Celebrity Paranormal Project

Season 1 Episode 2

Pearl

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 29, 2006 on VH1
7.6
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Rachel Hunter, Ethan Zohn, Godfrey, Tony Little, and Traci Bingham investigate the paranormal at a haunted Connecticut asylum. It is the site of mental patient Nell Marley's suicide, supposedly as a result of her possession by a spirit named Pearl.

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  • What was up with Traci?!

    8.4
    OKay so this wasn't as good as the first episode, but what really got on my nerves, was Traci and her constant freak outs!!! What was up with her?! Everyone else was calm and she was just.....ARGH!

    That place was creepy alright though! I'll agree with that! Something chasing them down the hallway did scare the crap out of me, I was like 'Run you dorks! Run!'

    That place is haunted. Final words!moreless
  • A step down from the first episode

    6.0
    I thought the first episode was fantastic. It was so much like MTV's Fear, which is a series I have missed since it was prematurely cancelled, and although I'd prefer to see such a series with average people rather than celebrities, beggars can't be choosers and the first episode was so enjoyable that I actually watched it again several times this week in reruns.



    I was quite disappointed with this episode, though. I thought Traci Bingham acted ridiculously throughout the episode. Maybe she was really that scared, and maybe not, but if she was faking it for the camera then her overacting was simply out of hand. And if she wasn't...then I have to say that any of the other cast members would have been perfectly justified in slapping her to calm her down. I\'ve watched shows like this, from MTV's Fear to scariest Places on Earth, and certainly many of the participants have obviously been scared, but she was so over-the-top that it actually became distracting, and took away from the enjoyment of the show.



    I also find it annoying that the producers see fit to constantly insert effects, such as throwing in pictures of Nell, in the middle of these stunts. I really think it takes away from what is happening, and I'd rather just see what is happening as it is happening.



    I also keep thinking more and more that the screams they keep hearing are just piped in special effects. It all just seems too "Carnival Haunted House"-like. Really, I think this is a great series, and I'd like to see it last, but I really need to think they need to tone down the theatrics and special effects, because it's taking away from the "believability" of the series.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: While Godfrey and Rachel are going out on their Mission, a shot of the Base Camp is shown, but the people in it are not Rachel and Godfrey's teammates. Instead, Willie Garson is shown getting his camera rig on, with Ernie Hudson sitting down behind him. Those celebrities appear in the sixth CPP episode "Wooden Lucy".

    • Also Appearing:
      Katherine Kirkwood - Former Nurse at "Warson Asylum"
      Dr Robert Ward - Former Doctor at "Warson Asylum"
      Clayton Finley, Jr MD - Head and Neck Surgeon

    • Ethan Zohn and Traci Bingham are both from Massachusetts towns within 100 miles of Norwich, CT, the location for this episode's haunting.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Traci: (hysterically trying to "make nice" with a malevolent spirit) Dude, Pearl, I'd love to take you shopping! We'll go to Louis Vuitton, Rodeo Drive, we'll get a margarita, too!

    • Tony: (putting on his camera rig) Got some serious weight going on here. You could do lunges with it. (he starts working out)
      Ethan: He's, like, in his head he's thinking, 'How can I make this into an exercise machine?' (everybody laughs)

    • Rachel: Actually, this week I was hanging out with my kids on the beach, and now I'm... looking for ghosts. It's weird. I'm crazy, I am NUTS!

    • Traci Bingham: I don't have a really good feeling about this investigation. I don't know, but I'm getting...the hair on my arm, which I don't have 'cause I got it lasered, is standing up on my arm right now.

    • Godfrey: The black person is known to not mess with spirits, you know, because we're the first ones in the horror movies, we're the first ones to die. I will not. I will survive this. You understand?

    • Godfrey: The problem is, everybody always attacks this paranormal stuff with all this seriousness. I'm gonna balance it out. I'm not gonna take myself too seriously.

  • NOTES (1)

    • The location referred to in this episode as the Warson Asylum for the Criminally Insane is actually Norwich State Hospital in Norwich, CT. The series would return to this location in the fourth episode, "Mad Ray". The former hospital has also been investigated by TAPS in their sixth season Ghost Hunters episode "Norwich State".

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Godfrey: Underground tunnels, what, am I Harriet Tubman?!


      Harriet Tubman may have hidden in a few tunnels in her time, but the former slave and famous "conductor" of the Underground Railroad generally led people to freedom above ground. Tubman was also known for assisting the Union army as a scout, and was the first woman to lead an armed raid in the Civil War against the Combahee River plantations in South Carolina. Later in life, she was an activist for women's suffrage.

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