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Pauly Shore Brings the Awkward to the; Check Please! Video Contest

Video Contest Searches for the Most Awkward Date of All Time in return for $5,000

New York, NY, November 17, 2010 --( Dates often end in awkwardness. The online dating company decided they could no longer stand by and let this awkwardness wreck their hard work. They knew the cure for the awkward date may be a long time coming, but were determined to find a way to ease the pain. And so the Check Please! contest was born, offering awkward dating victims a way to share their suffering with the world for a chance at $5,000 in prizes.

But prize money was not enough for They needed an advocate-- someone who truly understood the meaning of the word “awkward.” That someone was Pauly Shore.

“When our team thought of the struggle against awkwardness, we immediately thought of Pauly,” says Elizabeth Wasserman, CEO of

Pauly Shore, star of Encino Man, Bio Dome and Son in Law, has been making people laugh uncomfortably since Totally Pauly debuted on MTV in 1990. His brand of humor, along with a tendency to gravitate to uncomfortable situations made him a perfect champion for the cause.

Victims of awkward dates anywhere in North America are invited to enter the contest, for a chance to win the choice of $5,000 in cash, a Pauly Approved Vegas Vacation or the indispensable Awkward Date Survival Kit.

How to Enter the Check Please! Contest

Step 1: Film a 1-2 minute video describing your most awkward dating experience or, if you feel really funny, film a reenactment of that awful date.

Step 2: Upload the video to YouTube and title and tag it with “Mate1 Check Please! Contest”

Step 3: Register for the contest at!

Step 4: Get your friends and family to watch the video and spread it through your social channels. The 10 most viewed and mentioned videos will make it to the finals where Pauly will be the judge of whose date was the most awkward and worthy of prizes.

For more information on the Check Please! contest, or to register, please visit

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