I’ll be on The Chase (ABC)

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  1. Jan 22, 2021 #61 of 232
    trainman

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    Ha, I tweeted this while the show was airing:

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    I know Brad Rutter has occasionally competed casually in pub trivia in the L.A. area, but with @firerose818's work schedule and commuting to Vegas, she might not have an opportunity to run into him around town (after the pandemic).
     
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  2. Jan 22, 2021 #62 of 232
    mattack

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    The trivia in that episode seemed a lot harder than the previous episodes. I realize trivia is you know it or you don't know it for the most part, but with Jeopardy and the previous episodes of this, I know the vast majority of answers off the top of my head.

    This one seemed to have a lot harder/more obscure questions, though I did know a few (and correctly educated-guess-ed a few more -- which is what I meant by 'for the most part') that the contestants didn't.

    I do think the first guy should have gambled for the higher money (one closer to the chaser), since he did so badly in the first round.
     
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  3. Jan 23, 2021 #63 of 232
    DancnDude

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    Congrats Ilana! It was so cool seeing you on this show. Tough questions but I'm glad that you had fun!
     
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  4. Jan 24, 2021 #64 of 232
    Donbadabon

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    That was fun. Some of those questions I actually knew, but I know if I am actually playing I would blank. :p
    But what a cool experience.
     
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  5. Jan 25, 2021 #65 of 232
    BluesFools

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    It's worth seeking out the GSN episode where James Holzhauer (pre-Jeopardy) was a contestant. It's on rotation on GSN and is scheduled to be shown this Wednesday, 3pm ET.
     
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  6. Jan 27, 2021 #66 of 232
    smak

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    In this version of the game, I'd also have each chaser go up against one person, and then one gets the final round.

    Why have that gameshow star power there, and have two of them sit in a room and make jokes?

    -smak-
     
  7. Jan 28, 2021 #67 of 232
    cheesesteak

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    Do the "losers" on this show (or any game show, really) actually walk out the door with nothing? I don't need specifics but are there parting gifts and/or a remuneration for time spent helping them with their show?
     
  8. Jan 28, 2021 #68 of 232
    firerose818

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    I received absolutely nothing.
     
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  9. Jan 28, 2021 #69 of 232
    kaszeta

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    Like Wheel of Fish!

    uhf nothing 2.gif
     
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  10. Jan 28, 2021 #70 of 232
    Regina

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    Tsk! That's awful! I know you had a good time, but still-there should be a "parting gift" of sorts-perhaps a copy of "The Chase" home game? :rolleyes:
     
  11. Jan 28, 2021 #71 of 232
    Steveknj

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    I figured they'd at least give you scale! And it was at your expense to travel there to be on the show too. I guess the demand to be on these shows is enough they don't have to give you an incentive to come on (well other than the chance to be on TV and maybe win some money). At least it's an experience you will never forget.
     
  12. Jan 28, 2021 #72 of 232
    firerose818

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    There were no travel expenses because I am in Los Angeles. But they paid for travel for any competitor that wasn’t local. I’m not sure why you would think otherwise. :)
     
  13. Jan 28, 2021 #73 of 232
    Steveknj

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    I just assumed they wouldn't, glad to see that they do.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2021 #74 of 232
    terpfan1980

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    We really need a DISLIKE button 'cause that sucks. No parting gifts?!!? Cheap bastages. Seriously, they should give you something for effort!!!!
     
  15. Jan 28, 2021 #75 of 232
    DancnDude

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    I was hoping you at least got a picture of you and the chaser.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2021 #76 of 232
    firerose818

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    Nope. We had no contact with the Chasers except while filming. Brad now follows me on Twitter though, so that’s something. LOL.
     
  17. Jan 28, 2021 #77 of 232
    MauriAnne

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    I have a friend of was on Wheel of Fortune a few years ago and she had to pay her travel expenses from NC to CA. I think I've read that it's the same for Jeopardy contestants' first trip to CA; if they need to come back for additional days of filming, the show picks it up. But I guess most all shows are having local contestants now during pandemic.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2021 #78 of 232
    Turtleboy

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    They don't pay for travel expenses, but second place gets $2k and third place gets $1k, instead of all of the crap they used to get. So that should pay for travel.
     
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  19. Jan 28, 2021 #79 of 232
    trainman

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    I tried out for the GSN version of "The Chase" and didn't make it as a contestant there, either... but they asked me to come in and be a fake contestant for the day they were doing tech rehearsal before the real tapings started. I wound up getting 9 hours of pay as a production assistant (and free lunch). I also got to see the Chaser from that version, Mark Labett, in sweats and flip-flops, instead of the fancy suits he wore on-air (but the host, Brooke Burns, was in full wardrobe and makeup).

    So I've made more money from "The Chase" than Ilana, although I didn't get to be on national TV. :D
     
  20. Jan 28, 2021 #80 of 232
    eddyj

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    So you're rich, she's famous?
     

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