I’ll be on The Chase (ABC)

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  1. Jan 21, 2021 #41 of 232
    astrohip

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    I thought you did great. After a rough start in the first part, you came on strong towards the end to get $100K. And a good start in the Chase. But then some really tough questions once you got close to the bottom. I only knew orrery because that word was used in Lovecraft Country, never heard it before that.

    Rocks?!? Really, rocks? Some pretty obscure questions.

    Having watched all three episodes, it's becoming clear how hard it is to win. You basically have a "regular person" going up against one of the three GOAT trivia champs. No matter how good one is, no one is that good. Of the nine contestants, only four made it to the end, and that's with a three question head start. And of the three finals, it's 2-1 GOATs.

    They need to have some prize in between all or none. Maybe some money based on how close the final was. Even Jeopardy lets you walk away with $1K or $2K.

    Congrats again. You looked great, came across as confident, and did us proud (like we had anything to do with it :rolleyes:).
     
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  2. Jan 22, 2021 #42 of 232
    firerose818

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    Thanks. It was indeed crazy hard. It really was a lot of fun though.
     
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    Penguins! Done in by penguins. :screamcat:
     
  4. Jan 22, 2021 #44 of 232
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    At least you made a friend, in case you ever run into Brad Rutter again.
     
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  5. Jan 22, 2021 #45 of 232
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    I feel like the difference in taking the lower money vs the money you earn after you have 1 person who's already banked money is well worth it. To get the chaser 1 more step away.

    These guys know everything.

    I forget the actual money, i think it was $50k difference, but when paired with the $75k, it's just $25k each.

    -smak-
     
  6. Jan 22, 2021 #46 of 232
    smak

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    Between those 3 guys, Brad is by far the most charming guy. JH is kinda a D

    -smak-
     
  7. Jan 22, 2021 #47 of 232
    eddyj

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    I had heard it before that, but having seen it in LC meant it was fresh in my head. And I knew penguins were perverts. But damn, those were some hard questions! I would not have fared nearly as well overall.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2021 #48 of 232
    Steveknj

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    Somehow I knew the penguin question, probably saw it on some documentary I watched (March of the Penguins perhaps?). I should have known the orrery question as I saw Lovecraft but for some reason didn't remember, but also orrey has or in it, from orbit.

    Great job! It has to be hard with the lights on and under all that pressure to have a clear enough mind to get those questions. I'm not sure I could do it. Maybe the thirtysomething self could have but at this age, my memory isn't what it used to be.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2021 #49 of 232
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  10. Jan 22, 2021 #50 of 232
    Steveknj

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    Oh I remember it now. I just didn't when watching The Chase.
     
  11. Jan 22, 2021 #51 of 232
    Turtleboy

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    1. Great job, Ilana!

    2. I don't like this show. It's fun to watch people win. But they set up a show where that's almost impossible.

    Hey Turtleboy, for $1 billion, you can go 1 on one with LeBron James!
     
  12. Jan 22, 2021 #52 of 232
    terpfan1980

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    I enjoyed the older version of the show (with "The Beast") and would concur, it is a very difficult show. Would also hope that they do pay *something* to people that actually make it to the final chase, even if it is just a relatively small consolation prize. Just making it that far is very tough. The questions that are asked are not easy. Actually reminds me a bit of when Who Wants to be a Millionaire first aired. The questions were deceptively tough. They looked fairly easy, and many of us would have known about 60 - 80% of the answers, but on any given question the chance of getting the answer right would have been tough.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2021 #53 of 232
    Turtleboy

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    Also, questions are a lot easier when you are sitting on your couch.
     
  14. Jan 22, 2021 #54 of 232
    eddyj

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    Oh, most definitely! And they were not easy even then! :D
     
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  15. Jan 22, 2021 #55 of 232
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    You did good, Ilana (now I know your name). You made all of us TCFers proud.
     
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  16. Jan 22, 2021 #56 of 232
    kaszeta

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    Yeah, that was like my experience (and probably Firerose's as well) with a Learned League championship. It's one thing to sit back and answer my morning trivia questions over a cup of coffee sitting at my dining room table, with no pressure, trying to coax those recalcitrant neurons that aren't quite remembering an answer.

    It's a whole different matter to do 4 rounds of 12 questions with 10 minute time limits each. That time pressure makes all the difference.

    Doing it live with studio lights, etc? That can't help either. :)

    Well done, Ilana.
     
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  17. Jan 22, 2021 #57 of 232
    Steveknj

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    I'd change this up that whatever money you win in the "chase" round is yours, and you can double it in the final round, or you get the money you won, plus the combined value of the final round. So for example, you win $100k in the Chase round, and another person wins 75k in the Chase round, then you keep that $100k and go for $175k additional (each) in the final round. Something like that
     
  18. Jan 22, 2021 #58 of 232
    astrohip

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    Too much money for a game show to do weekly. But surely something in between all or none could be figured out.
     
  19. Jan 22, 2021 #59 of 232
    Steveknj

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    I don't think so, For example the musical game show on Fox with Jamie Foxx as host (I can't remember the name off hand, gave out money like that every week. I don't think it's that much in today's money.
     
  20. Jan 22, 2021 #60 of 232
    terpfan1980

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    That all depends on whose money you are talking about. Game show has profit motive. They want to produce content that they can sell (popular content) without spending too much on it. Look at successful shows such as Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, etc. They are typically handing 10's of thousands to the winners. Not hundreds of thousands in any one show. Even then, there are lots of times when Jeopardy, at least until recently with more hunting going on and higher risk bets, etc., was only paying out in the teens (to the winner) and then the consolation prizes to the runner up and third place finishers.

    Hell, GSN somewhat irritates me with their "America Says" game show. It's all or nothing, though they do give $1k to the winner of the main game. In the bonus round though it's $15k if you can win it, but otherwise too bad, no matter how many items you got right in the bonus round. I wish they'd give $100 per item right in the bonus round, and $15k if you get them all right. That would give incentive to team members to try harder and not just freeze or joke around, etc. At least there's a little extra money to be had even if you didn't win the $15k

    On other shows they do it winds up, typically, paying less. Similarly with Family Feud and such. There's the chance at $20k, but no guarantee. Plenty of times the winners got hundreds and not the big money.

    Personally, I think something like $1k guaranteed if you make it to the final chase would be fair. Maybe as much as $5k to the team, and maybe $1k for anyone that doesn't make it through to the final chase. That said, I have no idea what consolation prizes they are really offering at this point. (I assume some sort of parting gift is given)
     
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