Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Woolery, Shandi and DWTS

So Dancing with the Stars started again this week (and I meant to post this Monday but I've been busy...damnit!). I think DWTS follows the same rules as American Idol, except for one thing - The professional dancing chicas are smoking hot. Smoking. That chick that was paired with Emmitt Smith was unbelieveable. And they wear very little - pretty much nothing. I'm not sure how they get away with it on ABC. I guess they cancel it out by having the host be a chick with a man's voice, Samantha Harris.

Anyway, if you have to bite the bullet and choose between the two - pick this one. Yes, I know, Tom Bergeron sucks and judges are ludicrous but there's a very good reason you should watch Dancing with the Stars this season, Shandi Finnessey.

Who in the hell is Shandi Finnessey? Well, she was Miss USA 2004, is the co-host of one of my favorite game shows, Lingo, and is the host of a show on GSN that runs from 11pm - 1am CST (shown in the clip above) on weekends. On a side note, that show (they've changed the name so much) mesmorizes me - I think partially due to Shandi, but mainly due to the crappy sound effects and numbing techno music. It just lulls me into a trance....

Back to Lingo, here's a clip that showcases Shandi and the real host, Chuck Woolery (who I've written about in the past).



There are several funny things about that clip but the best two things may be: 1) Chuck in a pancho and 2) Chuck telling Shandi that she should go into "dancing." Now we all know Mr. Woolery has tagged a few "dancers" along the way, but telling you no one can get away with more shady biz (and bad haircuts) than the Chuckster.

I am easily one of Woolery's biggest fans. And I have been petitioning for Woolery to take over the PIR (Price is Right) for a while now. Don't get me wrong, I love Bob Barker, but the man is on his way out. Well, apparently, I don't have enough (or any) pull with CBS and they refuse to listen to my requests (that said, I haven't really tried to do anything other than write about it here on the Skeet Thrower).

It appears as if the stars are aligning for Woolery to take the PIR over. You see, we knew that Bob Barker was on his way out, but now we have an approximate date - it looks like he's out in June. Now, I don't know when Dancing with the Stars is ending, but I would assume that it is in late May or early June.

How do these two correlate? Well, if Shandi makes it big on Dancing with the Stars then she'll leave Lingo to become a big star. Chuck would then be left without a co-host which wouldn't work (plus the last co-host sucked) and so he would begin looking for new opportunities. And, lo and behold, what would he find? The PIR. Maybe he could just take Shandi with him - she apparently want to be in a Tag-Team with him.

This is our chance to push the Woolery for PIR campaign into the next level. Honestly, only Woolery could handle a situation like this anymore. We need to make sure Shandi wins Dancing with the Stars. So, vote for her, I guess. I don't really know how it works but I'm pretty sure we can control Dancing with the Stars just like other people control American Idol.

Plus, who doesn't want this guy to be your favorite gameshow host:

5 comments:

Adam said...

I realize this isn't the post for it but I thought my time would be a lot better spent putting together a BCS man-crush list than working on thesis revisions.

BCS Man-Crushin

3. Mark Teahen
Reasoning: Honestly probably my favorite Royal and it doesn't hurt that he's going to OPS over 850 again this year playing a completely brand new position. And the guy looks great in a jersey.

2. Butch Davis
Reasoning: David will vouch for me that I've been all over this guy for forever. No actual reasoning outside the fact that I've essentially built this guy up as the greatest thing that could ever happen to a college football program, ever.

1. Bill Murray
Reasoning: I can admit the fact that I'm probably actively trying to be him. In fact I'm not only trying to be so many of the roles he's played but to an extent who he is in his public appearances as well.

Just Missed:
Urban Meyer - Best looking man in college football dominates my favorite conference in his second year.

Bruce Pearl - Thanks to his numerous PTI spots I think the dude is legitimately one of the funniest in sports.

Ryan Adams - Dude is about the drunkest, most destructive songwriter out there right now but for some reason I find even his freak-outs brilliant.

Throwback BCS Man-Crush List:
3. Springsteen - I pretty much worship the guy's catalog
2. George Brett - Could honestly be the only hall of famer the Royals ever have
1. Ziggy Stardust - The embodiment of rock & roll.

Double M said...

Let's be straight - man-crush lists are never out of place here. They are always welcome on this site.

Here's my initial thoughts on your picks:

BCS
3) There needed to be at least one Royal on your list. I guess I know who you're taking in round 15 of the fantasy baseball draft. I always like Teahen because his name vaguely reminded me of teabaggin'. Now it will remind you of that as well.

2) Do you know this guy had cancer in his mouth? I don't know what he was putting in there, but I'd try to avoid it.

1) Which version Lost In Translation, Groundhogs Day or Space Jam?

Just missed:
3) Isn't a white man with the name Urban an oxymoron?

2) I was surpised he didn't make your top 3. The man has hypohidrosis for God's sake. I do agree with everything you said about him.

1) For some reason everytime I hear Ryan Adams, all I can picture is Brian Adams

Throwback:
3) This may be the only man on your list that you and Randall could tag-team.

2) Best Royal of all-time. The man knows how to handle some wood.

1) You know you're big time when you get a song with David Bowie

I'm not sure why this isn't just a whole new post...

D Wheezy said...

Chuck Woolery is on my BCS man-crush list.

D Wheezy said...

... and I met George Brett. My neighbor when I lived in KC was on the '86 team with George (Greg Pryor)

I shook his George's hand... then immediately had to go wash them. Totally worth it.

Double M said...

Ya, I'm not sure how Woolery missed my man-crush list...I may have to do some sort of update.

Glad to know that he made someone's list