Recap: Your Gen, August 15th 2010

“It’s time to chop down the family tree, and use the wood to build a bridge between the generations, in a construction project that only MC Escher could site manage.”

The show was family themed, from the introduction question on who hosted Family Feud, to the guests – Amanda’s son Liam, Charlie’s mum Pamela and Josh’s brother Drew.

The games were: Fad-Tastic (guess the fad), What’s a Doodle Do?, which was yodeled by Colleen, followed by Charlton Heston introducing What You Talkin’ Bout Willis?, where generational phrases had to be decided.

In the 4 buttons round:
Generation Y went for Film & TV, playing Who Said That?
X picked Music, which was Name That Tune (all TV shows)
BB chose Lifestyle and played What Am I Eating? Balthasar presented types of spreads, which Amanda fed to Liam, swapping half way through the 6 dishes.

For “Your Generation”, the topic was appropriately Families, which soon changed into personal questions for each team’s families. The End Game challenge was worth 7 points and determined which generation was best at making lemonade.

The trophy, donated by Derek Brown for his contribution as water boy for U14 football, was won by the Baby Boomers.

As a side point, my wife would like to point out Shaun loves to say “common or garden” (noun), without saying “variety”. ie. “garden variety”.

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Recap: Your Gen, August 8th 2010 (plus guests for next week)

On tonight’s TBYG, the guests were Bill Bailey (BB), actor Rodger Corser (Gen X) and singer Ella Hooper (Gen Y).

Games played were:
Befuddled – “brand spanking new” (no branding, or spanking) – where the aim is to determine the movie from the poster which has been scrambled into pieces.
Who Goes There – determine the other half of a musical duo.
Poli-Waffle –  work out the two quotations that have been fused together.

In the round where each generation chose their topic: (ie. four buttons)
Gen X chose Lifestyle and played 3rd Draw Down, where they have to identify the strange items in a dresser draw.
BB chose Sport and played “¡Chronoloco!” where they had to put various sporting goods in decade order.
Gen Y chose “Trust Me”, which Shaun was very pleased about. The game was Human Lamington, where Ella had to answer 3 questions, and for every wrong answer, Josh was covered in lamington ingredients. Only one answer was wrong, so Josh was only covered in flour. But for every right answer, Shaun jammed a lamington in Josh’s mouth while he was chained to the device – very funny!

The Your Generation topic was The Colour Purple and the End Game (worth 25 points) was “Which Generation is best at Working on an Assembly Line.” Most of it involved frantic running about as the ever continuing line of cans was difficult to keep up with, but in the end, the Baby Boomers won with the best ‘pyramid’. Their trophy was from Gavin Harvey; his prize for being the 2010 Go Kart winner.

Remember, winning isn’t everything, but it does come a close second.

Next Week: It’s a family themed episode, so Amanda will be joined by her son, Charlie by his mother and Josh with his brother.

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