The Joe Schmo Show

Season 1 Episode 4

Episode 4

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 16, 2003 on Spike TV
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Episode Summary

Episode 4
Ashleigh reveals to Matt that she has a secret crush on Ralph, the host and also that she thinks that Molly may not be as innocent as she seems. Matt is not impressed and begins scheming to try and vote her off the show. The Immunity Challenge showcases the various castmembers displaying special talents, such as Kip doing bad magic and Matt beatboxing. Hutch "wins" this competition, judged by Ralph and Survivor 2's Jerri Manthey, by performing a moving rendition of "America the Beautiful." Emotions run high at the "Riches to Rags" eviction ceremony. Matt's plan does not go as he had hoped and it is Earl who is evicted from the show. Matt takes his ejection hard, along with the rest of the cast and everyone involved with the project is left wondering if it's right to continue it.moreless

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    Ralph Garman

    Ralph Garman

    The Smarmy Host (Season 1), Derek Newcastle (Season 2)

    Franklin Dennis Jones

    Franklin Dennis Jones

    Earl Bradford, The Grizzled Veteran (Second "Voted Out," Season 1)

    David Hornsby

    David Hornsby

    Steven 'The Hutch' Hutchinson, The Asshole ("Winner," Season 1)

    Lance Krall

    Lance Krall

    Carlos 'Kip' Calderos, The Gay Guy (Fourth "Voted Out," Season 1)

    Nikki Davis (II)

    Nikki Davis (II)

    Gina Price, The Reality Expert (First "Voted Out," Season 1)

    Kristen Wiig

    Kristen Wiig

    "Dr." Pat(ricia) Lane, The Insufferable Licensed Therapist (Third Out, "25,000 Prize," Season 1)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (12)

    • NOTES (5)

      • Information revealed by Matt in the Mo' Joe Schmo Show version of this episode:

        Matt says that the was never embarrassed watching himself on TV before, until he started watching himself on this show.
        Matt feels that one of the reasons he didn't catch on was because he was always trying to justify things that didn't seem right.
        The show staff took the labels off the soda bottles in the house - no free advertising.
        Matt wonders if perhaps all of this attention after the show isn't just one more elaborate ruse.
        Matt says that people have said that he was just trying to get Ashleigh out because she said that he was like a brother to her, but the real reason was because she kept putting him in the middle of her drama.
        Matt's thoughts on the talent show: Jerri complains about the title, but once again she's playing the "bitch." He thinks Brian's xylophone playing is a "practical talent" that will get him a lot of chicks... not. When he saw Dr. Pat's skit, he thought "this is a doctor with problems." Although he pissed at Earl at the time for laughing during. Dr. Pat's skit, he understands why he was now. He thinks that they were all pretty lame - Molly hula-hooping with one hoop. He feels that if the competition wasn't fixed, he would have won and that he wished Kip had used magic to make Kip disappear.
        Looking back, Matt thinks that the producers handled the Earl situation really well.
        Waiting for Ralph to come in during the eviction ceremony just added to the tension.
        Matt was completely surprised that Earl would get any votes during the eviction ceremony. One by one, everyone at the ceremony started losing it, causing a chain reaction.

      • Original broadcast ended about one minute late.

      • When Matt is talking with Ashleigh early in the episode and later when he conspires with some of the players to vote her out, "Taking the Bait" from The Mole can be heard playing in the background. Later, "Dirty Laundry," also from The Mole, plays when Kip does his bad magic act. Matt also said in one of his pop-up notes in the "Mo' Joe Schmo Show" version of this episode that some of the music playing during the eviction ceremony was from The Mole, but if it is, it's from one of the later versions and not a soundtrack piece.

      • The censors chose to censor "tits," but left other vulgarities such as "damn" and "bitch" intact. Also, at one point, the "god" in goddamn was censored, but damn was left intact and this was shown on close-captioning.

      • When Earl is assembling and disassembling the rifle, there's a piece playing in the background which sounds very much like and could be "Anthem-2" from the movie The Truman Show.

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