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Celebrity Name Game Review

Celebrity Name Game is everything a game show should be nowadays. The show is hardly original, but all the good game show ideas are taken. All we can really expect from new game show concepts is that they don’t execute old concepts badly. Based on that criteria, Celebrity Name Game and it’s host, Craig Ferguson, excel.

Like most game shows, Celebrity Name Game combines elements from classic game shows and adds two, likable, but B-list celebrities. In this case, the show is a mix of Pyramid and Family Feud with teams of three people: one celebrity and two civilians.

The first two rounds and the bonus game are ripped straight from Pyramid. The first round has one team pick from semi-cleverly named categories, such as “Kicked to the ‘Curb,'”which features celebrities who had appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm. The other team is left with the remaining category. In this round, the celebrity team member provides clues to the two civilians, who take turns guessing the answer. Each correct answer is worth $100. The celebrities swap teams. The last team to go chooses the category for another round like the first. Now, correct answers are worth $200 each.

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Cool TV Video of the Day: The Family Feud September Incident

This video has already made the rounds on the Internet, but its still funny. Enjoy the usually calm and collected Richard Dawson as he loses his mind over a ridiculous answer.

Weekly TV Update: June 4

Each week we bring you stories from around the Internet that you might have missed.

Rolling Stone has a recap of Sunday’s episode of Mad Men.

Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? The Los Angeles Times has you covered in the recap department.

E! has a list of crazy moments that happened at the MTV Movie Awards yesterday.

Richard Dawson, the original host of Family Feud, died on Saturday.

The voice of Gumby also died last week.

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