The Surreal Life: Fame Games
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|The Surreal Life: Fame Games|
|Created by||Mark Cronin|
|Presented by||Robin Leach|
Rob 'Vanilla Ice' Van Winkle
Joanie 'Chyna Doll' Laurer
Sandy 'Pepa' Denton
C. C. DeVille
Jordan Knight (decided to leave)
|Theme music composer||C. C. DeVille|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Executive producer(s)||Cris Abrego
|Running time||60 minutes (including commercials)|
|Distributor||USA: Debmar-Mercury (2006–)
Worldwide: Endemol (2008–)
|Original release||January 8, 2007– March 25, 2007|
|Preceded by||The Surreal Life|
The Surreal Life: Fame Games is a reality television series that was originally broadcast on the VH1 cable network. A spin-off of the VH1 show, The Surreal Life, the show assembles ten alumni of the show's 6 prior seasons to compete in a ten-week competition that takes place in Las Vegas, with the winner taking home a prize of $100,000 provided by the online gaming site Golden Palace.net. Robin Leach is the host. The contestants also compete in a game show format elimination round in each episode called "Back to Reality" that sees the losers, in the first 3 weeks of the competition, sent to "the B-List" which consists of living in a less luxurious wing of the mansion than the rest of the housemates, who are designated as "the A-List". In the later weeks, when the teams are split evenly, they compete in team competitions where the losing team must send 3 members to play "Back to Reality" to eliminate one person from the competition entirely.
Contestants and Placings
Host : Robin Leach
- The Fame Gamer who won the Competition
- The Fame Gamer who is in the B-list
- The Fame Gamer who is in the A-list
- The Fame Gamer who was Eliminated
- The Fame Gamer who won the Reward Challenge
- The Fame Gamer who is Sent to "Back to Reality" (From Ep. 7-10 only)
- The Fame Gamer who Quits
- In Episode 1, Jordan Knight went home due to personal problems and he was replaced by Verne Troyer.
- In Episode 6, the A-List and The B-list teams were no longer used and it became an individual competition.
- In Episode 7, the Fame Gamers who were in the bottom 3 are not sent to "Back to Reality", but instead, the person with the least amount of points was instantly eliminated.
- Fame Gamers
|Challenge Winner||Back to Reality||Contestants (Loser in bold)||Original air date|
|1||"Welcome To Celebrity Island"
|Rob Van Winkle||Grab Bag||Andrea Lowell, Chyna Doll and Verne Troyer (Sent to The B-List)||January 8, 2007|
|Random audience members were asked of which star they would most like to meet and get their picture taken with. The three celebrities with the lowest number of fans lost.|
|2||"Sex, Size, and Videotape"
|Rob Van Winkle and Andrea Lowell||What's Charo Saying?||Emmanuel Lewis, Traci Bingham and Brigitte Nielsen (Sent to The B-List)||January 15, 2007|
|Teams of two had to make a scandalous video that lasted no more than 30 seconds. The team that won chose the next three celebrities to play back to reality.|
|3||"Down and Out on the B-List"
|Rob Van Winkle||CC Deville, Ron Jeremy and Emmanuel Lewis (Sent to The B-List)||January 22, 2007|
|Each team was given a script to memorize and then perform in front of a green screen. The three celebrities that did the worst acting jobs lost.|
|4||"The Chyna Doll Syndrome"
|A-List||Surreal Connections||Chyna Doll, Brigitte Nielsen and Verne Troyer (Originally eliminated from the show, but Brigitte Nielsen offered to eliminate herself.)||January 29, 2007|
|Both teams had identical "hotel rooms" to trash. Whichever team trashed their hotel room more won the challenge. The losing team sent three players back to reality.|
|5||"V for Variety"
|B-List||Celebrity Go Fish||Ron Jeremy, Pepa Denton and CC Deville (Eliminated)||February 11, 2007|
|Both teams had to put on a variety show for a live audience. The team that got the loudest applause won the challenge. The losing team sent three players back to reality.|
|A-List||The Real Bling||Verne Troyer, Chyna Doll and Emmanuel Lewis (Eliminated)||February 18, 2007|
|"" — Each team had to choose out of a large group of hookers and club dancers only fifteen girls. whichever team had the least number of hookers in their fifteen choices won. The losing team sent three players back to reality.|
|7||"Dial M for Mommy"
"Surreal Life Telethon"
|Rob van Winkle||None||Chyna Doll (Eliminated, possibly because Andrea Lowell manipulated Kennedy, who judged the fame of each celebrity who was called)||March 4, 2007|
|Each celebrity had to call as many famous people as they knew. Out of the people called, 50 were selected as the top 50. Players then received points based on if someone they called made the top 50 list. For instance, if Jim Carrey was ranked 40, the player who called him received 10 points. The person who received the fewest points was instantly eliminated.|
|Verne Troyer||Gourmet or Garbage?||Ron Jeremy,Rob van Winkle, Andrea Lowell||March 11, 2007|
|The teams were sent to a resort for a day of relaxation, however, they didn't know that it was a secret challenge, in which paparazzi snapped scandalous shots of the Fame Gamers. The three celebrities with the worst photos would go to Back to Reality.|
|9||"Five Weasly Pieces"
|Ron Jeremy and Rob Van Winkle||Fill in the ____ing Blank||Pepa, Traci Bingham and Verne Troyer||March 18, 2007|
|The remaining contestants were attached to one of their fans. However, they had to stay attached no matter what, and separating would let an alarm go off, thus eliminating them from the game.|
|10||"The Ice Ice Storm"
|Traci Bingham||Stick it in Google||March 24, 2007|
The contestants had To Make A Commercial For Golden Gaming Palace.Net.The Contestant Who Made the best Commercial Won. Back to Reality 1 (Contestants vote for the person they want to go home...majority vote goes home) Contestants: Ron Jeremy, Pepa, Rob Van Winkle Back to Reality 2 Contestants: Ron Jeremy and PepaFinal Two: Traci Bingham and Ron Jeremy
C. C. DeVille
- Nordyke, Kimberly (10 August 2006). "Debmar-Mercury gets a 'Life'". The Hollywood Reporter 395: 3. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
- Juzwiak, Rich (8 January 2007). "The Surreal Life Fame Games Recap - Episode 1 - Why don't you take a picture? Your fame will last longer...". VH1 Celebreality Blog. Archived from the original on 5 February 2008.
- Juzwiak, Rich (16 January 2007). "The Surreal Life Fame Games Recap - Episode 2 - Lists, slurs and videotape". VH1 Celebreality Blog. Archived from the original on 3 December 2007.
- Juzwiak, Rich (23 January 2007). "The Surreal Life Fame Games Recap - Episode 3 - Green screen with envy". VH1 Celebreality Blog. Archived from the original on 5 January 2008.
- Juzwiak, Rich (30 January 2007). "The Surreal Life Fame Games Recap - Episode 4 - Gitte gone". VH1 Celebreality Blog. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008.
- Juzwiak, Rich (12 February 2007). "The Surreal Life Fame Games Recap - Episode 5 - CC you later". VH1 Celebreality Blog. Archived from the original on 14 September 2007.
- Juzwiak, Rich (20 February 2007). "The Surreal Life Fame Games Recap - Episode 6 - There's some stars in this house". VH1 Celebreality Blog. Archived from the original on 1 December 2007.
- Juzwiak, Rich (6 March 2007). "The Surreal Life Fame Games Recap - Episode 7 - Hanging up on Chyna". VH1 Celebreality Blog. Archived from the original on 11 December 2007.
- Juzwiak, Rich (13 March 2007). "The Surreal Life Fame Games Recap - Episode 8 - Not-So Hot Shots". VH1 Celebreality Blog. Archived from the original on 11 December 2007.
- Juzwiak, Rich (20 March 2007). "The Surreal Life Fame Games Recap - Episode 9 - Bound for glory". VH1 Celebreality Blog. Archived from the original on 11 December 2007.
- Juzwiak, Rich (29 March 2007). "The Surreal Life Fame Games Recap - Episode 10 - Mad as Ice". VH1 Celebreality Blog. Archived from the original on 11 December 2007.
- Official website
- Surreal Life Fame Games on AOL -- Weekly Coverage with Exclusive Robin Leach Interviews
- The Surreal Life: Fame Games at the Internet Movie Database
- The Surreal Life: Fame Games at TV.com