Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know....

-How "500 Questions" is no match for 2 popular quiz shows seen on the network.....
-New stuff for June....
-And more of the 2005 Class Reunion.

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cord Cutter!

(It seemed that Disney got Star Wars...and everything was fine. Then a podcast came along was fine as wine. Skywalking Through Neverland. A very fine podcast. Listen at

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 Jason Kelly.

Me: Oh Hai there. Glad you're all family here at this blog, because without you guys....I would've been the red-headed stepchild working at some Buzzr place come June 1st, but I came to talk GSN. So we begin with....

The Starting Line.

GSN & Cablevision hadn't gotten along since 2011......until now. Cablevision decied to put it in the "Male-Only" package. That includes ESPN, Spike and more male-only stuff after being in the "Ladies only" category" like We & Oxygen among others. Both of those would cost you extra money and even though it's in the NYC area, Cablevision played Dr. Robotnik to it's network's Sonic. Now why would a network attract men who watch the NBA and action movies see Idiotest and The Chase? Most girls would like Lifetime and something girly, but if it had stuck around, everything would be okay. So why them on a package for men? Well, Sherriwed is only for girls, but what about everything else? Guess if the war is over, then so be it, but for now.....step aside girls, we guys came to watch.

After a bit of a breather, your reactions to the Chain Reaction rules and the 2005 class reunion. Won't you please stick with it? I would.

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Hi de Hi de Hi De Hi there. Welcome back. It seems the Pulitzer prize didn't go to me for obvious reasons, because of this poem....

Hey, I just met you...

And this is crazy....

So here's my Chillow...
Comment it, maybe?
Last week, we gave you rules for Chain Reaction. What did you guys think this week? Well, Rick Silas will give you the reaction to it:
"The show is already in trouble! Another crappy $5,000 grand prize!? It didn't even increase from the Lane years. Plus, the caveman talk bonus round is gone."
As in....the bonus round one that became "Go" in 1983? That's out of it. $10,000 or $20,000 would've worked. Scott Rahner of GSNN Blogspot says this....
"The grand prize for Chain Reaction should be $10,000-like Idiotest. $5,000 is just too cheap, even for cable, even for 2015. People over the years have complained about the cheapness of Chain Reaction and Lingo (Woolery).

More money, more exciting. But I'm really disappointed with the top prize amount for the new Chain Reaction. GSN is making this new version really cheap, including the host (considering Catherwood isn't well-known)."
I guess the network wants to make it look like Lie Detectors which will get to in a second, but more on CR. I Heard a rumor.....
...that come the new version of Fifth Grader on Fox 5/26, it'll wait out the ratings until CR gets here. They don't want to have competition with the network and if that's true, The Chase may put it on hold or move somewhere else.
As far as Lie Detectors is concerned, it hadn't done anything good since the time it premiered on 4/20 at first, before moving it to 2 nights a week as punishment. They took away the Saturday edition of it, but for its Wednesday edition, it'll remain until Skin Wars premieres June 10th. The future of the show will remain a mystery......for now, at least.
I wanna tell you a (3/4 false, but a 1/4 true) story. I was at Paula's Place the other night eating the new Pulled Pork BBQ pizza and the rappers vs. rockers Idiotest was on. All I saw was the first 2 rounds....and it was game over. Had to pay up, hit the parking lot to my Sundance Duster and headed home to watch Netflix. Glad I didn't watch Lie Detectors, but all in all, the rockers won with $555 bucks. That's about 5 benjamins, 2 $20 and a $10 and a $5 one. If round 3 had started it, things would've been okay had I stay here and see the nightcap show.
And we get the 2nd intermission presented by 10 years ago, actor Will Smith was still a rapper and has this hit:
flick the switch, it's the 3rd period.
I like to talk for a minute about "Game Show Moments Gone Bananas." Yeah, I know it didn't air on the network 10 years ago, but it actually was acquired recently. They were actually VH1 specials at first and Ben Stein was the host in front of an audience. No set. All the moments from around the world were on there as was a chance to complete a stunt for a prize done by "Mr. Game Show" voiced by Randy West. If it was revived today, either Shira Lazar or Elliott Morgan would be hosts if it was new to the network. No question about that.
We're done? I thought so. today's blog is presented by Pitch Perfect 2. The Bellas are back. What about you? You should go see it in a movie theatre somewhere.
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