Okay, here's a little game I created for y'all.
I've created anagrams from the letters of thirty different TV show titles. Your job is to unscramble the phrases below into the names of actual TV shows. I've tried to make it challenging by including shows of all kinds from the past and present. I'm not offering any hints, but some should be easier to solve than others. My goal is to not have someone solve all of them within ten minutes of me posting this.
Oh yeah, and you won't win anything. Actually, I take that back: you'll win a mute, invisible, peppermint goat who will magically appear directly behind you once you've solved all thirty.
With the 2006-2007 season coming to a close (sniff), we thought we'd throw down a bit of a challenge. How would you summarize your favorite show's season in a simple haiku? (For those of you who don't remember poetry forms, it's a five-syllable line, followed by a seven-syllable line, finished by another five-syllable line).
Here's my take on Heroes:
Nine Heroes emerged
Each with a unique power
Can they save the world?
In a couple weeks, we'll feature some of the best haikus.
TV Squad readers are a diverse bunch, coming from different backgrounds, cultures and tastes. There is one thing that unites us all, however: we loves to party. That's why I invite all of you to play this crazy game I just invented called "Geraldo/O'Reilly, Yosemite Sam, Tasmanian Devil or Screaming Baby?"
Here's how to play:
Have one person play each of the following video clips for two seconds, and then have a group of blindfolded players try to guess if they're listening to an argument between Geraldo Rivera and Bill O'Reilly, Yosemite Sam losing his temper, the Tasmanian Devil spazzing out, or a toddler throwing a temper tantrum.
Happy Monday, everybody. I've compiled some interesting news and tidbits from the world of animation just for you:
As reported by Brad last February, classic Gumby shorts are now available on YouTube, Google Video, and In2TV (which is run by TV Squad's parent company, AOL). The shorts are being made available through DMGI, which is also releasing a Gumby DVD later this year. I've placed the first Gumby short at the end of this post.
I used to play this game with myself when I was bored where I would try to create "chains" by linking names and phrases together. For example, I might morph "I'm A Little Teapot" and the "Teapot Dome Scandal" into "I'm A Little Teapot Dome Scandal."
Now, someone needs to jog my memory because I know there's an actual game that also became a short-lived game show based on this same idea. While I wait for someone to remind me what that was called*, I've created another game for y'all to play. Just like my last two games, you won't win anything, but I think this one is a little more challenging that my last two.
I've written plot descriptions for twenty-one series below. Here's an example:
Okay, so I was in the mood to create another fun TV game for y'all like I did with my "TV opposites" game, so here it is.
Below you will find altered lyric samples from TV themes that more or less mean the same thing as the original lyrics. For example, if I wrote:
One takes that which is affirmative, and also that which is negative
and puts these two opposing forces together
in conclusion, the result is the truth of all existence
Last week's winners:
Ryan: "Robin's plans to get rid of all the footage of her "Robin Sparkles" music video backfires."
Toby OB: "Die, Doughboy! Die! In the name of all that is holy, why won't you die!!!"
Ryan: "Santa all I want for Christmas is my eyesight so I can finally see my hairy, mute girlfriend who likes to be all fours."
Dorv: "No Santa, with my new XFC-3000 Polycarbonate Shock Proof Protective Eye Wear System, there's no WAY I'll shoot my eye out!"
Toby OB: "Young Master Cyclops tells Santa Claus about how horrible Christmas was last year at Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters, what with the roast Beast....."
Wendell Wittler: "Dave: Frankly, Howard, the one thing more disturbing than you wearing nothing under that robe would be if you were wearing Kirstie Alley's bikini."
Chris W: "I don't know if it's because I'm Jewish or if it's because I got it from a woman in front of the free clinic, but this Santa suit kind of burns."
Read on for this week's contest!
Last week's winners:
3rd place to Lee: "See kids this is what happens when mix up Daddy's blue pill with Daddy's purple pill."
2nd place to Toby OB: "On the 'Scrubs'/'Heroes' crossover coming this February, Hiro freezes Time at the hospital and it's two days before anybody realizes that Dr. Kelso was not a store window dummy."
1st place to J: "Trying to improve business at his hospital -- Dr. Kelso launches a kooky marketing ad featuring the 'new and improved' prostate exam procedures for 2007."
This week, a scene from the latest My Name is Earl:
Last week's winners:
3rd place to Allibee: "If President Roslin had given me enough cash, we could have won the Ebay auction for the Stephen Colbert portrait instead."
2nd place to Sir Loin: "Gas station velvet paintings: more evidence of ancient Caprican influence."
1st place to Bus: "This is our new secret weapon against the Cylons. In the late twentieth century it was called a Magic Eye Painting. The Cylons will stare at it trying to see the boat, then we'll come up behind them with a crowbar and bash them good!"
This week, a scene from the season premiere of Scrubs:
Last week's winners:
3rd place to Toby OB: "And the next number is V-42. V-42. Anybody....?" "vishnu! I got vishnu! I win! VISHNU!"
(More after the jump...)
This is a variation of a word game I sometimes play with my friends. Below I've listed a bunch of television shows, but instead of writing the actual name of the show, I've written the show's "opposite." I put "opposite" in quotations because obviously not all words have exact opposites, so I have to be clever sometimes and just come up with something that kind of fits. This makes it fun. Here are some examples:
The "opposite" of Taxi might be Bus.
The "opposite" of Everybody Hates Chris might be Nobody Loves Christie.
The "opposite" of General Hospital might be Specific Clinic.
The list is after the jump. See how many you can guess. You won't win anything, just bragging rights and a cameo appearance in my next sexual fantasy. Onward:
UPDATE: Congrats to everyone who has guessed correctly so far. There are still a few left, so crank up your brains, puzzle masters.
SECOND UPDATE: One more left.
THIRD UPDATE: They've all been guessed. Good job, everyone.
Last week's winners:
3rd place to gwangi: "Now this is what I call Spyware!"
2nd place to Chris W: "Next time on 24, Jack Bauer holds in his crosshairs the man solely responsible for every piece of SPAM ever sent. Enlarge this, bitch!"
1st place to corbett: "Dear Maf54, I'm sorry I lied to you about being 16, white, and pretty. Please don't kill me."
This week, a scene from the latest episode of Supernatural:
3rd place to corbett: "Tonight on Access Hollywood, we have exclusive J.Lo footage and you won't believe what it takes to make her HOT."
2nd place to fishpatrol: "Look, I'm sorry she had night terrors after last month's visit, but this is the last time we give her laughing gas."
1st place to Tom F: "Tonight on Dateline NBC; Is the CIA using North Jersey nail salons to secretly torture suspected Al Qaeda operatives?"
This week, a scene from the latest episode of Jericho:
If you're looking for some spooky online viewing, you should check out the recently-launched Halloween Channel from AOL's In2TV. The free online channel features some old school horror films like House of Wax, The Mummy, Horror of Dracula and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. There are also some spooky cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Batman, The Flintstones and Casper, as well as episodes of Freddy's Nightmares, The Nightmare Room, and Night Visions. Fans should also check out the Heroes and Horror section of the site for more scary stuff, including Godzilla, which I suppose isn't really all that scary, but still, Godzilla will never be not cool.
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