Why “Hollywood Game Night” Is Awful In 8 Easy-To-Understand Screenshots

Jane Lynch and Sean Hayes, host and producer respectively of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night that premiered last night, we hope your own gay and glamorous Hollywood game nights at home aren’t co-opted by a wholly-owned subsidiary of PepsiCo., Inc like this show was for the first 10 excruciating minutes. It looked good and we love the idea of drafting studio stars (NBC’s) for game show duty, but the final product was so processed and canned it should have been another answer in “Crunch Time,” your product placement game that featured Frito Lay snacks as the answers. The only moment of authenticity came when Martin Short accused Kristin Bell of being fed the answer “Tostito’s Scoops.” But by then it was too late.

The “regular people” contestants guess what Cheetos are. Kevin got it right.

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How I Met Your Mother’s Alyson Hannigan knows Fritos better than Hawaii 5-0’s Daniel Dae Kim.

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Friends Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry are asked to identify Funyuns. As usual, and appropriately, Perry doesn’t give a shit.

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Martin Short is appalled, and suspicious, that Kristin Bell would know what Tostitos Scoops are.

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Regular person Amy is psyched about Sun Chips.

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Cracker Jack gets a plug from Daniel Dae Kim.

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No one knows what these are, but they tell us anyway.

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Jane Lynch can’t believe Martin Short didn’t answer Doritos in time.

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  • yaoming

    I have no idea what this post is about.


    I agree. What is the point of this?

  • sfbeast

    The show is a dud. Barely got thru the first episode. But this post is lame as well.

  • RomanHans

    Okay, better late than never. What’s the point writing about a show produced and starring two of television’s biggest LGBT stars? Really?

    I’m a huge fan of Sean Hayes and Jane Lynch — and I love Jimmy Fallon’s celeb games. Naturally I had high hopes for this show. Like Queerty says, it was miserable, and it should die a fast death. The inane product placement was one problem — uh, are they Cheetos, Jane? — but the “trivia” was aimed at exceptionally shallow 12-year-olds, careening from Kardashians to Trump and Bieber. I’m embarrassed for all involved and wonder how this POS could have gotten so far.

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