Spike TV took a chance on a different type of reality show, one in which everybody was an actor but one person, who the entire show was built around.  "The Joe Schmo Show" was a memorable and fun unique endeavor which we remember quite fondly.  We will cover the other seasons in the future.

We look at an infomercial for the CD-i entertainment system from the mid-90s, while spending a significant amount of time talking about the system's titles, versatility, and technological downfalls.

January 19, 2020

Episode 23–Joe Millionaire

One of the most hyped series of 2003 was "Joe Millionaire."  It lasted two seasons, and was off TV by the end of 2003.  We look at this flash-in-the-pan which briefly made a star out of a construction worker/underwear model.

"Doctor Who" has been a television staple for close to 6 decades.  One of the oddest entries in the "Doctor Who" canon happened in 1993 with its 2-part special titled "Dimensions in Time."

Chuck Barris was the king of the bizarre in the 1970s.  His spoof of beauty pageants, "The $1.98 Beauty Show," proves just that from the low stakes to the oddball host, Rip Taylor.

After Who Wants to be a Millionaire became an overnight smash, every network tried to find a series to capture similar lightning in a bottle.  We look at three of these shows--It's Your Chance of a Lifetime, Winning Lines, and Twenty One.  Mike also shares details about his tryout for Twenty One in 1999, including the rules to the game at that time.

The Jeopardy! tournament to discover the greatest player of all time is not ABC's first foray into airing Jeopardy.  We look at Super Jeopardy! from summer of 1990, including the times Chico and Mike played against Super Jeopardy! participants.  The majority of this episode is devoted to its companion show, Monopoly.  We hope you have patience for complex rules!

December 30, 2019

Episode 18–First Night 2013

Due to questionable subject matter, listener discretion is advised for this episode.

Happy New Year!  Ring in 2020 by looking back at 2012/2013 and the hurried mess of a New Year's Eve celebration called "First Night 2013."

December 24, 2019

Episode 17–Mystery Diners

Merry Christmas and release the drone!  Our gift to you is an extended episode where we look at the Food Network show "Mystery Diners" and talk about our favorite episodes from the series.

Happy holidays!  Our first gift to you this week is a look at an attempt to capitalize off of "Star Wars" mania in 1978.  Don't forget to stick around for the 11 PM news where they talk about fighting the frizzies.

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