Sunday, November 19, 2023

Flopcast 602: Game Show FlopFight Part 1 - Naked Wheel of Fortune

Kornflake is back! And Ed, the other half of the Sponge Awareness Foundation, is back too! Because Ed thought we should have a game show-themed FlopFight, and it's not like we had anything better to do! So here we go with another ridiculous tournament, and this time the players are the hosts of classic game shows like Jeopardy and Tic Tac Dough, as well as related game show characters. (Could a Press Your Luck Whammy get to play? Could a Muppet be involved? Can anyone stop Regis?) And because it's a FlopFight, each round involves weird randomly selected competitions like running a marathon or boxing a kangaroo, so anything could happen. (Sure, Vanna White can turn letters, but would she make a good chicken farmer?) This week's winner advances to the final round, unless they get gonged by the Unknown Comic or something. So gather at your backyard Thanksgiving table for pretzels and popcorn and jelly beans and toast, and enjoy our latest FlopFight! It's like a Monty Hall Problem for your soul.

Show Notes

The Mayor has you covered regarding the significance of National Jukebox Day! From the link:

  1. The day before Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest bar night of the year.
  2. The inaugural National Jukebox Day in 2017 was the anniversary of the installation of the first coin-operated phonograph.

How's that for extra credit?

How better to encapsulate this week's FlopFight than the image below? Both the subject and the competitions were suggested by our special guest, Ed!

If you really want to get your head around the Monty Hall Problem, here is a good explainer.