I Met Josh Lewis & Didn't Have to Answer
Originally posted: April 29, 2012
(Text by: Jim Williams)
Allow me to flashback to the summer of 2011. Me
and my dear friend Kayla (hey, dear) were out to see a movie at the
Cumberland Mall's movie theater in Vineland, NJ. The name of the movie
escapes me, but as best as I can remember good times were had by all.
The theater is located in the very back of the mall, so we have to drive
to the front of the mall to get to the main road that will send us on
our merry way home. So, as we're driving back through the mall about to
head home I look to my right and see the following.
You know those double takes you see cartoon
characters make all the time? Yeah, I made one of those.
Being a media type of person, I figured I'd leave the guys alone and
take some pictures on Kayla's camera from a safe distance so as not to
disrupt whatever they were doing. Kayla, on the other hand, told me to
go up and see what was going on up close and in person. After much
goading from her, I did. Let this be a lesson to us all: When a woman
suggests you do something, make like Nike and "just do it".
And as such, I got this for my trouble.
L to R: The Beauty, The Badass, and The Beast.
Okay, I'm not a good looking guy to begin with. It was a hot summer day,
and I was bumming it. Little did I expect to get my picture taken let
alone with a cable television celebrity. Back off! Ahem, sorry.
Anyway, so yeah, I got to briefly say hello to Josh Lewis from "Repo
When we came up to him, he was busy listening to something on his MP3
player (perhaps the questions he was going to ask for the show since he
seems like he was deep in thought) and looking badass with a Black 'N
Mild in his mouth. But, he was an incredibly nice guy...posing for a
picture with us and thanking us for watching the show. Other people went
up to him with their kids to get their picture taken with the show's
genial yet rugged quizmaster. He was very accommodating to one and all
that came near him.
I also briefly talked to one of the production folks and asked him when
the season they're shooting would premiere. They gave me a February or
March timetable, which wasn't far off from when the second season
For the record, I'm not sure if they were going to tape right there in
the parking lot of the mall. There were no fewer than half a dozen
vehicles that belonged to the show parked in that area of the mall. For
all I know, they may have just wanted some chow between tapings at the
Red Lobster or Fat Jack's BBQ. But, rest assured the crew of "Repo
Games" was as loose as can be. Heck, at one point they organized a
makeshift football game in the parking lot!
All and all, the crew from "Repo Games" are pretty cool folks. They're
appreciative of those who have become fans of the show, and hope people
enjoy the new season airing right now on Spike. In closing, here are
some more photos from my chance encounter with the gang from "Repo