Saturday, July 9, 2016

Sneaky Peeky

On The Next GSN The Know....

-A history of Karn Feud on the network....
-A look behind the naked Idiotest rant on Facebook....
-And a moment to live by.

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

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

In my day, we used to Blockbuster and Hang.....

(Independence is key. Let Cici's Pizza give you your independence by picking whatever you want when you pay for a buffet. No dirty plates per trip, please. Relive your Independence at Cici's today.)

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: Ladies & Gentlemen, boys & girls,'s PK and we got a good blog for you this week. Let's break out by beginning with.....

 The Starting Line.

What happened on July 1, 1941? Well, if you happened to be under 40 like me, then listen. WNBT-TV aired a one-time experimental special of the radio game "Truth or Consequences." That also launched commercial television. Since that time, game shows have evolved into an art form. Many creators can turn originals into many classics. For years, local, regional and national game shows have shared a spotlight. From lottery shows to stunt shows, we are now in the reality realm and Buzzr celebrated it with an all-day B&W marathon on July 1st this past holiday weekend. By 2031, we will have 100 years of game shows. Will the tradition continue?

We want to know who won Skin Wars after the break, so we'll return with this orbital thing like it was on the planet Jupiter. Don't get spaced out yet!

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Can you tell? We're back! Skin Wars is finished with season 3 and they have decided a winner.  if you have not watched it, we have a new feature called the spoiler alarm. I will activate it now!

There has seem to be a male contestant named Mike Uribe, not to be confused with Juan Uribe, the baseball player. If you're wondering why a male contestant won the 3rd season, TBS used to air a show called "King of The Nerds," and there was a male contestant who won. That show was canned after that. Skin Wars doesn't have to worry about getting cancelled. The 4th one will be on it's way.

Some more Skin Wars stuff for you. This past Tuesday, Idiotest had previous Skin Wars contestants. Season 1 contestants Dutch Bihary (3rd place) and Natalie Fletcher (Winner) compete against Season 2 contestants Rio Sirah (5th place) and Aryn Fox (3rd place). This turned out to be a crossover episode in which 2 different worlds collide together like a football game. But we got more for you. On the fresh Paint spinoff, Natalie Fletcher, the Season 1 winner, and Lana Chromium, the Season 2 winner, will face the most recent winner, Rick Uribe. Each will have two artists (total of six) who are new to the body-painting world. Later in the episode, six will be narrowed to three, and then two and finally, one of those two will win the Fresh Paint's $10,000 prize. Expect a lot of bodypainting and a lot of good ratings.

I wonder who that could be.....

(opens door) Ah, it's a brand new feature we like to call "Singing Instagram." What do you have for us?

(heads back to the desk)

As I read it, it's from a Canadian game show called Bumper Stumpers in which GSN used to air it back in the day. They got an instagram page. Look....

It gives you the snapshots of an old USA network show like.....


And then....

It proves you why the 80's had bad fashion......and bad hair.

And in case you're wondering why Window Warriors is coming.....November will be the month in which the show will premiere. There will also be a holiday episode next month. Keep your eyes peeled for that.

Now a segment in which you sometimes think life is a picnic.....until the ants march you in to take your food. It's a segment in which we....

Say what you want to say.

We start with Kathrina Cruz.

"I love this channel and I've been watching for years. One of the things I liked best about it was the reruns of old game shows! In addition to the ones you show now (like Card Sharks, Press Your Luck, and Lingo), how about Supermarket Sweep, Scrabble, and Joker's Wild? I also love the GSN originals like Idiotest, The Chase, and even Winsanity, but I'm a little tired of so many hours of Family Feud even though I love Steve Harvey. And maybe fewer hours/showings of Skin Wars...really talented artists, but it's just not a game show to me. It just seems like it would fit better on a channel with reality tv."

Sweep and Scrabble ain't gong to cut, but Joker may. Keith L. Johnston says....

"Thanks for bringing back The $25,000 Pyramid!!!"

We're all happy now! Heather Anderson chimes in with.....

"Can you please show some Whammy or Supermarket Sweep. The hours of Family Feud is getting old."

You should've added a question mark on your first sentence. #Idiotest. Moving on, we have Adriana C. Cinapari.

"Woke up this morning & turned on my tv to GSN. All I can say is
THANK YOU!!!! I was EXTREMELY happy to see the ORIGINAL Match Game on morning TV. I may only be 27, but I have an old soul & I absolutely LOVE the original match game with Gene Rayburn."

Doesn't care if you're young or old, GSN is for everybody! Rant of the day comes from Helen Fussell.

"I have been watching Idiot test and enjoy the challenge of the tests and find the host very entertaining and charming. However, last week I went into shock when the host (Ben Gleib?) had 2 totally naked women as contestants and 2 totally naked men as contestants. The audience could see breasts, genitals and all; A table hid men's genitals on TV and a narrow black line blocked some of the women's breasts on the TV screen. The audience clapped and laughed and seemed to accep...t this as perfectly normal. My God in heaven, when did it become acceptable to be completely nude on a game show or any show for that matter! It is a hellish thing; how did America get to this point!! Why would a game show go there!! I also protest the naked shows of Naked and Afraid (should be called naked and stupid and provocative), naked real estate, and naked dating. Skin Wars is another really bad show . All these shows are very demoralizing. Our nation's morals are in the toilet and no one seems to care. I found myself tearing up as I pictured my 9 and 11 year old grandsons seeing this. For the sake of our country, for the sake of our children, please stop the insanity of publically naked adults! As for me, I will never watch Idiot Test again and I will boycott all sponsors and encourage others to do so. You GSN owe all those who viewed that program an apology. "

That set a firestorm of comments and next week, we'll examine the comments behind the rant.

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Now the second intermission presented by Take a classically-trained violinist and a country boy and what do you get? Season & Snare. Widely known on Periscope, they're invading the know for this original song. Take it!

And now to some predictions.

-Winsanity will be cancelled after 40 episodes.

-The naked episode of Idiotest will be marked "not for reruns."

-Window Warriors will be even successful as Skin Wars.

-Run & Buzz and Divided will debut next year.

-Karn Feud will get more afternoon slots in lieu of Harvey.

-The 2012 version of Pyramid will be gone. All gone.

-Catherwood CR will make the schedule.

And finally....

-Harvey Feud will reduce it airings to 50 for more game shows. You heard me right. More game shows.  Any more of them? I'll give it to you once I close.

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That's all she wrote....or tweeted...or posted it on Facebook....or Instagrammed....or Snapchatted....or Tumblred.....anyway, this blog is presented by any Disney Channel sitcom from 2015 to today. How many of them can you name? We'll wait all day to figure out why teen stars star in too many sitcoms that feature stars from old sitcoms of the 80's & 90's to figure out a way to make a comeback. It features plots that somehow fit the sitcom and by the time your show is cancelled after....say 4 seasons, the teens will move on to young adult....stuff. Not only that, it drives the kids batty. But it's much better than SpongeBob anyway. Even better: DCOMS.

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. Is it okay if I end it with our Soda Girl Christa Nannos?
I thought so. So here you go. Play on, playas.