Lie Detector

You may have read his posts here as Cranky Media Guy, but in real life he's also known as Bob Pagani, and he's going to be on TV in a few days. Here's the info, straight from the horse's mouth:

I just got information about when the TV show I taped back in November in L.A. will air. The show is Lie Detector and it will air on March 8th at 9 PM on the Pax network.

They put me through a lie detector test (as the show's name implies) and you'll see my reaction as I'm told the results of the test on the air. I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement so I can't tell you how the test comes out; you'll just have to watch to see, I guess.

It wasn't the first episode they taped but it's going to be the first one aired for this series. That's usually a sign that the producers think that it's a good show; they want to air one they think is strong first so that viewers will come back next week.

Congratulations, Bob. Unfortunately I don't seem to get Pax TV on my cable network here in San Diego. So you'll have to let me know what happened with the lie detector test after the show airs.


Posted on Thu Mar 03, 2005


I don't get PAX either, I think. I'll just stick with Maury Povich.
Posted by X  in  McKinney, TX  on  Thu Mar 03, 2005  at  09:46 AM
congrats! I've bookmarked it to record on my TV in case I'm out. Can't wait to see what a cranky media guy looks like. big surprise

Posted by Winona  on  Thu Mar 03, 2005  at  10:11 AM
Um... no offense (alright, just a little offense) but this looks very much like a new "reality program". It seems to be using people convicted of past crimes to sell an entertainment program. As such, I wouldn't be watching it even if I received PAX.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Thu Mar 03, 2005  at  11:42 AM
We get PAX and we'll watch just to see what this guy looks like. Should be fun. If for nothing else to put a face with the name...
Posted by Mark-N-Isa  in  Midwest USA  on  Thu Mar 03, 2005  at  11:44 AM
Do you think he will wear the mask?

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Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Thu Mar 03, 2005  at  11:58 AM
Charybdis, what's Cranky Media Guy doing in my back yard?
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Thu Mar 03, 2005  at  02:04 PM
I'd love to have a drive-in as my back yard. Good job Big Gary C!
Posted by Chadds Ford Prefect  on  Thu Mar 03, 2005  at  04:06 PM
Well, I look just like that, except without the mask...and the suit. The picture really is of me, though, for the record. I was living in Boise a few years back and I spotted that drive-in in Mountain Home, Idaho. I wanted to take that picture for months and it's turned out to be my favorite picture of myself ever. There's just something very striking about it, I think. It kind of screams "Who is this asshole and why is he standing in an abandoned drive-in theater?" And that, my friends, sums me up rather well.

As for the Lie Detector thing, yeah, it's a reality show. I'm told I'm sharing the episode with Paula Jones. I guess that makes it two of us who got screwed during the Clinton administration. (You'll have to watch the show to see what I'm referring to in regards to myself.)
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Thu Mar 03, 2005  at  07:36 PM
Uh, no, even according to Paula C. Jones's own story, she notably DIDN'T get screwed during the Clinton administration. She sure whored herself out to all the right-wing Clinton haters subsequently, though.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Fri Mar 04, 2005  at  05:29 PM
Big Gary C. said:

"Uh, no, even according to Paula C. Jones's own story, she notably DIDN'T get screwed during the Clinton administration."

Oh sure, ruin a perfectly good jokes with your damn FACTS! Actually, of course, you're right; she did claim that she never had sex with Clinton despite his (according to her) repeated hitting on her. Grrrr. I'm still mad that you ruined my joke.
Posted by crankymediaguy  on  Fri Mar 04, 2005  at  06:16 PM
Oh, I want to get Pax now! If it was a week later I'd be home for Spring Break and could watch it then. Unfortunately, I'm a poor college student with only the basic cable that comes free with my internet connection.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Fri Mar 04, 2005  at  10:16 PM
Razela said:

"Oh, I want to get Pax now! If it was a week later I'd be home for Spring Break and could watch it then."

Oh, I can't imagine that they won't re-run the thing. I mean, it IS PAX, after all. It's not like they have something else wonderful on that they're reluctant to pre-empt.
Posted by crankymediaguy  on  Sat Mar 05, 2005  at  12:31 AM
By the way, I got on the show by answering an ad on Craig's List. I heard back from them on a Tuesday and I was flying down to L.A. that Thursday to tape the show on Friday. See, there IS good stuff on the Internets.
Posted by crankymediaguy  on  Sat Mar 05, 2005  at  12:32 AM
"Who is this luchador hooked up to a lie detector and why is he preempting my Touched by an Angel?!"
Posted by kf  on  Sat Mar 05, 2005  at  06:58 AM
Very good point CMG, I'll try to catch it as a rerun, though I'm sure I'll hear about whatever happened on here before hand. Oh well, it will still be fun to watch.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Sat Mar 05, 2005  at  09:59 AM
kf said:

"Who is this luchador hooked up to a lie detector and why is he preempting my Touched by an Angel?!"

Funny! That actually IS a lucha libre mask (as you probably realize).

I'm sincerely sorry if I'm cutting into your Recommended Daily Dose of Della Reese.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Sun Mar 06, 2005  at  02:18 AM
I'll make a PAX is fuzzy, but I've heard that fuzzy is really the best way to watch it! wink
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Tue Mar 08, 2005  at  01:28 PM
Congratulations Bob - hope you can get your name cleared soon smile
Posted by Saribellum  in  Another Time  on  Tue Mar 08, 2005  at  07:42 PM
They say that a camera adds 10 pounds. Obviously, Lie Detector had at least 20 cameras pointed at me! Who WAS that fat bastard anyway?

Well, at least now the world knows I wasn't lying when I said that Bill Clinton exposed himself to me. Wait, wrong story! OK, so I made a few bucks selling my kidney. Ooops, wrong again. Well, you get the idea.

Seriously, that was one of my more pleasant TV experiences. Rolonda Watts is a little "show bizzy" but she's very pleasant to talk to. The crew wasn't a bunch of jerks, which is nice (and somewhat unusual.)

There's a chance that, if this thing goes to series, they may fly me back to L.A. later this year for a "reunion" show. Maybe by then I'll have that Federal pardon (although I'm not holding my breath waiting for that to happen.)

By the way, I had no idea they were going to send a copy of the tape to the White House; I found that out as I watched the show tonight. Hey, who knows? Maybe I'll get an apology from Bill Clinton and my kidney back. D'oh!

P.S. In case you didn't see the show, I passed the lie detector test confirming my story that I didn't knowingly take stolen property across state lines (specifically, a bust of Mickey Mantle missing from Yankee Stadium).
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  01:26 AM
...I fell asleep! Not b/c of the show, but b/c I was tired. My hubby woke me up at 9:45 & asked if I was going to load the dishwasher...So...maybe they'll rerun it.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  09:17 AM
Great job, you seemed very at ease and relaxed. My husband got really into your story & when you passed he was like "YES!". So, you got your message across. smile
Posted by winona  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  10:27 AM
Thanks, Winona. No, I wasn't nervous except perhaps for the "reveal" part of the show. I mean, they COULD have told me I failed, right? That would have sucked.

I don't really get nervous when doing TV. Hell, I used to be a professional wrestling manager and I would have to do "promos" off the top of my head at times. Once you've mastered THAT, you can do pretty much anything on camera, I think.

Please thank your husband for me. It's nice to know that some people related to my story and were pulling for me.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  07:17 PM
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