Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Game show corollary

A bit of GSN news: their Cover Story production crew (I assume) has interviewed Wink Martindale.

Don't know if they're planning an episode about Wink himself or a more general game show history. Either way, it's nice to see that Wink may turn up on our little game show network one of these days. But that's not really what this entry is about. I know I'll catch some grief about this, but I've finally decided to post the Abell Corollary to Godwin's Law...

As an online game show discussion grows longer, the probability of a complaint about Steve Harvey approaches 1. If the discussion is about GSN, the probability converges to 1 like a bat out of hell.

The link to Wink's Facebook page offers yet another example of the corollary. You might not think that news of a Wink interview would lead to a complaint about Harvey, and you'd be wrong. A commenter can't resist whining about "too many Steve Harvey Feud episodes."

There may be an additional corollary: Once the complaint about Harvey occurs, the probability approaches 1 that Buzzr will be complimented for running non-Harvey Feud a zillion times a week. Sure enough, that happens with another comment: "That's why Buzzr is good of course [because] they have Dawson and Combs episodes."

But here's the thing. Buzzr is also running Anderson and Karn eps of Family Feud. See the pattern? Dawson, Combs, Anderson, Karn...there's only one more step (O'Hurley) until the unthinkable. HARVEY FEUD ON BUZZR.

Bwahahahahahaha.

5 comments:

  1. Then again, most people don't like Anderson (I personally think there should be more of him) and they still watch Buzzr. I'm sure some of them will like that there's still a variety of hosts though there will definitely be some complainers over at GSF.

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    1. Steve Harvey doesn't mind the hate from a tiny group of Internet posters...as long as he keeps getting the love from the Nielsen Company.

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  2. Is GSN planning on changing their logo? On the Dish guide, it shows a new black square box with the full name "Game Show Network" written in it, instead of the previous green square with the bolded "GSN" like before. It only changed as of today.

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    1. Yeah, GSN mentioned the logo change in their cover e-mails to the pdf schedules. By the way, the pdfs for the weeks of February 26 and March 5 show no changes to the schedule.

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    2. One more thing. I'm not sure if they're changing the logo only on the channel guides, or in general.

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