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The Joe Schmo Show (2003 TV Series)

The Joe Schmo Show (Wiki)

This isn’t particularly relevant to anything going on today, but I did watch this entire series when I was 18, and I think it’s a good example of how the media codes their hoaxes.

The premise of the show was this – producers found a guy to play “Joe Schmo”. He would be the only contestant on a fake reality TV show who thought it was real. All the other contestants, the host, and all the producers, were in on the ruse, with the show’s entertainment being based off of the Schmo’s reactions.

As I commonly mention on this Blog, 113 is the mainstream’s favorite number of deception. For this show, built around the premise that everyone is hoaxing a single character, they selected a guy named Matt Gould

"Matt Gould" = 113 (English Ordinal)

"Matt Gould" = 113 (ALW Kabbalah)"Matt Gould" = 113 (KFW Kabbalah)

He’s from Mt. Lebanon, PA

"Mt. Lebanon, PA" = 113 (English Ordinal)

The names of the show’s creators also hold this number in Reverse:

"Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese" = 311 (Reverse Ordinal)

"The number for dishonesty" = 311 (Reverse Ordinal)

But do we really know that this was intentional, and not some cosmic coincidence?

Gould was playing basketball with friends at a Jewish Community Center in the South Hills section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when a casting director for SpikeTV's The Joe Schmo Show spotted him. Gould auditioned for the show, and was selected as its protagonist.

Just saying…it’s not Hispanics or Africans practicing gematria.


"Joe Schmo" = 34 (Full Reduction)

The show debuted and ended on a date with 34 numerology(9) + (2) + (20) + (03) = 34

1+0 + 2+8 + (20) + (03) = 34

Matt Gould’s full name is Matthew Kennedy Gould

"Matthew Kennedy Gould" = 88 (Reverse Full Reduction)

"Joe Schmo" = 88 (English Ordinal)

One must wonder if Gould himself comes from a Jewish family. It’s likely, not only considering where he was discovered, and that his last name sounds like gold, but his parents appear to be familiar with gematria:

"Matthew Kennedy Gould" = 227 (English Ordinal) "Matthew Kennedy Gould" = 722 (Primes)

22÷7 = 3.14 and is the basis of this number-lettering system.


In season 1, the fake reality show within the show was called Lap of Luxury. You have to appreciate the initials, LoL, in light of the fact they’re playing a ruse on a single contestant.

"Lap of Luxury" = 171 (English Ordinal)

"Joe Schmo Show" = 171 (Reverse Ordinal)

33 Weeks, 0 Days
Season 2 first aired on June 15th, 2004. Measuring from Season 1’s finale to Season 2’s premiere:

Season 2 had a male and female “Schmo”. The male’s name was Tim Walsh"Tim Walsh" = 33 (Full Reduction)

The host of the original series, Ralph Garman, returns for Season 2, but with a new persona named Derek Newcastle

"Ralph Garman" = 55 (Full Reduction)

"Derek Newcastle" = 55 (Full Reduction)

In Season 2, they changed the name of the show to Last Chance for Love

"Last Chance 4 Love" = 54 (Full Reduction)

"Joe Schmo Show" = 54 (Full Reduction)

(This might be a coincidence. I’m not so sure for and 4 can be so easily interchangeable)

Something that certainly is no coincidence, however, is that Tim Walsh, the second Joe Schmo, also hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, of which Mt. Lebanon is a suburb.

The show would return for a 3rd season almost a decade later in 2013. The contestant of that season, Chase Rogan, was also from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Can’t they find any people to fool from other cities? Is everyone it Pittsburgh really dumb or something?

Anyway, the fact the man’s name is Chase was appropriate. The premise of the 3rd season was that the contestants were competing to become a Bounty Hunter. So you have to chase the criminals…*headsmack*

The name of the fake series in Season 3 was The Full Bounty

"Rogan" = 55 (English Ordinal)"The Full Bounty" = 55 (Full Reduction)

"The Full Bounty" = 181 (English Ordinal)

181 is the 42nd prime number. The show debuted on a date with 42 numerology(1) + (8) + (20) + (13) = 42

The date also had 13 numerology: 1+8+1+3 = 13
The 13th triangular number is 91

"Chase Rogan" = 91 (English Ordinal)

"Chase" = 99 (Reverse Ordinal) Thirteen = 99 Ordinal
The 13th prime number is 41
Season 3’s finale fell on a date with 41 numerology(3) + (5) + (20) + (13) = 41

The 41st prime number is 179

"Chase Rogan" = 179 (Reverse Ordinal)


On this blog, I document how 117 & 711 are used as hoax codes. So it’s interesting that this show, which is based entirely around hoaxing one individual, has 711 gematria:

"The Joe Schmo Show" = 711 (Satanic)

We also have our hoax/propaganda numbers of 48 and 93

"Hoax" = 48 (English Ordinal) "Propaganda" = 48 (Full Reduction) Propaganda = 93 Ordinal

The host of the show, Ralph Garman, has 48 and 93 birth numerology:

(11) + (17) + 1+9+6+4 = 48

1+1 + 1+7 + (19) + (64) = 93

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