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(Deadline)   1.7 million people tuned in to watch GSN's American Bible Challenge, giving it a bigger audience than NBC's Community   (deadline.com) divider line 73
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2012-08-24 08:37:23 PM
I'm sure GSN could probably get numbers just as big by airing a Twilight trivia contest.
 
2012-08-24 08:44:28 PM
Why? I'll tell you why! BECAUSE JESUS MUTHERfakrERS!
 
2012-08-24 08:55:07 PM
Well, I hope the new Pyramid does this well next month.

/hell, at least it's a game show GSN is airing. The bastards want to be another generic reality network, but ratings bomb every time the put a new reality show on.
 
2012-08-24 09:07:52 PM
I hope they ask the names of all 1000 of Solomon's wives.
 
2012-08-24 09:13:32 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I hope they ask the names of all 1000 of Solomon's wives.


That don't sound like no biblical marriage to me.
 
2012-08-24 09:29:41 PM

Krymson Tyde: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I hope they ask the names of all 1000 of Solomon's wives.

That don't sound like no biblical marriage to me.


IT'S ADAM AND EVE, NOT ADAM AND EVE AND BATHSHEBA AND MARY AND SHANIQUA AND CAROL AND LYNN AND CAROLYN AND JENNIFER AND JOYCE AND BAILEY AND MARYANN AND GINGER AND MILLIE AND MARILU AND MARY AND RHODA AND PHYLLIS AND BETH AND LUCY AND ETHEL AND BEVERLY AND PRUDENCE AND PIPER AND PHOEBE AND PAGE AND CARLA AND DIANE AND REBECCA AND VERA AND LILITH AND DEANA AND UHURA AND B'ELANA AND LWAXANA AND KATHRYN AND HOSHI AND KIRA AND JADZIA AND EZRI AND ANITA AND MEG AND LOIS AND PEG AND KELLY AND MARCY AND BUFFY AND WILLOW AND DRUSILLA AND CORDELIA AND CHRISSY AND CINDY AND TERRI AND...

Fark, I don't think I have it in me to get to 1,000.
 
2012-08-24 09:45:38 PM
The answer is always homosex or abortion, I don't think the bible even mentions anything else.
 
2012-08-24 09:49:17 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Krymson Tyde: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I hope they ask the names of all 1000 of Solomon's wives.

That don't sound like no biblical marriage to me.

UHURA

*snort*

 
2012-08-24 09:52:05 PM

Krymson Tyde: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I hope they ask the names of all 1000 of Solomon's wives.

That don't sound like no biblical marriage to me.


It's the American Bible, which is scrubbed of all that unChristian stuff.
 
2012-08-24 09:59:54 PM

Krymson Tyde: FirstNationalBastard: Krymson Tyde: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I hope they ask the names of all 1000 of Solomon's wives.

That don't sound like no biblical marriage to me.

UHURA

*snort*


T'Pol would have been pushing it.
 
2012-08-24 10:12:01 PM
the fundies all showed up for the first show. just like they did for the chick fil a sandwiches.. give it a month and then see if it holds.
 
2012-08-24 10:36:01 PM
Wait, that headline assumes we care about Mr. Chases new gig, wasn't the fark collective hate focused on him outside the Vacation franchise, or Caddyshack?
 
2012-08-24 10:36:52 PM

Krymson Tyde: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I hope they ask the names of all 1000 of Solomon's wives.

That don't sound like no biblical marriage to me.


The bible is an inerrant document of scientific and historical perfection.

/And I'm the pope.
 
2012-08-24 10:39:02 PM
I'm sure all gods are pleased
 
2012-08-24 11:02:03 PM
I am an agnostic at best. It's pretty to think that there's an all-powerful being out there that cares about me as the unique creature I supposedly am.

I hope Her name is Kim.

My reality is that I've spent significant time reading and studying the texts of the major world religions.

None of them have a whole helluva lot to do with reality. Words get twisted and chosen out of context in every religion.

Does this make them bad? IMO, no. It makes the PoliticsTab a true (ish) measure of who we are--who WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN--as mammals.

The one thing that has resonated in me for over 30 years comes from the play "Inherit the Wind": "The Bible a book. It's a good book. But it's not the only book."

So I argue that each of us should learn from every resource possible and gain our own understanding.

/worst case it makes the Politics tab less fun
//Best case it makes empathy and argument popular
///I'm probably wrong
 
2012-08-25 12:01:53 AM
scrooged
 
2012-08-25 12:04:47 AM
that's because it's funnier than Community.
 
2012-08-25 12:06:12 AM
Of course it's Jeff Foxworthy. All you need to do is work in a shooting contest and a monster truck rally and the entire state of Kansas would just shut down.
 
2012-08-25 12:10:56 AM
So...1.7 million. That's less viewers than those who watched Phil Collin's "Billie Don't Lose My Number" on youtube, but more than all the viewer than the CW had in 2011.
 
2012-08-25 12:12:53 AM
Oh, it's a trivia contest. I was hoping for something along the lines of "Wipeout". Some bible thumpin', some pew jumpin'...
 
2012-08-25 12:16:24 AM
American Bible Challenge

Did they really just put all of these words in the same phrase?
 
2012-08-25 12:21:55 AM
goddamnit
 
2012-08-25 12:22:34 AM
Newsflash: if you put the word "Bible" in the title of your TV show, chances are a lot of morons will tune in to watch.
 
2012-08-25 12:24:14 AM
Whats the grand prize? Some fish and a few loaves of bread? Also known as a lifetime supply.
 
2012-08-25 12:26:59 AM
No Alison Brie pics yet? Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2012-08-25 12:30:10 AM
Atheist outrage on Fark lol
 
2012-08-25 12:34:44 AM

sheep snorter: Whats the grand prize? Some fish and a few loaves of bread? Also known as a lifetime supply.


That would be blasphemous. It's a dinner-on-the-ground for you and your church, catered by Chik-fil-a.
 
2012-08-25 12:36:10 AM

sno man: Wait, that headline assumes we care about Mr. Chases new gig, wasn't the fark collective hate focused on him outside the Vacation franchise, or Caddyshack?


I get the feeling that you've already been told this, but It's not Chase's show. He's one of the lesser members of an ensemble.
 
2012-08-25 12:41:15 AM
1.7 million morons. Not including contestants or host,
 
2012-08-25 12:42:46 AM

Second Try: Atheist outrage on Fark lol


So any official confirmation that bible reading Atheists are banned from the show?

/Atheists do read the bible after all.
//Just like any fiction novel.....................................................
///Here kiddies, read all about rape and torture and other gory shiat.
////If Jebus died for your sins?,,,, then that must mean you will never be punished for your sins by the sky fairy, so keep going apeshiat.
 
2012-08-25 12:44:23 AM
I hope an atheist sneaks on the show, wins the grand prize and then outs her/himself.
 
2012-08-25 12:46:07 AM
buddyhollywood.com

Wow. This is a real thing.

Congratulations.
 
2012-08-25 12:51:18 AM

Second Try: Atheist outrage on Fark lol


Wait a minute.... Are you saying that Christians approve this sort of thing?
 
2012-08-25 12:54:06 AM
I can only hope that sometime in whatever runtime this show has, a contestant has the courage to utter the words, "It be the butt, Bob"
 
2012-08-25 12:55:30 AM
1.7 million people tuned in to watch GSN's American Bible Challenge, giving it a bigger audience than NBC's Community anything GSN has done within the last 10 years

GSN: We're not all Price Is Right and Press Your Luck anymore

Just dodgeball, blackjack, Australian poker, reality, Springer, Family Feud 12 hours a day, etc.....
 
2012-08-25 12:57:54 AM
I don't even believe in God but I love me some Abed.
 
2012-08-25 12:58:50 AM
I was raised a in an atheist/agnostic household (both parents are recovering Catholics) and I knew more about the Bible than my insanely Baptist classmates. In one class, a teacher was selling saplings and such for some reason, and one of the items was clearly labeled as a burning bush (I guess because it's red). I held the box with the label showing next to my ear and said ,"No way! Another ten commandments?!?" Nobody got it. Not one glimmer of recognition. I guess they don't like people down here actually READING the Bible. Might give them funny ideas.
 
2012-08-25 12:59:47 AM
Knowing the Bible ain't the same as living it.
 
2012-08-25 01:00:07 AM

DanZero: 1.7 million people tuned in to watch GSN's American Bible Challenge, giving it a bigger audience than NBC's Community anything GSN has done within the last 10 years

GSN: We're not all Price Is Right and Press Your Luck anymore

Just dodgeball, blackjack, Australian poker, reality, Springer, Family Feud 12 hours a day, etc.....


It would be a better network if it were just all Price is Right and Press Your Luck.
 
2012-08-25 01:00:28 AM

Nuclear Monk: I can only hope that sometime in whatever runtime this show has, a contestant has the courage to utter the words, "It be the butt, Bob"


Thank you. I now know what I want to do in life. Audition for a show like this, somehow, and say that during filming. Since it won't go on live means it will be edited and probably won't make it to air, but having the audience witness it and some show later in the future finding the tapes and airing it, or someone slipping it onto youtube would make it worth it.
 
2012-08-25 01:02:19 AM

Mega Steve: I was raised a in an atheist/agnostic household (both parents are recovering Catholics) and I knew more about the Bible than my insanely Baptist classmates. In one class, a teacher was selling saplings and such for some reason, and one of the items was clearly labeled as a burning bush (I guess because it's red). I held the box with the label showing next to my ear and said ,"No way! Another ten commandments?!?" Nobody got it. Not one glimmer of recognition. I guess they don't like people down here actually READING the Bible. Might give them funny ideas.


They didn't laugh because you were the atheist and it wouldn't be prudent; and/or why laugh with someone whom you think is laughing at you, not with you? It wasn't because they didn't get it, I don't think. Still, I think you're right about knowing more about it than them.

What else happened with your classmates to make yout hink they didn't quite know the Good Book?
 
2012-08-25 01:04:44 AM

fisker: [buddyhollywood.com image 186x186]

Wow. This is a real thing.

Congratulations.


Why not? Geeks get off on knowing more trivia than 'insert trivia game here' (including Wheel of Fortune). This is no different. It's just religious instead of secular. The folks at home get to watch, root for a favorite person, and test their own knowledge at home and ream of one day making big money. Now, like I said earlier, knowing the Bible ain't the same as living it. But this is no more dumb than any of the other shows out there.
 
2012-08-25 01:16:54 AM
Consolation prize is eternal damnation.

/And turtle wax
 
2012-08-25 01:26:45 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Fark, I don't think I have it in me to get to 1,000.


I'll let you off at 700, the remaining 300 were concubines, because rounding up.
 
2012-08-25 01:52:29 AM

wellreadneck: Oh, it's a trivia contest. I was hoping for something along the lines of "Wipeout". Some bible thumpin', some pew jumpin'...


Ooooo! It looks like our contestant lost an eyebrow to the Burning Bush obstacle!
 
2012-08-25 02:00:44 AM
Very cool!!

I will have to watch this show. I've only recently committed to Christ, and this show will help me gain more insight into his teachings!

I'm being quite serious. The only thing I regret in life is not trusting in him earlier
 
2012-08-25 02:04:44 AM
So what's the answer to the question: what was created first, animals or man?

/Gotta love a book that can't get past the second chapter without a retcon.
 
2012-08-25 02:19:29 AM
Bonus question: How many children did God murder for calling Elisha a "bald fark"?

The answer is 42. God sent TWO FARKING KILLER BEARS at Elisha's bequest to murder the Answer to Life the Universe and Everything's in number of bratty kids. Who says Yahweh doesn't have a sense of humor? Oh, what a card, that Jehovah is.
 
2012-08-25 02:35:00 AM

Nuclear Monk: I can only hope that sometime in whatever runtime this show has, a contestant has the courage to utter the words, "It be the butt, Bob"


I heard that urban legend over 30 years ago, except it hadn't been translated into Ebonic.

And whoever translated it clearly never saw the show.
 
2012-08-25 02:39:01 AM

common sense is an oxymoron: Nuclear Monk: I can only hope that sometime in whatever runtime this show has, a contestant has the courage to utter the words, "It be the butt, Bob"

I heard that urban legend over 30 years ago, except it hadn't been translated into Ebonic.

And whoever translated it clearly never saw the show.


Urban legend, you say?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XM5hbS7GlU
 
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