Hollywood Game Night Recap: Anthony Anderson & Yvette Nicole Brown Battle As "Champions"

Pete Wentz plus two NBC superstars


This episode is titled “Battle of Champions,” but the twist is that two celebrities are returning champions, not the contestants. One of whom is very annoying. The losing civilian may receive something frightening: a Celebrity Fusion portrait. Okay, emcee Jane Lynch’s being tongue-in-cheek, but that prize is freakier than a Zonk.

Also, celeb bookers were thisss close to arranging a Zack/Kelly Saved By The Bell quasi-reunion as Mark-Paul Gosselaar sits on one of the couches next week. Oh, well.

Onto the recap!

Kadi’s Team

  • Kadi Prescott from Chino, CA is a marketing analyst and (sigh) Twilight fan.
  • Gary Dell’Abate – bigger Parks & Recreation sensation than Amy Poehler.
  • Tiffani Thiessen – isn’t wearing a white collar.
  • Anthony Anderson – cringe-inducing returning champion.

Jennifer’s Team

  • Jennifer Brady is a college grad from Highland Ranch, CO and Harry Potter fan (whew).
  • Adam Scott – ready to party down.
  • Pete Wentz – part time pizza aficionado.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown – she’s the other returning champ. That’s nice.

Game One: Celebrity Fusion

See the solutions

Game Two: Clue-Boom

  1. Gary x vs. Adam – Madonna
  2. Tiffani x vs. Pete – Fashion
  3. Anthony vs. Yvette x – Indiana Jones
  4. Kadi x vs. Jennifer – Soap Operas

Game Three: In Other Words

Movie quote first, then whoever won the points.

“I’ll be back.” (Kadi)

“Run, Forrest! run!” (Pete)

“You had me at hello.” (Yvette, by Tiffani’s failed attempt)

“The first rule of Fight Club is that you do not talk about Fight Club” (Jennifer, by Gary’s failed attempt)

“Do I make you horny, baby?” (Kadi, by Adam’s failed attempt)

“I am your father.” (Anthony, by Pete’s failed attempt)

“This one time at Band Camp.” (Yvette, by Tiffani’s failed attempt)

“You talking to me?” Gary

Game Four: Smash the Buzzer

Bold items apply to the category, Bold & Italicized items are correct guesses. Is this formatting fine for you?

Bond Girls

Miss Moan-a-lot, Ivana Bang, Gary Dell’Abate, Misty Pants, Mena Pausal, Plenty O’Toole, Xenia Onatopp

Yvette eliminates Tiffani

Current Disneyland Attractions

Mr Toad’s Wild Key Party, Cinderella’s Enchante Pumpkin Coach, Hall of Postmasters General, Splash Mountain

Kadi eliminates Yvette

Letter Used At Least Twice For This Celeb Cook

G, S, L, I

Anthony eliminates Jennifer

Oscar Nominees or Winners on Miami Vice

Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Benicio Del Toro, Liam Neeson, Helena Bonham Carter, Lawrence Fishburne

Gary eliminates Adam

Syfy Movies

Tara Reidodactyl, Sharktomom, Mongolian Death Worm, Piranhaconda, Dinocroc Vs. Supergator

Kadi eliminates Pete

Game Four: I Love a Charade

Movie Blockbusters (Grossing $250 Million or More)

Kadi’s Team: 4 correct guesses.

Music Groups

Jennifer’s Team: needed 6 to win, guess 6 correct for the win.

Anthony Anderson, unfortunately, gets on Pete’s back and tries to shut him up in the heat of the moment.


Final Box Score

       G1  G2  G3  G4  G5  Tot

Kadi        1   11  8   8   20  48

Jennifer    6   5   8   2   30  51

Bonus: Celebrity Name Game

The bonus round went very smoothly as Jennifer and Yvette ran through every name. Jennifer wins $25,000 and Yvette wins $10,000 for Motion Picture & Television Fund.

Next Week: More Clue Boom!?!

Celebrity Fusion Mashups

  • Aisha Tyler Perry (example)
  • George Michael Douglas
  • Bob Dylan McDermott
  • Meg Ryan Gosling
  • Ed Bradley Cooper
  • Buddy Holly Hunter
  • John Glenn Close
  • Adam Scott Baio
  • Tim Allen Iverson

Author: Clarence

Webmaster, editor, writer of Red-Headed Mule. RHM was founded in 2011. Currently is liking British TV better than U.S. TV, mayhaps.