I’ll be on The Chase (ABC)

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  1. Mar 6, 2021 #181 of 206
    firerose818

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    I haven’t watched any except the one I was on. But what I said is what the producer told us.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2021 #182 of 206
    lew

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    Should we conclude then policy was $25,000 as per fire rose but Ken was able to override that by a factor of 10.:)
     
  3. Mar 6, 2021 #183 of 206
    DevdogAZ

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    I'm guessing it's more a matter of the producers saying to themselves, "The chances of one of these three people that couldn't even get out of the chase round beating Ken Jennings in the final chase round is infinitesimal. Therefore, we can throw any amount out there and it won't matter. Let's make it seem exciting."
     
  4. Mar 6, 2021 #184 of 206
    Regina

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    Episode 9 was fun! I loved the guy who gave the episode its name.."I'm used to men chasing me!" LOL!
    Then when the wrestling question came up, he said, "Sounds like fun!" He was hilarious! Let him guest host if Sarah is busy sometime!
     
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    samsauce29

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    Agreed. This was a very good, very enjoyable and funny episode. To avoid spoilage, I'll leave it at that.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2021 #186 of 206
    Grasshopper AZ

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    We said the same thing. That guy is the contestant that game show producers dream of.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2021 #187 of 206
    Steveknj

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    Wow! We love this show. I think it's mostly well done. I'd tweak a few things, but I just think it's fun, and the Jeopardy hook works. My son calls the other two Jeopardy guys watching from the background the "two old guys from the Muppet Show". The couple of things I'd do would be to eliminate the three choices of money to play for in the chase round. Just let them play for what they earned (which is what they almost always do...I think twice they played for lower). If nobody won, like what happened last week, I'd give each a chance to play for 25k, but it should be 250k, that's too much. And lastly there needs to be a consolation prize for not winning, at least if you make the finals. That's the biggest to me. I'd say they go into the final round and you don't win, you get half of what you earned.
     
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    cheesesteak

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    In the next to last episode in which all three contestants were eliminated, there were about 30 minutes left in the show when that happened. I wondered how they would fill out the remaining time.

    It was nice to see the final episode's contestants win the big money especially after the three duds in the previous episode.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2021 #189 of 206
    cheesesteak

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    I'm curious as to why you didn't watch any of the other episodes. Feel free to not answer if you don't want to but I think I would have been curious to know how things went with other contestants.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2021 #190 of 206
    firerose818

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    Mostly because 1) I don't watch much television 2) I hate game shows and 3) I'm often driving on Thursday night at 9PM.
     
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    LoadStar

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    So I take it you just did the show because it was a unique opportunity offered to you?
     
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    firerose818

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    That is correct.
     
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    mattack

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    Wow, definitely disagree. Yes, the GOATs add a lot to it, and I previously said I like the little bits added in from the non-playing-GOATs commenting on the episode.

    At least of shows currently on, this is maybe #3.. I almost said #2, but then I remembered Jimmy Kimmel's WWTBAM episodes are still on.

    The show has a reasonably high amount of actual questions in it, and the gimmick of the show makes it exciting.
     
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    mattack

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    No, another alternative would just be to start a new set of players and continue it on.. eventually editing it enough to end up with an integral number of full episodes. Just like WWTBAM continues from one episode to another.
     
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    mattack

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    Obviously I *knew* the player was going for $250K! so you *didn't* know the answer.
     
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    mattack

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    1) you're on a tivo forum and don't watch TV?
    2) you hate game shows yet you were on one
    3) goes back to #1.. presumably you have SOME way to record TV.. (and/or you can at worst presumably watch it on abc.com)
     
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    waynomo

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    Holzhauer was not the first Jeopardy contestant to use that strategy. He may have popularized it somewhat because of the success he had with it.
     
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    waynomo

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    The questions are designed from easiest to hardest and the first questions can often give clues about what they're looking for, etc. Personally I think Jeopardy flows better when the questions are revealed that way, but I have no problem with contestants jumping around as it adds a touch of excitement.

    (AT had commented that he didn't particularly like when contestants jumped around.)
     
  19. Mar 9, 2021 #199 of 206
    firerose818

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    But why do I have some weird obligation to watch it if I don’t enjoy game shows?

    Also why this bizarre gatekeeping about why I choose to spend my time on a TiVo forum. :rolleyes:
     
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    lew

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    Except the Chase doesn't air episodes in the order they're taped.
     

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