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(Yahoo)   Stupid idea for another prime-time game show treated as such: The Chamber gets yanked.   ( divider line
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6255 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Jan 2002 at 9:56 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-01-29 09:59:01 AM  
It would have been a lot more entertaining if it was "The Gas Chamber". I'd've watched...
2002-01-29 10:00:48 AM  
Hey, I've got an idea. Lets lock people in a room and burn and torture them. The longer they last the more we pay them.

Think we will get sued?
2002-01-29 10:04:50 AM  
First the XFL, now this! How DARE those TV viewers display a modicum of intelligence! Now I have to find a way to hate them on an individual basis...
2002-01-29 10:05:12 AM  
I saw about 5 minutes of this shiat before local news. It sucked.
2002-01-29 10:05:55 AM  
That's so very, very sad when network TV managed to underestimate the lowest common demoniator.
2002-01-29 10:06:28 AM  
The truth is that Fox pulled the show because they are in development of a new, better quiz show.

Yes, that's right: Coming this spring from Fox: The Comfy Chair!
2002-01-29 10:16:18 AM  
2002-01-29 10:17:38 AM  
That's hideous torture, you monster!
2002-01-29 10:20:44 AM  
John mcEnroe was just on Stern. Great guest. Not uptight at all. I think he is pretty good hosting The Chair.
2002-01-29 10:23:24 AM  
I am sick of these stupid shows, bring back the good shows, like sledgehammer, hermans head and cop rock.
2002-01-29 10:29:46 AM  
Fox, my offer to host the Running Man is still open
2002-01-29 10:32:01 AM  
Cardinal Biggles, fetch the cushions!

Stupid game shows, I'll just stick to watching Seinfeld reruns.
2002-01-29 10:32:12 AM  
they were (are?) also making a gameshow for recently divorced couples. they competed against eachother for their own stuff.

the chamber tried to be way too intense, and ended up looking stupid each time. making the two contestants to go in stand a foot away from, and staring at each other was stupid (you can't do that with strangers and expect them to not laugh). then the winner gets to walk to the chamber, as slows as they possibly can, which was never slower than the camera, so they ended up having to stop every few seconds.
2002-01-29 10:33:42 AM  
They already have a new one in the works. Contestants will have to watch Chamber reruns and see who can last the longest.
2002-01-29 10:35:03 AM  
I grew up with GREAT game shows on TV: "What's My Line?", "I've Got a Secret," "Password," "Name's the Same," "Beat the Clock," "Pantomime Quiz," "You Bet Your Life".... Trouble is, we don't have adequate witty, sophisticated panelists these days. Ever see those dumbass morons they use on the new "Hollywood Squares"? I've never heard of half of them.

And Whoopi is no Paul Lynde.
2002-01-29 10:38:20 AM  
I don't get why there taking it off the air, it was a great show......FOR ME TO POOP ON. But, really! It was classier than an 18 ogre circle jerk.
2002-01-29 10:45:59 AM  
I would say it was the worste show ever, but everytime I say that someone proves me wrong. The only thing dumber than beating out 30,000 people to be on a show that tortures you, is having the show only last 5 episodes. That's only 15 seconds of fame!

Cheaters is the best show on TV!
2002-01-29 10:46:35 AM  
You know, the format of The Chamber really reminded me of a Sci-Fi drama where executions are televised for high ratings. Everything serious, yet mockingly so.
2002-01-29 10:50:36 AM  
Here good gameshow idee for you.

First motha hit fadda in the face with pie, then he must fight de bear. Ha ha. This is very crazy funny American famiree show. Can you bereeve it? Its hirarious!
2002-01-29 10:51:36 AM  
2002-01-29 10:52:44 AM  
screw this i wanna see a game show based on the THUNDER DOME!
2002-01-29 10:54:35 AM  
the host of the chamber is completely without a pulse. where do they get the hosts of these reality type shows? didja ever see that goober on temptation island?, he tries to be all comforting n shiat. "I know this may be a tough time for you" after he shows some dude a video of his girlfriend going down on some waiter.
2002-01-29 10:55:32 AM  
Attention networks that allow shows like this to be aired:

I am we Todd did!

I am Sofa King we Todd did..

read aloud.. repeat.. and you'll know that you are.
2002-01-29 11:01:37 AM  
Watching this show made me feel like I was in ancient Rome. I loved every minute of it.
2002-01-29 11:03:11 AM  
There's a movie out on video now called The Contenders-Series 5. It was filmed to look like it's a compilation tape of season 5 of the show, where there's a national lottery, and all the winners of this lottery become contestants on the show, are handed a 9mm and told to hunt down the other contestants and kill them. It's scary that I don't find this concept far-fetched anymore. The movie was blatant rip-off the "Running Man" by Stephen King, though (the book, not the craptastic movie).
2002-01-29 11:04:59 AM  
Groucho: Right on, man! I TiVo soooo much stuff on Game Show Network - all in glorious black and white. I've Got A Secret was most excellent for it's history lessons alone - get to see folks like Ty Cobb, astronauts before they were astronauts, folks who skydive from 100,000 feet, etc. etc. etc. Sure, you got some movie star on there pimping their latest film, but you got a whole lot of real cool things too.
2002-01-29 11:05:56 AM  
This show was scary... one step closer to the kind of society found in "The Running Man."
2002-01-29 11:06:14 AM  
This show was scary... one step closer to the kind of society found in "The Running Man."
2002-01-29 11:19:14 AM  
everyone who was ever involved with a reality show of any type should face C&B torture.

Ozzy Osboune can be exempted, b/c I'm sure he didn't know what he agreeing to.

also, the world most comforable chair should have been used
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2002-01-29 11:19:42 AM  

That's Series 7: The Contenders. A quality indie movie with enough violence for the Farker in all of you.
2002-01-29 11:22:02 AM  
Fb-: I have heard, though I haven't actually seen, of a game show in Japan that is exactly what you're talkin' about. It's called Endurance. Supposedly you can rent it at Blockbuster. They make people drink a lot of water and put them in barrels of ice, and the last one to get out and take a leak wins the round. Or, they put people in the sun on huge sheets of tinfoil, and ten feet away they have a beach umbrella with ice-cold lemonade, and the last one to get out wins. Pretty screwed up. Only in Japan, man.
2002-01-29 11:30:38 AM  
Haqspan That's the one. Sorry about the title fark up - I'm at work and didn't have time to look it up. It was a great movie.
2002-01-29 11:47:39 AM  
I'm glad it got cancelled.
I used to work with the host about 8 years ago when he was a radio talk show host.

Even then he still had that stupid Don Johnson miami vice wanna be half shaved beard and even then it looked stupid.

Glad the damn show's gone.
2002-01-29 11:53:15 AM  
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Did someone say thunderdome?
2002-01-29 12:14:16 PM  
Sheckley's story the seventh victem was made into the Ursala Andres movie the tenth victem, and started a bunch of LARP games involving water guns.

Actually sounds fun, if you can carry a high caliber weapon without being a big bore.
2002-01-29 12:26:58 PM  
Now if they'd release gameshows and not gaymeshows, this shiat wouldn't happen.

-he who stacks pork
2002-01-29 12:27:25 PM  
if they were smart they would make a show where you spin a "wheel" for cash and prizes then when you land on something you have to pick a letter and if you picked a letter in a "phrase" or word that is hidden they reveal it and you keep guessing and spinning until you miss one then it is the next persons turn. They could even have part of the wheel make you lose all your money if you land on it. At the end you could choose from 3 prozes to play for and guess a word to win!

2002-01-29 01:14:22 PM  
CandyPink: you were eating cat cheese sprinkled with fermented fish guts? Ugh...
2002-01-29 01:29:18 PM  
Rabbito -
Nah that "wheel" idea would never work. Well, unless maybe they hired some hot bimbo to "turn" the letters and an equally dorky host to make her seem cooler. Oh and the contestants would have to be stone stupid, so that the home audience could ALWAYS figure out the puzzle before the contestant, and feel all superior.
2002-01-29 01:41:42 PM  
Fox didn't cancel the show cause it sucked. They had to cause the DOD commandeered the Chamber for use in Guantanimo Bay.
2002-01-29 01:46:15 PM  
Regarding game shows, Double Dare is where it was at. That new version, Double Dare 2000 sucked, I must say.
2002-01-29 01:47:24 PM  
The Chamber was pathetic anyway. Come on, that is not torture. That is fun. Torture would be burning your skin with fire (which the Chamber did NOT do).
2002-01-29 02:10:56 PM  
If the people were actually *in danger* than it might have been entertaining...
2002-01-29 02:20:20 PM  
Those nits at FOX took Jessia Alba off the air for a week in favor of that crap show. I'd love to know what nerd made that choice. "Hmmm... show an episode of Dark Angel with really hot babe Jessica Alba, or another stupid gameshow... Yay, gameshow, gameshow!! Weeehooo!"
2002-01-29 02:30:19 PM  
If memory serves, the granddaddy of this was a reality show out of Japan years ago. Anyone got anything on it? They made the contestants do all kinds of humilating shiat.
2002-01-29 02:31:36 PM  
Somewhere there is a room full of small-brained little people (not the white house) where people THINK THESE THINGS UP just like you farkers are doing. Except these suits are getting 100K+ a year to think this crap up. Then they sell the idea to a SPONSOR! Actually another room full of little minded suits who let themselves be sold that this is entertainment. Then they run their spot on these farking shows. Of course this has been going on since 1952.
Why did I write this?
2002-01-29 02:53:46 PM  
XeneX: Dark Angel is going tits up in the ratings. They'll try anything. Remember, this is the same FOX that axed the Tick after 5 episodes.

I think they should make a weekly show out of Death Race 2000. I'd watch.
2002-01-29 03:08:22 PM  
Why don't they just get it over with, and start a new show called "SFTV" (for Snuff Film Television)? I mean THE CHAMBER....pshaw! The Chamber was for pussies. Now, take my idea... SFTV. That is something I'd pay to see.

Anyone here work at FOX?

2002-01-29 03:24:06 PM  
Bring back Press Your Luck! No whammies, no whammies, STOP! Exp with the 80's cartoons. Best game show ever!
2002-01-29 03:29:04 PM  
Oompa : There's this japanese gameshow called "Endurance". Basically a bunch of japanese people being put through all sorts of torture tests (stuff such as being tied to a board with a tennis-ball launcher shooting at their groin and a pumpkin being dropped on their heads every 10 seconds). This goes on until half of the contestants give up,they repeat this sequence until there's only 1 person left, who wins the 'grand prize'. Was this the show you were talking about? I remember seeing a video of this a few years ago..
Was this what you were talking about?
(as for the chamber, good riddance..)
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