I’ll be on The Chase (ABC)

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  1. Regina

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    It's the exterior of the Office-the Dunder Mifflin Building-(see above posts) :D
     
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  2. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    Ah, never watched The Office, so I didn't get the reference.
     
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  3. TonyD79

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    Does that make it a paper chase?


    Sorry.....
     
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    Steveknj

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    rimshot!
     
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    JFriday

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    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. :D
     
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    TonyD79

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    Didn’t realize Vegas productized gaming and sold it to advertisers for a television show.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2021 #107 of 206
    mattack

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    well, there's your problem.

    watch it. it's hilarious. (Watch the orig British version too)
     
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    Agatha Mystery

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    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.
     
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    cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    Especially since they perform the same amount of work in aggregate as the Chaser who is definitely getting paid.
     
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    JFriday

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    There reward is they get to be on TV and tell everyone they know, hence this thread.
     
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    JFriday

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    I'm willing to bet if told beforehand that if they lose you would get nothing most contestants would have still shown up. Ilana?
     
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    TonyD79

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    Circular logic. Claim that they are playing for a reward then claim they would play if they knew they were getting nothing for certain?
     
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    firerose818

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    They literally said those words, and I still showed up to tape. :)
     
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    astrohip

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    You need a better agent! Show her the money!
     
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    Steveknj

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    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?
     
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    snerd

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    Nobody said "lose for certain." This is what gamblers call a "freeroll." It is a shot at winning big with no real downside.
     
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    DancnDude

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    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 :D
     
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    mattack

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    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)
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    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.
     
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  20. Hot4Bo

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    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:

    Like Mah Jongg, what other fruity-sounding tile game is played with 144 tiles?
     
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