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Jeff Foxworthy To Host New Bible Game Show

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For one hour, Foxworthy will grill contestants on their knowledge of the Bible, GSN — which once stood for Game Show Network — told advertisers Wednesday morning in Manhattan.

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GSN said the questions will be “designed to acknowledge and celebrate the Bible’s continuing importance in contemporary life and culture.”

It appears contestants will be selected on the basis of their backstories, because GSN says contestants are going to share them with viewers at home and the studio audience.

“I am excited to be hosting a show about the best-selling book of all time,” Foxworthy, who already hosts GSN’s “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” said in Wednesday’s announcement.

“It will be interesting to find out what people really know, and an opportunity to present the Bible in a fun and entertaining way,” Foxworthy added.

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I think the show will go a little something like this (turns around to put on a 70′s porn mustache)

If yewww think you saw Jesus in the maple syrup on your flapjacks… yewww might be a Bibleneck…

Choose wisely, y’all. One of these 8 doors has a prize behind it. The other 7 have plagues.

You’ve won a spin on the Wheel of Rapture

Now it’s time for the Bolt of Lightning Round.

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Obviously I think this is a tacky idea. Maybe if all the money went to charity?

» 29 Comments

  1. Racist

    March 23rd, 2012

    Hey don’t knock it Yankee! Foxworthy’s a dunce with a bad moustache and is about as country as O’Bama is Irish, but at least he’s got the balls (or the desperation for any TV gig) to swagger right on in to Godless Commiewood and proudly host a show that should promote moral if not outright Christian values! And to be honest, Are you Smarter… is not nearly as cheesy as I thought it would be. It’s actually kinda popular too. It’s as good a gameshow as Deal or No Deal!

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  2. Reiuxcat

    March 23rd, 2012

    There should be a “Proselytizing Round” where they pick a yankee athiest/unbeliever out of the audience for 15 minutes of unwanted witnessing.

    Bonus points if a Bible study is started.

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  3. norman einstein

    March 23rd, 2012

    Dayum, Hat, you should be producing the show!
    Or at least send them a bill for the free suggestions.
    LMAO!

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  4. BigFurHat

    March 23rd, 2012

    I watch Are you Smarter…
    I like the show.
    And I like Foxworthy.
    I’d rather see a show where celebrity Christians confront atheists in
    a serious roundtable discussion.
    This just thrusts the Bible into a strange atmosphere.

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  5. Cruisin' Cat

    March 23rd, 2012

    Which stretches farther? A rubber band or skin?

    Skin. It says in the Bible that Moses tied his ass to a tree and went up the hill.

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  6. norman einstein

    March 23rd, 2012

    I want the Thumbs Down back just for Cruisin’ Cat.
    Groan!

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  7. jclady

    March 23rd, 2012

    @Racist — Foxworthy may not be “country”, but growing up in Hapeville, GA gives him an inside advantage on knowing the ways of rednecks!

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  8. norman einstein

    March 23rd, 2012

    @BFH, “I’d rather see a show where celebrity Christians confront atheists in a serious roundtable discussion.”

    I don’t know if there are enough Christian ‘celebrities’.
    Personally, I’d love to see Ann Barnhardt as emcee.
    If she couldn’t convert them, she could just SHOOT their ass!

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  9. super toe

    March 23rd, 2012

    I think putting a cut out mustache on the Holy Eucharist is more insulting than a Bible game show.

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  10. Corky

    March 23rd, 2012

    I thought I heard that the money was going to charities but I could be wrong.

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  11. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    March 23rd, 2012

    “Obviously I think this is a tacky idea.”

    Never trust the author of a statement that begins with the word, “OBVIOUSLY.”

    It’s a pity, but I don’t think you’ll be able to get this show in the NYC, LA, SF and other non-flyover-country markets anyway. So, no worries there, BFH.

    jclady is right. Just ’cause he has a Georgia Tech BSE doesn’t mean his neck ain’t red.

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  12. BigFurHat

    March 23rd, 2012

    I think putting a cut out mustache on the Holy Eucharist is more insulting than a Bible game show.>

    I think it’s about even, and that’s the point.
    They’re going to award money to person that knows more minutia than another about scripture.

    On second thought, the Foxworthy Host pun/graphic hasn’t gone nearly far enough.

    Jesus should make an appearance and flip over the contestants podiums.

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  13. BigSlurpy

    March 23rd, 2012

    I saw that Foxworthy was stumping for Oromney recently and quite frankly I think Foxworthy would make a better president than Oromney. but anyway to get the good book out to the masses can’t be all bad.

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  14. BigFurHat

    March 23rd, 2012

    but anyway to get the good book out to the masses can’t be all bad.>>

    Maybe a Discovery Channel show.
    Wedged between reruns of Let’s Make a Deal and Card Sharks, this Bible Game Show will have all the dignity of a Vegas Chapel.

    Plus, optically, when the show is canceled, the Bible is being canceled.

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  15. Reiuxcat

    March 23rd, 2012

    So optically speaking, when you (Mr Hat) reject suggestions or links for posts, you’re actually rejecting the poster? Hmmm

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  16. Chalupa

    March 23rd, 2012

    Other features –

    Sell out other contestants for thirty pieces of silver
    Dead Sea dunk tank
    Lifelines to Jimmy Swaggart, Rick Warren etc.
    Rooster crowing for wrong answers
    Disgraced preacher celebrity judges

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  17. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    March 23rd, 2012

    Anything to improve Sunday AM on TV is a good thing.

    I don’t think Fox’s show will ask anyone to send in money OR agree with all the lefties on the network propaganda “news” shows.

    Must admit I miss Dr, James Kennedy from Fort Lauderdale and even Robert Schuller from Garden Grove. Of course I also miss Bugs Bunny, Popeye and the Road Runner from Saturday mornings, too.

    Good gospel music is getting hard to find, too.

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  18. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 23rd, 2012

    A baptismal dunk?

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  19. Callmelennie

    March 23rd, 2012

    Maybe we could start a game show where Democratic Catholics like Nancy Pelosi test their knowledge of Church teachings against first graders from any Catholic school in the country, and call it

    “Are You Smarter Than a First Grader?”

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  20. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 23rd, 2012

    Well let’s see how that show goes.
    And if it goes bad… You can always do a new post saying, “The show has been called Home.”

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  21. Callmelennie

    March 23rd, 2012

    We could get Ann Barnhardt to be the host — What a hoot!

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  22. Callmelennie

    March 23rd, 2012

    Chalupa

    The rooster crows only if a contestant tries to deny his or her wrong answer

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  23. RPFreeSpeech

    March 23rd, 2012

    All’s I kin say is: Tacky is as tacky duz!

    (Note: Kindly add your own imitation of a Forrest Gump accent.).

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  24. muddjuice

    March 23rd, 2012

    I see your point Fur. And I’m about as earnest about keeping the Holy Bible sacred and not sullying it by gimmicks as anyone could be.

    On the other hand, it depends how they do the show. I remember doing Bible Trivia at home with my fam when us kids were younger. It was funny and goofy but I learned a lot from it. To this day, we still tease one of my brothers because his answer to everything was “Jesus”. Even now, he says that, ultimately, he was right….

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  25. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    March 23rd, 2012

    A LOT of people do not see the Holy Bible as an altar unto itself, to be kept on a dedicated lectern with the gold leaf page edges and satin placeholder on display. For many it’s a guide for daily living and their Bibles are worn from constant use.

    That said, I think an AGE LIMIT for the contestants (say nineteen) would be an idea that’s more appealing than Larry the Cable Guy’s fabled sister rolling onstage in her heavy-duty scooter, Bible in hand, ready to do the $64,000 Battle for God (and Tide gets your clothes HEAVENLY clean).

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  26. bitterclinger

    March 23rd, 2012

    Mass publicity for ANYTHING that’s in the Bible is a plus in these days of Sodom and Gomorrah. To this day I regret not taking “The Bible as Literature” in college as I am continually surprised to see common phrases, the basis for laws (not even connected with the 10 Commandments) and all manner of kewel stuff in the Good Book.

    Besides, Jeopardy has a “Bible” category. Anyhoo, I can see this being a huge hit in the Bible Belt — and if you’re looking for family entertainment, you aren’t going to do better than this!

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  27. missinmich

    March 23rd, 2012

    Will they have the “buzzer seats” that we had in Bible Bowl quiz teams?

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  28. Racist

    March 23rd, 2012

    So optically speaking, when you (Mr Hat) reject suggestions or links for posts, you’re actually rejecting the poster? Hmmm

    OUCH Reiuxcat! I’ve been feeling kinda rejected lately as it is, with about 1 out of 20 or so of my suggestions making the page. You didn’t have to confirm it! Say, Can that be considered “Offensive” under the Ca City Council’s Resolution?

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  29. Keep Honking I'm Reloading

    March 23rd, 2012

    Is there going to be a bible on stage for actual reference? Because if Pelosi gets on she’ll just make stuff up to justify her taking communion!

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