Load up your wagons and pack your rations, frontier people, because you’re about to go on a journey down memory lane! Remember The Oregon Trail? You know, that old computer game that, um, everyone played? Of course you do! Well, YouTube comedy troop Half Day Today has posted a brilliant spoof movie trailer for The Oregon Trail. (Sadly, this won’t be a real movie.) I won’t give away all the little winks to the original game, but I did laugh out loud that this is “a film by MECC studios.” Love it! With material this funny, I’d be willing to ford ten rivers to watch a full-length Oregon Trail movie — heck, I’d caulk my wheels and float my wagon across them to see it. Watch the clip below to see the hilarity for yourself: READ FULL STORY
Tag: Games (81-90 of 180)
news broke that Carnie Wilson would be leaving her post as host of GSN’s The Newlywed Game, I had some mixed emotions.I love the Game Show Network. I realize this is a bold statement coming from someone (way) under the age of 50. But in the two weeks after I graduated college, I literally sat on the couch all day every day watching GSN. I can’t help it! I’m obsessed with reruns of the classics ($25,000 Pyramid, Password, Card Sharks etc.), and I’m even a fan of some of the new shows (just try and give me a Lingo puzzle I can’t solve). So when the
My first feeling was one of joy. Have you seen GSN’s recent revival of the show? It pales in comparison to the days of Bob Eubanks. The questions are just downright silly. (Yes, even sillier than they used to be, if you can imagine that.) And there’s this ridiculous tie-in to eHarmony’s 29 dimensions of compatibility. I know we live in the digital age, but there’s no need to ruin a classic game show with 29 dimensions. So with Wilson out, I make a plea to the powers that be: Bring back Bob!
My second feeling was one of worry. (The kind of worrying I do about TV, not the real kind of worrying.) People reports that GSN plans to announce a new host “in the near future.” Who could this possibly be? READ FULL STORY
On last night’s Jeopardy!, Alex met Auto-Tune. And believe me, PopWatchers, when I say it was the most pivotal and necessary meeting since Harry and Sally. Flotsam and Jetsam. Meat and Potatoes. Click here to watch Alex deliver the best rendition of “Go Down Moses” seen on television since this guy came along. You’re welcome. [Vulture]
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Ugo.com has up a fun gallery of game-show hosts and the movie roles they’ve played, both as themselves and — in some cases — in dramatic acting roles you might never have envisioned them in. (Dick Clark as a robber in 1968’s Killers Three? Ack!) What’s most notable to me, though, is the regularity with which Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek once popped up in various movies, from quick drive-bys in 1991’s Dying Young and 2000’s Charlie’s Angels to — my favorite — a hefty subplot in White Men Can’t Jump concerning Rosie Perez’s trivia savant character. (Jeopardy! announcer Johnny Gilbert: “A former disco queen, originally from Brooklyn, N.Y….Gloria Clemente.” See clip after the jump.) READ FULL STORY
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