Chico: The BOTTOMLESS Mello-Yello mug.
Ryan: Red Bull here.
Gordon: I prefer a nice Mint Chocofrappucino.
Chico: Preppie. :)
Joe: Pepsi for the ol' Game Show Man, please.
Chico: It's once again time to look forward into the crystal ball... I see a
toilet.. Can only mean one thing.
Gordon: We've lost Mr. Klauss, but James Dinan has replaced him. He joins
myself, Chico, Ryan, Joe, and SPECIAL guest Eddie Timanus as we are prepping up
for Push or Flush. You all know the drill. 12 Shows, You say if it gets
Chico: (wow, that fit nicely!)
Gordon: Last time out, we were right in Flushing The Benefactor.
Chico: And wrong in pushing LCS3.
Gordon: That was the only error - LCS 3. We were right in everything else.
Chico: Just goes to show you that we don't know about these things before
hand... but that doesn't stop us from doing that.
Joe: Let's see if we're right this time.
Chico: Okay, first up, Gordon-dude.
Ryan: I have confidence in the panel.
Show 1 - Who's Your Daddy? (Fox) A woman gets 100,000 dollars if she picks
out her real long lost father. Do you have confidence in this show?
Chico: It's heartwarming reunions... disguised as Fox trash!
James: Flush. If I want to see that, I'll wait every three days for a
daytime talk show
Eddie: Flush. You can't make a game out of the Maury Povich Show (And no,
I'm not talking about that lame "Twenty-One" revival).
Gordon: I think you could make a game out of it - but I'm not even sure this
makes it to air. FLUSH.
Chico: But trash is trash and I ain't feeling this one. Once again, Fox went
... there. (FLUSH)
Joe: Flush, just because no one can stomach the format.
Chico: Shouldn't have gone there.
Gordon: Unanimous FLUSH (6-0)
Chico: Besides, it makes a better WLTI game :)
Show 2 - The Road to Stardom (UPN) Missy Elliott takes 13 Rhythm and Blues
wanna be's on the road in this competition to be the next music star.
Chico: Being in the midst of the game, I'd have to say that if this
succeeds, then more power to 'em.
Ryan: Flush. It's been done before.
Joe: Ordinarily, I like this kind of music. But if I want a talent
competition, I'll watch American Idol, or better yet, The Gong Show.
Chico: And if it goes with the Top Model crowd, then even more so. Reserved
Joe: I'm gonna Flush.
Gordon: One of the things that I like about Next Top Model is that they go
through the industry. Missy Elliott's show looks like it will do that too - and
I like it. Push
Eddie: Well, as has previously been observed here, shows featuring the
phrase "The Next" don't tend to do well. Still this one might work if the talent
is there to keep it entertaining. A slight push.
James: I'm going to give this a push -- UPN knows how to tailor to urban
audiences, and this may pull said audience in
Chico: Misdemeanor if you're nasty.
Gordon: Everybody pushes except Joe.
Show 3 - Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search (NBC) You've seen the
Sports Illustrated Model Edition. Do you want to see the women competing to get
into the magazine?
Chico: I just want to see the women. Who cares about the show? It's done.
NBC is reaching. It's a FLUSH.
Ryan: NBC seems to tailor to these types of things. Push.
James: Flush...It's Top Model with a magazine cover
Gordon: It worked for Next Top Model. Push
Joe: No thanks. I like hot women, but I prefer my competitions to have
some semblance of intellectualism, thank you. Unless it's a sporting event, of
course. Big FLUSH.
Eddie: Only if they allow me to do hands-on judging. Hey, it's only fair,
right? Seriously, though, I think most people would just, ya know, buy the
magazine. Flush. (Just kidding about that hands-on part, sweetie.)
Chico: It didn't work with me :)
Gordon: Eddie agrees with the majority. 4-2 Flush.
Chico: We're going to wait for the mag to hit the stands.
Show 4 - Jeopardy post-Jennings (Syn) Ken Jennings is gone. We have a string
of one and two time winners. Does the show still interest you?
Chico: I watch it for the sheer competition and the advancement of
knowledge. I go push.
James: Push: The show's been pretty entertaining the past two weeks with
very competitive games.
Ryan: Pushy. J is J is J.
Joe: Of course it does. It will until the end of time. And sooner or
later, someone else will go on a hot streak. Push city.
Gordon: I could have beaten Jason Block on Friday if I knew Final Jeopardy.
That alone gives it a PUSH
Eddie: Push. The show will always interest me. It's always a good mental
exercise. I was getting a bit tired of always knowing who was going to win, but
must say the quality of play has suffered a bit since Ken's departure. Still,
there might always be another Ken out there. You never know.
Chico: Of course, that's an unbiased position, because we have to note that
Eddie was a champion.
Gordon: True - but it's 6-0, Nonetheless, PUSH.
Joe: Indeed. He was a FIVE TIME! FIVE TIME! FIVE TIME! FIVE TIME! FIVE
TIME Jeopardy Champion!
Show 5 - Wickedly Perfect (CBS) CBS is looking for the
next Martha Stewart.
Are you looking with them?
Chico: Uhh... No.
Gordon: This could be fun - and underrated, and in the Thursday Spot at 8pm
against an underperforming Joey, it could be a surprise. PUSH.
James: Flush -- I'd rather see the real thing than a wannabe. Also, WP will
give Fox a chance to shine with The OC.
Chico: I don't see anything long-term coming of it.
Eddie: Flush. No interest here whatsoever.
Ryan: Push. It looks fun.
Chico: CBS is going to kick itself when this ends, and Survivor begins with
a growing OC. Flush for me.
Joe: Wickedly Perfect isn't just a FLUSH, it's Pour the Dran-o down the
Pipe after it Because It'll Clog my Pipes.
Gordon: Ok, the final tally is 3 Flush, 2 Push and 1 Dran-o
Chico: Joe... You rock :)
Show 6 - The Will (CBS) ABC tried this idea, which features family members
competing against each other for an inheritance, under the title called 'The
Family' and it failed miserably. Do you want to see the remake?
Chico: No. Flush. Even more so, I'm invoking Joe's Drano rule.
Joe: The hell I do. Flush.
Gordon: I'll take Joe's Drano after he's done with it. DRANO FLUSH.
Ryan: Flush. Hard. Repetitively.
James: Flush. The show's airing on Saturdays. The last show to succeed on
Saturdays was Golden Girls. Superflush.
Eddie: Flush. No way. You can't make a game out of the Jerry Springer show
Chico: A unanimous Flush-burger.
Gordon: With Drano toppings.
Chico: And speaking of which...
Show 7 - American Dream Derby (GSN) The Game Show Network believes that the
time has come to make a reality series based on horse-racing.
Gordon: Are you saying that burgers are made from horses?
Ryan: Flush. Horse Racing has come and gone with Seabiscuit.
Joe: I'll stick to the Kentucky Derby, thank you. Flush.
Chico: Preakness here. Flush.
James: Flush -- no one has cared about horse racing since Secretariat.
Gordon: I think this will work - you don't need a big audience for this to
Eddie: Push. If it's done right, this could be good. There are a lot of
passionate and driven people in the racing industry, and there's a lot of
Chico: I just don't see the audience.
Gordon: I think there are more closet horseracing fans than you think
Chico: I mean, I see how it will work.
Gordon: If there's an audience for Dodgeball, there's one for horses
Chico: But I don't see how it'll be compelling
Joe: Most of the horse crowd is watching TV-G.
Chico: Which i don't have
Gordon: Me and Eddie say push, everyone else wants a horseburger.
James: Dodgeball plays to the young...the Dream Derby plays to the
Show 8 - The Bachelorette 3 (ABC) It features the winner of The Bachelor 3
in New York.
Ryan: Flush. This is old.
Chico: Flush .... HARD!!!!
James: Flush -- time to take this show to the woodshed and give it a proper
Gordon: Why, Fleiss, Why? Flush.
Chico: I was waiting to use that.
Joe: DRANO TIME. Lacey Pemberton rules, but The Bachelor blows...never
Eddie: Flush. Didn't watch the first two either.
Chico: Another big flush-o
Gordon: 6-0 Flush. Not as much Dran-o though.
Show 9 - World Series of Blackjack 2 (GSN) The former Game Show Network brings
back civilians to play blackjack for a lot of money.
Ryan: Flush - for some reason it's not as good as Celeb Blackjack. Not
Gordon: I can't say no to Blackjack - Push.
Joe: Nope. Sorry. Have to Flush. Need a third, CBJ, actually.
Eddie: A slight push. At least it's a real game.
James: Push: People come back to casino shows like the swans to Capistrano.
Chico: I have to love the black jack. Push this, please.
Gordon: A 4-2 Edge on the Push. Now what if the Bachelorette did BJ....uh....
Ryan: Bad territory there!
Chico: NEXT SHOW! NEXT SHOW!
Show 10 - Iron Chef America (Food Network) Iron Chef finally makes it to
American shores as a series. Do you want to see chefs from around the United
States compete against Masaharu Morimoto, Bobby Flay and Mario Batali?
Chico: Hell yeah, I do!
Joe: WHOO IRON CHEF! And with Alton Brown, even.
Ryan: I'd abstain but I'd be booted... so Push, if only for Chico :)
Chico: And Alton Brown, too? That's the icing right there.. BIG PUSH!
Joe: I am absolutely stoked that this is finally happening. This is one
of the niftiest formats ever created. Even though I'd never eat half the stuff
they make, this is going to rock. Push it like Salt and Pepa.
Gordon: Push it - Push it good.
James: Push, as long as it's done Japan-style, not UPN-style, if you get my
Chico: They did five shows already on Food Network... Very respectful to the
Joe: And yes, James, it's definitely Japan-style.
Eddie: Flush. I admit I'm probably just missing the boat, but I just don't
get the Iron Chef thing.
Gordon: Eddie! Noooooooooooooooo.....
Chico: Eddie... we're going to have to talk.
Gordon: 5 Pushes, 1 Person for an un Iron-Chef like Horseburger.
Show 11 - American Idol 4 (FOX) The show lost some luster thanks to the
racial controversies that plagued it last year. Will you be watching the next
edition of it?
James: Push, but it's running out of gas.
Chico: I have to. I'm a music man. You know, trick ear. I like to watch real
talent... I'm actually hoping for some this year.
Joe: I'm gonna try this time. I'm gonna tentatively push it.
Ryan: I probably won't watch too much, but let's PUSH it anyway - if
nothing else, it'll keep some crap other reality show off of FOX.
Gordon: It can't be worse than Idol 3...could it? Push.
Eddie: A slight push. I think what really hurt it was the talent pool, but
I'll give it another chance.
Chico: Maybe if we put last year's nasty affairs out of mind.
Gordon: This is the most tentative 6-0 Push I've ever seen
Chico: I hope it's like the first season. I really do.
Joe: Besides, it's always funny to watch Simon Cowell bag on the losers.
Chico: I need freshness.
Joe: Too late. You're already stale.
Gordon: Last One...
Show 12 - Distraction (Comedy Central) Contestants attempt to answer
questions while they are involved in scenes (body tattooing, roller coaster
etcetera) that could distract them from answering them.
Joe: They already had that. It was called "The Chamber." DRANO TIME.
Chico: This could be a thinking man's Fear Factor. I'm going to push... with
James: Flush - interesting plot when they called it The Chamber.
Ryan: Flush - torture shows just don't work. See Chamber, The; and less so
Chico: The chamber was just horrid.
Joe: And I tried out for it. Like a moron.
Gordon: I saw the sneak preview. I have no reservations. FLUSH.
Eddie: Push. Now this is something I could actually see myself doing. I'd
love to see what they might come up with to try to distract a blind guy.
Chico: ...That would be interesting.
Gordon: Final Tally - 4-2 flush. Well, there you have it. We'll be back with
the BIG FINISH...right after this.
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