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  • Ricky

    @Rebecca: I’d say file it under premium cable.

    CBS

    PERSON OF INTEREST – 0 (-3) Love the show but there’s no way it can win now.
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 53 (+3) Victory! Results to follow.

    From TBBT 4.19 “The Zarnecki Incursion” -
    Zarnecki: Who is it?
    Sheldon: Your doom!
    Raj: Don’t say “Your doom.” Who opens the door for their doom?
    Sheldon: Good point. Basket of puppies!

  • Ricky

    NBC

    REVOLUTION – 42 (+3)
    PARKS & REC – 9 (-3)

    From Hannibal 1.01 “Aperitif” -
    Graham: What are you smiling at?
    Lecter: Peeking behind the curtain, I’m just curious how the FBI goes about its business when it’s not kicking in doors.

  • Ricky

    Basic Cable

    COUGAR TOWN – 43 (+3)
    PSYCH – 1 (-3)

    From Doctor Who 3.11 “Utopia” -
    Martha: Doctor, it’s the Professor. He’s got this watch, this fob watch that’s the same as yours. Same writing, same everything.
    The Doctor: Don’t be ridiculous.
    Martha: I asked him, he said he’s had it his whole life.
    Captain Jack: So, he’s got the same watch.
    Martha: But it’s not a watch, it’s a thing, a chameleon thing.
    The Doctor: No, no, no, it’s this thing, this device, it re-writes biology. Changes a Time Lord into a human.
    Martha: And it’s the same watch!
    The Doctor: It can’t be…

  • Ricky

    Premium Cable:

    GAME OF THRONES – 27 (-3)
    DEXTER – 23 (+3)

    From Torchwood 1.02 “Day One” -
    Jack: All right, usual formation.
    Gwen: What’s the usual formation?
    Owen: Varies.
    Gwen: How can the usual formation vary?

  • Ricky

    Basic Cable:

    RIZZOLI & ISLES
    FALLING SKIES
    PSYCH
    BURN NOTICE
    AMERICAN HORROR STORY
    BATES MOTEL
    WAREHOUSE 13
    CONTINUUM
    DEFIANCE
    DOCTOR WHO
    THE WALKING DEAD

    Premium Cable:
    GAME OF THRONES
    DEXTER
    HOMELAND

    80s:
    21 JUMP STREET
    CHEERS
    STAR TREK TNG

    90s:
    BUFFY
    THE X-FILES
    SEINFELD
    TWIN PEAKS
    MILLENNIUM
    BABYLON 5

    00s:
    LOST
    FIREFLY
    24
    ANGEL
    DOLLHOUSE
    SMALLVILLE
    JERICHO
    THE WEST WING
    PUSHING DAISIES
    SCRUBS
    NUMB3RS
    VERONICA MARS
    MY NAME IS EARL

    10s:

    FRINGE
    TERRA NOVA
    CHUCK
    LAST RESORT
    30 ROCK
    HOUSE
    ALCATRAZ
    MISSING
    V

    Cable All-Stars:

    EUREKA
    TORCHWOOD

  • couchpotato

    NBC

    REVOLUTION – 45 (+3)
    PARKS & REC – 6 (-3)

    Basic Cable

    COUGAR TOWN – 46 (+3)
    PSYCH – 0 (-3) Eliminated!

    Premium Cable:

    GAME OF THRONES – 30 (+3)
    DEXTER – 20 (-3)

  • Rebecca

    NBC

    REVOLUTION – 42 (-3)
    PARKS & REC – 9 (+3) Come on, best comedy on tv currently
    ———–
    Basic Cable

    Congrats to Cougar Town for winning! (I like Psych, too)

    Rather than a straight show quote this time, I’ll describe what made me LOL at 2 am while watching a season 3 ep of The West Wing (#16 or 17 I think)…it was the First Lady’s formal birthday party, and when Donna, Josh’s lovely/funny assistant, wasn’t let into the party at first because they made a mistake with the attendance list and had her down as a non-citizen (born just 4 miles shy of the US/Canada border)…in a drunk “gal” part of the house she told the First Lady she “didn’t even know” her national anthem (if she was now Canadian). So they go back to the party, Donna is let in after Josh fixes the list mistake, and the First Lady had the trumpet fanfare guys play “O Canada” with Canadian flags present….the President then pops in behind them and yells, “What the hell is going on? I was gone for 45 minutes!” Sheen’s delivery is great, and I almost woke the second floor of my house laughing.

  • Ricky

    And now the January 2013 Basic Cable Elimination Game Results:

    HATED:
    15. Anger Management (2-3, 12:09pm)
    14. The Killing (2-5, 9:56am)
    13. Hot in Cleveland (2-12, 11:08am)

    UNPOPULAR:
    12. Burn Notice (2-16, 5:02pm)
    11. The Americans (2-25, 8:36am)
    10. Perception (2-25, 9:57am)

    MEDIOCRE:
    9. Doctor Who (2-26, 8:57am)
    8. Warehouse 13 (3-5, 11:57am)

    LIKED BUT NOT LOVED:
    7. Falling Skies (3-8, 2:33pm)
    6. Continuum (3-9, 10:24am)

    WINNERS’ CIRCLE RUNNER-UPS:
    5. American Horror Story (4-1, 6:01am)
    4. Rizzoli & Isles (4-3, 1:17pm)
    3. The Walking Dead (4-4, 11:01am)
    2. Psych (4-7, 1:17pm)

    THE ULTIMATE WINNER:
    1. Cougar Town (4-7, 1:17pm)

  • Rebecca

    My nominations again:

    Basic Cable:
    PSYCH
    COUGAR TOWN
    THE WALKING DEAD
    DROP DEAD DIVA
    ARCHER
    BREAKING BAD
    MAD MEN

    Premium Cable:
    CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
    EPISODES
    ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

    80s:
    CHEERS
    GOLDEN GIRLS
    MASH
    FAMILY TIES
    COSBY SHOW

    90s:
    BUFFY
    ROSEANNE
    SEINFELD
    EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND

    00s:
    LOST
    FIREFLY
    24
    THE WEST WING
    SCRUBS
    MY NAME IS EARL

    10s:
    CHUCK
    30 ROCK
    ALCATRAZ

    CABLE ALL STARS:
    Sex & the City
    The Sopranos
    Weeds
    Deadwood

  • Ricky

    NBC

    REVOLUTION – 45 (+3)
    PARKS & REC – 6 (-3)

    From Grimm 1.02 “Bears Will Be Bears” -
    Monroe: Oh right, her again, Aunt Marie, right? Yeah, I couldn’t sleep the last two nights thinking old Aunt Marie was gonna cut off my head and stick it on a lamppost…That’s how my great-grandma ended up, you know.

  • Ricky

    Premium Cable:

    GAME OF THRONES – 27 (-3)
    DEXTER – 23 (+3)

    From Dexter 1.05 “Love American Style” -
    Dexter: “Be prepared” – that’s my motto. The Boy Scouts and I have that in common. Of course, there’s no merit badge for tonight’s outing.

  • Ricky

    Basic Cable:

    RIZZOLI & ISLES
    FALLING SKIES
    PSYCH
    BURN NOTICE
    AMERICAN HORROR STORY
    BATES MOTEL
    WAREHOUSE 13
    CONTINUUM
    DEFIANCE
    DOCTOR WHO
    THE WALKING DEAD

    Premium Cable:
    GAME OF THRONES
    DEXTER
    HOMELAND

    80s:
    21 JUMP STREET
    CHEERS
    STAR TREK TNG

    90s:
    BUFFY
    THE X-FILES
    SEINFELD
    TWIN PEAKS
    MILLENNIUM
    BABYLON 5
    FREAKS AND GEEKS

    00s:
    LOST
    FIREFLY
    24
    ANGEL
    DOLLHOUSE
    SMALLVILLE
    JERICHO
    THE WEST WING
    PUSHING DAISIES
    SCRUBS
    NUMB3RS
    DARK ANGEL
    VERONICA MARS
    MY NAME IS EARL

    10s:

    FRINGE
    TERRA NOVA
    CHUCK
    LAST RESORT
    30 ROCK
    HOUSE
    ALCATRAZ
    MISSING
    V

    Cable All-Stars:

    EUREKA
    TORCHWOOD
    RUBICON
    ALPHAS

  • Rebecca

    NBC

    REVOLUTION – 42 (-3)
    PARKS & REC – 9 (+3)

    from The West Wing S2:
    Leo: [to Josh] This guy’s walking down a street, when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep, he can’t get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up “Hey you! Can you help me out?” The doctor writes him a prescription, throws it down the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up “Father, I’m down in this hole, can you help me out?” The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. “Hey Joe, it’s me, can you help me out?” And the friend jumps in the hole! Our guy says “Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here!” and the friend says, “Yeah, but I’ve been down here before, and I know the way out.” As long as I got a job, you got a job, you understand me?

  • couchpotato

    NBC

    REVOLUTION – 45 (+3)
    PARKS & REC – 6 (-3)

    Premium Cable:

    GAME OF THRONES – 30 (+3)
    DEXTER – 20 (-3)

  • Ricky

    NBC

    REVOLUTION – 48 (+3)
    PARKS & REC – 3 (-3)

    From The West Wing 1.05 “The Crackpots and These Women” -
    Leo: Andrew Jackson, in the main foyer of his White House had a big block of cheese.
    Toby: Huh.
    Leo: I am making a mental list of those who are snickering, and even as I speak I am preparing appropriate retribution. The block of cheese was huge – over two tons. And it was there for any and all who might be hungry.
    Toby: Leo, wouldn’t this time be better spent plotting a war against a country that can’t possibly defend itself against us?
    Leo: We can do that later, Toby. Right now I’m talking about President Andrew Jackson.
    Sam Actually, right now, you’re talking about a big block of cheese.
    Leo: And Sam goes on my list!
    Sam: What about Toby?
    Leo: I’m unpredictable. Jackson wanted the White House to belong to the people, so from time to time, he opened his doors to those who wished an audience.
    Mandy: And then he locked the doors behind them and made them eat two tons of cheese.
    Leo: It is in that spirit…
    Sam: Hang on. Mandy doesn’t go on the list?
    Leo: Mandy’s new.
    Sam: So it’s just me…on the list?
    Leo: Yes. It is in the spirit of Andrew Jackson that I, from time to time, ask senior staff to have face-to-face meetings with those people representing organizations who have a difficult time getting our attention. I know the more jaded among you, see this as something rather beneath you. But I assure you that listening to the voices of passionate Americans is beneath no one, and surely not the peoples’ servants.
    Josh: (walks in with C.J.) Sorry, we’re late. Is it “Total Crackpot Day” again?
    Leo: Yes, it is.
    Sam: And let us please note that Josh does not go on the list.

  • Ricky

    Premium Cable:

    GAME OF THRONES – 27 (-3)
    DEXTER – 23 (+3)

  • Rebecca

    @Ricky
    How are you enjoying The West Wing? I still have lots of episodes left to watch, but I can honestly say that even into season 4 now it’s very good – especially 4.1 and 4.2 (a two parter). Now I kind of wish I’d watched it back when it aired; can’t remember why I didn’t.

  • Rebecca

    NBC

    REVOLUTION – 45 (-3)
    PARKS & REC – 6 (+3)

    from The West Wing S3:
    Abbey: [explaining her broken ankle] I was hiking, Oliver. I was hiking. Are you really that much an enemy of nature?
    Oliver Babish (the great Oliver Platt): Nature is to be protected from. Nature, like a woman, will seduce you with its sights…and its scents and its touch…and then it breaks your ankle, also like a woman.
    Abbey: What the hell kind of dates are you going on, Oliver?
    Babish: I hear ya.

  • couchpotato

    NBC

    REVOLUTION – 48 (+3)
    PARKS & REC – 3 (-3)

    Premium Cable:

    GAME OF THRONES – 30 (+3)
    DEXTER – 20 (-3)

  • Rebecca

    NBC

    REVOLUTION – 45 (-3)
    PARKS & REC – 6 (+3)

    from The West Wing 3.6 (oh boy, I found a website today with nothing but West Wing quotes, hehe – I’m still copying/pasting from it to my text file):
    CJ: What is this song about?
    Carol: This is “I’m Too Sexy.”
    CJ: I know. For his shirt, he’s too sexy.
    Carol: Other things too.
    CJ: He lists them.
    Carol: Yeah well, I think he’s feeling good, I think he’s feeling sexy.
    CJ: Too sexy.
    Carol: I think it’s the kind of thing where someone says “Oh, this is just too good.”
    CJ: A hyperbole.
    Carol: Yeah.
    CJ: So it’s not a problem, it’s not a song about somebody having a problem?

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