jeff: I am a "master-debater"!
Chico: Take a Side and Big Finish on the other side of
halftime.. See you
by Celebrity Craps. Watch people roll dem bones (or in
Dogg's case, roll other things) as they compete for
charity. The special cage
operators are John Heffron, Alonzo Bodden, Rich Vos and
Dave Mordal - since we all
know that they need work right about now.)
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