Spell “washed up”

Friday, February 27th, 2004 @ 8:48 pm | Pop Culture

Fox, which has contributed greatly to the decline of the integrity of heterosexual marriage with shows such as “The Littlest Groom” and “My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance”, is becoming a bit more intellectual, at least on Friday evenings.

Tonight’s prime time offering is a celebrity spelling bee, featuring recognizable television actors from years past. Currently, it’s down to Carol Leifer (anyone have an idea who she is?) and Brett Butler (who played a redneck single mom on her own sitcom).

And these words aren’t simple either. They’ve throwing some real stumpers out. On the last round, the celebs had the opportunity to allow an 8-year-old spelling bee champ to spell the word if they couldn’t spell it. George Wendt (Norm from Cheers) and Alan Thicke (the Dad from Growing Pains) did well, and Gena Lee Nolin, Corbin Bernsen and Alice Cooper made total idiots of themselves on live television. The elimination rounds should have ended much sooner for these people.

Next week there’s a live IQ Test during this time slot (which is actually well suited for television, since IQ tests are timed). Oh, and Brett Butler won. Who says rednecks are dumb?

2 Responses to “Spell “washed up””

  1. Callie Says:

    Yeah, I stop by sometimes. I definately appreciate your writing abilities and I think it’s cool that you can focus on such pertinent current events like Celebrity Spelling Bee. :-) I won my school spelling bee in 6th grade. I went to districts and came in third (but still got a trophy) after mispelling “chorus”. I spelled it c-o-r-h-u-s. I knew the letters but just had trouble fitting them together correctly. My mom blames it on my slight dyslexia. I didn’t much care as I got out of school for the day. :-)

  2. Andrew Says:

    I won my second grade class spelling bee once. Didn’t get a trophy though. For that matter, I can’t really remember what I won.