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Game Show Contestants

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pete Incaviglia, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Is there a bigger group of melodramatic, over-acting, attention-seeking douchebags in the world?

    They dance, they sing, they cry, they're cocky, they're sappy.

    I'm watching Deal or No Deal and rooting AGAINST the contestant.


    By the way, this show jumped the shark. There was a guy suspended above the crowd, a threesome of ladies dressed in black "protecting the million dollars."

  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Some of them are pretty cool, so I don't think it's a blanket rule. But when I'm watching Lingo and I see a couple of douche bags -- which is rare on that show because no one wants to be a prick in front of Chuck Woolery -- I root against them.
  3. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Reality TV contestants are worse than game-show contestants.
  4. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Oh, I don't know. Is there a greater example of cranialis rectalis douchenozzlery than the overgeneralization above?

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  5. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Oh Birdscribe, I'm so sorry.
  6. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Can I get Smarmy Generalizations for $500, Alex?

  7. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Charisma figures greatly into the equation. Ken Jennings had a certain amount of charm, even though on paper, probably dishwater dull.

    I didn't see Birdscribe's performance, but I can totally see where ByDesign had an everyman type of lovable charm that translates nicely onscreen. You don't look at him and go, "oh, what a SOB." You wanna root for him. And everyone else on WoF.

    I was on a game show on MTV back around 1990. They took some real dumbasses as contestants. Why? Because they were oddballs and had charm. And we were most certainly encouraged to whoop it up over getting a question right.
  8. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    If you tell me you were on Remote Control, I'm gonna shit my pants.
  9. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    Were you on Singled Out, westcoastvol? :)
  10. printdust

    printdust New Member

    There's basically two game show groups these days: Make Me Rich and Make Me Famous.
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    God, I miss that show. If not for Singled Out, I'd never have gotten through puberty. And Jenny McCarthy is still in my top 5. Good for her, huh?
  12. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Yeah, I should have been more specific. Outside of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, you have to act like an ass in order to be on [insert game show's name here].
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