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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by firerose818, Jan 5, 2021.
It's the exterior of the Office-the Dunder Mifflin Building-(see above posts)
Ah, never watched The Office, so I didn't get the reference.
Does that make it a paper chase?
No they aren't, they're playing a game to try to win money. The people that actually work for the game show are getting paid for their labor.
Maybe I should use your logic next time I go to Vegas.
Didn’t realize Vegas productized gaming and sold it to advertisers for a television show.
well, there's your problem.
watch it. it's hilarious. (Watch the orig British version too)
But they are also profiting off of the image and labor of the contestants. There should be a token award. If you are on a tv show, you get a minimum pay. As of 6/30/17, the minimum a union background actor could be paid for a day of work in LA was $162. While contestants are most likely not in the SAG/AFTRA union, they are there for most of the day and should at least be compensated for their time.
Especially since they perform the same amount of work in aggregate as the Chaser who is definitely getting paid.
There reward is they get to be on TV and tell everyone they know, hence this thread.
I'm willing to bet if told beforehand that if they lose you would get nothing most contestants would have still shown up. Ilana?
Circular logic. Claim that they are playing for a reward then claim they would play if they knew they were getting nothing for certain?
They literally said those words, and I still showed up to tape.
You need a better agent! Show her the money!
This seems to be the norm, from what I was reading. So, I guess, if that's the way it is, you either are OK with it or you aren't and decide from there. Years ago, if you went on a game show you got the "parting gifts", a copy of the game, maybe a case of Rice a Roni or whatever the sponsor would pony up and stuff like that. I guess they just don't do that anymore. Maybe there's some legal or tax reasons?
Nobody said "lose for certain." This is what gamblers call a "freeroll." It is a shot at winning big with no real downside.
The new Name That Tune gives one player a really random prize in the middle of the game and if they don't win anything they also get a "commemorative Name That Tune plate" that has a picture of the hosts and logo on it
and I wonder if they *really* get that plate, or if it's a joke? (like the Zonk "prizes" on Let's Make a deal)
ABC surely sells a few million dollars worth of ads during the airing of this show. I realize the purpose is to profit and that they can find contestants willing to play for nothing, but it still seems like a minimum prize of $1,000 wouldn't break the bank and would make it more palatable, given that it's extremely hard to win.
For lack of a better place to put this question, I will put it here but I will spoilerize it since it is from tonight's episode. The host finished reading the question but they ran out of time before the player could answer it and now I am curious:
Spoiler: What is the Answer?
Like Mah Jongg, what other fruity-sounding tile game is played with 144 tiles?