Quick Takes

Apr 29, 2002  •  Post A Comment

“I’m thinking SpongeBob SquarePants. He’s hot, he’s funny and he’s guileless -so he shouldn’t scare the other celebs. Plus he’d fit neatly into the square. If they can’t get SpongeBob, I hear Bryant Gumbel has some free time.”
Rick Kushman, television critic, Sacramento (Calif.) Bee
“I was going to say Robert Blake, but he suddenly became unavailable for next season. Have the production company order pizza and offer the delivery guy the center square if he throws in free pepperoni. Heck, just give the center square to the losing contestant.”
Steve Howard, free-lance producer/ TV warm-up, Los Angeles
“Jim Carrey’s last movies haven’t done so well, so maybe he’d be willing to come back to TV. He’s funny and quick-and a star. And when he’s not available, I’d turn to SpongeBob SquarePants. He’d fit right in.”

Matt Roush, television critic, TV Guide