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Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: rebelwrest on October 16, 2005, 06:37:11 PM
At this point, I think we all know that GSN now refuses to air the Match Game episode in which in response to the question "The commisioner said, 'I think Batman and Robin are BLANK,'" the contestant and two panelists said QUEER.  On today's Match Game 74, the question involved Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  The contestant and a panelist said GAY.

Now, I think that is synonymous (the kind of synonymous that gets you buzzed in the winner's circle).  If GSN is allowed to air that, they should allow the queer episode to air.
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: clemon79 on October 16, 2005, 07:33:59 PM
[quote name=\'rebelwrest\' date=\'Oct 16 2005, 03:37 PM\']Now, I think that is synonymous (the kind of synonymous that gets you buzzed in the winner's circle).  If GSN is allowed to air that, they should allow the queer episode to air.
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Except it isn't really, since one is conidered by many to be a somewhat more derogatory term than the other.
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: Kevin Prather on October 16, 2005, 07:56:31 PM
[quote name=\'rebelwrest\' date=\'Oct 16 2005, 03:37 PM\']<Nonsense snipped>
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Wow.
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: Robert Hutchinson on October 16, 2005, 09:56:00 PM
I doubt "queer" (in 2005, at least) was considered nearly as derogatory as "fairies".
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: BrandonFG on October 16, 2005, 10:13:04 PM
Considering there's two popular TV shows with the word "Queer" in their titles, I'd agree.
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: clemon79 on October 16, 2005, 10:20:35 PM
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' date=\'Oct 16 2005, 07:13 PM\']Considering there's two TV popular shows with the word "Queer" in their titles, I'd agree.
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Yeah, but it's very much one of those deals where the members of the group can use the term to refer to themselves, but the second a straight guy calls someone "queer", someone, somewhere, is gonna pitch a complete fit. Kinda like the "N" word.
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: whewfan on October 17, 2005, 06:56:41 AM
In the early run of MG, I've seen a couple of answers being edited out entirely, only because the answer they gave was unacceptable to air. It doesn't affect the gameplay, but it is noticable when they skip a panelist that was supposed to play the question. Once, CNR gave an answer that was unacceptable for broadcast, but it was also an answer that matched. His answer was edited out and Brett, who was seated at the lower tier at the time, asked Gene what Charles had said. Gene mentioned that Charles said the correct answer, but no mention was made that it was unacceptable for broadcast. Unairable answers were a rarity for MG 7z, but in the later run, they'd simply put in an "oops" graphic over the panelist's answer.

Not surprisingly, the responses that referred to gay people pretty much stopped once CNR became a regular.
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: Brandon Brooks on October 17, 2005, 08:31:09 AM
[quote name=\'whewfan\' date=\'Oct 17 2005, 05:56 AM\']Not surprisingly, the responses that referred to gay people pretty much stopped once CNR became a regular.
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I know you're not insinuating that CNR is gay.  How dare you!

Brandon Brooks
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on October 17, 2005, 12:06:13 PM
[quote name=\'Brandon Brooks\' date=\'Oct 17 2005, 07:31 AM\']I know you're not insinuating that CNR is gay.  How dare you!
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Well, to the best of my knowledge, he was.
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: SRIV94 on October 17, 2005, 12:13:48 PM
[quote name=\'Modor\' date=\'Oct 17 2005, 11:06 AM\'][quote name=\'Brandon Brooks\' date=\'Oct 17 2005, 07:31 AM\']I know you're not insinuating that CNR is gay.  How dare you!
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Well, to the best of my knowledge, he was.
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Anybody got 4 AAs for his sarcasm detector?  :)

And while I'm at it, anyody got 4 AAs for mine?

Doug
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: uncamark on October 17, 2005, 07:05:36 PM
[quote name=\'Modor\' date=\'Oct 17 2005, 11:06 AM\'][quote name=\'Brandon Brooks\' date=\'Oct 17 2005, 07:31 AM\']I know you're not insinuating that CNR is gay.  How dare you!
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Well, to the best of my knowledge, he was.
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And is--he hasn't left us.  Yet.
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: musicman on October 17, 2005, 11:16:00 PM
CNR is gay?!

I always thought that he and Brett were flirting with each other.
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: Kevin Prather on October 17, 2005, 11:28:32 PM
I've got news for ya. Arianna Huffington's husband flirted with her too. ;-)
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: megamanj1986 on October 21, 2005, 12:03:56 PM
I always knew CNR wore a toupee and all, but up until this year, I never knew he was gay.

Believe it or not, it's actually TRUE!
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: clemon79 on October 21, 2005, 12:18:52 PM
[quote name=\'megamanj1986\' date=\'Oct 21 2005, 09:03 AM\']I always knew CNR wore a toupee and all, but up until this year, I never knew he was gay.

Believe it or not, it's actually TRUE!
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Wow. You REALLY weren't paying attention, then, were you? :)

/not that there's anything wrong with that <click, pop, boing>
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: Clay Zambo on October 22, 2005, 10:03:58 AM
[quote name=\'megamanj1986\' date=\'Oct 21 2005, 09:03 AM\']I always knew CNR wore a toupee and all, but up until this year, I never knew he was gay.
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Does one have anything to do with the other?   Just checking.
Title: GSN: Hypocrites?
Post by: MCArroyo1 on October 22, 2005, 01:14:40 PM
Well, sort of.  In Charles' case, both might not be obvious at first glance... That said, both give themselves away after about ten minutes.