Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A geeky Dance!

(If you happen to see the finale of the Via Lux events on Facebook, you know you happen to be a fan of Ingress, because the game lets you be on a team, or create a field around your area. It's so much fun!)

VO: This is GSN The Know. The most informed and entertained blog in the United States of America. Now, from the WIlton-North building, here is the man about games, Pierre Kelly.

Me: Think you can flip channels and blog about about it when you want and whatever you want to? Well, I got news for you: This blog isn't Burger King, it's Cici's Pizza. We got a free pass to an endless buffet of GSN stuff so you can have a real good time. First trip up right now with....

 The Starting Line.

It's another edition of.....

Let's ask the Know-It-all. Someone here in Toontown....yes, Toontown wants to know if you had a lineup for DWTS using GSN hosts, what would it be?

Well, Cartoon Bubble, to answer your question, most GSN hosts use DWTS as a springboard to further their careers. So I unveiled a dream lineup for the 24th season of DWTS and whether you like it or not, you'll touch & agree on this list. Here they are:

1. Ben Gleib
2. Donald Faison
3. Kira Soltanovich
4. Alex Trebek
5. Pat Sajak.
6. Chuck Woolery
7. Garcelle Beauvais
8. Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
9. RuPaul
10. Rove McManus
11. Deray Davis
12. Ross Shafer
13. The Soska Sisters (one of them must dance per week)

So there's your answer unless Bill Engvall or Shandi Finessey returns.

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Now let's find out who is prettier than VO/Live action actress Britanni Johnson (Hi Beej!) and uglier than your aunt Edna. (For real.) It's the Yay & Yawn of September.

The Yay: Idiotest. It seems to improve with every week.

The Yawn: Winsanity. They took it off the twitter Banner. At least they got a Twitter page as a consolation prize.

We got a new acquisition for GSN this October and that'll be after this break for some soda....and salad.

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Now that you got a clean plate, we've returned with something new to happen in October to the network.

Yep. Scare Tactics. Hosted by comic Tracy Morgan, it will be GSN's newest acquisition since NBC's Minute to Win It in 2012. As a matter of fact....

This Friday on Overtime, we will tell you more on the show that will be coming to the network. Don't miss that.

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And speaking of Scare Tactics, we must clean out our cobwebs for......

House cleaning. The schedule will look like this.....

*"New to GSN" episodes of Steve Harvey Family Feud (from the 2014-15 season; Harvey's fifth season as host) will air weeknights at 8pm and 8:30pm.
*Hellevator will air NEW Friday at 9pm; replacing Family Feud.
*"New to GSN" episodes of Scare Tactics will air Friday at 10pm and 10:30pm; replacing Family Feud.
*Family Feud will air Friday at 11pm and 11:30pm; replacing Skin Wars: Fresh Paint (now off the schedule).
*Hellevator will encore Friday latenight at 12am and 3am; replacing Family Feud and The Newlywed Game.
*Two more "New to GSN" episodes of Scare Tactics will air Friday latenight at 1am and 1:30am; replacing Family Feud.
*Idiotest will rerun in Saturday primetime from 9-11pm (formerly 10pm-12am). Steve Harvey Family Feud will air at 11pm and 11:30pm (previously Idiotest).
*Scare Tactics will encore at 12am, 12:30am, 2am and 2:30am in Saturday latenight. Hellevator will encore at 1am in Saturday latenight.
So on October 3rd-9th, newer eps of Harvey Feud will finally start to come in. Expect the ratings to pound on them. Scare Tactics will air not only on primetime, but early morning as well. Idiotest will also shift an hour back to 8 CST for 2 hours on Saturday nights and Scare tactics will air on late night hours that are even...or odd if you live in CST.

But on Friday, it'll look like this.....

New Friday night schedule starting 10/7:
8:00pm: Family Feud (New to GSN)
8:30pm: Family Feud (New to GSN)
9:00pm: Hellevator (new)
10:00pm: Scare Tactics (New to GSN)
10:30pm: Scare Tactics (New to GSN)
11:00pm: Family Feud
11:30pm: Family Feud
12:00am: Hellevator (encore)
1:00am: Scare Tactics (New to GSN)
1:30am: Scare Tactics (New to GSN)
2:00am: Mind of a Man
2:30am: Mind of a Man
3:00am: Hellevator (encore)

Yep, Feud will kick it off and Hellevator will air 3 times throughout Friday. Hope you'll enjoy October on the network.

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Now it's that time in the show where we have to do.....

Carni-Poll.  A haunted hayride gone way too fast. First....


Do you consider 'Scare Tactics' a good acquisition by GSN?

63% no way.

Prior to its acquisition by GSN, have you heard of 'Scare Tactics'?

In a close one, 57% say...they haven't seen it. I have.

Last question....

Based on our 'Hellevator' review, do you think the show has improved from last season?

48% think it'll be better than last season. We'll see.

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Now comes the 2nd intermission presented by Since we like Madison Brunoehler so much, we're making her impression videos into a new feature we'd like to call.....

So Impressed! with Madi2TheMax. In honor of Orphan Black winning an Emmy, here our master impressionist....Madi2theMax!

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Thanks Madi. Just so you know, it was Tatiana Maslany who got the Emmy. Now the 3rd period.

It's time for....

What GSN won't let you see. A collection of things GSN refuses to allow. I happen to see this on Friday and what you're about to
Behold. Million Dollar Word Game. It's like Millionaire except.....there aren't any can't walk away on any qualifying question to figure out who's playing.....just playing with words as if Chain Reaction came back. And it's all hosted by Ian......what's his name? Jamieson. Man, I got it right. He's so boring in my opinion that........that.......
Oh yeah, sorry, I was taking a nap there. Anyway, if you get to level 5, it's $1000. Yay perhaps? Level 10 and it's a vacay or...what's behind the jar? And if you make it to Level 14.....yes, level 14, you get to match whatever behind it. It's so bad.....
Guy in control room: How bad is it?
Me: Well, Game Show Garbage will induct it in October and if you put Shopper's Casino, Card Sharks 2001 and Tic Tac Dough 1990 in the bargain're looking at it. And it was on America One TV.....way before Youtoo America swallowed it up. Admit it, I stayed up for Macabre Theatre back then. Oh and there's this too.
But there IS more. Looking at the video, Ian said it would be a tournament later on involving the USA and UK.....Millionaire had better special weeks. But there would be a top prize come next tapings of........get this.......
5 Million Dollars. You heard me right. 5 million dollars. Think of what you can do with it....but I'll let you answer yourself. But the set is so cheap....ugh, Sqrambled Scuares had a better set. And just so you know, the latter is just plain local or on Youtube if you search that. And that my friends is Million Dollar Word Game. Are you happy now? Well......yes.
All full and have to go home right now. Today's blog is presented by this earworm that'll cure you from watching too much Feud on GSN.
Now with a remix done by The Piano Gal herself, Sara Arkell. Get down!
Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. Also I'm on Snapchat as MisterGSN and Instagram as Mister_WCW. We will return next Wednesday, and until we return, Play on playas.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know....

-If a had a dream DWTS cast using GSN hosts, who would I have?
-Something scary to add in October...
-And what GSN won't let you see.

GSN The Know. See what the nation's talking about.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hell, Hell, the gang's all here!

(I heard there was a POkemon Go Plus unboxing on Youtube, but Ingress has yet to do better than that. Ingress gets you to where you go to make a portal...and make it longer than possible before somebody else destroys it.)

VO: This is GSN The Know. The most informed and entertained blog in the United States of America. Now, from the WIlton-North building, here is the man about games, Pierre Kelly.

Me: Hey everyone, can you believe it's GTK. I couldn't get to sleep, so I had to head to Paula's Place just to hang out and watch GSN, you know the usual and play a few games, but somebody yelled out..."It's Feud time!" I was so entertained and mesmerized, I watched it all night before I left at 1 a.m. to get back to my manor and watch Miss Fushi deliver ASMR gaming. That's what GSN does all night...and all day too. It's news breaking time. We take the lead with....

 The Starting Line.

We just saw a glimpse of the new season of Hellevator as a preview in our office yesterday morning. Here's what similar to it.

1) The introduction: Within the opening seconds, there is the logo (the same logo) and an image of the "Slaughterhouse". The studio is the same location/building as last year. An additional similarity to last year is that the "Hellevator" looks exactly the same as does the Soska sisters' "Control Room".

2) Overly-scared contestants: The contestants appear really scared, which I see as a downer to the point where it is overly obnoxious (similar to complaints of the loud audience on Winsanity).

3) Challenges: There are still three individual challenges before the end game. These challenges still include a background/historical story relating to the challenge. The contestants are still selected individually to do each challenge, but end up in a different place if they fail to complete the challenge (See "Different from last year" #9). 

4) It's timed: The main game challenges are still timed. Contestants are given about three minutes to physically get to the challenge, complete the challenge and must be back in the "Hellevator" by 0:00.

5) Seeing and communicating with your teammates: The other contestant(s) in the "Hellevator" get to see the other solo contestant (in the challenge) through camera. Just like in the first season, the contestant performing the challenge gets a walkey-talkey to communicate with teammate(s) in the "Hellevator".

6) Body parts, limbs and mice: Hellevator is still gross! One challenge occurred where a contestant needed to pick up organs with their mouth through mixed salad. Another challenge was putting multiple body parts in a meat grinder and making sausage long enough to fit proper measurements. There were real, living mice on the set along with great props like hay, organs, fake dead bodies and food. Good job prop team!
Now a look at what's different this year:
1) Contestants not eliminated in the episode: Last season, contestants who failed their challenge were completely gone for the remainder of the episode. In Season 2, contestants who fail to complete their challenge are locked in the "Inferno cell" and appear in the last ten minutes of the episode. See #9 below for the completely changed Hellevator end game.

2) More screentime for the Twisted Twins: A little more screentime, showing their faces and quirks, which is better.

3) Soska sisters/contestant intros done quicker; gameplay gets going faster: Jen and Sylvia Soska are introduced within the first 30 seconds. All contestants and their backgrounds are introduced at a quick but appropriate pace within the first 30 to 90 seconds of the episode. With the introductions come the fears of each contestant (for example, "does not like being touched by others" or "mice").

4) Seven deadly sins; In this season, the challenges are based on the seven deadly sins. Greed, sloth, wrath, envy, lust, pride and gluttony.

5) Cheaper money ladder: The challenges increase in difficulty and together could earn up to $10,000. The prize levels in the main game are $2,000, $3,000 and $5,000.

6) Soska sisters out of the control room: This is minor and only lasts a few seconds. The Soska sisters do make an appearance out of the control room. At the beginning of the episode, when one contestant is chosen to go into the "Inferno cell" (see below #8), the Soska sisters are in the "Hellevator" welcoming that contestant to come along with other scare actors.

7) Better pace: Although there are still the same number of challenges (that are not much longer, if at all), the pace feels faster than the first season.

8) The "Inferno cell": At the beginning, one of the four contestants is automatically picked to go in to the "Inferno cell", which is a cell where the first contestant (and later contestants who did not complete their individual challenge) are isolated. They do not communicate with other teammates at all until the "Inferno run". If a contestant does not make it through their challenge (challenges are still individual), then they are placed in the "Inferno cell".

9) The whole end game: Now called the "Inferno run", this final round could add up to $40,000, up from the $20,000 for "The Labyrinth" last season (which is no more). The "Inferno Run" lasts seven minutes and reunites all contestants. The goal in the "Inferno run" is for whichever contestant(s) make it through their respective main game challenge(s) to rescue the contestants in the "Inferno cell".  If a contestant wins their challenge, they are placed in the final to help rescue at least one (or two or three) of their teammates. Contestant(s) remaining in "Hellevator" after three challenges must travel through dark to get to the Inferno. The Inferno Run has seven doors (seven deadly sins) with challenges behind them. If one "deadly sins" challenge was completed in the main game, six "deadly sins" remain. There is an additional $40,000 and keys to teammates behind the other doors. The remaining contestant(s), in order to rescue their teammates in the "Inferno cell", must complete gross challenges first (the remaining seven deadly sins) and then find the key. If you find the key, you can keep playing and bank more money or free teammates (this all depends on how much time you have remaining). Whole team must make it back to "Hellevator" in time (7 minutes) to win the money.
Hope October will be a welcome return to the show.
We got schedule changes, so you hang in there. Because if you keep hanging in front of a "No Loitering" sign.....move. Like right now.
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Back here, getting Skittles, making sure nothing was racial. Anyways, we got schedule changes in....

House cleaning. Here's what will take place next week.
*On Thursday and Friday, "New to GSN" episodes of Bob Eubanks-hosted Card Sharks will air at 9am.
*GSN will air a 3-hour Hellevator Season 1 marathon in Friday primetime from 9pm-12am
*GSN will air a 2-hour Hellevator Season 1 marathon in Saturday latenight from 12am-2am
*For one week only, Family Feud will air Saturday at 10pm-12am; replacing Idiotest.
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But we go to our GTK senior insider Zach Horan for more. Zach, come in.
"Also on 9/29 as per that schedule: Match Game goes back to March 11, 1977 with episode 921 and 922(3/14/77), Card SHarks (Eubanks) goes to episode 350 which would be somewhere in May 1987, Press Your Luck goes to episode 200 which is June 27, 1984, and Perry Card Sharks goes up to episode 388 from 10/22/79. Pyramid continues with the 1982-83 package of episodes."
Thanks, Zach. Let's hope morning will be a shakeup.
@greatgameshows on Twitter has this....
Fast fact.
ONLY 26 followers for and ONLY 33 followers for !?!? Make sure to follow these originals!!!
And it'll grow more soon.
Now The 2nd intermission presented by Ricky Dillion is a youtuber who has done many things and recently had a coming out. But he comes out right now with this song:
Now it's the 3rd period.
It's hard to imagine why TPIR is around for 45 years now. But in this edition of "A Moment To Live By," we feature a short-lived game. Hope you enjoy it!
That'll put the brakes on this blog. Today's blog is presented by Eggo Waffles. The official breakfast food of Stranger Things.
Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. Also I'm on Snapchat as MisterGSN and Instagram as Mister_WCW. We will return next Wednesday, and until we return, Play on playas.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know....

-A look inside the first show of Hellevator season 2....
-Schedule changes a plenty....
-And a moment to live by.

GSN The Know. See what the nation's talking about.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

On a Scale of 1-10, You're a Windows 98

(Sure, Pokémon Go has unveiled a buddy system, but who's yet to have one? Why it's................Ingress. They've yet to have to have a buddy, but your buddy is your friends on chat. Isn't that nice?)

VO: This is GSN The Know. The most informed and entertained blog in the United States of America. Now, from the WIlton-North building, here is the man about games, Pierre Kelly.

Me: Hello my Sqramble heads, don't you be no Scuare, because your computer or mobile device is in the right placer at the right time. This is GSN The Know. A twofer-one punch that's a stealer to other blogs that may lack the spontaneity. Add in a doubler of sass and a double doubler of information and you got a blog you just can't Let the cube rotate as we start with......

 The Starting Line.

Window Warriors is a little more than 2 months away. With Carson Kressley being a judge, Tai Beauchamp and Douglas Little will join the panel. Of course, Garcelle Beauvais will be the host, but we unveiled the contestants who'll be the.....Window Warriors. Here they come.....

Brittany Bush (27, Long Beach, CA) – Young, fearless, and already making waves in the industry, Brittany serves as a Visual Merchandiser in Los Angeles. Educated at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, she has experience in all kinds of mediums, from metal to resin, clay to rubber, wood and vinyl, to cork, glass, cement and brick. Brittany shines in her calculated mix of art and commerce, knowing that ultimately it’s her job to make the customer leave with product in their bag.
Edward Sajovic (32, Cleveland, OH) – Educated in visual display and exhibition design at The Fashion Institute of New York, and visual merchandising and marketing at The Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, Sajovic is a seasoned designer and artist with over 12 years of experience creating displays for high-end, luxury retailers. A self-professed “creative Craft-a-rella extraordinaire,” his tools of choice are glue guns, spray paint and glitter.
Erin O’Brien (41, New York, NY) – A stylist and window artist who has worked as a Window Artist, Prop Stylist and Prop Master for windows on New York’s 5th Avenue, as well as ad campaigns and e-Commerce, Erin is an energetic and experienced Display Artist who loves building windows that feature movement and small touches that make a statement. Her attention to intricate detail leaves the customer looking closer - making them think a little more than usual.  Trained by the Visual Image Team at the House of Chanel in Paris, her 20-year fashion industry experience has spanned a variety of major retailers. 
Gerardo Mellado (25, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) – Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Gerardo moved to New York to pursue education and a career as an Exhibition Designer at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduation, he was hired as the Visual Coordinator for Armani Exchange, overseeing 200 stores worldwide and now serves as the Visual Procurement Manager for a large department store chain in New York. Gerardo enjoys telling a story through the unexpected - mixing old and new media, textures, and graphics for that “ah-ha” moment.
Shani Coleman (37, New Orleans, LA) -  A creative “jack of all trades,” Shani thrives in challenging environments that push her to create designs that are both captivating to the customer and brand relevant. Trained at Syracuse University in Fashion Retailing and Design Operations, she has worked in visual merchandising for a variety of retailers and is known for a fashion forward aesthetic which shines through in all of her work.
Spenser Zalkin (28, Carmel, IN) – With no formal training, Zalkin came into visual merchandising after impressing a department store manager while working at the company’s espresso bar. Formerly Director for Holiday Visual at The Plaza Hotel and now serving as a Visual Stylist for a large department store, he has a vast amount of experience in interior remodels, styling, pop up shops, floor sets, interior design, and fashion shows. He describes his design aesthetic as haberdashery with a twist, relishing in taking unexpected elements and having them interact with the mannequins.
Tara Meagher (26, San Anselmo, CA) – Tara has been focused on a career in visual merchandising since her teens and worked as an intern at Anthropologie while taking classes at a community college.  Upon realizing her life’s passion, she left college early and began working full-time for the retailer, quickly moving up through the company to become a Visual Display Coordinator and then a Visual Manager at Free People. She enjoys creating organic compositions and isn’t afraid to incorporate unusual elements, like repurposing old coffee pots to create a unique water fountain display.
Timothy Howe (49, Los Angeles, CA) – A self-taught “visual ninja” with a background in fine art, Timothy can do it all: designing, painting, sewing, drawing, building, sculpting, woodworking and styling. He began his professional career at Anthropologie in Chicago and has worked with a variety of retailers, eventually rising to the position of Visual Director. He enjoys constructing the props and styling his windows, infusing a bit of levity and surprise in his designs whenever possible.
Those are the Window Warriors and we can't wait to see what November has come premiere time.
On the way, Twitter changes it's GSN banner tune. That and the first 3 letters of the Circle K home scramble......after the break.
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So we're back, but the other 3 letters of the Circle K home scramble will be during the 2nd intermission, but for now, on with the blog.
Twitter said adios to Winsanity and Hello to......Skin Wars. That's because Winsanity did premiere three months ago (to the date). Second, Winsanity ratings have been mixed, more bad than good.

The latest, colorful poster features Rebeeca Romijn, RuPaul, Ben Gleib, Donald Faison and the Soska sisters. There you have Skin Wars, Skin Wars: Fresh Paint, Idiotest, Winsanity and Hellevator. Although Skin Wars has not yet been renewed, this is a strong sign GSN has interest and that new episodes of both Skin Wars and Skin Wars: Fresh Paint will be back on GSN in 2017. Odd one out: Window Warriors. It will come day.
One report praises Idiotest as a game that confuses the smart people and the smart alike. This is why many game shows have stupid moments that will end up on Youtube.
Did you know that the host of Catch 21 is very rich? Well, this and 4 other facts prove it in this article.
Now the 2nd intermission presented by I feel good for fall season....don't you? Maybe this from our GTK gypsy quen Robyn Cage would help.
And what else feels good? The 3rd period.
Something is wrong with Buzzr. They're moving to Canada.......or is it? For that, we turn to the Password pediatrician, Dr. Buzzr.

VO: Dr. Buzzr is a graduate of Maple Heights Community College with a degree in game show classics. He is a lecturer in and around the Grimsborough area and contributed to many in the field of self-help for and He's been interviewed on many podcasts and has yet to appear in TV talk shows and daytime network morning shows. Dr. Buzzr is not an actual doctor, nor a Ph.D., in fact, he doesn't play one on TV. He's simply a game show fanatic who is a member of the Stephanie Thorpe foundation for New Media Excellence, the national Game & Reality foundation and the Stan Lee writers club. And now, coming from his office on the 6th floor of the Wilton-North building....Dr. Buzzr.
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Dr. Buzzr: Thank you Pierre Kelly. Buzzr isn't moving to Canada, however, FremantleMedia North America-backed digital multi-cast network Buzzr has expanded into the Canadian market by partnering with a local broadcaster.
Buzzr will provide a three-hour weekly programming block for Yes TV’s weekday mornings between 01.00 am and 04.00 am, starting today.
The block, branded as Buzzr After Hours, will feature episodes of classic series such as To Tell the Truth, What’s My Line and I’ve Got a Secret from the 1950s and 1960s.
Commercial network Yes TV is available in 6.9 million homes across Canada and is owned by Crossroads Christian Communications. So to our neighbors to the north....welcome. This has been Dr. Buzzr and I'm.....Dr. Buzzr.

VO: For a written transcript, please send $6.95 to:
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Me: I thank you for that kind report.

And it's all solved. Just a reminder that Nelly is in a 2-million dollar debt. I will extend the gratitude by downloading the Spotify app on Android and Apple Ios and play his song "Hot in Herre" to help pay it all off. Together, we will make a difference.
Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. Also I'm on Snapchat as MisterGSN and Instagram as Mister_WCW. We will return next Wednesday, and until we return, Play on playas.