How 'bout a celebrity junkyard wars : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread

My twelve year-old suggeted it. I snorted my coffee, then thought: "Why not?"

-- Bernie May (, April 03, 2001


Can anyone here name six celebrities that know which end of a hammer to hold? I nominate Rowan Atkinson. (Yes, Mr. Bean!) He grew up on a farm and loves all things mechanical- especially if they go blindingly fast. Can anyone think of anyone else?

-- Chip Haynes (, April 03, 2001.

Norm Abram. This Old House carpenter guy. If it needs to built out of wood, Norm's the man. You could probably get some country singers that actually own a farm. You know they know how to fix engines and stuff. The challenge couldn't be too terribly difficult. Maybe the siege engine one. It's challenging yet doesn't require any intense engineering knowledge.

-- William Barrett (, April 03, 2001.

The idea is good, but celebrities come at a price, and even with TLC's input, this is not a big budget show.

If it were, I'd nominate Tim Allen vs. Red Green.

Then again, it would be nice to see something actually work!

-- Michael (Canadian P.Eng.) (, April 03, 2001.

Harrison Ford was a carpenter before he was an actor.. just a thought.. but the idea that Junkyard Wars is still a bit low on the budget side of things is a good point.. I'm sure it would be hard to get the real big time celebs out.. but it would be a great show to watch wouldn't it.

-- Pat Cooney - The EH-Team (, April 03, 2001.

Hmmmm- Let's see: The Red Green Team would have to be Red (Steve Smith), Harold (Patrick McKenna) and Bill (Steve Smith). The team expert would have to be Hap Shaunnesey, of course. The Tool Time Team would be Tim The Tool Man Taylor (Tim Allen), Al Borland (Richard Karn) and Pam Anderson, the original Tool Time Girl. (And no, I don't remember her character's name. Does it matter?) Their expert? It would have to be Bob Vila, just to see Tim nail him with an I-beam half way through the show. Yes, I do believe I'd watch that hour of television!

-- Chip Haynes (, April 03, 2001.

I really should learn to read these things I type BEFORE I hit the "submit" button. For those that might question my prevous team post, the character of Bill is played by Rick Greene on "The Red Green Show". I knew that- I really did. But I still can't remember Pam Anderson character's name on "Home Improvement". Ah, well. Here's hoping we do see a Celebrity Junk Yard War!

-- Chip Haynes (, April 03, 2001.

What's Pamela's name Lisa?

-- William Barrett (, April 03, 2001.





-- Dan Denney (, April 03, 2001.

Metallica vs. Rage Against The Machine - Build Heavy Metal Musical Instruments!

-- Kirby Powell (The Hooligans of Horror) (, April 04, 2001.

First off, my congratulations to William Barrett for being the only man in America to remain coherent enough to remember her name. Yes, the character's name was Lisa. Now, if we're going to move on into the real of Fantasy JYW Teams, I'd propose King Of The Hill against Futurama for the animated category and Ted Nugent against, well, pretty much anyone in the Rock Music category. Can anyone top Sweaty Teddy?

-- Chip Haynes (, April 04, 2001.

you guys have overlooked "Macgyver" he could build anything.... and do it in five hours by himself. that would be good for a laugh.

-- alex boyle (, April 04, 2001.

Sheesh. The real Tooltime Girl was Heidi, played by the talented Debbe Dunning.

(Pamela who?)

There was a thread on this in January. All of the above were suggested at the time as guest hosts. Throw in Bill Nye the Science Guy, Tom Silva, and guy who built the JYW/SC set, and you have a pretty complete set.

-- Rick Tyler (, April 04, 2001.

Uncle Ozzy would kick Sweaty Teddy's butt!

-- Dan Denney (, April 04, 2001.

Clint was the guy that built the JYW set, he is a legend around RDF.

We heard a lot about him when we were over there.

PS Debbie had her own show for a couple of years and is for real.


-- JustJay-captain-Three Rusty Juveniles (, April 04, 2001.

Rick- The ORIGINAL Tool Time Girl really was Pamela Anderson. She was on the show for about the first three years, and was replaced by Debbie Dunning when that Bay Watch gig worked out. They kept her quite toned down for the show- or as toned own as possible, considering.

-- Chip Haynes (, April 05, 2001.

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