Look, I already have a love/hate relationship with NBC’s Jane Lynch hosted Hollywood Game Night. On a very snowy February afternoon about two years ago, I was sitting on my couch awaiting a Skype call from the casting department of said game show. When that call came in, I was subjected to two rounds of different games that they play on the show. I had to give and receive the game “How Do You Doo?” where you have to get your partner to guess a given song only using the word “doo”. The other game was the Celebrity Name Game, where you get your partner to guess a given celebrity or character just giving verbal and charade type clues. I’ll tell you now, I crushed that audition, only to never hear back from NBC, Jane Lynch, or that very nice casting person from Hollywood Game Night. So needless to say, I’m quite jaded when it comes to this show.
That being said, I will bite the bullet to watch Hollywood Game Night if former Wildcat and current Green Bay Packer, Randall Cobb appears on the program. Cobb served as a celebrity contestant, joined on his team by Amy Smart and Bobby Moynihan. His trio and their “civilian” took on the trio of Randall Park and Constance Wu (of Fresh Off The Boat), plus funnyman Paul Scheer.
So how did it go for Randall Cobb? Not well, at least in the winning portion. Cobb and the celebrities were paired with a cardiac rehab nurse named Ginger, and they just weren’t getting it as quickly as the other team. After two rounds, Cobb’s team trailed 15-4. In the third round, he got beat out by Scheer in a race to the buzzer on a category called “College Football Bowl Games”. In Hollywood Game Night, there’s really no comeback from a deficit like that. However, the wide receiver put on an otherwise pretty good performance, including doing the Carlton dance during a singing of “It’s Not Unusual”.
He admitted that he wasn’t “in his comfort zone” being on the show, but he had fun with it. The episode can be found on NBC or Hulu if you want to check it out. Below, starting at 3:00, watch Cobb kill it in charades:
The Packers’ new #1 receiver will be back in action on Saturday, August 29th as Green Bay takes on the Eagles at 8:00 PM at Lambeau Field for Week 3 Preseason action.