Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Almost gone but not forgotten
Entertainment Weekly, of all sites, offers a bunch of memorable game show gaffes. If you're a regular reader of this blog, you probably know about most of them. One nice thing: a couple moments from Celebrity Name Game make the sort of honor roll. The lively Pyramid knockoff will soon depart, though its ratings are hardly terrible by modern daytime standards.
The pictured contestant (named Abby) made what will probably remain the worst CNG gaffe ever. She only had one clue to nail in her half of the bonus round. But she said part of the clue and got ingloriously DQed. It was a crushing moment for all concerned.
The other EW clip from Celebrity Name Game isn't a gaffe at all. It's showrunner Courteney Cox playing a round of Friends trivia with Lisa Kudrow. They do just fine.