Uncanny Valley Squares?

Saw this today, the official Wii version of Hollywood Squares. The modern Tom Bergeron-hosted version, mind you, but still.

And yes, there is actual celebrity involvement in this, as Brad Garrett, Jeffrey Tambor, Kathy Griffin, and Martin Mull have all licensed their likenesses (and, presumably, recorded dialog) for the game. I'm not sure who they put into the other five spots on the board, but Bergeron version or not, if the center square isn't Paul Lynde, I'm calling foul on the whole thing.

Here's a close up view of the cast. The likenesses get the point across, I suppose, but they all look a little off-model. Especially Jeffrey Tambor.

They did a pretty good job on Martin Mull, though. His mustache may even be more transfixing here than in real life. Look.






Anyway, weird as this whole exercise seems, I'm weirdly glad it exists and curious as hell to play it. I mean, come on... video game Martin Mull. If only they could add Fred Willard...

then we'd be one step closer to a Fernwood 2 Night video game, and that, my friends, would be the best of all possible worlds.

Come on, you know you'd play it. Or I'm sure you'd at least give "Rock Band: Happy Kyne and the Mirthmakers" a shot.

I mean, really, you'd kind of have to, I'd think.

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