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Stump the King - Vega$

by Paul Goebel, posted Oct 29th 2007 10:25AM

Vega$I just finished watching the now cancelled Viva Laughlin and I can totally understand why nobody watched the show. It was a total mess!

I was a fan of the BBC version (Viva Blackpool) and I really had high hopes for the Americanized drama. Sadly, the producers made way too many mistakes for this show to have even the slightest chance.

The first mistake they made was the decision to have the leads sing over the original songs. In the original version of the show, the actors lip-synced all the musical numbers which gave the show a really creepy quality. Especially when the male characters are doing a number like "These Boots Were Made for Walking." It was creepy and funny and weird and enjoyable to watch.

This brings me to the other problem with the show. It was way too serious. I recently started watching Las Vegas again because Tom Selleck has been added to the cast and I was reminded how although the show deals with serious issues, it always seems to have it's tongue affixed to it's cheek. Laughlin should have gone for more whimsey and less drama.

Here is this week's question...

On the TV series Vega$, which actor played himself as well as another fictional character?

Wayne Newton is the correct answer and Cody got it. Nice work!

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Wayne Newton

October 29 2007 at 11:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I loved Vega$! Dan Tanna rocked. Between that and Spenser, Robert Urich was the man!!!!

Anyhow, I think the answer was Tony Curtis (who played himself and the owner of the Desert Inn).

October 29 2007 at 10:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Tony Curtis?

October 29 2007 at 10:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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