Thursday, August 30, 2007


Well, I guess it counts as a crossover.....

Amber Siyavus and Danielle Donato got out of the 'Big Brother 8' house long enough to compete against each other on this week's installment of 'The Power of 10'. That's the game show which convinced CBS that Drew Carey was the man to replace Bob Barker on 'The Price Is Right'.

Amber outlasted Danielle, but that's not saying much - she was gone within ten minutes and with only $1,000.00 to take with her.

Technically anything broadcast on Television qualifies to become part of the Toobworld canvas. But so-called "reality" shows just don't add any spark to the landscape so we just tend to ignore their presence here at Toobworld Central.

However, the networks aren't about to let any opportunity to get these shows noticed pass by. So the suits (May they be nibbled to death by ducks!) have found ways to insert the programs into the consciousness of televisiologists like Yours Truly.

One way to do that is by crossing over a reality show with one of their sitcoms, as happened with 'Big Brother'. On the 'Yes, Dear' episode "Big Brother-In-Law", Jimmy Hughes got himself into the Big Brother house with eleven former playuhs on the program:

Amy Crews

Lisa Donahue
Justin Giovinci
Hardy Hill
Alison Irwin
Will Kirby
Roddy Mancuso
Michelle Maradie
Nathan Marlow
Marcellas Reynolds
Jun Song

In his attempts to make sure that Jimmy won the big prize so that he'd finally move out of the house, his brother-in-law Greg Warner eventually blew his chances because of his interference.

On the other side of this pairing, Drew Carey has a televersion, thanks to his appearances as himself on shows like 'The Larry Sanders Show', 'The Geena Davis Show', and 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch', not to mention his hosting duties on 'Whose Line Is It Anyway' and 'The Green Screen Show'.

(That other Drew Carey, the one who never amounted to much outside of Cleveland, as seen in 'The Drew Carey Show', was the result of a secret scientific experiment with cloning at the nearby DrugCo headquarters back in the 1950s.)

Therefore, on a technicality, this crossover between 'The Power Of 10' and 'Big Brother 8' is more than just promotional synergy. But that doesn't mean we have to give it any more notice than this blurb.

Toby OB

Drew Carey:
I’m interested in knowing what's it been like for you,
Knowing that you've had so much scrutiny on you in this house,
But you don't know what they’re scrutinizing
Amber Siyavus:
"Honestly, I don’t know what scrutinized means."
'The Power Of 10'

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