CAPS LOCK wrote:I'm at the rightmost podium on today's show. I'd just like to say that I'm spectacularly un-proud of my contestant interview. It went from being "I need a fifth contestant tidbit to put on this form!" (I am sure I had a different one when I auditioned nearly 2 years ago) to "Why are they putting that one on Alex's card?" (he chooses from 3 on each card of his own volition) to "Oh, man, why is he asking me about this boring thing on live TV!?". I always feared the chat-with-contestants moment - and I'm one of those people who fast-forwards through it 99% of the time - but at least it's not embarrassing or confusing, just kind of flat.
In stark contrast, today's returning champ, Sarah Fowlkes, today has one of the funniest contestant stories I have ever heard.
Why, oh, why, did I choose the end of Sarah's story to take a drink (not of milk, water, have to keep my girlish figure!)? It was very funny, but, fortunately, was able to control my laughter. (I've found from years of doing standup that I'm able to keep my laughter bottled relatively successfully if the situation requires (else I'd be laughing at my own jokes on stage))
I also liked your story too, Aaron. Roseanne's was rather uninteresting, at least to me, but I have found that contestant interviews are hit and miss. I always make sure to watch them, though.
TenPoundHammer wrote:So explain to me why the hell edamame is $400 material.
alietr's been using the JBoarder of the month bribes
donations to pay Sony to put all hoity-toity food in the top rows, just to see if you'd (predictably) make a comment.
TenPoundHammer wrote:"Sixes and sevens" was a total NHOI. I wonder what the etymology of that is?
Surprised at how many (on the board and in the studio) hadn't heard of it. I think it's a generational thing, myself. It was an instaget for me, but then I remember my grandmother (who passed away almost 20 years ago now) using the phrase.
Bamaman wrote:I easily ran the TV category as well. My precall of Carlton the doorman didn't show up, however. Nor did Mrs. Wolowitz.
alamble wrote:How in the world do they get through a "Never-Seen TV Characters" category without mentioning the infamous Vera Peterson? For SHAME, J! writers.
Mrs. Peterson was one of my precalls. Wilson was the other, so I was somewhat satisfied (rarely watched Home Improvement, though, but I greatly enjoyed Cheers.) Loved seeing the others, and I've noticed that incredibly successful shows (pretty much every example either used in tonight's show or quoted on the board) have unseen characters! I wonder if that's deliberate?
Bamaman wrote:I was never a huge fan of it, either. But Bamawoman liked it so I got hooked on it though her. but that clip wasn't very funny to me, Kramer was probably my least favorite character on the show.
Just piping in to say I love the term "Bamawoman".
(And to say that I remember when Seinfeld was on (at the height of my standup "career") people pretty much expected that I a) watched it and b) liked it. Whereas neither was the case (I've seen the odd episode (including the last one), and just don't get it. I don't have a vitriolic hatred for it like certain boardie(s) here do, but I just don't see the humour in it. My comedy mentor, however, has recommended to me time and again to rent Jerry Seinfeld's movie "Comedian". Even though I don't do standup any more (as evidenced by the reference to outdated video rentals) I still have in mind to take her up on her suggestion, as she's never wrong - I'm sure the movie will be of a lot more interest to me.
Finally, judges: I slipped up in the Latin cities category - I saw "Neapolis" and I blurted out "Napoli" - possibly thinking of one of my favourite Monty Python sketches
(a little known one from early in the first episode), or possibly because "Neapolis" is a lot closer to "Napoli" than "Naples" (due to, of course, Italian being close to Latin). Would I have been credited with a correct response if I had said "Napoli"? (I'm thinking I wouldn't be incorrect if I said that the 2006 Winter Olympics were held in "Turino", but then that's because that's what all the marketing said.)