Hollywood - ABC has cancelled a planned "celebrity" edition of its game show "National Bingo Night" after the first contestant, Kevin Federline, proved unable to understand the program' rules. Taping was stopped when Federline got stuck in the massive sphere that holds the bingo numbers.
Often referred to by network insiders as "a less intellectual version of 'Deal or No Deal," "National Bingo Night" contestants play by making completely random guesses and relying on luck. Producers said they had never considered the possibility that somebody wouldn't be able to play.
"Our research showed that Kevin Federline is very popular with our core demographic: 18-35 year-old women who have failed the GED test at least twice and are preparing to work the night shift at Taco Bell," said host Ed Sanders. "It never occurred to us to ask whether he was capable of picking numbers."
The first game Federline played on the show required him to guess whether numbers that came out of the sphere would be red or blue. His goal was to get ten correct before any audience member got Bingo by using the numbers.
When Sanders asked him to pick "red" or "blue," however, Federline kept pointing to red and blue items on the set. At one point he pulled down his pants to note that his boxer shorts were red. Federline then started rapping the song "Dance with a Pimp" from his album "Playing with Fire," though he forgot the words halfway through.