VO: Live from the Lunar Rover Pizza & Root Beer Emporium, it's.....
LOVE TRIANGLE EXPANDS TO 2 HOURS
MIND OF/A MAN
ALL-STEVE ON SUNDAYS
(Cue alleyway scene over a letterbox with "Best WTH? Moment" at the top; fade to host)
And that moment goes to......
(Opens lootcrate to reveal trash, puts trash in bin, but lootcrate becomes empty and gets the winner from the bin after throwing it out)
Ah, here it is, it's Love Triangle in 120 minutes!
(Love Triangle theme plays)
VO: Accepting the award, the host of the show, Wendy Williams!
Wendy: How you doin?
Audience: Not good.
Wendy: Anyways, before I would like to thank everyone, I want to give an update on the.....
(Pierre pulls a lever and sends Wendy through a trap door; audience cheers & applauds)
Me: That takes care of it. Our next performer used to be a pageant queen.....and a traffic reporter.....and a gym employee, but she said, "forget all this, I want to sing and report sports on the radio." Well, she just did, in fact she's here right now. It's my hometown girl Chelsea Chandler!
and it's now another award for Best returning/New Acqusition. Think of it as a new smartphone. Or a new dress you always wanted. But the nominees.......watch.
(cut to Electronics store scene, mouse clicks on Ipod, smartphone, earbuds, laptop computer and batteries before clicking on tablet; cue little box in center with tablet that reads "Best New/Returning acquisition")
LET'S ASK AMERICA (Scripps/ParaMedia/MGM)
1 vs. 100-Inaba Edition (Endemol)
Lingo-Engvall Edition (Zoo Productions)
DEAL OR NO DEAL (Endemol/NBC Universal)
(Cue electronics scene over a letterbox with "Best New/Returning acquisition" at the top; fade to host)
Okay, we have a winner and it is......
(Opens lootcrate with toy blocks and gets the card with the winner)
Let's Ask America!
(LAA Theme plays; light to moderate applause)
VO: Accepting the award, the show's first host, Kevin Pereira.
Kevin: Thank you, Can't believe I won it here, to all the contestants on Skype, hope you all had fun with me these past 2 seasons. To GSN, thanks for putting my show on the air. To Brea Grant, thanks for getting me here to win this award, and to Bill Bellamy, keep up the good work, pal. Thank you very much.
Now to the spring-y stuff, starting with APril......
Minute to Win IT (Ohno) closed up shop for good and Drew Carey didn't win Bible. Mayday! May Day!
Bible 3 cane on the scene, morning changes, STYD went out of business and we saluted the class of 2005.
Now we like to award the Barry & Enright lifetime achievement award for excellence. It's been 20 years on GSN since it first aired, but the history of it traces back to 1962.
(lights turn out; cue film)
The Match Game first began on NBC as a little simplistic panel show. It had teams of 2 stars and 1 player trying to win cash. The show ran until 1969, but........
By 1973, everything changed. The stars expanded to 6 and the contestants still had 2. The premise was simple. Have stars write down what fills in the blank and have the contestant match the answer the stars gave. It was that simple.
Well, not that simple. Over the years on CBS and Syndication from 1973 to 1982, the cast consisted of Charles Nelson Reilly, Brett Somers, Fannie Flagg and more among others. Its humor and wild party atmosphere kept the show from being a hit.
After it went off the air, it paired in 1983 to team up with "The Hollywood Squares," another hit of the time. Although it ran until 1984, the show's host, Gene Rayburn hated his tag team partner Jon Bauman. After 2 false starts, he was too old to do another one. By 1989. Bert Convy was supposed to host but fell ill. However.....
It was Ross Shafer who took over. It somewhat ran in the lunch hour until 1991 and by 1998......
Michael Burger had a most recent version that ran for 1 season. Although today, many people can still hear & see the 70's nostagia that is.....Match Game.
(film ends; lights come back on)
and so, we present Match Game, the first ever recipent of the Barry & Enright Lifetime acheievement award for excellence.
(MG Ticket plug cue; quick ovation from the audience)
Okay, sit down, we have a lot more stuff to do.
Youtube sensastion Scott Bradlee came up with this next act. Turn modern hits into....something else. Boys & Girls, Postmodern Jukebox!
And we continue.
Earlier this past weekend, more awards were handed out at the Fast Money Mart and they were.....
"Idiotest" getting the "Hum Along & Dance" award for best theme song. Catchy & very upbeat to fit the show. It also won an award for "#You'reIt" with this:
The award for "They Liked it?" went to Skin Wars. Because after all, body painting never had it this good.
The award for "I remember That!" went to the Tylenol Time Capsule events. Thanks for making your parents watch when they were sick in school.
The "Like a Boss" award went to Alice Conkright of $otc. Do I need to know who see is?...........no.
And the award for "Still Pimpin after all these years" went to.............Wink Martindale! 81 & his YT page is still goig strong.
Around here, GSN picks newbies depending on their Game Show experience. We have a list of nominees for Best New Host, so please.....reveal yourselves!
(Cut to police lineup with "Best New Host" in red scrolled across; host cliks through line up from left to right and backs the lineup to all of them)
BEN GLEIB (Idiotest)
REBECCA ROMIJN (Skin Wars)
DERAY DAVIS (Mind of/A Man)
NATALIE GRANT (It Takes a Church)
(cut to host)
ANd the rookie of teh year is.....
(host click on star for winner)
(Stats read "Under 40, born on teh east coast, comic, podcaster, male)
I know who it is......BEN GLEIB!
(Idiotest theme plays; applause)
Ben: Wow, you guys made it amazing. Thank you so much. I thought my show would never make it alive in 1 season, but thanks to you, you guys rock, I would like to thank my fans, Kevin Smith, producer & director for believeing in me, GSN for giving me a day job and you folks at home for supporting the show. Thank you and see you next month.
Me: And as Ben sits back down, we have a young songwriter from Nashville and her name is Maddy Newton with a song about saying no to a certain demographic. And here she is.
To summer we go.....
It Takes a Church entered the scene for the first time and SYTD ended the luch hour nightmare. Michael Larsen's run came in 30 years ago in June, but in July.....
We introduced the painters for Skin Wars and the Line came to Nashville for taping the event. With The Bible Belts winning TABC......
Idiotest arrived in August as did Skin Wars. One hour of classic got skinkwrapped thanks to DOND and some hosts took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon.
Now comes the "Best Host" award. The Man or woman who directs traffic at what the game is and how it's played. The nominees are.....
(Cut to police lineup with "Best Host" scrolled in red; host cliks through line up from left to right and backs the lineup to all of them)
BEN GLEIB (Idiotest)
JEFF FOXWORTHY (The American Bible Challenge)
REBECCA ROMIJN (Skin Wars)
BROOKE BURNS (The Chase)
DERAY DAVIS (Mind of/A Man)
And the best host of the year happens to be.....
(clicks on star for winner)
(Stats read "female', audience gasps; other stats say "Under 40; married; used to host shows prior to it; Beast's beauty; audience applauuds a bit)
They all know how it is....Brooke Burns!
(The Chase USA theme plays; applause)
VO: This is Brooke's first award for "Best Host." Jeff Foxworthy won back-to-back awards the last 2 years.
Brooke: Wow. I can't believe I broke Jeff's winning streak, that is amazing. Man, I would like to thank Bob Boden for putting this thing together and Mark Labett, you made this show looks easy and to the fans of "The Chase," you made it the best show ever. Keep on watching, everyone. Goodnight.
Me: Now join me as we say goodbye to people who had to choice but to go 6-feet under.
Now the Best New show everybody wanted to see. What made them wanted to see the program more? The nominees will tell you.