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Paying homage to shows such as "Pardon the Interruption", "Around the Horn", "The Best Damn Sports Show Period", "Best Week Ever", and "The Soup", We Love to Interrupt is a weekly raw, frank, red-blooded, two-fisted, full-bodied look into the world of game shows. Comments are always welcomed here!

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November 1, 2004

Ryan: Isn't that the new CSI spinoff for fall 2005?
Chico: I heard Boise.
Chico: Of course, that's only what Weird Al says.
Joe: Is anyone else watching CSI: NY?
Chico: Right here.
Ryan: Never watched CSI... L&O a bit though
Chico: Vanessa Ferlito = *swoon*
Joe: I like the original better. Can I get some Jorja Fox up in here?
Chico: How aptly named.
Joe: She's from Canada. But still... Amy Jo Johnson > Jorja Fox.
Ryan: Then she must be brilliant!
Joe: lol
Chico: Anyway, we're back on the terrifyingly close to Halloween edition of We Love to Interrupt.
Gordon: Not in Halloween, but in November, Who Wants to be a Millionaire will be going through their November Sweeps. We'll save some of the surprises for you then, but Chico wanted to be part of the ceremony.
Chico: Yeah, well, you know what Travis says, I was a part of the phenomena.
Gordon: Hence our 20 Questions on Chico's auditioning experience on Millionaire!
Chico: So go ahead.. Ask away.
Gordon: I'll start - 1) - How did you find out about it?
Chico: Commercial aired during the show.
Ryan: 2) - What did you do to prepare in the lead up?
Chico: I just shaved. That's pretty much it. I mean, the way you figure, it's trivia. You either know it or you don't.
Joe: 3) - Who'd you pick for your Phone-a-friends? (as if I didn't know one of them)
Gordon: I would like to point out that I couldn't be a PAF, since I know the person who lines up the questions =)
Chico: Well, I have my sister, of course. She's great at history and philosophy. Then there's Laura, a good friend of mine. She's great at religion and classics. Then there's Paul, a good friend's brother. A musician. Pretty good there, and then there are two trivia heavyweights, both of which are regulars on the site... Mike Klauss and ... Joe!
Ryan: Great spread, excellent choices!
Chico: Sweet Joey V =p
Ryan: 4) - The scene at the audition was (a) calm, (b) exciting, (c) out of control, (d) <your choice here>. No lifelines!
Chico: Damn.
Ryan: Listen, you spent them earlier... :P
Chico: It was actually pretty exciting. I was there little after 1 and the audition started at 3. Therefore I was one of the first, but not in the first group.
Ryan: Nice! If only Canadians could tryout...
Chico: Maybe in another couple of years.
Gordon: 5) - How many people showed up?
Chico: At least 100 when I started. Roughly half of them were in the chairs to begin with, and the other half were corralled vis a vis TPIR pre-tapes.
Joe: 6) - Most game shows have their own written tests. What was WWTBAM's like?
Chico: 30 questions in 10 minutes. And you got to keep the pencil.
Ryan: Nice!
Gordon: 7) - How was the difficulty of the questions?
Chico: I was expecting the questions to run the gamut of $100-$1m, but it was more like $100 to at least $50K, but they covered everything.
Ryan: 8) - Estimated pass rate/number needed to pass?
Chico: I have absolutely no idea, but I know I knew at least 23. Five of them were ruleouts, and the remaining two.. No clue.
Gordon: 9) - The important Q - Were you one of the people who passed?
Chico: Gordon... YES.
Ryan: Yay for passing!
Chico: I got a free t-shirt out of the deal. But ABC11 out of Raleigh was there for only so long. Darn.
Gordon: Awwwwwww
Ryan: Boo-urns
Chico: Could've been on TV =p
Gordon: Congratulations! 10) - How many people passed with you?
Chico: I couldn't begin to name'em. At least six more passed in my group of about 100.
Joe: 11) - Do you think Meredith Vieira is hot?
Chico: Of course :) But she wasn't there.
Joe: I didn't think she would be.
Chico: But imagine what would happen if she WERE there.
Gordon: 12) - So what happened after you made the cut?
Chico: I filled out the contestant audition form, took a Polaroid, and was interviewed by a field producer.
Ryan: Although I bet you wouldn't mind being that producer, eh?
Chico: Nah, not really. Of course, I'd have to DQ myself from the game.
Gordon: 13) - So what's the next step now?
Chico: The dreaded "wait for the call" step.
Gordon: 14) - How long will that take?
Chico: I have NO idea. Joe, how long did it take you to get the RR call?
Joe: A couple of weeks.
Ryan: Wheel was two weeks wait for a letter, than six months for a call...
Chico: So I'm waiting another week, basically.
Joe: Give or take.
Ryan: Don't you get a postcard or something?
Chico: I don't know. It's the first audition I passed (I didn't get College Greed)
Joe: A couple of weeks.
Ryan: Wheel was two weeks wait for a letter, than six months for a call...
Chico: So I'm waiting another week, basically.
Joe: Give or take.
Chico: Open 15) What's this about Eddie Timanus?
Gordon: Eddie is going to be one of the contestants during Thanksgiving on Millionaire. He was a 5 time champ on Jeopardy - and he is legally blind.
Joe: Would be nice to have Eddie at the GSC.
Ryan: And from all accounts, he's a great guy.
Chico: Very much so.
Gordon: 16) Okay, now we're going into the questions that we like to ask everyone. Your favorite game show (besides your own) of all time? (Heh - always wanted to do that).
Chico: Blockbusters and Card Sharks (old school)... a tie.
Gordon: 17) And your favorite host of all time?
Chico: The late great Bill Cullen.
Gordon: 18) Which current show would you want to host? Which past show would you want to host?
Chico: Current: The Enemy Within (if ever a US version was conceived). Past: Amazing Race. It'll be current in about 16 days.
Gordon: 19) If you had the opportunity to be a contestant on any game show, past or present, which one would it be and why?
Chico: Jeopardy! of course.
Gordon: 20) Anything else you'd like to get off your chest?
Chico: Yes I would... I wish I could see at least one good new idea on television instead of rehashes on whatever works. True, TV is a copycat business,but come on. A person can be smarter than that.
Gordon: We'll get the new ideas - every 5 years or so, and then 4 years of idea stealing.
Joe: lol
Chico: Simply put, if you stop watching stupid shows.. They will stop MAKING stupid shows!
Gordon: Very true. Thank you for being put through the 20 questions interview.
Chico: No problem, meanwhile Dr. Gordon takes us to break.
Gordon: This is my birthday present?
Chico: This is your birthday present.
Joe: When's your birthday Gordon?
Chico: Last Tuesday.
Joe: Gah!
Ryan: Well happy belated from the great wet north!
Chico: *ba DUM bum!*
Joe: Happy belated from the land of the Mouse.

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