November 12, 2005
Joe: You know what the best part of this was? No lame Doppler jokes.
Gordon: We're saving them for later.
Chico: Oh crud. I forgot the lame Doppler jokes!
Joe: 9_9 Me and my big mouth.
Chico: Welcome back. This is still WLTI, we're still here... And it's time to
Joe: Cue the Jeopardy game board load-up SFX!
Chico: Here's how it works. Each category has a question. You answer. I give out
points. Player with the most points wins one line of IM text to vent. Okay, here
are ... the categories.
IF YOU CAN'T GO TO
COLLEGE, GO TO DUKE
CLICKS NOT INVOLVING
AND THE JIM CALDWELL
AWARD GOES TO...
FEAR AND LOATHING ON
LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND
Chico: Gordon, it's half your show, you
get to start.
Doug: Wait! Fast question. Shouldn't that fourth category be colored red?
Chico: Let's not go there.
Joe: Yes, please.
Gordon: We'll go with Clicks not involving Ryan Seacrest or a Rapping Dragon
Chico: Okay, if you watched TPIR last week, you know that you can now get TPIR
eTickets online. Rich made a new ticket plug to that fact. Question: Does it
take anything from the show after us memorizing the addy to TV City for 33
Joe: He had to get that in there.
Chico: Starting with Pepper.
Gordon: I don't think it does - because regardless of what the address is, you
still need to make the outside pilgrimage in order to get in.
Brian: No comment.
Doug: It does. Leave the ticket plug as is. But, also dissolve quickly to a new
GFX after the US mail GFX ... "or find out how to get tickets at CBS.com. OK,
Don: I don't think it takes much from the show. I mean, sure, the snail mail
ticket plug has been a tradition, but with so many people on the Internet these
days, I think it was only a matter of time, to be honest.
Joe: I think it was a necessity. As cool as the plug was, technology marches on,
and in order for the show to keep pace, eTicketing was inevitable. Besides,
it'll be funny to hear whoever announces the TPiR icebreaker at the GSC next
year try to do it.
Chico: Okay. I agree that Doug has a point. Keep the ticket plug as it is, but
pan to CBS.com, because some of us don't have computers. But everyone scores but
Doug - 3, Gordon - 1, Don - 1, Brian - 0, Joe - 1
Chico: And I remind you to keep the game going. You get 10 seconds, then I lock
you out. Doug, please pick.
Doug: OK. And The Jim Caldwell Award Goes To...
Chico: Question: Who is the most unlikely game show host that ever was? Doug,
you're first, remember... keep it moving.
Doug: Richard Karn.
Don: I'll pass.
Joe: Richard's predecessor: Louie Anderson.
Chico: On the buzzer, Joe. Gordon?
Gordon: Paul Reubens. You get to press on Pee Wee Herman's joystick...er...yeah.
Doug: TMI. T M frickin I.
Chico: No comment. Brian?
Brian: Frank Nicotero.
Chico: You're all wrong. The correct answer is Donny Osmond.
Brian: I should have known.
Chico: But I'll give everyone but Don one point for trying.
Doug: Whoops! My next guess ... Patrick Wayne.
Gordon: I wouldn't say that, Donny has hosted many shows before Pyramid.
Chico: Okay.. Howie Mandel. There. Happy?
Gordon: I'll give you Howie.
Doug - 4, Gordon - 2, Don - 1, Brian - 1, Joe - 2
Chico: Don, please select a category.
Don: Player's Club.
Chico: Question: FremantleMedia is mulling bringing Ant & Dec's Game Show
Marathon stateside. What game show should be included? Don?
Don: Sale of the Century!
Joe: Don's been hanging around me too much.
Chico: Back to Joe.
Joe: Card Sharks.
Gordon: The Panamanian version of Millionaire, so Chico can finally get on TV
Brian: Card Sharks.
Doug: An eight letter word. The clue is -- the best ever game show based on a
board game. SCRABBLE!
Chico: Okay, everyone plays, everyone wins 2 points, except for Gordon, who gets
-1 point for being a jackass.
Gordon: I know as a co-moderator that I have no chance of winning, so why not
play the Woody Paige card?
Doug - 6, Gordon - 1, Don - 3, Brian - 3, Joe - 4
Chico: No, as a jackass you have no chance of winning. Gordon, you're behind,
you get the next pick.
Gordon: Fear and Loathing on Tuesday nights
Chico: Question: Fear Factor's chances on Tuesdays with its new twists and
turns? Gordon first.
Gordon: Very good, as there's nothing else on NBC.
Brian: If they can live up to the height on a promo I saw tonight, then a damn
good chance is there.
Doug: Its chances are Slim and None. And Slim just left town.
Don: Looking quite good to me.
Joe: Personal dislike aside, I honestly haven't heard about the new format yet.
That said, the show's long out of business.
Doug: (sorry...never been a Fear Factor fan)
Joe: Me neither.
Chico: Way to invalidate yourselves. Anyway, Fear Factor, while good in its
prime, is now going slowly downhill. I don't think a move to Tuesdays is a
helper so much as it is we have no timeslots left. So no score. But a bonus to
Gordon for putting up that point that there is nothing else on.
Doug - 6, Gordon - 2, Don - 3, Brian - 3, Joe - 4
Chico: You're still behind, so you're up.
Gordon: Life, The Universe, and Every Thing.
Chico: Worst waste of a Wheel of Fortune category. Gordon? That would be the
most superfluous, that is. A category that brings nothing to the party.
Gordon: Fun and Games. Can we make a bonus round any easier with a Fun and Games
Brian: Around The House.
Doug: Gotta go with the most recent, courtesy of NOLA Food Week. In The Kitchen.
Don: I'll just say Living Thing. *Shrugs*
Joe: "Where Are We?" Whatever happened to "Place?"
Chico: Anyway, I'll have to go with everyone but Don again. But the most
Doug - 7, Gordon - 3, Don - 3, Brian - 4, Joe - 7
Chico: Last category could decide the game. It is IF YOU CAN'T GO TO COLLEGE, GO
Doug: Tie ballgame. :-)
Chico: Question: what's keeping the college players this week from making the
big score? Don, you're first. Big 10 point question, so anyone can win.
Don: I'll go with a lack of guts.
Gordon: It's too close to Duke. The radiation affects their brain patterns.
Chico: That much I'll agree on. Brian?
Brian: Duke being a dry campus (meaning no beer allowed).
Doug: Bummed they weren't playing the game at UNC?
Joe: I'm thinking high level of competition. Lots of good players in play.
Chico: Okay... Doug and Gordon get 5 for good, but not right answers. Joe and
Don get 10 for good and right answers... and Brian gets nothing because they
played the games at State. So to total it up...
Doug - 12, Gordon - 8, Don - 13, Brian - 4, Joe - 17
Chico: Joe is the winner! Which means he gets the floor. Take it away and be
Joe: Cook me in oil and call me a French fry...I won a WLTI game.
Chico: Take it, French Fry.
Joe: When are we gonna see Temptation come to America? Let's see if Fremantle
will have some balls and bring this great show to our shores.
Brian: Boy, I hope that Fremantle doesn't F' up SOTC/Temptation like they did
with some other revivals and I'm looking at the 2001 revival of Card Sharks.
Chico: Well met. Okay, when we return... Gordon's a daddy looking for his mami.
Chico: Trust me. It'll make sense after the break.
Gordon: We need women...well, we do...and maybe we'll find some on the next
(Brought to you by Bard Sharks. Forget about turning over the cards. This
competition will be based on who can create the best opening poems)