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'Hollywood Game Night': Ranking the freakishly fascinating facial mashups

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On Thursday’s Hollywood Game Night, the teams (Max Greenfield, Ellie Kemper, Kal Penn, and plebian Jill vs. Kenan Thompson, Minnie Driver, Angela Kinsey and plebe Dipal) participated in a riveting round of Celebrity Fusion – in which two celebs with a common name had their faces smeared into each other and presented as art. (So basically, Conan’s “If They Mated,” but on a show with a different title.) I’m VERY ashamed of how long it took me to guess the above beauty, but at least I didn’t say “Boy George..Carlin?” like poor JIll.

Doesn’t take much to fascinate me on a summer Friday! I’m gonna rank these creatures from least horrifying to most:


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Pamela Anderson Cooper (not not hot)

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Steven Tyler Perry (yikes, but pedestrian)

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Steve Martin Short (Tom Brokaw in a wind tunnel?)

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Boy George Clooney


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Kevin James Franco (fat Sean Penn?)

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Lil’ Kim Kardashian (we also would have accepted “Generic Bratz Doll”)

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Toby Keith Richards (hat flaps look like Dumbo ears)


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Meg Ryan Seacrest (because my first guess was David Bowie)

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Paul Simon Cowell (NO NO NO HELP GOD STOP NO)

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Other Hollywood Game Night highlights included Kenan Thompson’s heroic efforts throughout the “How Do You Doo?” name-that-tune round (how did people not get his spot-on version of “What a Girl Wants”?) and international treasure Minnie Driver’s method of complimenting each celebrity she had to describe to team captain/boring regular person Jill in the final round. (Re: Denzel Washington: “Beautiful. Just the most beautiful actor there is.”) She is a DELIGHT. Let’s get her on a more challenging show than Hollywood Game Night for sure.


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Kal Penn wincing in disgust after turning over the Ryan Reynolds tile in “Matchmaker”

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…..and Max Greenfield guessing that “Brad Jr.” is one of the names of Brad PItt and Angelina Jolie’s kids. I’m pretty sure Max just wanted to hit the bar – he’s a sensible guy!

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I love Jane Lynch as host event though those out-of-character baubles are killing me.

Are you still watching this delightfully low-engagement freakshow? Do you still feel like a genius? Discuss.