Saturday, July 20, 2019

What's Up Ahead.....

On the Next Game Show Live!....

-The Nominees for the primetime emmys are.....
-From the Chew to Master Chef, find out why one talk show host switched. 
-And if game show theme songs scare away homeless people.....

It's all the way live on Game Show Live! Viva America!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Livewire! 7/19

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

Livewire! Your news.......with sass. Presented by What Con? When you can't come up with some convention, they'll take care of it. Sickness via flu definitely not necessary.  And now from our Game Show Live! Newsroom, here comes Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi2theMax, welcome to Livewire! You can rad along with me in this blog. You will know we'll get to the next story when you hear this bell:

Let's........Get wired!

It’s official. Entertainment veteran Mario Lopez (Extra) is the new host of NBCUniversal’s Access Hollywood. Beginning September 9, Lopez will join Kit Hoover and Scott Evans as host of both Access Hollywood and its daytime counterpart, Access Daily (formerly Access Live). Additionally, Lopez has signed an overall development and producing deal for both scripted and alternative programming with Universal Television and Universal Television Alternative Studio.
It was widely expected that Lopez would take over the spot left by Natalie Morales who exited the nationally syndicated daytime celeb-news program in April.

Wells Adams and Sarah Hyland are now.......get this........engaged!

Wells, who has also appeared on multiple seasons of Bachelor in Paradise as a dater or bartender, popped the question on a beach Tuesday with a beautiful oval-shaped diamond engagement ring. 
Sarah, 28, and Wells, 35, announced their big news on Instagram by posting a series of photos from their special moment. 

Wells posted a video of the romantic proposal, which showed him getting down on one knee and then toasting the occasion after Sarah said yes and embraced her new fiance. 

Nothing can prepare these elite firefighters for their most challenging job yet: babysitting.
Watch the trailer for PLAYING WITH FIRE below!
When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery and Finley Rose Slater) in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet - babysitters. Unable to locate the children's parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids - much like fires -are wild and unpredictable.
Playing With Fire stars John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Brianna Hildebrand, Dennis Haybert, and Judy Greer.
Playing With Fire opens in theatres on November 8, 2019

Segment time!

Coming from Thrillville in a skee ball alley somewhere, Game Show Live! proudly presents: 

Starring the chief mechanic of the PYL big board, Stewdippin and his faithful Press Your Luck scorekeeper, Jayme!

Back to the news.

Retired New York Giants legend Michael Strahan has not slowed down one bit since he left the NFL, creating a wildly successful media career, a clothing line and various other business and media ventures.
Strahan has hosted game shows, award shows and even helped co-create SMAC Entertainment, a production company that is now set to launch a scripted series based on hit Netflix docu-series “Last Chance U,” which centers around Junior College football players trying to work their way back into Division I programs.
Soon entering its fourth season, “Last Chance U” is a highlight of the original content created by Netflix. Fans have been able to watch along as players like John Franklin III, Dakota Allen and Ronald Ollie revitalized their lives and careers, culminating in their arrival in the NFL.
The scripted series being launched by SMAC Entertainment will initially focus on the first two seasons of “Last Chance U” where East Mississippi Community College was featured. And playing the ever-important focal role of Brittany Wagner, the now-former academic adviser beloved by all, will be none other than former “Friends” star Courteney Cox, reports Dateline.

Charleston Music Hall welcomes triple threat comedian, writer, and actor Craig Ferguson to the stage on Sun. October 6. Tickets go on sale this Fri. July 19 at 10 a.m., starting at $38.Snag those online.

The Scottish-American Ferguson has a pretty extensive resume, including the game show Celebrity Name Game (for which he received two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host); The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, where you might have seen his fun, upbeat celebrity interviews (considered by some to be super flirty); and his popular SiriusXM program, The Craig Ferguson Show.
For the First Time in Bachelorette History, Three Men Will Move on to the Finale Rumors Abound, But All of Bachelor Nation's Questions Finally Will Be Answered
How will Hannah's journey to find love end? It will be a finale unlike any other in Bachelorette history as Hannah continues with her final three men - Jed, Peter and Tyler C. - torn between her heart and her head. Her search to find a lifetime of happiness and her soul mate comes to a close with the astonishing live, two-night finale event, beginning on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JULY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), and concluding on TUESDAY, JULY 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on, the ABC app and Hulu.
Hannah will join Chris Harrison and a studio audience on both nights as America watches her gut-wrenching journey of love and self-discovery come to its unpredictable end. Will she find her fairy tale ending? The final three men will also be in studio to share the highs and lows of their emotional love stories.


That little sound means it's the first of our 2 musical acts to come into this blog. First, an actress and VO artist who is also a Twitch Streamer. It's our ditzy receptionist spinning the hits of Lawrence Welk and Ella Fitzgerald, Dayeanne Hutton. Dayeanne, please?

Watch Solo performance: Part Of Your World from dayebraham_lincoln on

Back to the news.

This week's friday night schedule on NBC is this.....

TV-14 D, L, V




07/19/2019 (08:00PM - 10:00PM) (Friday) : "American Ninja Warrior" returns to Los Angeles to kick off the City Finals round of the competition. Competitors will face up to ten daunting obstacles including the new Leaps of Faith. In this season's twist to the city finals rounds, the two fastest finishers take on the new Power Tower for a chance to win a safety pass. The safety pass will give the ninja a SECOND CHANCE on the course if he/she falls on stage 1 or 2 at the National Finals in Las Vegas. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila host and Zuri Hall reports from the sidelines.





07/19/2019 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Friday)

The Wall......
New season still on lockdown until further notice. Boo hoo indeed.

Eat This!

Alton Brown is bringing back the groundbreaking series that inspired a generation of food fans with culinary science, history, comedy, puppets, cameras inside appliances and great recipes with Good Eats: The Return, premiering on Sunday, August 25th with double episodes at 10pm and 10:30pm (all times ET/PT) on Food Network. These airings mark the first new, original Good Eats episodes since 2012. The season tackles a brand-new menu of food exploration as only Alton can, with episode titles including "American Classics X: Chicken Parm," "Every Grain Old is New Again," and "Rich Little Poor Boy."
"Many of our viewers fell in love with food by watching Alton on Good Eats and they are not shy in letting us know they are hungry for more," said Courtney White, President, Food Network. "We also cannot wait to give the next generation of fans the opportunity to discover the show, which is chock-full of food facts, comedic skits and fantastic recipes, all in Alton's inimitable style."
"I took a break to work on live tour shows and a game show (Cutthroat Kitchen) and a book that I needed to get out of my system. Now it's time to get back to work and that work is Good Eats: The Return," said Alton Brown.
Each episode of Good Eats takes an informative and comedic deep dive into a specific ingredient or dish through Alton's eyes. Punctuated by pop culture, tried-and-true recipes and the show's unique cast of characters, Good Eats is about food in its finest and funniest form. In the season premiere, Alton makes the argument that Italian food as we know it was actually invented in America and that Chicken Parmesan is the dish where it all began - and yet, an Italian canned tomato makes it all possible. The episode immediately following explores ancient American grains amaranth, chia and quinoa. They are making a comeback due to their versatility and nutritional content, and Alton shows how to make the most of these very old kitchen newcomers. Upcoming episode themes include the ultimate sourdough recipe, shakshuka and steak tartare.


Final story of the blog:

Yabba dabba....Whammy?

Warner Bros. Animation continues to mine its vault of classic titles for reboots. The company has teamed with Elizabeth Banks’ Brownstone Productions to develop a new Flintstones primetime animated adult comedy series.
The project, which is based on an original idea, will be featuring characters from the classic Hanna-Barbera family series The Flintstones, which aired from 1960-1966 and spawned a live-action movie franchise. The new adult animated comedy, which is in very early stages of development, will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation.
There is no network yet but WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming platform HBO Max is a logical destination. HBO Max also is home of Warner Bros. Animation’s upcoming Gremlins prequel series. WBA’s other upcoming reboot, Animaniacs, is at Hulu.
Flintstones spinoff kids series from WBA, Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs!, had been ordered by Boomerang SVOD. The project halted production earlier this year after completing one season of its two-season order.
The new Flintstones falls under the Brownstone’s overall deal at Warner Bros. TV, which was recently re-upped.
The highest-profile effort for a new incarnation of The Flintstones came eight years ago when Fox gave a straight-to-series order to a new Flintstones series from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.
For MacFarlane, it was a childhood dream-come-true — by his own admission, the very first cartoon character he drew at age 2 was Fred Flintstone. MacFarlane was to co-write The Flintstones reboot with Dan Palladino and executive produce it with him and Kara Vallow. It took two years of complex deal-making between 20th TV, where MacFarlane is based, and Warner Bros. TV, which has the rights to the classic Hanna-Barbera series, to make the project a reality but it was ultimately scrapped because of MacFarlane’s overcrowded schedule.
The new Flintsones project was first reported by Variety.

One more musical act to go. look at this.

Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of this landmark event and indie singer/songwriter Marian Call is here to express that through song.

That's all for now, but remember one thing: Does every story you tell sound like a Kid Stuff book on taoe from back in the day?

So until next time and all the on playas.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

20,000 Savage Questions under the City Bus

Note: Today's Intro will be a little different than the usual intro. It's from an old TV program. See if you can spot what I interpreted.

      Madison: Game Show Live! now presents today's top stories..... 

A once-popular trivia app screwing one person out of $20,000.......

A bunch of people including a trivia wizard who is a sports expert, in the world's most popular TV trivia tournament.

And an editorial on why the changes of HQ helped or hindered many.

(song ends)

These stories and much, much more on......

With America's favorite contestant, Pierre Kelly!

(applause; Pierre enters from the haunted hallway door and into the desk)

Thank you Madi2themax who just got back form Vidcon, thank you audience of 10, thank you to all of you in the Not-so-greater Grimsborough area and the much more greater Maple Heights area, big special shoutout to our newest affiliate here in Roswell, New Mexico. I wonder if every diner around here has an Area 51 arcade game somewhere?

(light laughter)

And now boys & girls and cats & dogs, let's all GET LIT!

Our opening toss-up is this:

HQ Trivia. A once-popular game that spawned countless imitators from A-Z all getting the treatment and making it "Appointment viewing" for every trivia fan. But once the popularity died down, a lot of them committed app-icide. Don't know what that word is, but define it yourself people. With the new changes that took effect in season 4, which will get to in just a bit, someone got rich......but didn't.

 The “someone” in this case is controversial Jeopardy player Alex Jacob, who has been trying to get his $20,000 jackpot for the past month to no avail.
HQ has been going through a lot of changes, most of them not great. Last week the company laid off 20% of its dwindling staff, who were already frustrated with the decisions of its CEO, Rus Yusupov, who is now the sole person in charge after HQ’s co-founder, Colin Kroll, died in December. The game lost a beloved host, Scott Rogowsky, who was not allowed to say farewell to his audience, and that same audience is frustrated with HQ’s attempts to get more people to spend money on the game through buying extra lives or purchasing an upcoming $10 monthly subscription, which will give paid players access to more games. Unfortunately, HQ is also still plagued by cheaters.
The one consistent thing about HQ is just as depressing as all the changes to the company and its business model. People have a hard time actually getting their money when they win it. It’s perennial to the point that if you search “hq cash out” on Twitter, you’ll find dozens of players trying to get the money they say they’ve earned through being good at trivia.
Alex Jacob, a former professional poker player and six time Jeopardy champion, is now in that camp of people who want HQ to give him his money. According to a tweet from last night, Jacob won a $20,000 jackpot on June 10, and still hasn’t been able to cash out a month later.
During his run on Jeopardy, where Jacob both thrilled and frustrated fans by jumping around categories looking for Daily Doubles and then betting so much money that no one could overtake him, Jacob earned over $150,000 and also won the $250,000 grand prize during the Tournament of Champions. To him, $20,000 might not be all that much money, but as he wrote in his tweet, he still wants HQ to “honor their jackpots.”
“I am getting a lot of interview requests,” Jacob said in a follow up tweet. “I would honestly rather just get paid and not have to do any of them. Please make this right HQ Trivia.”
Kotaku reached out to both Jacob and HQ, and neither responded in time for publication.
A post about Jacob’s situation is one of the highest upvoted on the HQsubreddit and filled with similar stories about being unable to cash out. It’s also one of the few posts to break over a hundred upvotes on the subreddit. (The other three posts that reached over a hundred upvotes are about not liking the upcoming subscription modelmissing Scott Rogowsky or a screencap of Scott Rogowsky talking #$%@ about the company.)
There’s still a chance that Jacob could get paid, or even that HQ’s subscription model could turn things around, but it seems like the audience for HQ is ready to move on. Good news for people who schedule events for bars and community centers—as long as you deliver on your prizes, there are thousands of people who desperately need a trivia fix.

On a more brighter side however, HQ is currently nominated for a Emmy for Outstanding Original Interactive program. That could be a cool way to bring people back into the mix for good.

After this commercial word, Jeopardy James and his opponents in a battle for 100k. That's ahead, but before that......

It's Station Break time! A gaggle of commercials. Which happens.....after these messages.

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

A Serial box. No, not a cereal box that you pour in milk to hear Rice Krispies every morning while watching the today show, Serialbox, as in the serials your grandparents gathered around the radio way back to listen. Now the new generation is listening to it on Desktop and mobile everywhere. Now back to our cereal killer.....and critic, Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi and welcome back.  later on in this program, why Disney chose Erin Robinson to finally portray Ariel in the Little Mermaid US Tour. 

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Fifteen of the most successful winners from the past two seasons of Jeopardy! will convene this fall for the 2019 Tournament of Champions, the show announced via video Wednesday.
The biggest name, of course, is professional sports gambler James Holzhauer, who recently took home $2.4 million during his 32-game winning streak. The Las Vegas native donated a portion of his winnings to a Chicago-area pancreatic cancer walk in honor of host Alex Trebek, who personally revealed his own diagnosis to Jeopardy! fans in March.
Holzhauer is certainly the one to beat, and here are the 14 other Jeopardy! veterans hoping to take him down:

* Josh Hill (North Little Rock, Ark.), whose 7-game winnings totaled $163,721
* Ryan Fenster (Seatac, Wash.), whose 7-game winnings totaled $156,497
* Kyle Jones (Aurora, Colo.), whose 7-game winnings totaled $145,403
* Rob Worman (Edina, Minn.), whose 6-game winnings totaled $133,900
* Alan Dunn (Johns Creek, Ga.), whose 5-game winnings totaled $120,802
* Steven Grade (Atlanta, Ga.), whose 5-game winnings totaled $115,501
* Eric R. Backes (Round Rock, Texas), whose 4-game winnings totaled $105,602
* Anneke Garcia (Salt Lake City, Utah), whose 4-game winnings totaled $104,497
* Lindsey Shultz (Pittsburgh, Penn.), whose 4-game winnings totaled $101,002
* Emma Boettcher (Chicago, Ill.), whose 3-game winnings totaled $97,002
* Gilbert Collins (Princeton, N.J.), whose 5-game winnings totaled $84,201
* Rachel Lindgren (Bend, Ore.), whose 5-game winnings totaled $75,999
* Dhruv Gaur (Gainesville, Ga.), the Season 34 College Champion
* Francis Barcomb (New Paltz, N.Y.), the Season 35 Teachers Champion
The 10-day event will air from Nov. 4 to 15

This past Monday, 2 replacements for Mike Richards was set and done.

Evelyn Warfel has been elevated to Executive Producer/Showrunner of The Price Is Right, becoming the first woman to hold the position in the history of the series, and John Quinn serving as the new Executive Producer/Showrunner on Let's Make A Deal. They replace Mike Richards, who exited both shows earlier this year after signing a multi-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television.
"We are fortunate to have such creative and dedicated talent at the company," said Jennifer Mullin, CEO, Fremantle. "When looking to fill these roles, we didn't need to go far. Evelyn and John have been longtime valued members of our team and I can't wait to see how they will flourish in their new roles."
Warfel has been with Fremantle for the past 10 years, most recently serving as The Price Is Right's Co-Executive Producer. During her tenure, the series has won three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show, along with a total of seven nominations. Warfel has an extensive game show background having produced more than a dozen titles within this genre of entertainment, including previously serving as a Supervising Producer on Fremantle's Let's Make A Deal.
Additionally, Adam Sandler has been named The Price Is Right's new Co-Executive Producer, taking over for Warfel. Sandler has spent the past 25 years with the series, serving as the show's Director for the past six, and in numerous producing roles prior to then. Having won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing in a Game Show, Sandler will continue on in this role, in addition to now serving as the show's Co-EP.
Veteran game show producer Quinn has been with Fremantle for the past six years, originally joining as an Executive Producer on Celebrity Name Game, which saw two Daytime Emmy wins for host Craig Ferguson, along with a nomination in the Outstanding Game Show category. He also served as an Executive Producer on Match Game, and is currently both an Executive Producer and Showrunner on the return of the classic game show, Press Your Luck, on ABC. Quinn will be joined by longtime Let's Make A Deal Co-EP's, Chris Ahearn and Graham Shaw, along with Jennifer Langheld who recently was tapped as Co-EP.
Both The Price Is Right and Let's Make A Deal will premiere their 48th and 11th seasons respectively this fall on CBS.

With Season 2 of The Masked Singer USA on the way, we go down under for this.

A diverse cocktail of talent has been announced as the judging panel for a brand new reality series, and one prolific radio star is making her silver screen comeback. Jackie O has been announced as one of the panellists on upcoming singing game show, the appropriately titled, The Masked Singer.
Jackie O is returning to her roots with the gig, as she famously got her TV start judging Popstars in 2000 and then went on to host iconic early noughties reality shows, most famously Big Brother. The Kiss FM host might be better known for radio these days, but she's far from the most surprising personality in the fray.
Joining the Aussie personality will be none other than everyone's favorite former child star, Lindsay Lohan. The Mean Girls actress is fresh off the cancellation of her own reality show Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club, which tracked the opening of her Mykonos club, earlier this year, and confirmed the new project over the weekend.
"Look out Australia, I'm coming!" she told Confidential.
The full panel comprises of Lindsay, Jackie O, Dave Hughes and Dannii Minogue.
Dannii is of course a veteran of the judging game, judging on the X Factor UK and the show's Australian counterpart, as well as on Australia's Got Talent, and Hughes has a number of TV gigs under his belt.

The popularity of D&D runs deep in the nerd fandom from Critical Role to Dragons & Things, but CollegeHumor decided to throw's hat into the ring.

Um, Actually is a fun game show from CollegeHumor on their subscription streaming service DROPOUT. The second season is getting to launch later this summer with new topics like (but not limited to) musical theater and classic television thrown into the mix with D&D, video games, and more. The show is hosted by Mike Trapp who reads incorrect nerdy statements across various fandoms and the players must correct the sentence. This is actually a lot of fun to watch and see how well some people do in different areas. While many of the players are from CollegeHumor, they do also bring in celebrities such as Rachel Bloom and Matt Mercer.
"Starring creator, host and super-nerd, Mike Trapp (@mikewtrapp), Um, Actually features Trapp asking a panel of guest contestants to correct statements on a variety of nerdy pop culture topics – from video games to movies, and TV shows to music. The catch is the contestants must begin their answers with the term "Um, actually…", allowing them to indulge in their pedantic ways and do what nerds love to do best: correct each other.
For season two, Trapp has expanded the scope of topics and will introduce specific themed episodes focusing on areas such as musical theatre, horror and classic television, in addition to the usual geek topics of video games, science fiction and fantasy."
The second season of Um, Actually will premiere on DROPOUT on July 20 with new episodes airing each Saturday through September 21 giving fans 10 new episodes. I've included a clip from the episode with Mercer below where he corrects Trapp on a D&D question. 

On your marks, Let's Start, the rivals?

Food brings families together, especially families who work together running restaurants, serving up some of the best dishes across the country. But, beginning on Monday, August 19th at 10pm ET/PT, some of these families will compete on Family Restaurant Rivals to prove their recipes are better than all the rest. Emmy(R) award-winning Valerie Bertinelli hosts the action of this culinary competition where family pride and $10,000 are on the line. They must endure real-life restaurant curveballs and please a panel of rotating judges including Kardea Brown, Jason Fullilove, Ray Garcia, Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, Clinton Kelly, Antonia Lofaso, Bricia Lopez, Simon Majumdar, Christian Petroni, Courtney Rada, Aarti Sequeira and Jet Tila with delicious dishes, but only one family will be crowned the winner.
"Family Restaurant Rivals is a unique competition celebrating the incredible families that put food at the center of their lives, running restaurants and incorporating their heritage and traditions in every meal they serve," said Courtney White, President, Food Network. "Audiences will be cheering their favorites as Valerie Bertinelli puts their cooking talents to the test as they work together to overcome the challenges."
In each episode, three families face-off in two rounds of challenges requiring them to overcome obstacles and unpredictable twists, without letting family dynamics get in the way of success. Throughout 6 hourlong episodes, the competing teams tackle challenges from elevating childhood classics, to putting their own spin on meat and potatoes, and whipping up guilty pleasure desserts in their bid for the grand prize. 

A limited series of a REW Superstation reboot this past week came to an end. We now bring you in its entirety and with no commercials whatsoever, the final episode of......Starstruck GC: Back to basics. 

What do you get when you give Jane Lynch a new backyard, lots of celebrity friends, brand new games, and booze? If you guessed "Hollywood Game Night" season six then you are already ahead of the game. Pun intended. HGN will be returning with all these ingredients which Lynch says is the perfect recipe for a fun show. Did we mention the booze?
"The recipe is the same, and we don't mess with that," Lynch says. "The audience feels like they are at a party with a bunch of really funny shiny people playing games. And you feel like you're a part of it."

So what's new in season six? Are there really that many games to play? Lynch says yes. She tells us the producers came up with more games than they know what to do with. So they picked the top games to make the cut including Jane's Jams, Kissing Booth, and How Do You Doo-et.
Grab your own cocktail and watch the cast of "The Good Place" and "American Ninja Warrior" kick off the season when it premieres July 11 9/8c.

But in the Southern Hemisphere.....

Anele Mdoda will host its newest local production, 'Celebrity Game Night'. Joining Mdoda as team captains will be SA' s funny man, Jason Goliath and Ayanda Thabethe. The trio will bring audiences bucket loads of fun and laughs as they gather with a group of your favorite celebrities for an evening of raucous entertainment.
"I'm so excited to host Celebrity Game Night on E! and can't wait for viewers to join the party! Hanging out with Jason, Ayanda and our top celebrity guests on my sofas is going to be hilariously wild. Let the games begin!" said Mdoda. "Celebrity Game Night is going to be the hottest A-list ticket in town" added Ayanda Thabethe. "If you've ever wondered how the rich and famous let their hair down and have a good time…this is the show for you! It's going to be so much fun I don't think it will feel like work." "Be warned – this isn't a typical game show.
Joining 'Celebrity Game Night' as a team captain and trying to wrangle a crowd of stars with Anele and Ayanda is going to be epically entertaining" added Jason Goliath.
'Celebrity Game Night' is based on the Primetime Emmy Award winning series Hollywood Game Night, hosted by Jane Lynch, and is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal International Formats..

Now on to a Gamestop Game Break. Let's test your Tv trivia with a little game called.....

I have a stack of old TV guides left when the owners last last before the building got sold to us and I want you to find out what TV show I'm describing. Ready?

The series follows a trio of obese sisters who had other things on their mind besides their weight: like work, relationships, popularity, and starting a family. The ladies also shared a small one-bedroom apartment in New York City, which added to the comic friction.  It was created by Gail Parent and Tracey Jackson and executive produced by Dolly Parton and Sandy Gallin's Sandollar Productions for 20th Century Fox Television.

So...What are We Watching? I'll give you a minute to think after a Google Play music interlude from.....

Um....Donny......I've got an assignment for you.......clean out the vending machines next to the broom closet and while you do that, dust off the breakroom shelves now. I SAID NOW!

(Donny gets a little scared and in frustation does what Pierre tells him to do)

Remind myself again when flutist Alyssa Mae Schwartz does a rendition of "Password" form the sixties.  Anyway, what was that thing I was doing again.....

oh yeah, that Google play thing. Anywhoodles, it's our Bullseye bonus island blonde ambition Audreyismusic caught in a middle of a stampede. Let's go there now!

Hi. While I was away, I checked Donny and see how he's doing.......

(Donny gives thumbs up to Pierre)

My Stat man. He's got the dustbuster hand vacuum and the swiffer mop to prove it. Anyways, let's find out what were we watching....

It's Babes. Not a clone of pigs, the sitcom.

The Gilbert sisters include Darlene (Susan Peretz), the eldest, who was a dog groomer and recently divorced (her husband had an affair with their weight-loss counselor); Charlene (Wendie Jo Sperber), the middle sister, who was a makeup artist for a commercial photographer and was the most active one out of the three; and Marlene (Lesley Boone), the youngest sister, a former toll collector (and later an actress in a pantyhose commercial and a soap opera), who was seen as a dreamer with a naive, yet trusting, personality. Also in the cast was Charlene's boyfriend, Ronnie Underwood (Rick Overton), a restaurant owner. He disappeared at mid-season, as a result putting all three sisters on the dating market. At that time, the girls' landlady, Florence Newman (Nedra Volz), became a regular.
All three also had physical elements in their resume and it was evidenced in most of the episodes whenever something would tick off the sisters. Among the notable examples: Charlene getting blown up in a helium dress, Darlene breaking a hockey stick while attending a New York Rangers game that got her on probation and head-butting Ronnie over who was going to spend the night at the apartment, Marlene waking the sisters up with potato chips after they didn't hear her come in, and the sisters ganging up on a mime after he mocked them.

The show was initially criticized by several groups for making fun of overweight people due to some of the jokes that were used in the show's early episodes, but the controversy faded as later episodes began to put a more positive spin on the characters when it came to weight issues (this was pointed out in one episode in which they vowed the word "fat" would not come up in the conversation while they had an argument). The girls had differing views of their body image, with Charlene being most concerned about health issues and frequented a gym, then was ridiculed by an attractive woman. An enraged Charlene later returns to tell off the heckler.
Although it had the Top 30 hit The Simpsons as its lead-in, it could not hold on to a large enough percentage from that show, and also at least partially because of the controversy, it did not earn a second season and was cancelled at the end of the 1990–1991 season.

Guess Nia jax wasn't involved in the show afterwards. 

It's the occasional thing in the blog where I get to do a shout out. So........

I'm about to give a shout out to  Moon Clue where if you take an escape room, add in some clues with a dash of Hangman, you get a mobile experience with picture clues that can help you on your way to 20 US dollars. Some examples include......

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Another Hint: Those twins from the 2 pilots of "On a Roll," they were hawking.....Doublemint Gum. Here's another one.....

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Another HInt: the rock group America did it 40 years ago. The song: California Dreaming. How about one more?

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And it starred Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. You know what it is: Back To The Future. 

The floodgates will open Every Sunday at 2 CDT, so download it on iOS and Google Play. Here are the links.

And for socials, there's Facebook.....


And on Insta.....

And recently, they're now on Reddit......

Then join the lunar squadron today. Moon Cheese and Tang not included.

(song stops)

Last story: Tellie is planning to take the popular app game In or Out and turn it into a live touring show this fall in malls everywhere. Tellie has tapped Marisha Ray of Critical Role to host the show with a real-life wheel that looks like the game. Everybody who participates gets a chance at up to $10,000 in the final round. Just like the game, the rules are......

Well, somebody please get The Hunt back, because it's.....

The Lightning Rant. 90 seconds to talk about the changes of HQ starting from.................


HQ was once 12 questions form easy to hard with a cash jackpot somebody must take home. That was it. It was a walk in the park and along the way, they added themed games and features all with a comedic host who keeps the party going. Strangers and friends who hadn't played the game was able to be in and see Scott and Company invite everybody to the land of questions, answers and flying graphics that come at you in 15 minutes or less. But recently, with numbers dwindling, a last-ditch effort was made to give more players the spark it once had. With a growing jackpot, it made Plinko look like a contact sport. Every prize question gave you a choice to either go on or take the money and get out. The first few prize questions seem like pocket change but the last few questions can get interesting. Also for theme nights, they had 16 questions, but afterwards, general trivia on subjects any PhD would be knowingly good at. It brings me to wonder, will we ever bring back the old format? I mean, look at The Q. They use to do well with big cash prizes but nowadays, they have $100 free games and premium games. Why? They need money to keep it going, but with the new HQ Words subscription on the way, will HQ keep going?

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is an Usula cosplay costume. You poor unfortunate soul. 

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