Russell Simmons had a cast of about fifty people from all kinds of ethnic backgrounds for his new game show – “Yellow & Blue Make Green.” We were all outside of the set, and questions were brewing amongst the potential contestants.
“Do you think green means environmental, or do you think green mean money?”
The warehouse doors opened to allow entrance. Inside resembled a Nickelodeon show like “Double Dare.” There were shelves containing yellow liquids and blue liquids. Some had yellow clay and blue clay. Yellow paint and blue paint. Yellow pudding and blue pudding.
I was curious. In between each of the pairs of substances existed one green colored combination of the two.
“I’ll bet we’re supposed to compete by mixing these and whomever gets closest to that color the fastest wins.”
Russell finally greeted us all and lead us into another area of the warehouse that looked more like a store. He picked ten people of which I was one, and sent the rest into the green room.
He said the first person to bring him a green balloon would win, but he didn’t say what they’d win. As everyone tried to combine yellow and blue balloons, I found a green one and brought it to Russell. He said I get to chose the fate of someone in the green room. I asked in what way, and he said whatever I thought that meant.
I decided to let everyone play, and he said that meant everyone won!
“Money?” I asked. He shook his head. “Environmental awareness?” Again he shook his head.
“Harmony,” he responded.
INGREDIENTS: eleven bottles of Miller Lite, thirty combination pizza rolls, and three spoon fulls of large curd cottage cheese… yum!