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(The Smoking Gun)   Remember that video of the couple singing Bon Jovi at the gas pump? This may come as a shock to you, but it was completely staged   (thesmokinggun.com) divider line 26
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2013-05-15 09:12:48 AM  
It never occurred to me that it could have been anything but staged, but I still laughed my ass off.
 
2013-05-15 09:18:57 AM  
I assume video I see online is staged.
 
2013-05-15 09:20:33 AM  
Monifa?
 
2013-05-15 09:31:25 AM  

Dick Gozinya: Monifa?


Jump on it?
 
2013-05-15 09:37:26 AM  

Dick Gozinya: Monifa?


Shandler?
 
2013-05-15 09:38:59 AM  
Gee, did the fact that they weren't looking directly at or surprised by the presence of the camera operating outside the pumping station give it away?
 
2013-05-15 09:51:13 AM  
Here is my shocked face:

:|
 
2013-05-15 10:06:07 AM  
gee, nothing in the article says it was staged
this is my shocked face about an inaccurate headline :|
 
2013-05-15 10:11:27 AM  
The who and the what now?
 
2013-05-15 10:23:08 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: The who and the what now?


The thing at that one place.
 
2013-05-15 10:56:21 AM  
Actors who moved to Hollywood and work as a bartender and a fitness instructor and happen to drive the same crappy minivan and use the same gas station for 2 years? Yep. Fake.
 
2013-05-15 11:07:58 AM  

the_cnidarian: Actors who moved to Hollywood and work as a bartender and a fitness instructor and happen to drive the same crappy minivan and use the same gas station for 2 years? Yep. Fake.


Actually that part is the truthful part.

/Know a lot of "actors" who work at other things, guy who painted my house showed up in makeup after a shoot on some show just to prove he was an actor.
//My guess is they hit the station all the time hoping for  a second chance.  Good for them if it works, they weren't bad.
 
2013-05-15 11:08:11 AM  
They're in Los Angeles.  Everyone in Los Angeles is an actor (or somehow involved in the movie business).

Every single bartender and fitness trainer and barista and yoga instructor, etc., is an /actor or /director or /writer ...

They don't like to mention this on TV shows, because then every damn person on every game show, and every 'man on the street' segment, would say 'I'm a blahblah in the movie business!'

I was on Baggage (a dating game show hosted by Jerry Springer), and I only mentioned that I was in 'grad. school' and had previously worked as a 'summer camp counselor.'

Nothing about the fact that I was going to grad. school for Screenwriting.

Now, these folks may have faked their surprise over what was going on a bit - or faked that they didn't remember that they'd been on already -  But there's a very easy way this isn't a plant...they use the same gas station, and these people probably, you know, use it a lot.  They'd probably been to that gas station dozens or hundreds of times since the first video-thang happened...

All of the 'it's the same car and the same clothes at the same location' makes it LESS likely to be a plant, not more.

The smoking gun is like smoking - it's stupid.
 
2013-05-15 11:12:49 AM  

sweatybronson: They're in Los Angeles.  Everyone in Los Angeles is an actor (or somehow involved in the movie business).

Every single bartender and fitness trainer and barista and yoga instructor, etc., is an /actor or /director or /writer ...

They don't like to mention this on TV shows, because then every damn person on every game show, and every 'man on the street' segment, would say 'I'm a blahblah in the movie business!'

I was on Baggage (a dating game show hosted by Jerry Springer), and I only mentioned that I was in 'grad. school' and had previously worked as a 'summer camp counselor.'

Nothing about the fact that I was going to grad. school for Screenwriting.

Now, these folks may have faked their surprise over what was going on a bit - or faked that they didn't remember that they'd been on already -  But there's a very easy way this isn't a plant...they use the same gas station, and these people probably, you know, use it a lot.  They'd probably been to that gas station dozens or hundreds of times since the first video-thang happened...

All of the 'it's the same car and the same clothes at the same location' makes it LESS likely to be a plant, not more.

The smoking gun is like smoking - it's stupid.


Hahahahahahahahahaa holy shiat you were on that show.

So, tell me.. has there ever been a case where the contestant and the winner went ahead with keeping each other? Someone always gets dumped in every episode I regrettably saw. Also, the contestant and the gallery are always a total mismatch in attractiveness.
 
2013-05-15 12:19:40 PM  
If you RTFA, there's an update from two days ago:

5/13 UPDATE: In a TSG interview this afternoon, Monifa Sims contended that it was just a fluke that she appeared a second time on "Pumpcast News," adding that, "When it happened again, I said, 'I cannot believe it!'" Remarkably, the actress claimed that she and her husband never bothered to actually watch her first appearance on Leno's top-rated program. "I'm not glued to my TV at night," said Sims.

[Sims's assertion that she had little interest in her initial appearance on the "Tonight Show"--which is watched by millions of viewers--is contradicted by a series of posts the actress made to her Facebook page. On the day the segment aired (March 31, 2011), Sims reminded friends, "Don't forget to check me out on Jay Leno tonight! Let the laughter begin!!!" Then, before the program aired on the West Coast, she wrote, "East Coast and Mid West Peeps: Did you catch me on Jay Leno!!???" In an April 1 post Sims exclaimed, "Jay Leno was HILARIOUS!"]

Asked why no mention was made of her prior "Pumpcast News" appearance (or her and Will's acting careers), Sims said "Tonight Show" producers "don't want people to think that they planned this thing." She added, "We have been honest with them the whole time."

Sims said that it was only after she and her husband did their karaoke tunes that Will realized that this was her second time around. Sims recalled, "He asked me, 'Is this what you did before?'"

"This really is a one-in-a-million chance," said Sims of appearing on Leno's show. Well, perhaps two in a million.


Perhaps not that staged.
 
2013-05-15 12:50:07 PM  
I had no doubt it was stage the reactions did not appear correct at the very start so I dismissed it as fake to the co-worker who was showing it to me and walked away before they even started singing.
 
2013-05-15 01:17:13 PM  
This just shows that the Leno show knows its audience - has no intelligence to be insulted.
 
2013-05-15 01:44:43 PM  

Dick Gozinya: Monifa?


Her given name is probably Shirley Ellis.

(Obscure?)
 
2013-05-15 02:03:48 PM  
Welcome to the World of fake reality-TV.
Leno is a farking tool.
 
2013-05-15 02:07:52 PM  
So they ended up at the same pump, at what may be their regular gas station, two years later, and it turns out Leno is still doing that bit, and this time the husband it caught on camera. That would explain why the wife is cracking up so badly so early in the segment - she's thinking, "Oh, man! Again?!? And look at him making an ass of himself!"

Besides, if it were "staged," what woman - let alone what actress - would be caught dead wearing the same pants as she'd worn two years earlier?

Did they know what was happening because it happened before and decided to play it up big time? Sure.

Was it "staged"? Doesn't seem likely to me.
 
2013-05-15 02:08:55 PM  
Oh, and for the record: Not a Leno fan. At all.
 
2013-05-15 03:30:22 PM  
Black couple likes Bon Jovi?  Seriously?  So Fake.
 
2013-05-15 06:15:41 PM  

MrJesus: Hahahahahahahahahaa holy shiat you were on that show.

So, tell me.. has there ever been a case where the contestant and the winner went ahead with keeping each other? Someone always gets dumped in every episode I regrettably saw. Also, the contestant and the gallery are always a total mismatch in attractiveness.


I actually won (I was the one bein' picked...)  But winning wasn't much of a point of pride - one other guy was the 'guy with problems' (he was a recovering drug addict who lived in a halfway house), and the other guy was the 'goofy guy' (he dressed in duct-tape and danced the polka.  The line that I dissed him with - "Like a cross between Dwight Schrute and Weird Al Yankovic" - was pretty spot-on).

I accepted the date, which was the wise move - you accept the date, you get a 100 dollar gift card to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse...

You deny the date, you get a free membership on Match.com.

So, easy call.

We didn't go out on an actual date (her prize was to get a 100 dollar gift card as well)...  And I doubt most folks do.  You get swept away to wardrobe, then sign, this do that, go down this hall, take a right, you're in the parking lot, goodbye person I just met on a gameshow who's not as attractive up close....

Still need to use the gift card on my own damn self (I guess 100 bucks is about enough to cover one person.  Really expensive restaurants confuse me).
 
2013-05-15 10:04:02 PM  

sweatybronson: MrJesus: Hahahahahahahahahaa holy shiat you were on that show.

So, tell me.. has there ever been a case where the contestant and the winner went ahead with keeping each other? Someone always gets dumped in every episode I regrettably saw. Also, the contestant and the gallery are always a total mismatch in attractiveness.

I actually won (I was the one bein' picked...)  But winning wasn't much of a point of pride - one other guy was the 'guy with problems' (he was a recovering drug addict who lived in a halfway house), and the other guy was the 'goofy guy' (he dressed in duct-tape and danced the polka.  The line that I dissed him with - "Like a cross between Dwight Schrute and Weird Al Yankovic" - was pretty spot-on).

I accepted the date, which was the wise move - you accept the date, you get a 100 dollar gift card to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse...

You deny the date, you get a free membership on Match.com.

So, easy call.

We didn't go out on an actual date (her prize was to get a 100 dollar gift card as well)...  And I doubt most folks do.  You get swept away to wardrobe, then sign, this do that, go down this hall, take a right, you're in the parking lot, goodbye person I just met on a gameshow who's not as attractive up close....

Still need to use the gift card on my own damn self (I guess 100 bucks is about enough to cover one person.  Really expensive restaurants confuse me).


Dude please tell me you know the episode number because odds are my drunk ass has seen it at 3am.
 
2013-05-16 12:49:44 AM  
According to this list, it's episode 254.

http://tv.msn.com/tv/series-episodes/baggage/?ipp=40&si=41

Though it aired during season 3, so '254' might not be the official number...

I feel like it was in the season 3, episode 80ish range...
 
2013-05-16 02:22:30 AM  
I figured it was staged because, if you watch it, the guy never gives his name, but the anchor uses it.

So it was either staged, or they did some editing, cutting out a bit in which they asked the guy's name and info and permission to use it on TV etc.
 
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