Celebrity Paranormal Project

Season 1 Episode 1

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 22, 2006 on VH1
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Gary Busey, Donna D'Errico, Toccara Jones, Jenna Morasca, and Hal Sparks visit the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky, to investigate ghost sightings. The abandoned hospital, built to house tuberculosis patients and reportedly the site of thousands of deaths, is considered to be one of the most haunted hospitals in the United States.


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  • This episode is just classic. I would consider this a reality comedy more than a reality. Ha Ha Ha!

    This episode is just classic. I would consider this a reality comedy more than a reality. Ha Ha Ha! I find it funny that this episode looks scary. What is really scary is that Gary Buesy is on here. What I really think is funny is that they're using celebrities. It's like pay back for the non succesful people, getting the crap scared out of them. This episode is actually scary because you could actually see ghosts in the backround, either that or it's special effects, either way, it kind of freaks me out. Bottem line, I hope there's scarier and funnier ones.moreless
  • 5 celebrities, Hal Sparks, Gary Busey, Toccara Jones, Donna D'Errico and Jenna Morasca are made to spend the night at the ‘haunted’ Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky and take down readings of supernatural activity.moreless

    I actually enjoyed this episode more than I thought I would. I really didn’t know what to expect before I saw it, and didn’t have any expectations, so it did surprise me. Hal Sparks was great, Gary Busey was just creepy and annoying, Toccara Jones was boring and didn’t add any emotion to the episode, and Jenna and Donna were fun to watch. Although I felt that some of it was real, I still feel that some of it is fake. I felt that the part where Hal does the spirit writing was fake, but I think that the footsteps that Donna heard were real, but we can’t be too sure. Anyway, real or unreal, it did scare me half the time, which means that the episode was convincing enough.

    All in all, it is a good episode which makes you want to see future episodes of the show.moreless
  • Debut episode of the Celebrity Paranormal Project pits celebrities against their fears.

    If the rest of this series is anything like the first episode, we're definitely in for some laughs. I've long been a fan of Celebreality shows, and this one does not disappoint. In terms of overall artistic quality, it's certainly scraping the bottom of the barrel. But is that really why we watch celebrity reality shows anyway?

    Gary Busey's nutty comments throughout the night are golden, and Hal Sparks plays the part of Busey's comedic foil brilliantly. I loved Sparks' snarky stabs at Busey's bizarre behavior. They should have put Busey in next week's episode, which takes place in an asylum for the criminally insane. I definitely think he could have easily communed with the stark-raving mad ghosts haunting that place.

    While Busey and Sparks provide comic relief, Donna D'Errico and Jenna Morasca inject the show with the thrill-evoking screams that cater to the horror side of the equation. Admittedly, though, this aspect of CPP doesn't seem to be all that stimulating. I was too busy laughing at Gary Busey to be truly scared. The dynamics of the show will benefit from a fresh 5-person cast of low-level celebrities in each episode. Even if he doesn't participate in the investigations, though, I think they should let Hal Sparks stay on to be a talking head for the rest of the series.

    This show has promise. Not as a classic of television, but certainly as an entertaining addition to the world of Celebreality. And I think that's really all the show strives for.moreless

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