Thursday, December 15, 2016
Rock 'n' roll Hall of Famers Metallica took on one of their superfans, a fireman from Cleveland (home of the HOF, by the way) named Dave. The contest went the band's way, as they knew their own trivia pretty well. But Dave still got a nice consolation prize, a free trip to one of the band's concerts next summer.
The segment was a lot of fun to watch as a raucous frat-boy atmosphere prevailed. I don't know how well the fun and games will translate to the new ABC game show, but the idea works pretty well as a late night talk show segment.
Andy Richter will host Big Fan. He's always struck me as a little too prissy for his own good, but maybe he'll loosen up for the superfan high jinks. This won't exactly be Jeopardy, after all. Just a lot of goofiness about various celebrities.