Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The 4th Annual GTK Know-It-All Awards

VO: Live from the Lunar Rover Pizza & Root Beer Emporium, it's.....


A celebration and a look back at the year GSN made history. With appearances yet to be seen by....







With performances by.....






This program is presented by.....

And by the hot new webseries....

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And the guy that makes it all happen, 3x Extreme Dodgeball waterboy of the year, the right angle in a 3's a Crowd trio, the only man who won't get out of a Trivia Trap, the man about many many games, Pierre........Jason........................KELLY!!!!!!
(cheers and applause, ovation from the crowd)

Me: Hey everyone! Wow!  Can I stop the music now?

(song stops; silence)

Okay. Welcome everyone to the 4th annual GTK Know-It-All Awards, we got a great show for you tonight. We got all the nominees there, Lindsey Stirling and her Orchestra and yet another sold out crowd at the emporium. If I could have a but of applause there....


Thanks everyone, glad you got here early for this stunning night honoring GSN in 2015, because if you got here on time or late, it'd be hard to find a parking spot anywhere, because it shut down the place, including Ruprecht's supermarket and the shopping center right across from it. In fact, What's Trending, Clevver News, Hollyscoop and any other Youtube news show you can think of is covering the event. Livestream by Ustream is up and already running. They did the Geekies this year, and they're doing us too, so welcome, nice to be in this place and with a sold out crowd, I don't see any flies in the studio, do you John Mate & Pat Cowell?

(audience laughter)

No....okay, then. Uh, the twins from Hellevator, which one of you had the better hairstyle?

(light laughter)

Oh, good, glad to hear that. And I'm glad to hear we're here for you starting with the first award of the night as we always do. It's hard to get up in the morning and go to work, but with GSN on your TV, it'll make it easy for you. The nominees are:

(cue dark room with a flashlight, runs to find something scary, but finds a phone playing the "Match Game" theme song; cue "Best Classic" as the phone is reached and unlocks to find clips)

MATCH GAME (Goodson-Todman Productions/Fremantle Media)

PRESS YOUR LUCK (Carruthers Company/Fremantle Media)

THE PYRAMIDS (Bob Stewart Productions/Sony Pictures Television)

$ALE OF THE CENTURY (Reg Grundy Productions/Fremantle Media)

CARD SHARKS (Goodson-Todman/Fremantle Media)

(gets a text message that says" Best Classic" by 7 AM; fade to host)

And the best Classic should be or happens to be that of...

(opens lootcrate to find winner)

Sale of the Century!

VO: Accepting the award, Summer Bartholemew!

(applause; song stops)

Summer: Thank you so much. I wanted to do this for Jim Perry who passed away recently. I wanted to accept this award in his memey. Thank you very much.


Me: Now our first act may be something they spent too much time reading or internet or whatever...but we call them......The Library Bards!



And we kick the year off with January....

Baggage took the famous dating game on the road and we started an all-time originals countdown. Moving on to February....

BOTR took a nasty fall and shorties were honored.

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But now we get to another award. Sometimes at GSN there are things that don't work and these nominees figure it out. Here, have a look.

(cut to security room; see flashing light on the left door; raise screen to "Best WTH? Moment?"; cye screens)





(cut back to security door and opens us to find a light-up doll that reads "Best WTH? Moment"; face back to host)

And the winner goes to....

(opens Lootcrate for winner)

$ale And Pyramid get kicked off the air!

(short fanfare; faint cheering)

Which brings us to March....

With Sale & Pyramid getting kicked off, many fans expressed their anger as to why about it. Also, it was the end of the road for the American Bible Challenge. To April....

Idiotest got a premiere on April Fools day and Lie Detectors started it as a daily strip, but ending up weekly due to low ratings.  May is up.....

It takes a Church got the heave-ho and we revealed the new Buzzr schedule and LD is gone for good.

(song stops)

And please welcome to the stage, 2 fresh new faces of the music world, Jessica Lesaca and Liane.....V!



You know, GSN had a lot of new faces come in the new year and we find out who is the Best new Host. What sayeth you, nominees?

(cut to security room where a package that says "New Host" is written, package opens up and reveals a tablet that says "Best New Host")

MIKE CATHERWOOD (Chain Reaction)

The SOSKA SISTERS (Hellevator)

RUPAUL (Skin Wars; Fresh Paint)

ROVE McMANUS (Lie Detectors)

(plays with a tablet with "Best Host" written on the back; fade to host)

And that new host.......(opens Lootcrate for winner) Psycho Mike Catherwood!

(CR 2015 theme plays; applause)

Mike: Wow. Can't believe I won an award. It was better than DWTS when I had only one dance....

(audience laughter)

Anyways, I want to thank my wife, Dr. Drew, my loveline partner and everybody else who helped me watch Chain Reaction get off the ground. Thanks, good night.

Me: We've got 2 categories left, so let's start with a performance and then, some business to take care of. When she's not dancing, she likes to do ASMR. Well, she's here to bring the noise. Please give it up for JellyBean Nose herself, Heather Vaughn!



Let's continue with our 2nd B&E Lifetime Acheviement award for Excellence. In 1976.....

(lights turn out; cue film)

Lasting until 1985 and hosted by Richard Dawson, the show set the trend for a classic.

By 1988, Ray Combs became the new host of the show and until 1994.....

Dawson returned...but just for 1 season.

Still, Feud pressed on. By 1999, it started with Louie Anderson, and then Richard Karn by 2002.....


And John O'Hurley by 2006.

But by 2010, everything changed.......

Steve Harvey took over the reins and this past year, it did something in the last 30 years....take out Wheel of Fortune for the top spot. It is my honor to join Family Feud along with Match Game as the 2015 B&E lifetime achievement recipient for game show excellence.

(applause; bit of ovation from the crowd in the back)

(Pierre raises banner to the ceiling; song stops)

Thanks Lindsey for some assistance. Right now, she has more voices than any voiceover artist can withstand. That means you, Rob Paulsen!

(audience laughter)

Known as Anna Brisbin, she's......Brizzy Voices!



back in January, we started an all-originals countdown and now it's down to 2.

First, The Chase....

Based on a british import from ITV, contestants answer trivia questions to earn money and take on Mark Labett alias The Beast for a lot of cash before he gets caught. The other:

Lingo. For close to 6 seasons and 1 with Engvall, Contestants spelled 5-letter words for cash prizes. Now, there is only one. Which is the better original?

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But before I tell you the winner, let me have somebody do a Halloween dance to a popular Justin Bieber hit. Here he is.....Stuart Edge!


And we're back. We must now reveal the winner. 

It was a long hard success to find out who won it, but I must now reveal the 2nd place winner based on your votes.....................and it goes to.....................................

The Chase. Which means Lingo is the cream of the GSN crop!


Yep, The Chase was a favorite in this, but Lingo due in part to Chuck Woolery and his hosting style made viewers notice it more and that's why it's at the top of the charts. On to Summer, starting with June.....

Buzzr hit the scene giving classic diehard fans what the want and STYD was gone for good putting 2 classics back on the morning map. July came....

...and Catherwood's CR came to the airwaves. But when August came.....

Idiotest turned 1-year old and Man vs. Fly was screwing up Idiotest.....big time.

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Now join me as we say adios to these dead people.







(song stops)
Thank you. Now a Utah Native who likes to play the piano......backwards. He's going forward with a Taylor Swist medley. It's Jason Lyle Black.



And we have 2 more awards to get to still, but we got more awards we handed out at the Fast Money Mart earlier this past Saturday. 

The award for..."Great, Now I'll watch something else," went to Lie Detectors of course for it's gameplay and talent. 

The Award for...."um....What?" Goes to Man Vs. Fly. Afterlife: On the Door 3 GSN Youtube page.

The award for: Crossing Over went to Brooke Burns who crashed the Idiotest set on April Fools' Day. 

The award for...."Everything new is old again" went to the GSN logo for making it look like a Home Depot ripoff. 

And the final award that says "Okay, You win" goes to Buzzr. GSN tried to get mroe classics, but a Fremantle-owned channel poured hot coffee on GSN to prove a point.

Now we move on to Best Host. How many hosts SNL has had in the last 40 years? Quite a bunch. These nominees wished they get on SNL someday, but here they are!

(Cut to person wearing a masquerade ball mask trying to find something scary in a security room and holds a viewmaster up to reveal "Best Host" on the first slide, Viewmaster pulls slides in)

BEN GLEIB (Idiotest)



RuPAUL CHARLES (Skin Wars: Fresh Paint)

MIKE CATHERWOOD (Chain Reaction)

ROVE McMANUS (Lie Detectors)

(puts Viewmaster down and masquerqade ball mask down to throw a bone to a dog that says "Best Host"; fade to host)

And........that goes to.......

(opens Lootcrate for the winner)

Mike Catherwood!

(CR 2015 theme plays)

VO: This is Mike's 2nd award of the night. He is the only person to win Best New Host and Best Host in the same far.

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Mike: Wow, again, 2 in a row! My wife knew they wanted me to be in Dylan Lane's shoes and I proved it to you all, so I would like to thank everyone for being here and uh......see you this month for new episodes. Goodbye everyone.


Me: And with fall season approaching....

Buzzr did a "Lost & Found" promotion and they were loved. Steampunk'd was already on the air and by October....

Steampunk'd Eddie won it all and Hellevator hit the airwaves. By November.....

Steampunk'd was outta here for good. When December came, it was a Betty White Christmas on Buzzr and GSN turned 21. 

(song stops)

Now the nominees for Best New show. Out of Chain reaction, Hellevator and Lie Detectors, the winner by unanimous decision.....Chain Reaction!


I just read what was on my card. 

(light laughter)

But now we get to the final award of the night. The sour cream in the Taco Bell nacho bellgrande, the cherry in a banana split, the anchor leg in the track meet race, the best show of 2015 and they are......

(cut to security room with a survelliance cam that reads "Best Show." Screens switch with each nominee. 









(Camera runs at 2%, then goes to black; Westminster chimes ring with "Best Host" in the center; children cheering; fade to host)


(opens Lootcrate for winner)

It's The Chase!

(Chase USA theme plays; applause)

VO: Accepting the award, Brooke Burns. This is the 3rd year in a row it won the award. 

Brooke: 3 in a row, you guys couldn't get enough of me and the Beast who is in Austraila for their version and you guys have made it a great show. I'd like to thank the staff, the writers and you guys at home. Thank you everyone.


Now let's end the blog with somebody I know and what can't a blog be without this person? Ever since March, this Bryn Mawr native turned LA transplant and Dension graduate made viewers sat up and took notice of this young lady that has a vocal belt that took us all to the bonus round. Here she is. the siren of the Speed Round, the Diva of the Daily Double, the Belle of the Buzzer, the Crooner card shark, the warbler on the Wheel of Fortune, the chanteuse of the $25,000 Pyramid.......alright, bring her out, it's that GSN Soda Girl, Christa................Nannos!


And with that, it's all over but the crying. However, I'm crying tears of joy, because 2015 for us is over. I wanna thank the people in the newsroom, Paula Rhodes for letting me inspire my blog when she hosts What's Trending, my mom & sister, the fans who like GSN and some that dislike it, Buzzr for finally giving us a voice on TV, and the man upstairs for blessing me. I guess that's about it, but we always break for 2 weeks to rest up for the holiday season and we'll return for our 4th fantastic year on the air. Until January of 2016.................................

Play on playas. Christa, hit up the confetti app!

(Christa hits the confetti button and the balloons drop to go with a confetti monsoon)

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sneaky Peeky

The 2015 GSN The Know Know-It-All Awards

WHERE: At the Lunar Rover Root Beer and Pizza Emporium

WHEN: December 16 2015 or later.

WHO: Everyone in the world of GSN with performances by Jellybeannose, Stuart Edge, Christa Nannos and more.

WHAT'S IT ABOUT: Honoring the year GSN had done in 2015 and the announcement of best original of all-time.

Y: A letter between X and Z.

HOW? By inviting your friends and neighbors to this annual gathering.

Don't miss the year-end party!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Who Broke My Buzzr?

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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: Buzzers and bells ring, and we're ready to listen. From Catherwood to Lane, it's a beautiful sight to see. Gone away is the old B&E library, but in comes Idiotest and Hellevator singing the praises to fans as time marches on. Let's walk through a GSN Wonderland beginning with.....

The Starting Line.

For this week, we will mostly focus our attention to Buzzr, the little horsepower engine that could. It seemed that the last time Buzzr did a special week was Labor Day when they did their "Lost & Found" promotion. Enter Halloween. Nothing Happened. Thanksgiving. That didn't happen. But we are in December. The network hinted this would happen....

Which led figuratively to this....

Yep. Everything Betty White throughout the month of December. Here to shed light on the subject, a doctor recommended by Dr. Mom, 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. It seemed that the Buzzr channel is half a year old and they've tried to make marathons go. If they had Halloween their way, it would be a LMAD marathon. If Thanksgiving came, obviously a Family Feud marathon. But Buzzr didn't want those 2. Why? Because they wanted to avoid letting GSN have direct competition with it. But now Buzzr felt it was right to air a Christmas marathon with a well-known game show celebrity. I'm guessing New Year's Eve would be their next target. 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: Thank you Dr. Buzzr for your insight.

Hang in there. After this, one GSN show gets nominated for an award. Come back or else.

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Had to build a snowman outside the building, but decided not to. Anyways back again and Hellevator as does Chain Reaction are up for either getting another season or packing its bags. But the former is nominated for a NATPE award for Reality Breakthrough. The others: @midnight, Billy On The Street, Celebrity Family Feud and Hollywood Game Night. Who ya got?

Here's something we didn't know about Hellevator.

 The Hellevator pilot actually did make it to air. That is, the episode labeled '1001' on November 18th where a trio of contestants won $51,000. This pilot was shot earlier in 2015 where the other seven episodes of Hellevator were filmed in the summer. The reason why the team won $51,000 is because producers had not decided on a maximum amount of winnings at the point.

Second, in the episode aired this past week (aired December 2nd), the doctor was called "Dr. Shigella" for a specific, inside reason. Shigella is a stomach illness that can last several days. When Hellevator was shooting its stretch of episodes, approximately a third of the Hellevator cast and crew got sick with Shigella. Production was delayed because of the epidemic of illness. 

Housecleaning note:

*Family Feud will air Tuesday at 10pm and 10:30pm; replacing Hellevator
*The Newlywed Game will air Friday at 1am and 1:30am; replacing Family Feud
*Additionally for this week (Sunday 12/13), Hellevator has been cut from Sunday primetime and replaced with Family Feud-same change as 12/6 above

And now to the reason you were glued to this blog is the answer to the question I teased you guys on Saturday. I, like some of you have Buzzr. I discuss it every now & then. Per contractual obligations, every time I book Christa Nannos for a blog date, I put up a promo for the network, in fact, I made a blog entitled "@ The Buzzr," but....It seemed the little horsepower engine tat could was thinking to themselves "I Think I Can," but the fan is thinking to themselves "I Think I'm getting a little upset on This." That's right, we figure out what is wrong with Buzzr? Our extended coverage begins with....

On a Saturday, David Downs had this picture....

What Fremantle was thinking was a lie. Scott Carpency had this to say....

"Who knew a Fremantle company wouldn't have access to Fremantle's property. What POS at Fremantle said we shouldn't let BUZZR have access to the entire library? BUZZR's taking a lot of the blame that likely should go to FMNA. Instead of taking the initiative to be a fresh diginet who continues to show "new" old content regularly, they represent themselves as another diginet who actually had to lease content from other distributors. Perhaps they're worse, but I couldn't tell you how many times individual episodes aired on Laff because I don't watch their shows. But, you get the idea."

He also says....

"Here's a stat. If BUZZR aired a different 30 minute episodes every minute the network has existed to this day, they wouldn't have gotten through 1/4th of the Fremantle library yet. While that's unnecessary, it shows how much Fremantle has and how much they could share with BUZZR, without "using up" their library. The point is, it would take BUZZR 2.25 years, or 27 months and 2 weeks to air the entire library before they would repeat one episode. Now that's a lot of potential. And FMNA won't give them more than a couple hundred shows."

(song stops)

Maybe we go over to Game show Follies to figure it out.

In it, Casey talks about the theories of Buzzr. dth1971 commented it up with....

"Why can't we do a net petition to BUZZR to stop this rerun abuse of classic game shows they have in rotation before the channel decides to cease for good in early 2016? Another way BUZZR can make a profit is to air in the late night hours for a few hours non game show related informercials like GSN does in the late night hours (And GSN has been airing informercials on late nights since 2008 in the middle of its 1997-1998 dark period when they temporary lost the Goodson-Todman library rights except for The Price is Right and 1994 Family Feud.

If BUZZR ceases in early 2016, there goes hope for the Bob Barker TPIR reruns to get clearance."

Now hold up. Buzzr can't be off the air next year. But he also says.....

"Something else to add: Would it be great (besides the informercial in late night hours) for BUZZR/Fremantle to do a KICKSTARTER and/or INDIEGOGO campaign to help raise money and profits so it can get more episodes of its game show library to air in the rotations (and less RERUN ABUSE too!) on BUZZR as long as the channel struggles to survive and not have its fate to cease in early 2016?

Of course, BUZZR can keep on weekends the non game show related E/! shows (Stanley on the Go, Dog Tales, and Animal Rescue) as long as the channel stays on the air and whether or not BUZZR airs late night non game show related informercials."

That may happen, but would it run a telethon where I & Angie Greenup host and have Tiffany Smith, Alicia Malone, Josh Macuga and others of the Youtube world man the phones for 12 hours and have performances like Shira Lazar singing a Ella Fitzgerald standard on top of a piano played by Sonya Belousova or Elspeth Eastman singing a power ballad from Meatloaf?

(crickets chirping)

No.....okay. But talks about it.,27398.msg344839.html#msg344839

In it, they have a theory as to why one GSN rep is dressed like a UPS guy delivering a box of 50 tapes to each show to leave on the doorstep of the Buzzr building, having somebody sign it and air it to create a channel all to avoid a lawsuit.,25476.msg438090.html#msg438090

Even the TPIR fansite known as Golden Road talks about why they repeat so many times. To figure out why, Buzzr needs to make a profit in order to get new ones on the air.

In conclusion: A digital subchannel that is now 6 months old has yet to make money. Look at Double Dare & Beat The Clock on Sunday nights. Do you know how many episodes they ran? 15. That was just it. Even $ale only ran 14 out of 15. Look, it's only 6 months old and MeTV makes a whole lot of money to get new ones on the air. With Comet & The Works just getting started, only time will tell to make a move for Buzzr to earn cash. Another thing: Adding more stations. Recently, they put in Austin, TX., which is home to Rooster Teeth and the Anomaly Podcast. It'll be a matter of time to pull something out of their pocket to get new ones on the air.

Now the 2nd intermission presented by With the award show set for next week, we have a couple of acts that hail form Utah. So let's have a 2-week connection to the Beehive State. Utah has many famous people who are considered Mormons. One of them is Sara Arkell, alias The Piano Gal. Only 13 years old, she took party in a Frozen piano duet with Jason Lyle Black, who will perform next week. Right now, she's with Maddie Wilson of "The Voice" for an Amy Grant classic. Enjoy.

Breathe in. It's the 3rd period.

Time once again for.....


#3 seems to be an epic of biblical proprtions....

The American Bible Challenge was a 3-season wonder Jeff Foxworthy took on. Who knew that a biblical game show on a non-religious channel would be a hit? In it, three teams of 3 answered things about the bible and sometimes pop culture in a race for $100,000 for their charity, not their own cash. The first 2 will have all 3, then 2 for the next 2, only 1 for the elimination round and a Bible Study showdown about a given subject in 60 seconds to answer as many as possible. As of that wasn't enough, they added in Kirk Franklin to help lead the choir. This became one of the biggest hits in GSN's history. TABC rings in a prayer at....


And then there were 2. The Chase & Lingo. Who will be #1? Keep on this blog next week to see who'll come out on top. Also, we'll announce the winners of 2015's GTK Know-It-All Awards. It's a great way to end 2015 right.

Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. We leave you now with our GTK Soda Girl Christa Nannos wishing you all a happy holiday song. Play on, playas.

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