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November 12, 2005

Chico: Hosted by Mos Def?
Gordon: We can do Rapping Cards - but no dragons.
Chico: He's actually a good poet. Ever see the Converse commercial? "Before Mr. Taylor taught the world to play" and all that?
Gordon: Ok - next up is our favorite game of family called Who's Your Daddy! Today, however, it's going to be called Who's Your Mommy!
Chico: Explain.
Gordon: Well, first, can I have a Big Board?
Chico: Sure.
Gordon: Let's talk about host comings and goings. Care to mention a few, Chico?
Chico: Coming: Howie to Deal or No Deal.  Going:... Jeff Probst?
Gordon: Rumor has it that Mr. Probst will be leaving after Survivor 12. Another specific rumor - the person who will be replacing Jeff is going to be a female - a female who has played Survivor.
Doug: Oh... puh-LEEZE... not Sue Hawk!
Brian: Let's hope not.
Chico: God no
Gordon: So, as common place here, I'll give you a list of females, and you rank them on who you would like to see be the new host.
Chico: Alrighty.
Don: Okay, then.
Gordon: And fortunately, Joe isn't here to say that Survivor isn't Teh Suck. So let's start with....

Sue Hawk

Gordon: You can't have a Survivor list without Sue Hawk
Chico: As far from the bottom as possible. But yeah.
Gordon: I bet you I can find someone worse than her to host it.
Chico: Is that a challenge?
Gordon: Sure =)
Doug: Is that possible? Someone worse that Sue?
Don: We'll see, I guess...
Gordon: What about... Ghandia!  Aaaaahahahaoaouaaghghghghaaaaaaa (Primal Scream)
Doug: My wife says she came from the worst season of Survivor ever.
Chico: I echo that... But I'd rather see her than Sue.
Don: If I had to choose either Gandhia or Sue, I'd pick Ghandia.
Doug: Well, the lesser of two evils. Ghandia.
Gordon: Chico?
Chico: Ghandia
Gordon: ok, so we have....

Ghandia > Sue

Gordon: Let's get some better candidates up there, shall we? Starting with Tina Wesson. First female Survivor Winner. She's a cutie. Will she get you to watch?
Doug: Eh, not a bad choice.  Can do better, though.
Chico: True. Put her at the top until you can find someone better.
Don: She'd be better than the first two.
Gordon: ok, so we have...

Tina > Ghandia > Sue

Chico: She's got Wessonality.
Brian: I think Tina will get me to watch.
Gordon: What about the one media ho that actually got a full time gig? That would be Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who is a woman of The View. Is this a good transition for her?
Chico: Top of the list. Although ABC prolly won't have it. All Our Ms. Hasselbeck are belong to us, they'll say.
Don: Yeah, right at the top.
Doug: Top of the list.  She's been in front of the camera between The View and ... that show on style. (forget the name)
Chico: The Look for Less, now hosted by Top Model 2 winner Yoanna House
Gordon: ok - so we have...

Liz > Tina > Ghandia > Sue

Gordon: Continuing Chronologically, we have Vecepia Towery, the winner of Survivor 4. This would also be the first African American female to helm a Big 4 Network reality show. Are we ready for that?
Chico: I think we're ready. Give her a shot above Tina.
Don: Between Liz and Tina.
Doug: Vecepia... my wife says... Miss I'm Staying Out Of Drama, Myself?
Gordon: That's the one.

Liz > Vecepia > Tina > Ghandia > Sue

Gordon: Next one...Kathy Vavrick O'Brien. This is the woman that many people said should have won survivor, and maybe has the best personality. Could she cut it?
Doug: Oh yeah. (The wife agrees!)
Chico: I say so. Above Vee, please.
Brian: I'm going with the first one.
Don: Below Liz, above V.
Gordon: So we have...

Liz > Kathy > Vecepia > Tina > Ghandia > Sue

Gordon: Next one - Jenna Morasca. She won Survivor 6 - and she got naked for a little chocolate. Would she be titillating enough for your screen?
Chico: Yes!
Brian: Yes!
Chico: And the likelihood is greater as she is a free agent. Top of the board, ma!
Doug: Heh. I bet in every scene, she'd be in swimwear.
Gordon: Where does Jenna go?
Don: Hmm... Above Liz.
Doug: I'd place her 3rd.
Gordon: 2 against 1. Sorry, Doug.

Jenna > Liz > Kathy > Vecepia > Tina > Ghandia > Sue

Gordon: Next up - Amber! She's on 2 Editions of Survivor AND The Amazing Race - and a wedding show. Is she the next Survivor Hostess?
Chico: I'd watch... and hope that Rob wouldn't put out a hit.
Don: Sure, why not?
Brian: I'm voting on "yes"!
Gordon: Where does Amber go?
Chico: Below Jenna... because I've seen her before... Actually below Elisabeth. Man.. I'm torn. I'm so torn.
Doug: I'd place her first... instant name recognition.
Don: Hmm...: I'm not sure whether to say above or below Jenna.
Brian: Go above.
Don: Alright, then. Above.
Gordon: ok then -

Amber > Jenna > Liz > Kathy > Vecepia > Tina > Ghandia > Sue

Gordon: Next up...Julie Berry! Could the whole relationship thing actually be a smokescreen for Julie to be the hostess?
Chico: There's a thought!
Don: Interesting...
Chico: Another Mark Burnett-style twist.. Devious. I say below Amber.
Doug: Sorta defeats the purpose for Jeff wanting to depart, doesn't it?
Chico: Well, yeah, but it would make sense.
Gordon: Maybe Jeff becomes a contestant? But seriously, where do you put Julie?
Don: I'm thinking below Jenna, but above Liz. But that's probably just me.
Doug: I'd slot her between Liz and Kathy.
Chico: Amber & Jenna... but it averaged out to Jenna & Liz, so...

Amber > Jenna > Julie > Liz > Kathy > Vecepia > Tina > Ghandia > Sue

Gordon: Finally, the last person, which is always a wild card....
Doug: Shiiann?
Gordon: Omarosa! Probably the most famous of Burnett's women. Does she get a slot?
Doug: NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don: Ack.
Doug: I'd rather have Sue than Omarosa.
Chico: Well... you did it.. You found someone worse than Sue.  *applause*
Don: Below Sue. Way below Sue.
Gordon: I always accept a challenge, Chico =)

Amber > Jenna > Julie > Liz > Kathy > Vecepia > Tina > Ghandia > Sue >>> Omarosa

Chico: I'd rather see Joe host Survivor than Omarosa.
Don: XD
Gordon: Shii Ann is a very good choice too, in my opinion, and there are many other females who would be good, which just goes to show the strength of this franchise.
Chico: Okay, one more commercial, then we're going to bed. We'll be back.

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Gordon: Yay, dude!
Doug: Thank you!
Chico: No Doug... Thank you.
Doug: BTW, Cindy wants to weigh in on potential former male contestants as Survivor hosts. Immediately, she thought of Varner.
Chico: He's got work. Sorry, Cindy.
Gordon: If Cindy wants to join us next week, we'll do a male host one just for her.
Doug: Where? He's not on TV Guide.
Gordon: And I am serious - we'll do it.
Doug: OK.
Chico: He works on Fox 8 in Greensboro.
Doug: Oh, now I remember.
Gordon: We all thank Doug for being here as we go to The Big Finish! Survivor - who's next?
Chico: Well, Bobby Jon went this week, why not finish the job?
Doug: Danni.
Gordon: I don't think they finish the job because now they can boot one of the majority and still have a majority. I think they do it (aka Survivor 2) and I think that Jamie may have problems.
Chico: But that won't happen. Now that Gary's got the Insta-Idol, Danni is an endangered species. Who's going home on But Can They Sing? ... or should they just start all over from scratch?
Gordon: I'd rather be seeing But Can They Play Monopoly - but I think that Larry Holmes has sang his last note.
Chico: Bai Ling will stay around only for eye candy... Ain't that right?
Brian: You bet.
Don: Sounds about right to me.
Gordon: I'll vote for her to win the whole thing - she's easily the most entertaining one out there.
Chico: Well, let's get right into the viewer mail then.
Gordon: Do you have mail?
Chico: I have two mails with the same answer. First one: Meredith Abreu. Thanks, Meredith!

From: Meredith Abreu

Hey there, Do you know of ANY way I could get a copy of the 10/4/05 Jeopardy episode??! A former colleague was on and I am dying to see it. Thank you!!!

Chico: The second one is from Peggy Hyatt. Thanks, Peggy!

From: Peggy Hyatt

I am attempting to get a copy of a showing of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" that aired on or about March 1, 2005, with the contestant Liz Bjorlow of Colorado Springs, CO.  Can you tell me how I can obtain a copy of this airing?

Chico: Well, ladies, thanks for writing.
Brian: It's Klauss Mail Time! But he ain't here.
Chico: Here's what you go... Go to and click on the Trading Post. Someone's gotta have those episodes on tape. Negotiate a trade, post specific details, and watch the goodness flow forth.
Gordon: Very cool. I have some mail, too.
Chico: Go, Gordon!
Gordon: This is from Andy Nicholls, the first letter that we have ever gotten from the UK, I believe.
Chico: Cheers, mate!

From: Andy Nicholls

Hello Gordon, I'm trying to create a results archive for Poker Superstars II. Using your excellent articles, and a few episodes I've managed to get hold of (difficult here in the UK,) I've managed to produce the following: 

Gordon: We are referenced in Wikipedia, by the way. I sent Andy some more information to what he had there. It's great to be used as a reference. Thanks a lot, Andy! Any More Mail?
Chico: Hold on.. I think I have one more from Jason Wuthrich.

From: Jason Wuthrich

The Extreme Dodgeball playoffs start next week. Who ya got?

Chico: Gordon? Who ya got?
Gordon: I got good old NYC, my home town - and any team with Tyrone Rush is dangerous.
Chico: I also have the Bling. Sorry, LA. Mario Lopez ain't doing nothin' for ya. But you can do something for us, like e-mail! The address is We're done for fun, y'all! Big thanks to Doug Morris for stopping by. And big thanks to Cindy Morris for ... uh, helping.
Doug: Thanks. Great to be with ya'll. :-)
Chico: For Brian Moore, Don Harpwood, Alex Davis, Joe Van Ginkel, and every ladies' man here at Game Show Newsnet, I'm Chico Alexander... Fathers, be good to your daughters.
Gordon: And I'm Gordon Pepper, wishing everyone a happy Game Over! Don't forget to spread the love to the veterans as well.
Doug: Good night, everybody!
Brian: And now...girls jumping on trampolines!
Gordon: Whee!

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