Okay the new season of Celebrity Poker Showdown has started and I have to say i’m not terribly happy.
First, they replaced affiable Phil Gordon with petulant poker prat Phil Helmuth. He has all the personality of a poker chip and as a result Dave Foley, the grandmaster of adlib, is carrying the entire show. The fun banter of Foley and Gordon has been replaced with tense noodling. The reason of course is the online poker joint Helmuth works for is the new main sponsor.
Second the thing is awash in sponsorships. The “loser’s lounge” has been redubbed the “SoCo Lime Lounge” and each episode is awash in abonoxious SoColime commercials.
Third, Dave Foley shaved off his Devilish looking Vandyke. it gave his baby face such a naughty overtone. I liked it.
I’m fine with it moving to New Orleans, really, as all the charities are Katrina Relief – I just HATE Phil Helmuth I guess.