The New Math Fails Us Again

I called Ken yesterday to ask how many episodes of The Screen Savers we had done. Since our five year anniversary is coming up May 28th, I thought we might be close to our 1000th episode. Here’s his response:


You called from your cell phone earlier today and asked how many episodes we’ve had because you thought we were getting close to 1,000.

Well, we missed an opportunity.

According to my records, here’s how many Screen Savers we’ve done…

1998 – 147
1999 – 220
2000 – 208
2001 – 200
2002 – 229
2003 – 43 so far

That would be 1,047 total as of today.

We reached our 1,000 episode on December 17, 2002.. a show co-hosted by Pat and Wil Wheaton.

We should do something… let’s chat.


So we went out and got drunk. Maybe on our 2000th.

33 Replies to “The New Math Fails Us Again”

  1. Please keep up the good work. I have, as well as the rest of us, have enjoyed watching them…Just one question, are you ever going to have another All Linux Show?

  2. Leo – You should really bring Wil back for some more shows, he did a great job co hosting with Patrick.

  3. That’s a shame. A clip show of some the old shows would have been perfect that day, the ones with Kate and early days of Pat that were promised way back when.

  4. That would be great…Kate has to come back for the the anniversary, maybe for one dance?

  5. Drinking is good. I’ll have one for you. I guess you took the 1000th episode off. Good job!

  6. I need a T-shirt that says, “I hosted the 1000th episode of Screen Savers, and all I got was this T-shirt.”
    Well, I got a lot of other cool things, too . . . but there would be way too many to list on a T-shirt.
    And it wouldn’t be funny.
    Come to think of it, I’ll just take some Thank you, Mask Man.

  7. Thank you, Masked Man!
    You know we’ve never met, actually – since you always appear on the show when I’m away. Come to think of it… has anyone ever seen us in the same room? Hmmmmmmm.

  8. eh..i’m not here to kiss your @$$ Leo. I’m just mad you didn’t invite any of us to get drunk with you.

  9. So you missed the 1000th episode, it happens, onward and upward! You need a historian over there. 😉
    The important thing is 1047 episodes! WOW! What staying power! When you think about it most shows that make it on the air don’t even last 13 episodes before they are yanked never to be seen again, 1047 episodes is a fabulous testimony to to a great show. Add to that those shows are live and I think you’ve got a lot to be proud of!
    Looking forward to the May 28th, 5th anniversary show!

  10. I’m with Daisy! It’s awesome that TSS has had such success and lasted this long! Here’s to 1.047 more new episodes!
    Hey, who was that masked man?

  11. Make that 1,047 new episodes! What a big difference a comma and a period make in a number! LOL

  12. well…at least the 1000th episode wasn’t the one where Gary Coleman guest hosted, or the one when Woz and Kevin Mitnick did. I appreciate them all..but those weren’t exactly the best shows ever..

  13. It could be the new MCI Math???
    That Great Leo, TSS is greatest show right now on Television.

  14. Well, instead ofcommemorating your 1000th episode, you should do something special on the 1111th episode, just because it has a nice number and you missed number 1000 anyway.

  15. I agree with Tony. Bring Wil back sometime. That was a great episode, and he did a great job hosting.

  16. So you missed it. That’s not so bad Say it was a glitch. Have the party anyway . Your Fans want it.

  17. Hi Léo!
    That is a bummer that we missed the 1,000th episode anniversary on December 17, 2002. Be sure to have a big celebration for the 5th year anniversary on May 28, 2003.
    Hey, on December 17, 2003, you will probably create episode 1234 – have another party! 🙂
    It has been a wonderful five years. Thanks for all your hard work, Léo.
    – Michael J. Titera
    Fremont, California

  18. Ya know Leo…if you counted shows the way Windows calculates hard drive size…maybe you haven’t missed it yet!

  19. Forget the 1k episode, celebrate when you get to 1111. That is *so* much more geek than 1000. Plus, you can’t miss with a palindrome.

  20. >>Well, we missed an opportunity.<<
    I’ll say so!
    Please accept this {{hug}} from a grateful fan!

  21. Thank you for all of the fine shows. I became interested in computers after watching TSS and CFH. I was a truck driver who didn’t even know how to type. I now have my A+ and MCP certifications and I’m working on MCSE. I am also playing around with Linux. Congratulations and keep up the good work Jim

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