Saturday, April 27, 2019

What's Up ahead.....

On the Next Game Show Live!....

-We look at the Jeopardy! monster of 2019.....
-Shark Tank takes over Millionaire.....
-And we kick off the 2009 class reunion.

It's all the way live on Game Show Live! Get showered!!!!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Livewire! 4/26

Madison Brunoehler: From Game Show Live!, this is.....................

Livewire! Your news.......with sass. Presented by the letters C, E, and O. And by the number 20. And now from our Game Show Live! Newsroom, here comes Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi2theMax, welcome to Livewire! I feel cute, might delete or erase.............something IDK, but I do know we got a meet cute of news that might save you now. And now you know. So feel this impact and definitely........get wired! You Know!

I want to bring in Jackie Fuchs, who in her own words, describes this local Los Angeles pub where J! champions go to hang out. 

t’s the Wednesday evening before the Oscars, and all of the TVs at O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica have been tuned to ABC. The bar is screening the first night of the new Jeopardy! All-Stars Tournament. Onscreen Brad Rutter—the show’s all-time money winner—is engaging in some moderate trash talk with his fellow contestants: a little verbal sparring with Buzzy Cohen, the bespectacled music executive who won the 2017 Tournament of Champions, a little more with Pam Mueller, the redheaded think-tank policy researcher who is not only a former Jeopardy! college champion and an All-Star but my personal game-show idol.
Weirdly, as we are watching Brad, Buzzy, and Pam on TV, the live versions of the trio are also in the unpresuming bar, just a few feet away from me. While I am stuffing French fries into my mouth, Buzzy is introducing his family to Brad and Pam.
This isn’t an isolated incident. Every Wednesday for the last five years, I have been testing my trivia mettle against Brad, Buzzy, Pam, and a host of other “Jeopardy!people” at the O’Brien’s Irish Pub Quiz, which regularly draws some of the most recognizable game-show champions in the world. Buzzy won nine regular games and the Tournament of Champions; Brad has won more than $4,455,000 playing Jeopardy! and has never lost to a human opponent (his sole defeat having been delivered by Watson, the IBM supercomputer).
n the early days the O’Brien’s quiz was a garden-variety pub trivia contest with a regular host and straightforward questions on a plethora of topics. The environment was collegial. Players hopped on and off teams, and newbies could simply drop by and join a table that needed a teammate. Winning was nice, but it wasn’t the point.
All of that changed in January 2006, when a former Jeopardy! champion named Jerome Vered stopped in on a whim. Jerome, a writer and former researcher for the show Win Ben Stein’s Money, was no one-and-doner. He was a Tournament of Champions runner-up as well as a finalist on the 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions.
Impressed with the quality of the questions at O’Brien’s, Jerome returned a week later with a few fellow Tournament of Champions vets in tow. Unsurprisingly, they won, and the first O’Brien’s superstar team was born. Several more would follow. Not everyone was thrilled.
“People were resentful of them at first,” says Beth Milnes, a legal assistant who has been playing the quiz since 1999 and once served as its weekly host, “but we were losing our regulars to new jobs and kids. The Jeopardy! people are the reason the quiz survived.”
Today the quiz is thriving, though Beth—who went on to become a Jeopardy!champion herself—no longer hosts every week. Rather, players take turns writing and asking the questions, which lends the contest an entirely different flavor week to week. Some hosts favor accessible, pop culture-heavy topics: Who was the first actor to have two different characters he’s played made into Lego minifigures (1)? Others prefer more obscure subjects that provoke fist-pounding arguments among teammates: Name four of the nine countries that have a subway but no Subway (2).
The quiz also draws its share of out-of-town Jeopardy! contestants for whom a visit to O’Brien’s is a must-do L.A. attraction, right up there with Disneyland and the Getty Center. Thanks to various secret Facebook groups and an annual trivia convention in Las Vegas, they often already know many of the regulars and are eagerly welcomed onto one of the six to 14 teams competing for $150 in prizes. (Unlike most pub trivia contests across L.A., the spoils at O’Brien’s come in the form of cash, not free booze.)

And That was Jackie Fuchs reporting.

Just like Sydney Ryan leaving the Q for Chicago, this tweet from Buzzr happened.......

Let's all observe a space of silence for Buzzr leaving Twitch for good.

Thank you.

Don't confuse the Easter Bunny with Bugs bunny.....or Buster Bunny....or babs Bunny....

“Lip Sync Battle” presenter Teigen took to Twitter on Easter Sunday to enlist help from her followers, after admitting that she was “so confused” about the holiday, or at least how Easter should be presented to children.

Teigen’s confusion might best be summed up with the philosophical question, “Which comes first, the bunny or the eggs?”

Wait what is the Easter story for kids? Why do we hide the eggs? To lure the bunny? Does the bunny hide the eggs?” asked Teigen, who has two young children with her husband, singer John Legend. “Do you put something else out to lure the bunny to hide the eggs? Who do kids think hide them? I’m so confused please hurry.”
Teigen’s questions didn’t end there.
“If you’re supposed to put out food to lure the bunny to hide the eggs, how do we explain why we dyed them?” she continued. “We colored eggs for the bunny, then lured him with carrots, then he came back to grab the eggs we dyed to hide them? We’ve gotta simplify this it makes no sense.”
Teigen’s call for help was indeed answered, though the answer only seemed to cause more confusion, at least initially.
“LOL wat [sic]?” read one reply, which continued, “the eggs are not for the bunny. The bunny brings the eggs. They’re for breakfast/brunch.”
To which Teigen replied, “Wait what I thought you hide the dyed eggs LOL.”
Finally, some degree of satisfaction arrived for Teigen in the form of another response, which read, “In my family we would dye eggs and use them + carrots to lure the bunny. the bunny would be happy with what we offered (like Santa with cookies) and exchange the dyed eggs for plastic ones filled with sweets.”
This seemed to quell the confusion for Teigen, who responded, “OK this makes the most sense.”

And now for your Game Show Live! Crowning moment of awesomeness of excellence. 

The four-man team from Edinburgh beat Oxford University's St Edmund Hall by 155 points to 140.
The University of Edinburgh team is the first from Scotland to win since 1984 and the first non-Oxbridge finalist in six years.
Team captain Max Fitz-James hailed his team after winning the coveted prize.
Speaking to BBC Scotland's The Nine, he said: "The main secret is to be good as a team and that came in the selection process; they really made an effort to find people who had a complementary basis of knowledge so it wasn't just down to one person, we did it as a team.
"The best training was watching past episodes and doing it together as a team, so we would get together every Monday and watch past episodes, pause and try and answer the questions before the team.
"This is the third year in a row that Edinburgh reached the semi-finals so we were very pleased we got one further than that, and even more pleased when we finally lifted the trophy."

So the Univeristy of get the crown. 

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As of today which was 11am central time, Elizabeth Eckert dropped a brand new single to the whole wide world. See what you all think of this jam the record label didn't allow it to but Game Show Live! has it on the spot. Trophy girlfriend. 

Voice Swapper?

NBC’s The Voice and The Village are swapping Tuesday time periods. Beginning April 23 and continuing through May 21, The Voice will air at 9 PM, moving from its current 8 PM slot, and The Village will take The Voice‘s spot at 8 PM.
The Voice relies on live-viewing, which is more of a challenge at 8 PM during spring and summer, especially with the change to Daylight Saving Time. The decision comes as the competition reality series hit a ratings low on Tuesday this week.
Meanwhile, The Village got off to a soft ratings start, with a big chunk of its audience coming from delayed viewing, so the thought is that a move to 8 PM would not significantly impact the show’s overall ratings. Additionally, The Voice at 9 PM would likely boost 10 PM drama New Amsterdam, which took a ratings hit after 9 PM anchor This Is Us wrapped its season and was succeeded by The Village.

This also came in too: 

Read that yourself, but the mailroom was flooded with comments on newfangled featueres of the show including this from Donny Pearson: 

#ManOhMan. Hopefully, this Monday's episode will be a heck of a lot better as far ratings go.

Let's hope the new time swap and Monday's show will be a turnaround for the better. Madi2themax, where can they send cross battles, save points and reports on what got stolen in the neighborhood of Grimsborough? 

Madison: To write to Pierre with your questions, comments or just plain fun stuff,  please send it to the email address below or write it via snail mail to:
1711 ALLY MAQUE DRIVE, Ste. 101
Be sure to include a self addressed Stamped envelope when you write. Back to the voice of Bartlett, Tennessee,  Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thanks Madi. ANd why is your chair in the booth not turning around? 

The Hollywood Reporter says John Legend and his production company will move to ABC Studios.
The EGOT winner and his partners signed a three-year overall deal with ABC Studios, where they will develop scripted TV projects for all platforms.
"We here at Get Lifted Film Co. are thrilled to be working with ABC Studios and welcome the opportunity to tell remarkable stories that resonate with our growing audience," Jackson said Tuesday in a statement.
ABC Studios president Patrick Moran said: "John Legend and his Get Lifted partners, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius, have a strong, contemporary point of view. Their enormous success is no surprise considering their excellent taste and ability to tell stories that are timely and unique."

There’s Comic-Con, Wondercon, Vidcon and now we have RealityconMTV said today that it will host the first Realitycon, where stars, producers and creators of the popular TV genre will convene.
The inaugural event will take place summer 2020, but there will be a soft launch later this fall on a yet-to-be-announced date. The Realitycon venue and additional global events also will be announced soon.
The conference will not only be limited to MTV reality shows. From The Real Worldto Survivor to The Bachelor to Jersey Shore, Realitycon will feature fan activations, performances, interviews, and roundtable discussions exploring the impact of reality TV on society, representation of diversity in media and influence on entertainment. You can also expect to see stars and creators from the most popular reality shows Big Brother, The Challenge, Duck Dynasty, Love & Hip Hop, Mob Wives, The Real Housewives, RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Hills.

We started April acapella Awareness month with our mixed tag mixmasters Scott & Ryceejo.....and now they'll end it with a mashup of both Disney and not disney. Let go!

That's all for now, but remember one thing: Will contestants of The Price is Right go to Starbucks and get decaf to calm themselves down after the show?

So until next time and all the on playas. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

When Will Alex return?

This week...What happened to Alex Trebek after the last show wrapped up?

Who'll be the braintrust of Best Trivia Show Ever?

And how many stories will I cram in a minute?  All this and.....

When will I ever revive Jessica Simpson's singing career?


Madison Brunoehler: From coast to coast..............

And Across America.....and the world.........this is..............

Now here is America's favorite contestant, Pierre Kelly!!!!! 

Me: Thank you Madi2TheMax and this of course is  Game show Live! As live as it gets, as live as it happens and as live whenever you feel like it. Let's get into it with......

 The Opening Toss-Up story.

Great news, Jeopardy! fans: Alex Trebek says he's "feeling good" — and is already thinking about returning for next season.
In a video update posted on Wednesday, the longtime Jeopardy! host gave us an update on his health, following the revelation last month that he's battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Noting that he's in the final day of filming on the 35th season of the popular syndicated quiz show, Trebek said, "despite what you may have heard, I'm feeling good, [and] I'm continuing with my therapy." He added that preparations for Season 36 of Jeopardy! have already begun: "I look forward to seeing you again in September with all kinds of good stuff."
Trebek also took a moment to thank fans for "their continuing messages of encouragement and support" since his diagnosis. Specifically, he thanked young people for the many cards they've sent him: "I'm touched beyond words."
The host of Jeopardy! since 1984, Trebek has the backing of show producers Sony Pictures Television, who said in a statement: "If anyone can beat this, it's Alex. He has our full support as he tackles this challenge head-on."

The newsroom at GSL has hunted stories like an Easter Egg Hunt. Let's find out who got the most eggs in a basket and who ended up a rotten egg in the Yay & Yawn of April.

The Yay: James Holzhauser. Not only did he go over a million dollars in winnings on Jeopardy! this wek, but set a single-day record on the program once. This guy's a trivia machine!

The Yawn: Million Dollar Mile. It tried to be like cat & mouse, but alas.......the road runner known as the Amazing Race bulldozed it.

After this commercial word, experts, meet your dumb heads. That's.......when Game Show Live returns. 

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Madison: Some members of our viewing audience will receive..

Easter dinner from Grubhub. Wait, you said Easter was 72 hours ago? Well, get dinner your family made......again from restaurants in your area at Grubhub......just like mom used to make. Now back to our Easter bonnet in a basket,  Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi and welcome back.  Later on, what are the spam accusations to spam robocalls on smartphones in america? 

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Game Show Network, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, has announced today that BEST EVER TRIVIA SHOW, hosted by Sherri Shepherd ("The View") will debut on June 10 at 4:00 p.m. ET.
In BEST EVER TRIVIA SHOW, three contestants face off against three Trivia Experts. The winning player then goes head-to-head in the final round against the Expert who performed the best over the course of the show - the Ultimate Trivia Challenge. If THE PLAYER gets more correct answers than the Expert, THE PLAYER wins $10,000 along with the opportunity to come back and win up to a grand total of $30,000 and take his or her spot in trivia history.
The Experts the contestants will be facing are:
- KEN JENNINGS (Edmonds, WA) - One of the best-known quiz show contestants of all time, Ken Jennings set records in 2004 as THE PLAYER with the longest winning streak (74 consecutive games) and most regular-season winnings ($2.52 million) in Jeopardy! history. Once a computer programmer, today Jennings is the author of twelve books and the co-host of the podcast Omnibus. His favorite trivia categories are literature and movies, and his hobbies include hiking and painting. He lives in Seattle with his wife Mindy, two kids, and two dogs.
- SUSANNAH BROOKS (Madison, WI) - Winner of the inaugural Americas Quizzing Championships and the top AMERICAN WOMAN in the World Quizzing Championships, Susannah Brooks has put her vast trivia skills to use in her successes on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Jeopardy!. This Midwestern trivia all-star and University of Wisconsin graduate considers classical music (and Elizabeth Taylor's husbands) among her favorite trivia categories. She enjoys movies, watching hockey, singing, and teaching big words to her small daughter.
- RYAN CHAFFEE (Andover, MN) - An extremely experienced game show trivia expert, Ryan Chaffee has taken home money on four separate game shows: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, 500 Questions, Who's Still Standing?, and Jeopardy!. Chaffee is a Yale graduate and his favorite trivia categories are Sigmund Freud, early-90's heavy metal, and the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson.
- JONATHAN CORBBLAH (Brooklyn, NY) - As a world class chess master, Jonathan Corbblah brings a unique strategy to his trivia exploits. Corbblah, whose favorite trivia category is geography, has won on Wheel of Fortune, The Chase, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Jeopardy!. When not playing chess or on a game show, this quiz bowl coach & Mensa member enjoys playing Scrabble, basketball, and poker.
- RAJ DHUWALIA (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - First competing in quiz bowl matches at 15 years old, Raj Dhuwalia is truly a veteran trivia expert. This juggling and unicycling trivia master has been extremely successful on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, The Chase, and Jeopardy!. Dhuwalia, whose favorite category is science, has both a Master of Arts in English from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Science in Physics from University of Florida.
- ARIANNA HAUT (Topanga, CA) - As an educator who founded a charter school in Los Angeles, Arianna Haut continues her passion for knowledge through trivia game shows. With successful runs on The Chase, Jeopardy!, and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Haut, who counts literature and food as her favorite quizzing categories, is an experienced trivia master who loves to be constantly learning. When not immersed in trivia, she can be found at Disneyland, supporting the Dodgers, or working on crossword puzzles.
- MUFFY MARRACCO (Swarthmore, PA) - A tutor and writer of an original Lifetime movie, Muffy Marracco solidified her place in trivia history after winning on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and The Chase. Marracco, whose favorite trivia category is American history, is ranked in the top 20% of players in the World Quizzing Championships. She is a graduate of Brown University and holds a Master of Swedish Social Studies from Stockholm University. Marracco has two rescue dogs and enjoys volunteering with a dog rescue group when not playing trivia or helping her students.
- DAVID SCHUCHINSKI (Montclair, NJ) - As black belt in taekwando, David Schuchinski brings discipline and efficiency to his trivia strategy. A writer and King Trivia Master who won on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Schuchinski, a cum laude Yale graduate, most enjoys answering questions about art history and business. He also enjoys cooking, playing basketball, and spending time with his wife.

After a four-year hiatus, America's most inspirational singing competition, "Sunday Best," makes its triumphant return to BET, as a new and improved Season 9 takes over Sunday nights beginning in June. The well-established gospel show welcomes back Grammy Award(R)-winning music legend Kirk Franklin as host, gospel songstress and host of "Get Up Mornings," Erica Campbell as a judge; and adds two Grammy-Award(R) nominated artists Kelly Price and Jonathan McReynolds as new additions to the panel.
With a brand new stage and exciting themed challenges, this season will be the toughest one yet. The new season kicks off with in-person auditions in front of the judges as they narrow the field from 20 to the top 10.
For the first time the contestants were able to use an online submissions process, after which the team lead a global search for this year's contestants, leading up to the much-anticipated live auditions in Dallas, TX, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA, and Detroit, MI, Lagos, Nigeria and for the first time-ever London, England and Johannesburg, South Africa, which were open to select international contestants.
Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment (BET Awards, The New Edition Story), will serve as executive producer of season nine of Sunday Best along with showrunner Josh Greenberg (The Sing-Off, Lip Sync Battle). Dionne Harmon (The Bobby Brown Story, Hip Hop Squares) and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay (Dear Mama, Black Girls Rock!) and are co-executive producers. 

Disney Channel tweeted that popular live trivia show Disney QUIZney is returning this spring and summer. Season 3 of the show will start Monday, April 29 and will run through Friday, July 19.

Disney QUIZney will be broadcast Monday-Friday at 7pm ET / 4pm PT exclusively in DisneyNOW.

This year over a dozen Disney Channel stars will be featured as hosts of DisneyQUIZney.
Fans will have an opportunity to play the live trivia game show every weekday – for 12 weeks.
Additionally, DisneyQUIZney will be featured during the Disney Channel Fan Fest at the Disneyland Resort.
With the Fan Fest taking place on April 27th at Disney California Adventure park, guests attending will be the first to play DisneyQUIZney ahead of its third season premiere! Fans can participate in DisneyQUIZney and create their own DisneyChannel Wand ID on April 27 at Disney Channel Fan Fest. 

Time to check the Syndicated Scoreboard.

he session ending April 14 was one for the record books. Jeopardy rose 5% from the week before and took over sole possession of first place in the game show race as contestant James Holzhauer set a single-day record for the program, earning $110,914 on April 9.
However, Jeopardy's 6.4 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating was no match for even a mostly-rerun week of overall leader Judge Judy, which answered with a 6.7 and ruled the syndication chart for a 40th consecutive week. That marked the longest streak of any show at the top of the syndication ratings in 15 years.
Next in line behind Judy, which aired repeats on four of the five days, and Jeopardy were Family Feud at a 6.0 and Wheel of Fortune at a 5.9.
In the household rating rankings that follow, % change is from the previous week; * indicates a new season-high rating; ** indicates a new season low; NC indicates no change from the previous week; NA mean not applicable.
- Jeopardy (CTD) 6.4 +5%
- Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.0 NC
- Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.9 -3%
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Disney-ABC) 1.6 NC
- Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.5 NC

Time for a Gamestop game Break. Ready for a Password Plus puzzle from 1979? I know you are. 

Give it some thought after a google play music interlude as we wrap up April acapella awareness month with...................The Lovenotes. Take it!!!!!

But hold your applause kids! We have this answer:

Are you there god?

Anyways, what is considered the most timeless song ever ?The theme from TPiR? No. Double Dare 1986? No. Mister Rogers Neighborhood? Fat chance. But our Love Connection dating scout wranglers RKVC are about to give a theory on this one.........

Now for a segment that's faster than a jackrabbit.....

More powerful than a supermarket scanner......

Able to bounce a ball off a skyscraper in a single bound.....

It's the sixty second speed round. I will attempt to cram a handful of stories in under a minute starting from......


"Nailed It!" is coming back for a third season at Netflix, with hosts Nicole Byer and pastry chef Jacques Torres once again at the helm of this hot mess of a baking competition. Six new episodes will launch on Netflix May 17.
The series follows contestants with questionable baking skills trying to recreate culinary masterpieces for the chance to win a $10,000 prize. The crazy challenges the bakers will be tasked with this season include a "Black Panther" cake, a cotton-candy flavored clown cake, a cake-replica of Michelangelo's statue of David, a T. rex cake, a fondant-covered doll cake, and a layered bust of Napoleon Bonaparte.
In each episode, contestants compete in two challenges. In the first, called "Baker's Choice," they choose a cake to recreate. The winner of round one gets a special prize and a golden chef's hat. In the second challenge, "Nail It or Fail It," they have two hours to recreate a complicated cake from scratch, with the option of pressing the "Panic Button" for three minutes of assistance from a judge should they need it.

Renowned actress, TV host and influencer, Gaby Espino, will spice up the Telemundo screen this summer with the grand premiere of the second season of "MasterChef Latino," the number one reality cooking competition in the world which premieres Sunday, May 19 at 7pm/6c. Celebrity chefs Claudia Sandoval, Ennio Carota and Benito Molina return as judges of an innovative format produced by Endemol Shine Boomdog that brings together a great diversity of cultures, food and flavors from all over Latin America, where the best amateur/non-professional cooks from around the United States will do everything possible to become a culinary master and compete for a $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of MasterChef Latino.
Throughout the culinary competition, fans of "MasterChef Latino" can join Telemundo's renowned Chef James Tahhan, who will serve as digital host to bring all the inside scoop and backstage access to and the network's social media platforms.

Netflix has a new game show that puts its contestants in some pretty wacky situations.
Premiering on May 3, Flinch "is a game show where contestants are put in situations where they are tempted to flinch. If they flinch, they are electrocuted and lose their chance at winning prize money," according to a synopsis from Netflix.
The streaming giant is comparing Flinch to similar reality shows like Impractical Jokers, Fear Factor, and Jackass. Hosted by Desiree Burch, Lloyd Griffith, and Seann Walsh, the 10-episode season will feature popping balloons, dangerous mousetraps, and many more frightening things that may cause the contestants to flinch. 

Most broadcast networks wrap up their ratings heavy hitters in late April or May and leave their summer for game shows and event programming.
Well, The CW is changing things up this year by packing their summer schedule with six new series along with some returning summer favorites. The new summer lineup was announced on Wednesday and includes some interesting titles.
The CW will have its own summer talent show, The Big Stage, along with a Taye Diggs game show, Hypnotize Me, anthology docu-series Mysteries Decoded, and an extreme sports show entitled, Red Bull Peaking.
Premiere dates for the new shows are coming soon. 

Family entertainment television network BYUtv today announced it has ordered second seasons of the family cooking competition show "Dinner Takes All" and the multi-generational family game show "Battle of the Ages" to air this fall. Both series premiered in March 2019 and are currently airing their first seasons.
"In partnership with the seasoned creators of such favorites as 'Chopped' and 'Fear Factor,' BYUtv will bring back two reality series that are truly unique in the television landscape," said Michael Dunn, managing director of BYUtv. "'Dinner Takes All' is both a cooking show and a family game show, and the goal of 'Battle of the Ages' is to bring every generation of a family together. Both series have been audience favorites since their premieres, and we're pleased to produce more episodes for our viewers in the fall." 

And that's the end of the speed round.

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a pantry full of spam. Yes, a pantry full of spam. Full enough to not fit boxes of cereal and anything else. But with spam, you can microwave it, cook it.................or just plain eat it, IDK........

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.