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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by firerose818, Jan 5, 2021.
It took a bit of googling, but the answer is:
Thanks. I have never heard of that. I tried googling but I didn't see it.
Glad to help. I get a bit OCD when I want to find something like that --- I don't like to give up until I find it and that one took a bit of looking.
It seems like they've made the questions a lot easier than at the beginning of the season. Back then, 3 was about the average score in the cash builder. This week, without giving too much of a spoiler, it was way higher. And that was with leaving some easy questions on the table (Hellmann's??). I used to know, or be able to guess from the choices given, a bit over half of the questions in the chase round. This week I got over 90%. I'm pretty sure I haven't got any smarter in the last month.
A big difference from the GSN version is the speed which the host asks questions. Brooke Burns would speak as fast as she could, and even then she'd speed up to try to squeeze in one final question when the clock was running down. It created a sense of excitement and energy. Sarah plods along with questions, and there's a noticeable gap between the answer and starting the next question. 5 seconds left on the clock? Eh, she'll take a breath, then drag out the question to the full 5 seconds so there's no time for the answer, where Brooke would have asked it in 2 seconds.
That also means you can't compare scores between the two versions. In the final chase Brooke could do close to 30 questions in 2 minutes, which meant the Beast could beat a score of 19 even with 3 or 4 pushbacks. Sarah barely reaches 20 questions in the same time. Of course it means the contestants get fewer questions too, but the snappy question-and-answer format gave an advantage to the chaser to overcome all the advantages the contestants are given, and that's gone now.
Last night’s episode was the first one taped. I was the alternate for that episode and Karen and I are now friends!
I do wonder if they realized the questions were too easy by the time I taped (episode seven of nine.)
Seven of Nine, where have I heard that?
Ouch! I'm sorry you didn't make it onto the episode with the easier questions. You may have had a better chance at a more lucrative outcome.
Yeah it does seem like they adjusted some things. It looks like the graphics on the board where the chaser was moving down was clearer in some episodes than others.
Darn, there was another question that the host read basically all of but didn't give the answer.. (not the one from above). but now I don't remember what it was.
You’re probably thinking of the question about the founder of Trader Joe’s.
Edit: Or maybe the one about 48 stars on the US flag from 1912 to 1959.
no now I remember trader joes (and I guessed that one).. now maybe I'm misremembering and it was last week? But it was a pop culture related question IIRC. oh well, never mind.
I’ve come up with a twist that would tie the middle of the game to the final chase and may make it more likely to win a bit. The head start the played should get should be based on how many questions ahead of the chaser they are when they bank the money. That means the better you do in the head to head, the better off you are in the final chase. It may even entice players to take the lesser money as they would get an extra step in the final chase.
I like it. The one thing that has bugged me about this show is that they offer them a low-ball offer and and a high-end offer and what they earned. I think I've only seen ONE person take anything other than the middle offer. They need better incentive. Something like what you are suggesting though would mean they would almost never want to go for the high end offer because it handicaps them double. But I think it could make some sense if thought out a bit more.
How about if the Chaser also offers them one "help" if they take the high offer, so they can ask their teammates for help on one question they might not know? It might not even help if the teammates don't know but it's more tempting.
On the GSN version, the contestants seem to take the high offer much more often-with varied degrees of success-I would love to see someone take the high offer here on the ABC version. We shall see. Love the ideas-keep 'em coming-maybe the producers are reading!
I've never seen the GSN version but on this show the chasers are too good, and the question difficulty too variable, to risk the high offer IMO.
That's the issue. You are up against the GOATs, and it's too risky. You need that cushion.
On a recent show in the UK, three Chasers (The Beast, Mark Labatt; The Dark Destroyer, Sean Wallace and The Governess, Ann Hegerty (yes, I know Mark is the only one most US viewers will know) all took an IQ test among many other challenges, which I won't go into here. Mark was by far the highest and had an IQ of 151 - genius level is 150 with Sean coming in at a lowly 96 and Ann somewhere in between. Ann is actually autistic, but is a quizzer of above average ability.
Of course, IQ tests only measure certain areas of intelligence, but I wonder what the Jeopardy GOATs would score.
I like the concept, but it should be reversed to me. Like if you take your original offer and bank it, you get the number of steps that you are ahead. But, if you take the higher offer, you get an extra step (or 2) if you bank it. And if you take a lower offer, you get one less step (or 2) if you bank it.