There’s no easy way of knowing when this episode of Celebrity Poker was filmed, but it was shown on Sunday April 08, 2007 on City-TV from Toronto. Don’t know where it was filmed, but likely in Vegas.
Participants in this match: Stephen Collins (Seventh Heaven – father), Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle – father), Howie Mandel (now bald comedian cum game show host), Meatloaf (washed out rock star), Peter Dinklage (Elf, Nip/Tuck – male nanny).
Howie Mandel is either not lying and has never played poker, or the greatest bluffer ever. My guess, though, is that he sucks at poker. Meatloaf is enjoying being a loudmouth, and the rest are biding their time.
This has to be the funniest episode of Celebrity Poker I’ve seen to date. After watching 45 minutes worth, here’s my prediction for the match:
Fifth – Howie Mandel – Smile Train.
Fourth – Peter Dinklage – Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Third – Bryan Cranston – National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Second – Meatloaf – Painted Turtle.
First – Stephen Collins – Monk (?) Foundation.
I’m not going to give a long, drawn out analysis of this episode this time. The playing wa mediocre but incredibly entertaining. The five of them seemed to get along very well, unlike some past episodes where a few primadonnas, including Dennis Rodman, seriously misbehaved. That said, here’s how the game actually played out:
It was unbelievable. Mandel came back after several wins and was leading up until 4th street. When the final card came down a Queen, for the first time in the history of this series, two players were eliminated at the same time: Meatloaf and Mandel. Stephen Collins was saved by the Queen.
Cranston, the chip leader, was …