HOLLYWOOD - It was touted as a cross between The Price Is Right and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, but in reality It's Worth What? is more like a cross between Lets Make A Deal and The Addams Family.
The shows host is Cedric The Entertainer but according to TV ClickerWorld reporter Sangria Wine, he may just have to end up changing his name after the airing of the first show.
Miss Wine quipped that perhaps Cedric The Boring would really be more appropriate since he did utter the phrase "It's worth whatttt?" a total of 85 times during the one hour show.
After hearing the phrase for the 18th time it got old, by the time it was uttered the 34th time it was hair-pulling time, and by the 85th time most TV sets in America had switched over to Hells Kitchen, Wipeout, The Deadliest Catch, Swamp People, or The Cupcake Wars.
Cedric The Host proudly showed off his pimp hat, his pink polka dotted shirt, a pink tie with root beer Life Savers, and a suit that probably once belonged to the legendary Bourbon Street trumpet player Al "The Girth" Hirt.
The show's two non-contestants, or as Cedric calls them players, were a Jessica Simpson lookalike and a Kathy Bates lookalike. Both spent so much time hugging each other that many in the studio audience started whispering the "L" word.
Oh and the shows premise? The two players try to figure out if this item is worth more than that item. For example what is worth more a boa constrictor or an Eskimo igloo? A kangaroo born without a pocket or a yellow number two pencil that once belonged to Beaver Cleaver?
The show missed the mark. Someone forgot to tell whoever it was that thought up the show that game shows need to have real honest-to-goodness contestants.
The viewers need to see contestant A competing against contestant B and contestant C and then one of the contestants gets eliminated and the two remaining contestants then meet in the Final Match of the evening.
Sad to say, watching It's Worth What? one wonders if maybe a more appropriate title would have been Who Gives A What?
TV ClickerWorld is reporting that that Cedric the Boring is so embarrassed that he is actually considering giving the producers back 1/20 of his salary.