Singled Out w/ Leslie Lee III

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In a quest to find love, Jordan looks towards his pal, Struggle Session host Leslie Lee III. As they look in the time capsule for the 1995-1998 dating game show “Singled Out” that helped launch the careers of Jenny McCarthy, Carmen Electra and Chris Hardwick!

Jordan reads a bunch of news about game shows, and gets frustrated with everything, but the pricing game spotlight almost makes up for it all, almost! (It’s Super Ball).

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Taskmaster w/ Thomas Hale

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A very warm welcome to Thomas Hale aka Gertrude Perkins, host of the flash animation podcast “Flash in the Pan”. As we take a journey into the exciting world of “Taskmaster”, books on Industrial Music, Amazing Music from Alex Valentine, and writing for Media Gluttony. - Oh, and FAN FICTION (but that’s my plug, not theirs!)

We talk about the various challenges comedians face on the number one show on “Dave”, citation needed, and we try and figure out how well we would do on some of those games as well!

Also in the episode, we review the REVIVAL of Supermarket Sweep on ITV2! Rylan is hosting it and we find out a very important lesson - it’s not how long it is, it’s how you use it!

Also the pricing game spotlight is “Hit Me”, but let’s face it, the other two things are pretty much all you need.

Press Your Luck w/ Jeremy Salmon and Natalie

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Happy 50th Episode Everybody! It’s time to talk about one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE GAME SHOWS, Press Your Luck! In this episode, Jeremy Salmon (Giving the Mic to the Wrong Person) and Natalie (Metamashina) stop by to talk about television’s most competitive game!

This is the one that spans multiple generations, so we are doing SECOND CHANCE, PRESS YOUR LUCK, WHAMMY! THE ALL NEW PRESS YOUR LUCK, and it’s 2019 Revival with Elizabeth Banks, are you TOO STRESSED TO PRESS (The Play Button?)

Also, Jordan reviews “Hyperdrive” on Netflix, and our Pricing Game Spotlight plays GRAND GAME!

With all these great things going on, why is Jordan so upset? Tune in to find out!

The Gong Show w/ Joe Hartzler

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Are you ready for some WEIRD, WILD STUFF, you CHEEKY MONKEYS? Because it’s time to talk about the most outrageous talent show ever created, The Gong Show!

Joe Hartzler stops by to talk about Gongs, find out if Jordan is a CIA Agent, and come up with a one-of-a-kind talent to win union-scale! He also is here to provide some Acting Tips to everybody, as featured in the short-film “It’s Not a Phase”, and talk about his fantastic stream, Live with Fartzler, now doing LIVE AT FIVE, but only temporarily.

Special Thanks to Joe Puppet for his cameo appearance in this episode!

Outside of that, Jordan reviews “Hypnotize Me” and takes a visit to “Trader Bob” in the Pricing Game Spotlight.

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Paradise Hotel w/ Trevor Drinkwater

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It’s another day in PARADISE, as Trevor Drinkwater from “Here’s The Beef” stops by to talk about the Dating-Reality-Competition Series “Paradise Hotel”, the show that can also sum up a review of Love Island USA, even though I also do that as well in this week’s episode.

Also, in the Pricing Game Spotlight, we take a look at “Bargain Game”

So make sure you bring your suntan lotion, because it’s GONNA GET REALLY STEAMY TODAY!

Solitary w/ Dr. Shoggoth

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Good Morning/Evening/Afternoon.

Welcome to a brand new episode of “Game Shows, I Suppose” where Author, Musician, and Insane Podcaster Dr. Shoggoth (Homo Vulgaris) stops by to talk about the masochistic game show based on solitary confinement. And we all become a #PalOfVal in the process.

In Pricing Game Spotlight, Jordan finds out the hard way that Penny Ante no longer was on the air.

And we have some news sprinkled throughout, because a week doesn’t go by without some major shake-ups!

Scrabble w/ Adam Bell

7 LETTERS.
”It’s a conversation piece”

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It’s the crossword game you played all your life, but never quite like this, scrabble.

This week, Adam Bell, funny person behind Super Fun Toon Screens and the word-play podcast “Ouerdplait” stops by to bring the Chuck Bucks for a 7 LETTERS… “You Can Bank On It”… DEPOSIT. itsthecrosswordgameyouplayedallyourlifebutneverquitelikethisscrabble

Also, the very forgotten pricing game “TELEPHONE GAME” is talked about as we drop dimes on it’s disaster.

And we go into the kitchen for a review of “Family Food Fight” on ABC!

Survivor w/ Tim Connolly

We are at the finish line for the “Game Show Throwdown” week, and we are going to end with Tim Connolly (Funny You Should Ask) to talk about one of his favorite reality-comps AND game show of all time, The Desert Island Social Game, Survivor”. Going through as many twists as possible, favorite seasons of the show, and how far people will go to win $1,000,000.

For more information about the throwdown which starts TOMORROW (June 27th, 2019) at NOON please visit http://www.homegameentertainment.com/throwdown/

It will be PRESENTED LIVE on Twitch over at https://www.twitch.tv/homegameent

And of course here is a link to donate to Extra Life!

Other than that, the pricing game spotlight is PUNCH-A-BUNCH, the game where you punch paper! This is a very lengthy episode, so you might want to sit down for this one!

Password w/ Adam Nedeff

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It’s time to talk about one of the most iconic game shows in game show history, Password and some of it’s many incarnations (Super Password, Million Dollar Password) with Game Show Scholar, Writer and Author Adam Nedeff. Adam has been a writer for Double Dare and Mental Samurai, he curates archives of game show icon Bill Cullen, he wrote a book on game shows, in fact MULTIPLE! Adam has the historical background to talk about such a legendary series, and not only that he is going to host “Remote Control” at The 25 Hour Game Show Throwdown that is going to start JULY 27th (This Saturday) at NOON PACIFIC in Glendale California!

Not only that, but today we are going to talk about one of the most boring and often forgotten pricing games on “The Price is Right” - IT’S OPTIONAL

And finally, a review of the laugh out loud talent competition series “Bring the Funny” on NBC!

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Only Connect w/ Travis Eberle

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Welcome to GAME SHOW THROWDOWN WEEK celebrating THE GAME SHOW THROWDOWN going on July 27th at Noon Pacific (Three PM Eastern) in Glendale, California at the Hyatt Place! You can watch it LIVE over at https://twitch.tv/homegameent and watch as they raise money to EXTRA LIFE (which you can do as well) as they play some of the most iconic game shows in history!

But before we get to that Throwdown, we are going to go through a mini-podcast-adventure today, and then another on our regularly scheduled day (Wednesday!) and concluding with the final episode on Friday, so you can get all caught-up right before the Throwdown on the 27th!

Today’s episode, is a REALLY great episode, as Travis Eberle stops by to go into discussion of one of television’s most clever quiz, Only Connect and the fearsome “Connecting Walls” that you could play yourselves over at PuzzGrid.

And in the final part of the show, we are talking about the “controversial” pricing game “Shower Game” (no, they don’t get naked) and finally, a review of Netflix’s “Blown Away”, which is about glass blowing, not drybars!

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Boot Camp w/ Kyle Serra

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YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING “WHY IS THERE AN EPISODE OF THE GAME SHOW PODCAST ON A FRIDAY?” AND WELL I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU - IT’S A BONUS EPISODE OF “GAME SHOWS, I SUPPOSE” AS NEXT WEEK WE WILL HAVE A GAUNTLET OF THREE GAME SHOWS TO TALK ABOUT MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY, THAT MEANS THREE EPISODES ALL IN ONE WEEK TO PROMOTE THE GAME SHOW THROWDOWN WHICH IS GOING LIVE ON THE 27TH AT http://www.homegameentertainment.com/throwdown/

NEXT YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING WHY IS THIS INTRODUCTION IN ALL CAPS? IT’S BECAUSE, RECRUIT, IT’S THE INTERNET, AND I AM TOLD THAT IS HOW YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO SHOW YELLING, LIKE THE DRILL INSTRUCTORS ON THE 2001 FOX GAME SHOW “BOOT CAMP”.

*coughs*

Sorry about that, anyway, just as a warm-up exercise before I gotta record THREE episodes in a row, please take a look at a “Golden Era” of Reality Television with me, and Kyle Serra from the Game Show Podcast “The Trivia Tavern” as we talk Military-themed game shows, “Reality Show Flavoring” and the thrill of acronyms!

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Big Brother w/ McCrae

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Jordan has entered the Big Brother House, and he is joined by Big Brother 15’s McCrae who is also behind the Big Brother podcast “On The Block” as they go in length about the international format, that’s not just a hit in the United States, but the UK, Australia and Canada!

We also find out a competition Jordan ACTUALLY had a say in creating, what life inside the Big Brother House is like, and create the ultimate version of Big Brother that SHOULD make everybody happy.

In the Pricing Game Spotlight, “Finish Line”, a game that had a horse-racing theme but little racing of horses!

Big Brother is watching you.

Release The Hounds w/ Shannon Strucci

It’s a SPOOOOOOKY episode of Game Shows, I Suppose as Shannon Strucci from StrucciMovies, Critical Bits and Struggle Session stops by to talk about the Horror-themed game show “Release The Hounds”, where you have to go through scary games before being chased by hungry dogs! Fun!

And if that isn’t scary enough, “Pricing Game Spotlight” introduces people to the scariest person on The Price is Right… Professor Price!

Shannon will be doing a DnD Panel with co-host Shelby from Critical Bits over at the Southern Fried Gaming Expo in Atlanta, Georgia going on from July 12-14th! Get your tickets at

http://southernfriedgameroomexpo.com/

Takeshi's Castle w/ Josh McCloud

Happy America Day Everybody (okay it’s July 3rd most likely at the time of this upload) so what better way to celebrate America’s Birthday than with FOREIGN GAME SHOW FORMATS!

Today’s main course is a deep-dive of the Japanese Game Show “Takeshi’s Castle”, the show that most Americans only know from it’s re-dubbed “Most Extreme Elimination Challenge” or “MXC”, and there is only one person for the job - TAKESHI’S CASTLE SUPERFAN (And Game Show Fans Co-Host) JOSH MCCLOUD! And if you liked him here, please check him out on the Cartoncast talking Filmore!

Then, we review TWO british formats - one is the “crank-call” based game show “Hey Tracey” and the other is the brain-study-doc-turned-game-format “Family Brain Games” featuring a more lax Dara O’Brien!

And finally, on the pricing game spotlight, we take a look at Secret “X” - the game where you only have a 66.6% chance of winning at best!

Help Josh with the BGM Challenge right here

Funny You Should Ask w/ Travis Griffin and Kimberly Dana

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The Blue Ribbon Podcast Award Winner for “Best Game Show Podcast” is back, and we are welcoming not one, but TWO guests this week! KImberly Dana (Common Knowledge) and Travis Griffin (Ellen’s Game of Games) stop on by to talk about their love of game shows, turning it into a job working on game shows, and turning that same passion into a charity event July 27th at the Hyatt Place in Glendale, California!

We also talk about “Funny You Should Ask”, the syndicated game show that promises “21 laughs an episode” and the real geniuses are the people in the audience.

Also, we do DOUBLE DUTY with reviews!

First, we watch “Spin The Wheel” on FOX, the show that the game show fandom hates because it reminds them of “The Wall” because… Big Spin? Wheel of Fortune? I don’t know. I just think it’s that episode of “Rocko’s Modern Life” where Philbert is “Mr. Lucky” and spins the big honkin’ wheel!

Next, we also watch “Holey Moley” on ABC, the only thing Steph Curry was able to be “#1” in this summer! (Too Soon?) The Mini-Golf Course that might be that spot between “Oh Sit” and “Wipeout”.

And finally, in the “Pricing Game Spotlight” - we are giving you all a BIG HUG with Squeeze Play!

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The Briefcase w/ Bryan Quinby

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Street Fight has come to Game Shows, I Suppose! As MurderBryan aka Bryan Quinby joins Jordan in a discussion of “The Worst Game Show” - a CBS Reality Series where a couple in a economic downturn must debate rather or not to be charitable to another couple, who are also in a financial ruin. Fun. This was bought on Amazon Prime Video, and immediately afterwards, I saw Bosch instead.

Yes, it’s the “That’s a Capitalism” guy from MeansTV! Please check them out, and also his friends over at Chapo Trap House!

As if that can’t be enough, we have TWO reviews to get through!

“Card Sharks” is back on ABC! Joel McHale is hosting. Is it everything Jordan could want in Card Sharks in 2019? Is the next card higher or lower than a six of hearts? And how many dentists have cavities? Only one of these questions will be answered.

Also, in Streaming Media, Netflix has a new show called “Awake: The Million Dollar Challenge” and Jordan will try and tell you why it’s his favorite game show set inside the Abandoned IKEA in Burbank, California! Don’t Sleep on this one, or maybe you can, I heard people do fall asleep listening to this podcast.

And in the “Pricing Game Spotlight”, we get the putter out, and scream HOLEY MOLEY, as it is time for “Hole in One (or Two)” featuring inspirational putts, from me, an inspirational putz.

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Let's Make a Deal w/ Josh Eldridge

This is a very very long and important episode of “Game Shows, I Suppose” as Josh Eldridge stops by to try and discuss every version of the “decision-making” game show “Let’s Make a Deal”, from it’s origins in nightclubs, to going to several networks, to a craptacular 90s version, to a craptacular version with “The Trump Bus Guy”, to the perfectly made improvisational music and adorable version with Wayne Brady on CBS Daytime!

And just when you think nearly TWO HOURS of let’s make a deal talk is enough, it is sandwiched between two game show reviews! - One is the John Cena helmed “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader”? and the other is the highly anticipated “Press Your Luck” with Elizabeth Banks for ABC Summer Fun & Games!

And finally, “Switcheroo” is in the Pricing Game Spotlight, and please send over ideas for what to do in case #JordanForCrystalMaze doesn’t actually workout…

Power of 10 w/ Bob Hagh

It’s the big conclusion of Game Show Marathon week! And in our FRIDAY BONUS EPISODE, Bob Hagh stops by to talk about the polling-based game show with a top prize of $10,000,000 - The Power of 10!

Please check Bob out on Twitch where he is collecting Shiny Pokemon, and going all-in on the Pokemon Trading Card Game!

On the Pricing Game Spotlight this week - we are taking a look at “Bullseye” (the one with the large target and grocery items, not the one with the higher-lower guesses)

And throughout the episode, Jordan decides to get opinionated. Very opinionated. Watch him burn some bridges TONIGHT!

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire? w/ Rich Liebig

It is Game Show Marathon week and Rich Liebig from The Crispy Noodle is stopping by to talk about the 24 Hour Game Show Marathon, running a comedy podcast, (that is also on apple podcasts) what made people love “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” and having Dueling Regis impersonations.

“Dice Game” is in the Pricing Game Spotlight.

We end not just Holzwatch, but Jordan’s latest campaign to host a game show… RIP #JordanForCrystalMaze

And finally, check out the Game Show Marathon June 8-9, and please donate to Child’s Play.