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Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown: Season 2 - it's back!

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Patrick Sun, May 27, 2004.

  1. Patrick Sun

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    Tonight is the start of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown Season 2, 9 p.m. EDT, with plenty of reruns all through the week (check your local listings).

    Here's the link to Bravo's webpage on the show.

    It's now 2 hours, hosted by Dave Foley and Phil Gordon.

    Tonight's table features:

    Jerome Bettis
    Rosario Dawson
    Mena Suvari
    Wanda Sykes
    Travis Tritt
     
  2. Dome Vongvises

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    Mena Suvari? That's a weird one to add to this group.
     
  3. Patrick Sun

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    The entire table of "celebs" is a weird one.
     
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    That is a wierd combination, indeed. Since all my regular Thursday shows are rerun, I will try to catch this.
     
  5. Patrick Sun

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    This has been a riot of a table. Wanda Sykes is definitely bringing the funny to the game.
     
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    That show was horrible...I was so hoping someone would whack that loudmouth so I wouldn't have to hear her anymore. I wanted to see more card playing.

    The next time she makes me laugh will be the first time.
     
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    I'm holding out for the Lauren Graham edition in a few weeks...
     
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    To me it was almost like The Hollywood Squares of poker! What "celebrities?" I watched until Seinfeld reruns came on locally.
     
  9. Patrick Sun

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    I'm just glad we didn't have to see much of Mena's forehead...

    Foley was a bit of a disappointment, here's hoping he gets better, but I'll "check" on that bet.

    Rosario got pretty lucky in the out-draws. She had to have learned some poker playing if she was hanging with Ed Norton in "25th Hour" (just assuming the cast play poker during down times).
     
  10. Brad Porter

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    I don't think I've screamed "BET!" and "RAISE!" at my TV that often (or loudly) in my lifetime. Too much passive play, but I did think Wanda was pretty funny. Her Charlie Pride joke made me spit beverage. [​IMG]

    Brad
     
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    I sure would like to play Bettis in a high stakes game [​IMG]

    He sure looked like dead money to me!
     
  12. Patrick Sun

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    They should bring Wanda back to host season 3.
     
  13. Alex Spindler

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    I don't normally like Wanda, but I thought she was great for the humor quotient on this one. Foley was a disappointment, but I'm hoping he's going to settle on a groove.

    Mena surprised me with generally good play, but she was far too funny looking with her stone face.

    Here's to James Woods next week. He should be some fun.
     
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    I just love watching poker on TV. ESPN and Fox and Travel Channel. I just can't wait for Animal Planet poker next season. "The chicken has 8 9 suited but does he have the gizzard to call the hamster"

    Or Law and Order, SPE (special poker edition)

    Maybe over on the 700 Club we can have "Poker for Jesus"

    Court TV could put 7 convicts in a room and have them bet days off their sentence "Chuck you murdered 5 people, but you can get out in 10 years if you make that straight"

    Overexposure I can take (and I say that before ESPN's 25 hours - not including repeats, of the World Series 2004). But watching amateurs who don't know if a flush beats a straight or how when to turn over their hands is too much for my little mind to handle.

    Although, I am ready for the Playboy Channel's take on the game...
     
  15. Patrick Sun

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    6/3/04

    Sometimes, it's just your night. There were some painful suckouts in tonight's episode.
     
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    Yep, but Dule' did not play that many bad hands, really only one that stood out to me as real bad. The rest was just him having an OK hand and the big stack and feeling like he could gamble a little and getting stupid cards on the flop, turn and the river.

    I missed the first episode but was Foley any better than last time? I sure liked Kevin Pollack better and I usually like Dave Foley. He just seemed a little too manic and trying too hard.
     
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    James Woods must still be kicking himself for laying down A-J on that crucial hand that could have tripled him up.
     
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    Kind of a boring night compared to last week's.

    I don't really like James Woods and I thought it was 'cause of his roles in the movies.

    Danny was pretty boring as well.

    Beginner's luck 2 weeks in a row?
     
  19. Patrick Sun

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    Tonight's was pretty entertaining (Matthew Perry, Sean Astin, Chris Masterson, Sara Rue, and Lauren Graham). Lauren was ferocious, no one had a chance against her. Loved her aggressive playing style. The banter was also entertaining.
     
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    (Sorry to chime in late, but I've been in the hospital for two weeks).

    What was up with Daniel Baldwin? I thought his substance abuse years were behind him. He seemed totally whacked out on cocaine. It was interesting to see him go up against his Vampires co-star James Woods. I watch the WPT religously and I often see Woods (and Norm MacDonald, Ben Affleck, and Sara Silverman) as one of the competitors. Maybe one day we'll see Woods at a final table on WPT.

    I have a question: Is there some sort of law that says celebrities can only be contestants in "game shows" if they give their paultry winnings to charity? I say let's have a Celebrity Poker Tournament where everyone has to throw in $5,000 of their own money. Maybe we'd get better celebrity poker.
     

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