Show Me the Money

Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 101

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 14, 2006 on ABC
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Episode 101
In the first episode of the series, Matt Marr, a law clerk from Lone Grove, Oklahoma and Alan Pietruszewski, a U.S. Navy fighter pilot from Buffalo, NY, will attempt to be the first ever contestants to win -- and keep from losing -- a million plus dollars.moreless
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  • What the heck am I watching?

    Shatner is a man of many talents. He\\\'s arguably the busiest man in Show Biz. The question has to be asked-- why are you doing this crazy show, Bill?

    The concept is interesting. You answer questions and get a shot at random hidden amounts of money being held by dancers. Not models, mind you. Dancers. And they dance. The choreography is brilliant. Or so I think. I don\\\'t dance. I\\\'m a scientist.

    The contestants were a bore. The whole redeeming 3.0 I gave this pile of empty-headed fluff was the mere spectacle of Shatner as a game show host. And he dances. Not well, but the guy is pushing 80. Give him a break.

    There were some classic Shatner scenes. Assaulting a contestant. A flip remark. The man can do no wrong. But the show itself with its dumb catch phrase and idiotic premise (it\\\'s smarter than \\\'Deal or No Deal\\\', but just barely) really don\\\'t deserve a presence on any network.

    The good news? Boston Legal will return eventually. The bad news? This show will get legs where ABC has weakness-- so I think we\\\'ll see it move to Fridays to replace Men in Trees.moreless
  • "Show me the money!" Shatner as a game show host?

    Okay -- I'll be honest here, I caught a little of this last night after "DANCING WITH THE STARS" final routine. I was reading and forgot to turn the television to HOUSE. I was amazed at how well the show looked on television. Games shows are the type of things that either strike me as interesting or I am so bored it is ridiculous. This one, though, was entertaining maybe because of Shatner. Don't get me wrong -- I hated Shatner as James T. Kirk but I love him as Denny Crane. When he appeared, strutting like Crane, my first thought was: "Hey, where's Spader."

    The premise is that the contestants must answer questions to win the cash. They must answer six right or six wrong before the game is over. If they get the dancer "Kill" card, they must have their answer right to continue or face the "kill question" which is supposed to be very hard. To show the money potential, we have dancers with scrolls. They are there to entertain as the music plays at the first and last of the show and before commercial breaks. It was actually funny watching Shatner try to dance with them.

    All questions that I saw last night were pop culturish. There were a few I couldnt' answer, but some were very easy. If I have one problem with the show, its in the fact that the contestant gets a chance to pick one of three related to a phrase. If they feel unable to answer the first, they say so and keep going until they are at the third which they must answer. If the answer is correct, they get the cash. If wrong, they lose the cash.

    First contestant was absolutely what the show needed to start. Personality galore. He even danced more than the dancers. I hate to admit, but I missed his winnings as I had to take the dog for a short walk. The last contestant, which is probably the one I remember the best, had no clue on anything popular culture.

    Will I try the show again, Definitely! Maybe Spader will show up to strut with Shatner.moreless

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    • Twisted Sister

      William Shatner: [Twisted]... Sister was a popular '80s band that made a cameo appearance in what 1985 film starring Paul Reubens?

      "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" is a 1985 film directed by Tim Burton and written by Paul Reubens, Phil Hartman, and Michael Varhol. The original music score is composed by Danny Elfman.

    • Twin Peaks

      William Shatner: [Twisted]... could describe the TV show "Win Peaks" that starred what actress who dated Jack Nicholson

      Lara Flynn Boyle was cast member of the series and used to date Jack Nicholson.

    • No Soup For You

      William Shatner: [No]... Soup For You" was memorable said by the Soup Nazi on an episode of what sitcom in its seventh season?

      The Soup Nazi is the one hundred sixteenth episode of the NBC sitcom "Seinfeld" and also the character played by Larry Thomas. This was the 6th episode for the 7th season. It first aired in the United States on November 2, 1995.

    • No Holds Barred

      William Shatner: [No]... Holds Barred" is a 1989 film that's about what professional sport?

      No Holds Barred is a 1989 film starring professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. It was launched as an attempt to boost Hulk Hogan's acting career several years after his appearance in "Rocky III".