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December 14th, 2001

The King of TV

A number of years ago I was listening to the Johnny B. radio show, per usual. He brought on a guy called the self-proclaimed “King of TV”, Paul Goebel. I thought, “Well, I’ll find out if he supports my ‘non-evil Paul’ theory.” But this guy… this guy was a pretender to the throne.

The questions Johnny doled out were tough, and when he brought contestants on to challenge the King, they were given questions of the same difficulty. It was on equal footing, so to speak. But I noticed something: I was getting every one of these questions right, far in advance of the so-called King.

I tried on numerous attempts to call in and beat the King at his own game, but it wasn’t to be. Instead, I continued to listen as show after show, the King either gave out incorrect answers, or slowly-constructed ones. I was amazed that this guy could get a reputation as the King without knowing a large amount. Then they mentioned that he watched 14,000 hours of TV in his life. Well, okay, I suppose that’s a qualifier….

In any event, the so-called King is now appearing on Beat the Geeks. Be sure to see someone with a bit of bluffing, a good amount of knowledge, and huge sideburns in action. -pm

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