Month: April 2013

Do You Feel the Need for GREED!

I am a huge game show fan. Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Price is Right and the original Who Wants to be a Millionaire with Regis Philbin are among my most viewed. But none had me as captured as Greed. Hosted by the legendary Chuck Woolery, Greed offered competitors a chance at 2.2 Million dollars. I won’t run down the rules, but I will let you view this clip that illustrates how my favourite team made it all the way to the end: Glued to the television I was when this was airing. It’s a shame it only ran for 1 season on Fox. Note the frizzy haired guy in the clip. He was my favourite game show contestant of all time. Curtis Warren. Here is a picture of him with his wife after winning Greed’s ‘Million Dollar Moment’ in 2000 and at the time claiming the title as the largest winner in game show history: No game show has ever come close to providing me with as much excitement as Greed. Everything about the show …

The Weird Al Show = Awesome

Somewhere in a pile of boxes in my parent’s basement are blank VHS tapes with every episode of CBS’s The Weird Al Show. I loved Weird Al as a kid and still do as an adult. So you can imagine how excited I was to hear that he had his very own show! But even as a kid I realized it didn’t hit its full potential. CBS wanted an educational children’s series, but Yankovic’s humour style was more adult-oriented. The show was cancelled after one season due to creative differences between Al and the network. It was said that CBS was constantly trying to re-write episodes and wanted to reinforce each episode’s lesson (or as Al put it, make them suck a little less). They were also sticklers on removing any “imitable behaviour” from the scripts that children might want to mimic. It could be me but the show reminded me very much of Pee Wee’s Playhouse, just not as good.

Don LaFontaine: THE VOICE

Ever wonder who did all the voices for your favorite movie trailers as a kid? God you say? Yeah right, he is too busy running his organic chicken range out in Oregon to be doing movie voice overs. I mean how stupid are you? Anyway, the real movie voice guy’s name is Don LaFontaine and here is his story….in 5 minutes. Get a load of how he talks!