The Electric Playground

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 22 : Ep 14

    Mon, Mar. 11, 2013

    Aired 3/11/13

  • S 22 : Ep 13

    Fri, Mar. 8, 2013

    Aired 3/8/13

  • S 22 : Ep 12

    Thu, Mar. 7, 2013

    Aired 3/7/13

  • S 22 : Ep 11

    Wed, Mar. 6, 2013

    Aired 3/6/13

  • S 22 : Ep 10

    Tue, Mar 5, 2013

    Aired 3/5/13

  • Cast & Crew
  • Victor Lucas

    Host

  • Briana McIvor

    Host

  • Jose Sanchez (II)

    Co-Host

  • Donna Mei-Ling Park

    Host (2007-20xx)

  • Julie Stoffer

    Co-Host (2001-2005, 2007- 200x), Host (2005-2006)

  • show Description
  • While you may play the games, do you really know the people behind the games? The Electric Playground highlights those "invisible people" who are the true stars of the games: The game developers, writers, concept artists, directors, producers, and anyone involved in creating games. Hosted by Victor Lucas and Tommy Tallarico, they go on location with Co-hosts Julie Stoffer, Geoff Keighley and Jade Raymond to interview those people in the gaming industry to let you know the creative and always exciting minds behind those games you love to play. Plus get a preview of upcoming games, news from the gaming industry and get gaming info on some of your favorite stars. In 2007 EP curiously was absent from G4's lineup in the United States, but new episodes were shown in Canada. In the summer of 2007 EP returned to G4 as an online podcast. Note: Reviews on the Run (Called Judgment Day in the U.S.) is a spin-off of a segment from this show.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (122)

    • Victor: How was it working on an NBA game with Nintendo? James Maxwell: It was nice working for a publisher that had a clue.

    • Zoe: I'm here with legendary Tim Hall, game designer. Tom: That's 'Tom' Hall.

    • Peter Main: You're gonna see us all on the show floor with T-shirts that say "GameBoy Forever". And doesn't it seem like it.

    • Will Ferrell: I'm hoping to write the script for the Galaga movie. Victor: And what would you play in the the Galaga movie? Will Ferrell: One of the bug people.

    • Tommy: Now I'm not ashamed to say it, that I am in fact a big Britney Spears fan.

    • Kelly: If you yell out "I want a EA hockey game", we will give you one.

    • Victor: If you watched our show before, then you know that Tommy and I kinda like Star Wars, a little bit.

    • Tommy: I knew...I knew I was gonna get wet in this segment.

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    Notes (46)

    • Footage of Will Ferrell's Game Face segment was later show again in Season 8's 100th Episode Spectacular and was used in Season 16's Always Tell The Truth, Even When You Lie as a Flashback segment celebrating EP's 10 years on television.

    • As the title states, this is EP's 100th episode.

    • This episode has been expanded to one hour.

    • The footage of Jade interviewing Nate Williams and being attacked by Zombies was later used in Season 16's Duck and Cover as part of EP's 10th year anniversary Flashback segments.

    • For further information on Firefly see Firefly at TV.com

    • Julie's footage at the racetrack was shot at the same time as X-Play's footage of Morgan Webb and G4tv.com's Tina Wood racing for the X-Play episode review on Juiced.

    • E3 2005 was held May 17th - 20th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

    • The footage of Victor at Pandemic Studios was later used in Season 16's The Last Stand as part of EP's 10th year anniversary Flashback segments.

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    Trivia (71)

    • First Airing on G4 - March 30, 2003

    • First Airing on G4 - Friday April 4, 2003.

    • This episode was featured in Season 16's "Celebrating 10 years of EP" footage. It was the featured footage in episode The Profesional Cleaners.

    • Possible Goof Victor: Here's Metal Gear Solid 3: The Snake Eater. Subtitle of the game is "Snake Eater." When he is first introducing the game, Victor adds "The" to the name. Either "The" was in the name of the title as a preview title, or Victor made a small mistake.

    • The footage of Tommy being "beat up" by the Rumble Roses girls would later be used as his intro credit footage in Season 15.

    • Victor interviewed Firefly's Jewel Staite for EP's 15th Season episode The Zoo.

    • During the "Game Face" segment, Victor interviews the cartoon characters from The Incredibles: Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, & Frozone.

    • This is host Julie Stoffer's 100th episode on the show.

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    Allusions (18)

    • Title Title refers to two video games previewed in the episode: MX Superfly and Jedi Knight.

    • Episode Title Hell Comes to Frog Town was a movie starring wrestling superstar Rowdey Roddy Piper.

    • Title Title refers to the video game previewed in the show Viewtiful Joe.

    • Band Reference: During the intro graphics for the game Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, the subtitle is No Bunnymen Here. The reference is to the band called Echo and the Bunnymen.

    • Title: EA Sports...It's In The Game. The title is a reference to EA Sports' slogan. "EA Sports...It's In The Game" is used in every EA video game during the title credit sequence.

    • Title: An Offer You Can't Refuse The title is a reference to a line from The Godfather movie, "Make him an offer he can't refuse."

    • Title: Let's Talk about SSX The title is a reference to "Let's Talk about Sex", the 1980s song by Salt N Peppa.

    • Title Rebels With a Cause Title and the video game previewed for this episode, Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse refers to the 1955 movie Rebel Without a Cause starring James Dean.

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  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Greatest video game show.

    By ThrillhouseLive, Aug 11, 2005

  • EP gives you information you didn't even know that you needed.

    By darquesyde, Aug 16, 2006

  • A show that looks at upcoming games.

    By dbzexpert, Aug 24, 2005

  • Great fir knoweldge but not for the hosts

    By egon_05, Jun 23, 2005

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