So, has anybody seen this show? Bill Simmons said in his column last week that he'll be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I guess that'll be worth checking out. But other than that, is there anything TiVo-worthy? Looking at the website (www.coldpizza.tv), I'm not so sure:
MONDAY Notable film and TV actor Fred Willard, who recently appeared in American Wedding, A Mighty Wind and Everybody Loves Raymond, will be a guest on the Cold Pizza's first show. The Wiffle Ball - Cold Pizza will look at the 50th anniversary of the Wiffle Ball, a sport that evokes childhood memories of backyard fields and quirky ground rules. As part of National Pizza Month, the new show will present a series designed to highlight the great American staple. Monday's show will feature a pizza eating contest with three of the top-ranked competitive eaters in the U.S.
TUESDAY Jason Bateman and the cast of FOX's new primetime series Arrested Development - premiering Sunday, Nov. 2 - will join Kit and Jay, live on Cold Pizza. Tampa Bay Buccaneer Simeon Rice will discuss the art of dressmaking, fashion designing and marketing on the show. Rice is launching a new fashion line. Continuing the National Pizza Month series, the program will feature Joe Carlucci - a member of the U.S. Pizza Team and freestyle pizza tossing champion - on the art of tossing pizzas.
WEDNESDAY Comedian Jeff Cesario, known for his witty commentary on life's eccentricities, will offer his comedic view about life and living on his Cold Pizza debut. WNBA player Becky Hammon (New York Liberty) will serve as the day's Cold Pizza guest weathercaster. Waheed Awsim, a Washington, D.C., Domino's Pizza general manager and the ``World's Fastest Pizza Maker,'' will try his hands at repeating his record-setting 14 perfect pizzas in two minutes and 35 seconds at the May Tournament of Champion Pizza Makers in Las Vegas.
THURSDAY Victoria Secret supermodel Federique van der Wal will appear live on the show to present the weather forecast segment. Lou Piniella, manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, will offer insight on the 2003 World Series.
FRIDAY Judge Glenda Hatchett, presiding judge on the nationally syndicated TV weekday courtroom series, Judge Hatchett, will bring her courtroom to the show to preside over an imaginary Cold Pizza intra-host squabble between Kit and Jay.
Does this make any sense? Let's say you're at a restaurant, and you see a man stagger away from the bar and walk directly into the wall, mistaking it for a door, banging his face and falling down, only to pick himself up and walk into the wall again, and then again, over and over. Would you say to yourself: "I admire that man! He is loyal to the tactic of walking into the wall, in the hope that it eventually will turn into a door!"
No! You'd say: "He must be a Cubs fan." -Dave Barry
I started to watch this morning and right now I'm watching the rest of the show that i left taping...using the ol Michealangelo's system: The Good... -Greg Proops, did his usual funny stuff as today's guest wheatherperson. Waaay over the top stuff...Kit and Jay was like..."huh???" -Stacy Pressman, from Page 2 fame, I just reeeeally like her. -Bill Simmons with Cousin Sal! the section is called Mel's Diner and basically is Bill, Sal and two other guys (Kevin and Dave)talking sports as "regular" people do. I will quote Hubie like he does for this section: it has a lot of upside! -Darryl Dawkins...LOVETRON RULES! -Arrested Development really does look like the best sitcom of this season..cant wait. -Leslie...does a good clean job in the news. -Thea...i have developed a new crush! Also not bad with the mic. -The Gamers...good to have in the show. And they reviewed Here Comes the Pain..bonus points.
The Bad - The halftime report, a guy comes in an inteviews everybody out of nowhere. It just sucked. Ruined Chocolate Thunder's piece! -The interviews...just too short and fluffy... -A music section with Kane...ugggggh! and it had to be the longest section of the show today.
The Ugly -Jay...he just plain sucks, interviews are very bad and he's to Katie Curic especially for this type of show. -Sports on Broadway....AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
All in all...good segments, bad hosts...get Odessa in there! throw me in the mix...hehe...Hell, anybody in this board can do a better job than jay and kit. This show needs Mike and Mike or Kornheiser asap to be a hit.
My random thoughts... Kit is cute and all, but she's just trying too hard. Relax, girl. Thea makes me feel things. Deeply. More Thea, please. Leslie seems to be above this whole scene... that innate sense of dignity probably bodes poorly for her long-term prospects on this show. I can hardly begin to describe how annoying I find Jay. He has lacks charisma and believability. I remember at the top of Monday's show, he talks about how lucky he is, getting paid to talk sports in a cool pad with 3 hotties, and I didn't buy it for a second. Of course, being surrounded by funny and charismatic dudes like Greg Proops and Darryl Dawkins only made Jay look worse by comparison.If only Greg could be the full-time host, and Dr. Dunk the permanent weather-tron... I encourage any use of Bill Simmons, and Cousin Sal was a great bonus. Finally, that Becky Hammond is cuuute.
Yeah, that's all I got...
"Naughty by Nature, Evil by Choice!" Evil Buddha... Wrestling Fan, Bud Man
So does Kit do that stupid dance a lot? --- From what i've seen...not much...only first day.
--- Is Kit really wild and unpredictable on the show? --- Actually she reads way to much from the teleprompter, but i got a feeling that the producers told her to cut down on impov because of time. ---
This is the same Kit from the first MTV Road Rules, right? --- Yep...seems she got married also this past year.
As for what I saw today, funniest thing was Becky Hammond freezing for about 10 seconds when the teleprompeter messed up. We got a new face in the pantheon of faces...she just went deer eyes in a nano second, kit saved her after about 10 seconds of dead air...sheesh. Jay was even more obnoxious today. Thea went shopping and i was a happy camper.
And it's very nice too. There's a sandwich shop in the lobby that is very tasty and a Thai place a block or so away that is awesome. And it's a block away from the train that will take you to the arena (wait - is it at United Center, or Allstate arena)...