Today's players: Nicholas Gonzales, Allison Janney, Mary McCormack, Jason Alexander, Chris Kattan.
There have been players who obviously weren't up on the game's intricacies. Chris Kattan makes them all look like sharks. Jason is obviously leading/mocking him with each bet tip, and he is SO bad at one point that poker expert Phil Gordon interrupts the hand to bring Chris his "20 tips" booklet, and host Dave Foley follows him to offer Phil's full-length tip book. Alas, it is too late for young Chris because he has already gone all in with no hope of winning. He got lucky with a pair of Queens early on, but this did not educate him on even the basic rules of betting. How does someone get a seat at this table? Chris knows he has no clue and spends his (much too much) time joking with Jason. He's just looking for PR, possibly the most blatant exploitation of the CPS cameras since Dennis Rodman's tantrum last season.
Allison, my pie-in-the-sky hope for this game, busts out second. She plays tight and hesitant, never allowing herself to get a groove going. Nicholas fairs little better, and both play so conservatively that they each fold on a hand where they could have garnered a three of a kind. Nicholas manages to last so long because he folded so quickly. Allison has the disadvantage of insecure betting and nervous tells.
Mary (and her tremendous post-birth chest) has no such compunction and, after leading the chip count early, gets caught on two stone-cold bluffs, going out third and giving Jason about 80% of the chips. The showdown between Jason and Nicholas lasts one hand, as Jason manages a two-pair hand on the community cards and wins with the high card.
Jason was a pro here, cleaning up after everyone and betting wth a cool head. He folded often in a second-hour stretch but stayed loose but taciturn. He was serious about the game and earned the silver chip. The table suffered from shy raises from everyone (watch Kattan ignorantly drip his chips in with every hand), but Jason's stablity and patience won the day. A good win for the new season, unlike Brad Garrett's "holy crap" luck last week.
A really fun episode diluted only by the bewildering decisions by Kattan, who proves himself an audience-reliant spaz.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Originally posted by odessasteps Who could watch the game being distracted by Mary McCormack's chest?
She should have had those in the Stern movie.
It was funny. The Lovely Mrs. Tracker turned to me during the game and asked "do you find that attractive?" And we all know that's a trap question. I didn't care. "Yeah," I replied. "She looks great. Look at that jacket collar. She's daring people not to look."
We watch Bravo a lot, and she had seen the commercials for the show featuring Mary joking with Jason. Mary stands up and we can see the red bra clearly.
She says during one commercial break, "That's the first time I noticed the red bra. And you probably saw it--"
"The very first time."
Was Mrs. T mad? Nope. She asks this kind of question a lot to get an idea of what I find attractive. And she'll chime in with her own observations. We were both agog over Sara Rue on the last episode.
(edited by Matt Tracker on 2.2.05 1158) "To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Originally posted by Matt Tracker We were both agog over Sara Rue on the last episode.
Yeah. Man, she is so pretty. I have to watch Less than Perfect, even though about half the time I find it tedious. I get to see Sara, though, as well as Andy (He kills me)
She's dropped considerable weight. Not so much "considerable" in weight, but "considerable" in the effect created by its absence.
yeah, but even when she was heavier, I thought she was pretty hot. Skinny girls bore me.
Weird, the people of the opposite sex that you find attractive. My wife drives me crazy, but I feel sure most people would say she's not that physically attractive. A friend of mine thinks Angelina Jolie is crazy hot, but I don't see it. Sara Rue, Drew Barrymoore, and Terri Hatcher for me.
I'm starting to worry about Principal Lewis being overused, but he was more of a supporting character in this plotline, so I was ok with it. Really, this was all about Stan living his odd dream of being a best man.