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What is Willy Wonka’s Mike Teevee on Jeopardy?
March 15th, 2018 under 70s, Game Show Network. [ Comments: 1 ]

On Tuesday, Paris Themmen was on Jeopardy and he was the biggest question of the night. While his name might not sound familiar to you, most of us grew up with him. Back when he was several inches shorter and he had a little more hair on his head.

Back then, he was also obsessed about being on television, and a golden ticket was going to make his dream come true. Boy was he thrilled to pieces about it. You get where I am going with this? Themmen was in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and he played Mike Teevee the only American who got the golden ticket in beloved film.

Fast forward to this week and him being on the game show. Unless you are wannabe contestant who knows everything about ’70s movies or you follow Themmen on Twitter, you were never going to know he was on the show. Neither he nor Alex Trebeck mentioned his past. Which seems odd because you think that would be the first thing they would bring up. Unless they did not know?

Either way it is so cool to see Mike Teevee all grown up and on TV. Now that I know he lives in the same city as me, I am going to be on the look out for him because Willy Wonka is one of my all-time favorite movies.

When it comes to how he did? The Oompa Loompas came to get him and sang, “Oompa loompa doompety doo, I’ve got another puzzle for you, Oompa loompa doompeda dee, If you are wise you’ll listen to me, What do you get when you’re on TV, You get a second place finish, and sixty-eight hundred to take home.” And then he turned into a bunch of particles never to be seen again until the movie’s 50th anniversary in 2021.


Samantha Markle will do whatever to get to her sister’s wedding to Prince Harry
January 17th, 2018 under Game Show Network, Suits, The Princes. [ Comments: 1 ]

This Sunday at 7p, GSN is going to air Cover Story: Meghan Markle, The Prince and the Game Show Model. The documentary will feature several exclusive interviews about the future Mrs Prince Harry including one with her half sister. Samantha Markle told them that she is not estranged from her younger sister, only by distance. She also talks about what it was like growing up with an interracial family and how they did not see it that way.

When it comes to May nuptials, she said, “I never for one minute thought I would not be at her wedding,” adding, “And I would do whatever I had to do get there.” Hopefully, she will be invited to the big day.


Game Show Network, of all networks, is doing a Meghan Markle doc
January 11th, 2018 under Game Show Network, The Princes. [ Comments: none ]

When you think of Game Show Network, you do not necessarily think they would do a special documentary on Meghan Markle, future wife of Prince Harry, but it makes sense that they are doing one on the American who is set to become British Royalty in May.

Before she suited up for Suits, she was a suitcase girl on Deal or No Deal. Therefore on January 21st at 7p, GSN is going to air Meghan Markle – The Prince and the Game Show Model. The one-hour documentary will follow her modest upbringing to game show model to actress to future duchess. Her life story and path to royalty will be told by entertainment experts, family, and those who knew her. People like her stepsister Samantha Markle, friends who knew her before she was famous, the owners of the yogurt shop where she worked at as a teen and her fellow models on Deal or No Deal. Larry King will also be part of it as he compares her to Prince Harry’s mother Princess Diana. He has interviewed both ladies.

Now don’t you think it makes sense why they are doing a one-hour special on the commoner turn fiancee of an English Prince.

If that is not enough Markle for you, then you can watch a Deal or No Deal marathon of her episodes earlier that day starting at 9a.


GSN’s Emogenius makes me ☺️!
June 14th, 2017 under Game Show Network. [ Comments: none ]

Emojis have taken over our phones. So much so, that some people actually text in just Emojis. How well can you speak Emoji? Find out tonight at 9p on GSN’s new game show Emogenius.

Each week, Hunter March will test two teams knowledge how well they know how to read Emoji. All for the chance to win $10,000.

The first round, each team is given a scenario where two people are texting each other and one answers in Emoji. They have a :15 seconds to guess. If they do not figure it out, the other team gets a try at it.

The second round they have to guess a clue from an Emoji. They have three chances, but lose a dollar amount with each line of new Emoji.

In the final round, one team member has to get the other one to guess a clue with the help of 14 Emojis to choose from.

The winner of third round goes on the championship round. This one is like the third one, but the partners go back and forth trying to get the other one to guess. If they guess 5 answers in :60 seconds, they go home $10,000 richer. If not, they text the other one things like 🖕 and 💩.

Emogenius is not only fun to watch, it teaches you how to understand Emoji. Let me know tell you, it is not easy as you would think. Or maybe I just suck at it. Hopefully, after a few episodes of Emogenius I will become fluent and you can too.


Last Man Standing takes on Vaping while GSN rides the Hellevator!
October 7th, 2016 under ABC, Game Show Network. [ Comments: none ]

Last Man Standing is the only sitcom that does very special episodes and tonight at 8p on ABC they are tackling Vaping. Mike (Tim Allen) and Vanessa (Nancy Travis) catch their daughter Mandy (Molly Ephraim)smoking an eCig and lecture her about. Vanessa explains to her they are not as harmless as she thinks, but will that be enough to convince her to stop? Shockingly, it is enough to get Vanessa to start smoking cigarettes again. It a conundrum that a lot of family faces and this show does a brilliant job showing all sides.

Then at 9p but over on GSN, Hellavator is back in commission. Each week 4 people will enter the elevator, but there is no guarantee they will make it out. They will each face at least one of the Seven Deadly Sins (greed, sloth, anger, envy, gluttony, lust and pride) in challenges that will leave you never wanting to ride in elevator again. If they defeat Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka the Twisted Twins, then they can go home with up to $50,000. If not, they don’t go home.
If you need to only take the stairs, then watch this scary game show. Or watch it just because it is a great way to end your week!


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